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    I only met him once.

    1)I only met him once. 1-1)I only have met him once. 2)They were here once before. 2-2)They’ve been here once before. May I ask the difference between each pairs?
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    I’d seen the show once before, but I enjoyed seeing it again.

    I’d seen the show once before, but I enjoyed seeing it again. I have seen the show once before, but I enjoyed seeing it again. I saw the show once before, but I enjoyed seeing it again. Could you please tell me which one is correct?
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    Does he gotta go?

    He gotta go. I want to make the question form of the sentence above. Are the followings OK? Does he gotta go? Has he gotta go? Did he gotta go?
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    Choose something over something

    Choose something over something: When you prefer X over Y Choose something between something: When you choose between two items (only). Choose something among something: When you choose among more than two items. Choose something from something: When you segregated and choose things based on a...
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    It is weird that you don't talking.

    A: It is weird that you don't talking. B: I'm upset. C: It is weird not talking. D: I'm upset. Which of the bold part is OK?
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    Are we having leftovers again?

    Are we having leftovers again? Do we have leftovers again? What is the differences between them?
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    What is the most important to me is to be able to get funds from a university.

    Could you please check the following? What is the most important to me is to be able to get funds from a university so that I can afford to pay my living expenses.
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    a hundred bucks.

    Do the following mean the same? It will cost a hundred dollars. It will cost a hundred bucks.
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    As I left the apartment

    Could you please check the sentences below? As I left the apartment I heard a couple arguing and then fighting. A minute later the woman was screaming as if she was going to be killed. She asked for help! I was frightening and then called the police.
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    would have been unthinkable

    What is the use of "would have been" there? Is it still a third conditional? This would have been unthinkable last year, when North Korea was launching missiles and testing nuclear devices. Today, we see growing acceptance of gay marriage - something that would have been unthinkable a...
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    [Vocabulary] The worlds of science-fiction abounds with wonders.

    The worlds of science-fiction abound with wonders. Source: 1100 words you need to know 1)Why does the author use "world" instead of "world"? 2) Is the following has the same meaning as the sentence above? The worlds of science-fiction are replete with wonders.
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    has gone inside some of America`s biggest food companies

    Our reporter Cristina Alesci has gone inside some of America`s biggest food companies, seeing most people haven`t seen before. Does the bold sentence mean the reporter is now inside of those factories while this news are being reported? http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1805/24/sn.01.html
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    baked-on grime to easily disposed of ashes.

    One task this domesticated automaton will not have to contend with will be scouring the oven because even today the newest ranges can be "programed" to reduce their own baked-on grime to easily disposed of ashes. 1. What does 'baked-on grime' and "ashes" mean in the context above? 2. I think...
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    No matter how much I will be paid in the near future by continuing my education

    Could you please check the following? No matter how much I will be paid in the near future by continuing my education, what important most is that I can become a more valuable meber of my society, community and my country.
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    I am 26. But I feel as f/like I were 20. I am fresh and energetic.

    Is the following correct? I am 26. But I feel as f/like I were 20. I am/feel fresh, positive and energetic.
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    showing an amount equal to US $41,140

    Does the following line mean the annual merit scholarship is $10,000 for each year or $10,000 for the whole year of study (master's program is 2 year)? Official, original bank statement in your name or that of your sponsor(s), showing an amount equal to US $41,140 ($51,384 total cost to...
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    The scholarship I got worths 20 thousand dollars.

    Is the following OK? The scholarship I got worths 20 thousand dollars.
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    I was awarded as a top university student because I got A in almost all courses.

    Are the following correct? I was awarded as a top university student because I got A in almost all courses. I was awarded as a top employee because I had done some project in time and made deadline.
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    I have received a partial fund as an annual merit

    Is the following correct?I want to say it in the US embassy. I have received a partial fund as an annual scholarship from A University, located in New York state. But, I chose B University because B University is well known for...
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    A piece of paper that shows the details ...

    A piece of paper that shows the details of how much an employee earns and that includes the monthly salary, taxes, .. What does it call in English?
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