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  1. angliholic

    flying in on a helicopter

    Hi, The other day, I ran across a sentence like "Rescue workers must be used to flying in on a helicopter." Is it right? Should it be revised as "...flying in a helicopter?" Thanks
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    a new line in casual clothes

    We are starting a new line in casual clothes. Hi, Is it right to interpret "a new line" in the above as "a new kind/type?" ThANKS.
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    A country lane

    Walking on a small country lane, My company is a homeward-bound buffalo in the evening. Blue sky wears a corsage of a setting sun on her chest; rosy clouds are the gowns of the sunset glow. Carrying a hoe on my shoulder, I hear a shepherd boy's song floating in the air. Oh! They are singing...
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    My daughter's story

    The following is a story "A very young mouse, a cat, and a cock" adapted from Aesop's fable, and my daughter is going to present it before her class as a way of practicing English. Please take a look and give her some comments. How would it be improved in order to be more ineresting and...
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    adjust/adapt ot the country life

    It's not easy for Bruce to adjust/adapt to the country life. He's such a city person. Hi, Do both adjust and adapt fit in the above and mean about the same? Thanks.
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    on the riverside//by the river

    The boy's body was discovered by the police on the riverside. ... by the river. HI, Does "by the river" fit in the above and amount to "on the riverside?" Thaks.
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    got his inspiration from the beautiful scenery of Paris

    The composer got his inspiration from the beautiful scenery of Paris. The composer was inspired by the Paris' beautiful scenery. The composer derived/obtained his inspiration from Paris beautiful scenery. Hi, Do all of the above sound right and mean about the same? If none, how would you...
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    His suggestion is worthy of serious consideration.

    His suggestion is worthy of serious consideration. His suggestion is worth considering seriously. It's worthwhile to consider his suggestion seriously. HI, Do all of the above sound right and mean about the same? Thanks.
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    some hints/suggestions/advice for

    Mr. Garry gave us some hints for improving our writing ability. Hi, Does "hints" in the above mean "suggestions" or "some pieces of advice?" Thanks.
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    This shows that/how the heron was ...

    When a green-backed female heron saw some minnows swimming around in a pond, she came up with a way to catch them. First, she found a twig and broke it into small pieces. Then, she took it to the pond and put it in the water. She even moved it to a place in the pond where it would attract the...
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    come up with a few wonderful ways/methods

    When it comes to get along with his new classmates, Mary no longer has any problem due to the fact that she has come up with a few wonderful ways/methods. Hi, Does the above sound right? Do both "ways" and "methods" fit? Thanks.
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    about/around it

    The whole place has a picturesque and romantic about it. Hi, Is it correct to regard "about it" in the above as "around it?" Thanks.
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    degree/level

    As to the degree/level of the impact, no one has really come up with an absolute answer so far. Hi, Do both degree and level fit in the above and mean about the same to you? Thanks.
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    fanatic/maniac/fan/enthusiast

    But as a coffee fanatic, I firmly believe that caffeine is good for everyone. Hi, Could I replace "fanatic" in the above with "maniac/fan/enthusiast" without making a change in meaning? Thanks.
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    They gulp down a caffeinated power drink

    Most people consume large amounts of caffeine to keep awake. They gulp down a caffeinated power drink to stay up late. Hi, Does "gulp down" in the above refer to "drink quickly" or "drink a lot?" Besides, should I use the singular 'amount" rather than "amounts?" Thanks.
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    Taking in lots of caffeine

    Taking in lots of caffeine is an admission that we can't discipline ourselves. Hi, Is "in" in the above optional? Thanks.
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    helps lose weight//helps weight loss

    Caffeine has been known to relieve migraines, and it also helps lose weight by supressing appetite. Hi, Is "hepls weight loss" interchangeable with "helps lose weight" in the above? Thanks.
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    at risk/in danger

    As we all know, heart disease is the leading cause of death in many countries. The good news for those at risk is that caffeine can reduce this threat significantly. Hi, Does "at risk" in the above amount to "in danger?" Thanks.
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    the leading cause of death

    Many of us have heard the statistic that heart disease is the leading causes of death in the U.S. The good news for those at risk everywhere is that caffeine has been shown to reduce this threat significantly. Hi, First of all, is it all right to replace "the leading cause of death" with...
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    grew out of/derived from/resulted from

    Teresa's dream to become a dancer grew out of her love of dancing. HI, Is "grew out of" in the above interchangeable with "derived from" and "resulted from?" Thanks.
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