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    Are you going to miss me when I leave for college next week?

    I don't know why 'be going to' has been used in the following sentences? Does it show prediction? 1) Dad. Are you going to miss me when I leave for college next week? Source: https://www.esl-lab.com/difficult/university-degrees/ 2) She's going to turn 17 in two months.
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    You sound like you're tired.

    Yeah. I may talk to my friend on the phone and find she is answering her clients at the same time as talking to me. This way, I realize that she is busy based on what I have heard.
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    You sound like you're tired.

    According to the Webster dictionary 'sound like' means 'to seem to be something when heard'. I wonder how the following sentences can be related to this definition. We see somebody is 'tired' or 'busy'. We cannot hear that! You sound like you're tired. You sound like you're busy.
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    Collective Nouns

    I have read in the book "Understanding and Using English Grammar' that in British English they use plural verb after collective nouns. Is it always the case or they may also use singular verb after such nouns?
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    'in a university' or 'at a university'

    What about following answer to the question? Where are you? I'm in the university.
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    'in a university' or 'at a university'

    Which one is correct? I'm studying art in the university. I'm studying art at the university.
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    'in a university' or 'at a university'

    Is there any difference between 'in a university' or 'at a university'?
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    'Two weeks later' or 'In two weeks'

    Can we use the following structure to express future tense? 'Two weeks later' I'll call you two weeks later.
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    since two years ago

    I was teaching present perfect when one of my students wrote a sentence with the following structure: "since 2 years ago". I haven't seen my sister since 2 years ago. It sounds odd to me. Can you tell me if this structure is acceptable in English?
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    Is 'board pen' a British word?

    I've found it in a book (Oxford Word Skills, elementary level).
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    Is 'board pen' a British word?

    Do Americans use the word 'board pen' for the tool they use to write on the whiteboard? Is there any difference between a 'board pen' and a 'marker'?
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    How to thank teachers at the end of the class.

    In Iran, at the end of the class, the students usually say 'don't be tired'. to their teachers. It may not make sense in English culture. I wonder if in English culture they have such an expression to thank teachers or say good bye to them.
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    I went to a six from college...

    What does the writer mean by ' I went to a six from college...'? I went to a six from college where I worked hard and did well.
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    To pass six

    What does the writer mean by 'I passed six'. I took exams at 16, my results weren't fantastic. I passed six which was good, but I failed maths. Source: Oxford Word Skills (elementary) Unit 42, C Exams
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    garage vs parking

    What's the difference between a 'parking' and a 'garage'?
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