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    Peculiar

    Peculiar 1. "Peculiar", "strange", funny" Do you think if they have difference in meaning? 2. Have you ever heard of people saying: - I'm peculiar (=ill). - I'm funny (=ill). It is said to be informal usage. But is that common? 3. Peculiar/funny vs ill vs sick - I'm peculiar (=ill). - I'm...
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    Peculiar

    Peculiar 1. "Peculiar", "strange", funny" Do you think if they have difference in meaning? 2. Have you ever heard of people saying: - I'm peculiar (=ill). - I'm funny (=ill). It is said to be informal usage. But is that common? 3. - I'm peculiar (=ill). - I'm funny (=ill). Do you think if...
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    no/none

    He's no fool. S + V + no + Noun <--Y =He is not a fool at all. <--Y This is no your business. :?: :!: <-- N because of the word 'your' =This is not your business. (correct) <-- Y none of + determiner/pronoun <--Y None of your business. (correct) <--Y None of us speak English. (correct)...
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    Thousand or Thousands

    This passage answers nearly the same thing as what you want: ================ Hundred VS hundreds You can try to understand in the following way. Hundred here is used as if it is an adjective. So it is non-sense to add a "s" to hundred. Thus it should be "5 hundred" Eg: - There are 5...
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    had been already OR was already; best 5(th)…

    How about he second example: 2. I __ very hardworking... a) had already been b) was already Does 'had been' convey the same kind of meaning?
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    had been already OR was already; best 5(th)…

    When vs before > When I arrived in the classroom, the teacher had already been there. > Before I arrived in the classroom, the teacher had already been there. --> Correct me if wrong. Both sentences convey the same meaning. But to me, it rather means the teacher was already there before I...
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    hot dog

    Hot dog... It is a kind of food like hamburger. There is a hot sausage in the middle of the sft bread roll, with ketchup or other sauces. I wonder if "hot dog" is commonly used as other meanings(eg happy/surprised exclamation, showing off). Any ideas?
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    past tense of verb sweep

    If you are going to use non-standard English, it is yes. But the so-called correct one is "swept" unfortunately.
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    from...to

    I simply can't get what the sentence means. Does it mean nothing is changed in this field? If so, I would say: - it does not have any change from A to Z in this field.
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    had been already OR was already; best 5(th)…

    Correct me if wrong. Past participle doesn't mean "things was once true, but it was no longer true". Eg: - I had finished my homework before my mum returned home. (Based on your idea, it would mean I had finished my homework at one time. But after my mum returned, I no longer finished my...
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    had been already OR was already; best 5(th)…

    [modified] So does it mean: (1)The teacher had already been in the classroom before the students came in. --> It means the teacher came in first. The students came later. When they came, the teacher was NOT there. (2)The teacher was in the classroom before the students came in. --> It...
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    had been already OR was already; best 5(th)…

    To me, if "had been" is acceptable, it sounds like the teacher came first. Then the students came. When they came, the teacher was there. Another example: - I had finished my homework before my mum returned home. (Based on your idea, it would mean I had finished my homework at one time. But...
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    How say: correct behaviour; become good again.

    How to say: correct behaviour; become good again. Say one did something wrong in the past. Now he realizes it is wrong and learns from the mistake. ""He will correct his behaviour"" and ""become good again."" <-- What is the common expression in written AND spoken English? [as many common...
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    had been already OR was already; best 5(th)…

    1. The teacher __ already in the classroom before students came in. a) had been b) was Which one is correct (a) or (b)? If both are correct, what's the difference (in meaning etc.)? =================== 2. I __ already very hardworking. Still my mark is a bit worse than the best 5th student...
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    How to say: correct behaviour; become good again.

    Say one did something wrong in the past. Now he realizes it is wrong and learns from the mistake. ""He will correct his behaviour"" and ""become good again."" <-- What is the common expression in written AND spoken English? [as many common options as possible] My idea is: Written (formal): I...
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