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    [Grammar] A test on articles

    Here is the test I have taken. I have a few issues here. The right articles are below as is said in the answers. It has been announced that for the third consecutive month there has been a rise in the number of people unemployed, rather than the fall that had been predicted. The rise was blamed...
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    Whatever - whichever

    Which answer is correct and why? I have money. I could choose __________ dress looked nice on me. whichever whatever which that The test says that "whichever" is correct and I agree. But why is "whatever" impossible? I think it's also acceptable.
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    putative should - time reference

    As far as I know 1 speaks about the past ( I mean saying) 1 I'm surprised that he should say it to you (yesterday). Would it be correct to modify this sentence the following way in order to make a reference to the future. 2 I'm surprised that he should be going to say it tomorrow. 3 I'm...
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    [Grammar] From now on

    Is it OK to use the Present Continuous and the Future continuous with "from now on"? 1) I will be playing the piano all the time from now on (a promise) 2) I am playing the piano all the time from now on. (a promise) Or may be you have your own examples?
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    the first time - for the first time

    Are both sentences correct? What is the difference in their meanings? 1) Most animals can swim right away the first time they go into water. 2) Most animals can swim right away for the first time they go into water. To me, it sounds as 2 means that animals can swim only once, that is, only...
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    [Grammar] nothing to be done

    Do they mean what I think they mean? 1) There was nothing to be done. - (There was left nothing for us to do even if we had tried to.) 2) There was nothing to do. - (There was nothing interesting for us to do or entertain ourselves.)
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    [Vocabulary] go dancing - dance

    I wonder whether "to go dancing" and "to dance" are synonyms. If I say: 1) I am going to dance. (I am going to perform an action of dancing) 2) I am going to go dancing. (I think it can mean 1. But can it mean that "I am going to attend a dance class") 2a) I am going to go dancing two days a...
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    [Vocabulary] go drinking

    Let's go drinking. As far as I understand it means a series of drinking, right? It's kind of "Let's go on a drinking spree". Can it mean just one go of drinking. - I am thirsty. Let's go (to/and) drink something. (OK) - I am thirsty. Let's go drinking. (Sounds like an alcoholic's appeal)
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    [Vocabulary] in a way that?

    Which are OK? 1 I don’t see why his words can’t be interpreted in a way that Jack wasn’t against going there. 2 I don’t see why his words can’t be interpreted in such a way that Jack wasn’t against going there. 3 I don’t see why his words can’t be interpreted differently meaning that Jack wasn’t...
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    questions with percent

    Tell me please whether these sentences are correct. I want to know the quantity of students in 10 percent of their total number 1) How many students comprise 15 percent (of their total number)? 2) How many students does 15 percent comprise? (suspicious) 3) How many students are there in 15...
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    [Vocabulary] What words could be used with these constructions?

    1) He is a singer, as is evident from his voice. What other adjectives could be used here? as is + clear/...??? 2) As is the case with humans, animals also love their babies. What other nouns could be used here? As is + the case/...???
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    [Grammar] in the last minute

    I know that "at the last minute" is a set phrase. But I wonder whether 'in the last minute' is also possible? I've heard that it literally means during the last minute. Is that true? In the last minute of the match he scored. Or should it be: "On the last minute of the match he scored". I am...
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    less or lesser in this sentence

    1) He who is of less status than a king is not welcome. 2) He who is of a lesser status than a king is not welcome. Which one is correct? I am leaning towards the second.
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    [Grammar] lesser or less in this sentece

    I have come across this sentence Generally, although it is difficult to prove, if your unique fact situation meets the high factor-based statutory burden, and the marriage lasted for at least 10 years, you may be qualified to receive the lesser of $5,000 or 20% of the spouse’s monthly...
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    [Grammar] less or smaller

    I wonder which one is correct? 1) My share of cake is less than yours. 2) My share of cake is smaller than yours. Can it be the case that both are correct depending on the meaning? 1) amount 2) size
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