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Topic: What difference is there between 'stomatologist' and 'dentist'?
Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 12:01:23 AM
A basic difference is that a dentist is a surgeon, while a stomatologist is not.
Topic: Is the comma after 'issues' required?
Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017 2:46:21 PM
No, it isn't.
Topic: Should it be 'is' instead of 'are'?
Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017 2:44:58 PM
'There are' is far more common: Ngram.
Topic: tall vs high
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 11:20:47 AM
Only the third is natural.
Topic: Kevin was wearing and old shirt
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 10:14:34 AM
I see two mistakes:

Kevin was wearing and old shirt, ...
Then he took out three coins with a strange figure on one side and throws threw the coins on the floor.

Topic: Writing
Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:08:33 PM
hedy mmm wrote:
"Both of the writings were so great, they could not pick a winner"[/i] or "Both of the writings of the story were so great, they could not pick a winner"..


Those sentences sound most unnatural to this speaker of British English.
Topic: Are the directions for the exercise correct?
Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:05:36 PM
Despite having a reputation for serving unhealthy food, most fast food restaurants now offer healthy options such as salads or fresh food.”, using other words instead of the red ones.

Despite their reputation for serving ...

In spite of their reputation for serving ...

Although they have a reputation for serving ...

Fast food restaurants have a reputation for serving unhealthy food, but most now offer ...

Fast food restaurants have a reputation for serving unhealthy food; however, most now offer ...


Topic: Are the directions for the exercise correct?
Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 5:59:34 PM
DavidLearn wrote:
the words "in spite of/ despite/ although" are very difficult to be explained.


They are difficult to explain.
Topic: Are the directions for the exercise correct?
Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 5:57:39 PM
DavidLearn wrote:
The problem is that the words "in spite of/ despite/ although" are very difficult to be explained.

OK, but don't use apart from as an alternative to despite. I am sure your learners have come across the humble but by now.
Topic: Writing
Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 3:25:16 PM
'Both of the writing(s)' is not correct. We don't use the (normally) non-count noun 'writing' for a particular piece of writing.

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