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    [General] appointment number

    Please take a look at something said in an outpatient clinic. "Do not enter the consulting room until your appointment number (A. shows B. shows up C. is shown D. is displayed ) on the screen." Please let me know which choice will make the sentence more natural or authentic. Thank you a...
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    [General] play with vs play on

    In the following sentence, which is the better choice, or are both correct? Thank you so much. My son spent a lot of time playing (A. with B. on) his mobile phone.
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    [Vocabulary] enter the highway

    In the sentence below, which is the best word choice? Or are three of them all correct? Thank you very much. Shortly after we (A. entered B. took C. hit ) the highway, we got stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
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    [General] put...on, move...onto

    Of the following sentences, which one is the best choice? Thank you. a. To vacuum the tiled floor of my living room, I put the chairs on the table. b. To vacuum the tiled floor of my living room, I moved the chairs onto the table. c. To vacuum the tiled floor of my living room, I moved the...
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    [Vocabulary] hobby, game, sport

    Is playing badminton a hobby, a game or a sport? Many thanks.
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    [General] without...on?

    Another way of expressing "If I hadn't worn my helmet, I could have been killed" could be A. Without my helmet, I could have been killed. B. Without my helmet on, I could have been killed. Which is the better choice? Thank you so much.
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    [Vocabulary] arise vs befall

    In the following sentence, which is the better choice? Thank you. When difficulty (A. arises B. befalls), it helps.
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    [General] invitation letter, etc

    I am quite confused about the following usage. Please impart your language expertise to me. Many thanks. 1. I wrote him (A. an invitation letter B. an invitational letter C. a letter of invitation). 2. I wrote him (A. a sympathy and condolence letter B. a letter of sympathy and condolences).
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    [General] that and so

    To express a very great degree, are 'that' and 'so' interchangeable in the following sentence? Thanks a lot. Since your uncle in San Francisco is (A. that B. so) rich, you may/can call him collect.
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    [General] so vs that

    In the following sentence which of the two options in the parenthesis is correct? Many thanks to you. My teacher asked me why this math problem was (A. so B. that) simple but I couldn't solve it.
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    [General] congratulation letter

    I know it is correct to say 'a letter of congratulations' or 'a congratulatory letter'. But I'd like to know whether it is also correct or common to say 'a congratulation letter' or 'a congratulations letter'. Thank you a lot.
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    [General] ballot vs vote

    Which of the 4 options in the parenthesis is correct. Thank you. When we will go on our graduation trip should be decided by the graduating students (A. by ballot B. by a ballot C. by vote D. by voting).
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    [General] take a cruise

    Please enlighten me as to which of the following is correct. Thank you. 1. I plan to travel around the world by taking a cruise. 2. I plan to travel around the world by taking a cruise ship. 3. I plan to take a cruise and travel around the world. 4. I plan to take a cruise ship and...
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    [General] yield my seat to someone

    I know there are other choices, but I'd like to make sure whether it is correct to say "Please yield your seat to the old lady." or "I yielded my seat to an old lady on the bus." Thank you so much.
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    [General] I am afraid of the cold?

    Is it natural to say "I am afraid of the cold"? I know that there are several ways of saying the same sentence, though. For example, I can't stand/bear/take the cold, I feel the cold more, I feel the cold a lot, and The cold bothers me. I ask this question because it seems to me that "I am...
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