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    some english questions

    He has given me several suggestions, all of them are useful.

    I know it is incorrect. However,why is it correct when we change the word "them" to "which" ?
    Does " all of which" has the function of "that"?






    When the meaning of "looks" is the same as appearance

    Her looks are beautiful.
    her looks is beautiful.

    which one is correct?
    Does the work "looks" countable?
    If using "are" is correct,why? "her looks" just means one person appearance.

    Their appearance is attractive.
    Their appearance are attractive.
    Their looks are attractive.
    Their looks is attractive.

    Which are correct?



    I am still confused about "fill in" and "fill out"
    Why we can use two in some situations but some cannot ?

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    Re: some english questions

    Quote Originally Posted by kelvin123 View Post
    He has given me several suggestions, all of them are useful.

    I know it is incorrect. However,why is it correct when we change the word "them" to "which" ?

    Does " all of which" has the function of "that"?
    Not exactly. 'which', like 'that' refers to 'suggestions'.
    Without "all of", you have the following, which are correct, but not really what you want:
    He has given me several suggestions that are useful.
    He has given me several suggestions which are useful.

    Here are some correct sentences:
    He has given me several suggestions
    ; all of them are useful.
    He has given me several suggestions. All of them are useful.
    He has given me several suggestions, all of them useful.
    He has given me several suggestions, all of which are useful.
    He has given me several suggestions which are all useful.
    He has given me several suggestions that are all useful.

    Note: You can't say ", all of that are useful". You must use which for this.

    When the meaning of "looks" is the same as appearance

    Her looks are beautiful. Correct.
    her looks is beautiful. Wrong

    which one is correct?
    Does the work "looks" countable? Yes
    If using "are" is correct,why? "her looks" just means one person appearance.
    One person can have many looks.
    She looks good from the front, the back, and from both sides. That's four looks already!

    Their appearance is attractive. Yes
    Their appearance are attractive. No
    Their looks are attractive. Yes
    Their looks is attractive. No

    Which are correct?

    I am still confused about "fill in" and "fill out"
    If you're talking about a form, you can use either.
    Why we can use two in some situations but some cannot ?
    Because we're talking about language.
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    Re: some english questions

    May I know how can I choose " fill in" or " fill out" to use when we are not talking a form?

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    Re: some english questions

    Quote Originally Posted by kelvin123 View Post
    May I know how can I choose " fill in" or " fill out" to use when we are not talking a form?
    No, not in a few words. You'd have to learn each usage.
    If you want to supply the sentences, I can tell you which I'd use. They are not used very often except for filling in forms, etc. I think you could safely use "fill in" for most situations.
    "Fill out" is relatively new to Australian English. After all, if you are going to fill something, you generally put something in; otherwise you're emptying it, not filling it.

    You fill in a hole. (You put stuff in it)
    Someone who is getting fat is starting to fill out. (They are expanding outwards, but only because they are filling up inside!). When girls are becoming women, they are also said to be "filling out", meaning developing a shape.

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