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    [Grammar] tea bar

    Which of the sentences below is grammatically correct? 1. Which do you want to go to the tea bar or the snack bar? 2. Which do you want to go to, the tea bar or the snack bar? 3. Which do you want to go, the tea bar or the snack bar?
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    [General] boot camp

    Please help me make the paragraph below sound natural. Thanks a lot. Last Friday, Ted just came back home from completing a twelve-day new recruits training at Cheng-Kung-Ling boot camp in Taichung. This morning, he assumed his new office at the headquarter of XXX Company in Hsinchu. We are so...
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    [General] a warm home

    Are the sentences below acceptable? Which is better? Please give me a correction. Thanks a lot. We did it to create a more nurturing environment for the children. We created a more nurturing environment for the children. We have created more nurturing homes for the children. We did it to make...
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    [Grammar] 7 days a week

    Which of the sentences below is acceptable? What is the difference between #1 and #2, or # and #4? 1. There are 24 hours a day. 2. There are 24 hours in a day. 3. There are 7 days a week. 4. There are 7 days in a week.
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    [Grammar] other one

    Which of the following options is acceptable? My answer is (2), other. But I don't know how to explain the reason. Can you explain it to me? Thanks a lot. I don't like any one of these three watches. Can you show me ___________ one? (1) the others (2) other (3) either (4) another
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    [Idiom] without a break

    Please help me make the sentences below sound natural. Thanks a lot. Moreover, I loved to play online games in my free time. After finishing the homework, I always played online games with my friends. Sometimes I even played without a break and forgot food and sleep until midnight when my mom...
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    [Essay] take up a hobby

    Please help me make the paragraph below sound natural. Thanks a lot. If you ask me when the happiest time in my life is, I will certainly tell you it’s the days when I was an elementary school student. When I was an elementary school student, I even didn’t know what the word “pressure” meant...
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    [Grammar] more goals

    How can I make the sentences below sound natural? 1. But now, I have less time to do the things I love to do. 2. I have more stress from doing schoolwork, preparing for the exams and facing the problem of what school to enter after junior high school. 3. There are more goals that I should...
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    [General] happy-go-lucky

    Please help me make the paragraphs below sound natural. Thanks a lot. In my elementary school life, I didn’t need to take the mock exams. It doesn’t make sense to me that why I have to spend so much time studying hard for numerous exams since I entered junior high school, even during summer and...
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    [Idiom] a better self

    Do the sentences below make sense? How can I make them sound natural? Which is better? As the years go on, no matter how many goals we have achieved, we’ll meet a better self in the future. As the years go by, no matter how many dreams we have fulfilled, we’ll become a better self in the...
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    [Grammar] return/give back

    How can I make the sentences below sound natural? 1. I borrowed a book from my classmate, but we forgot this thing until now. I haven't given her the book back yet. 2. I borrowed a book from my classmate, but we forgot about it. I haven't returned the book to her yet.
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    [Grammar] get on one's nerves

    I tried to rewrite #1 into #2 and #3 as follows. How can I make them sound natural? And my sisters…I think they are the big trouble in my family, they don’t obey anyone's words and they let everyone angry. (Originally written by a junior ESL student.) I think my sisters are a big trouble in...
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    [Grammar] arouse from sleep

    Which of the sentences below is correct? How can I make them sound natural? 1. My sister always goes to bed late and wakes up late in the next morning. I hope she can get up on time, not make her family members wake her. 2. My sister always goes to bed late and sleeps late the morning. I hope...
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    [Grammar] compel someone

    I rewrote #1 into #2 as follows. How can I make them sound natural? 1. I study English because my dad told me to learn, but now I’m very keen to this. 2. I started studying English at an early age because my dad compelled me to do it, but now I'm very keen to learn more about advanced English.
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    [Grammar] 6th grader

    Which of the following phrases is correct? 1. a six-grade student 2. a sixth grade student 3. a sixth grader 4. a student of sixth grade
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