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    Most of/ most of the

    Please help me check these sentences.
    1. Fortunately, most ... are harmless and not serious.
    A. headaches B. of headaches C. the headaches D. of the headaches (can I choose D)
    2. The doctor gave me this ... for a bad cold.
    A. recipe B. prescription C. receipt D. menu
    3. She like doing volunteer/ voluntary work. (can I use either?)
    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: Most of/ most of the

    Quote Originally Posted by tranlam1609 View Post
    Please help me check these sentences.
    1. Fortunately, most ... are harmless and not serious.
    A. headaches B. of headaches C. the headaches D. of the headaches (can I choose D)
    The most common answer is A. D could be an answer if one is talking about specific headaches. "People exposed to radiation complain of headaches. Fortunately, most of the headaches are not serious".

    2. The doctor gave me this ... for a bad cold.
    A. recipe B. prescription C. receipt D. menu
    Prescription is the best answer. Recipe is a possible answer if the doctor is giving you instructions on how to get a cold.

    3. She like doing volunteer/ voluntary work. (can I use either?)
    She likes doing volunteer work.
    Thank you!
    Gil

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    #3

    Re: Most of/ most of the

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Gil
    In BrE, "voluntary work" is common.

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    #4

    Re: Most of/ most of the

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    In BrE, "voluntary work" is common.
    Do you also use "volunteer work"?

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    #5

    Re: Most of/ most of the

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Do you also use "volunteer work"?
    I can't say that it isn't used, but it's not common in my experience.

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    #6

    Re: Most of/ most of the

    The BNC has 109 citations for 'voluntary work', seven for 'volunteer work'.

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    Re: Most of/ most of the

    Thank you so much! Do you think?
    "Voluntary work" is common in BrE
    "Volunteer work" is common in AE
    Last edited by tranlam1609; 18-Nov-2013 at 10:48.

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    Re: Most of/ most of the

    Quote Originally Posted by tranlam1609 View Post
    Thank you so much! Do you think?
    "Volunteer work" is common in BrE
    Did you read posts 5 and 6?

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