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Topic: make vs make up
Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017 11:46:02 AM
I am not sure about the difference between "to make" and "to make up" as given below.

(1) make an example vs make up an example

(a) I made an example to explain how to apply the physics theory.
(b) I made up an example to explain how to apply the physics theory.

(2) make a statement vs make up a statement

(a) I made a statement about his misconduct.
(b) I made up a statement to show how to use this idiom.

Please explain the difference between the two verbs. Thanks a lot.

Topic: Can you use the present tense?
Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017 11:12:00 AM
I am going to make up a conditional statement below.

(ex) Usually, if John doesn't have to work, he doesn't go to his company.

Can you use the present tense ("doesn't highlighted in red") in the main clause? Thanks.
Topic: limited-edition or a limited edition
Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017 1:42:50 AM
Thanks everyone. Sorry that I am still confused. Do you need the indefinite article "a" for limited edition? Could someone clarify it further? Thanks again.
Topic: make or receive business
Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017 1:38:02 AM
I am going to make up an example below.

(ex) My company has not been making or receiving much business for two months in a row.

Which verb works better "receiving" or "making"? Thanks a lot.
Topic: will the next step be vs the next step will be
Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:45:48 AM
Suppose that near the end of a job interview, you have a question for the interviewer.

I am going to make up two similar questions below. This is what you would like to ask him.

(1) What will the next step be in the hiring process?

(2) What will the next step in the hiring process be?

Which one is correct? I mean, where should I place "in the hiring process"? Please help me. Thanks a lot.
Topic: limited-edition or a limited edition
Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:40:13 AM
I am going to make up two similar sentences below.

(1) This gold watch is a limited edition.

(2) This gold watch is limited-edition.

Which one is correct? Please help me. Thanks.
Topic: sincerity in getting a job
Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 11:15:36 AM
I am not sure if I am using the right word (highlighted in red) in my example below.

(ex) Tom had applied for a job at ABC Company five times. He was finally hired because the employer appreciated his interest and sincerity in trying to get a job there.

Does the word "sincerity" work in my example? Thanks a lot.
Topic: friends of my friends or the friends of my friends
Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 10:48:19 PM
Last week, I met two people in a chess club. I talked to them for a while and then found out that they knew two of my friends.

I am not sure if I need the definite article in (1) below.

(1) Tom and Ken are the friends of my friends.

(2) Tom and Ken are friends of my friends.

Thanks for your help.
Topic: correct word order
Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 5:08:51 AM
I am going to make up two similar sentences.

(1) The store's new opening hours will be Monday through Saturday, from 9am to 10pm.

(2) The store's new opening hours will be from 9am to 10pm, Monday through Saturday.

Which word order in red is grammatically correct? Thanks for helping me.
Topic: old or late age
Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 5:05:41 AM
This post is similar to one of my previous posts. In that post, I asked about "young age vs early age".

I am not sure if I can say:

(1) He got married at an old age. (for example, age 70)

(2) He got married at a late age.

Is it OK to use either "old" or "late" for "age"? Thanks a lot.

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