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Topic: a or the language barrier
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:15:56 PM
(ex) One of the biggest problems new immigrants have is a or the language barrier.

Which one is correct: the definite or the indefinite article? Thanks.
Topic: requires of or from
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:33:45 PM
I have written down a sentence below.

(ex) Before he starts his law program, he wants to learn a little about what the law requires of or from citizens.

Which preposition fits better? Thanks a million and even a trillion.
Topic: about age ranges
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:29:31 PM
I have written down a few examples about "age ranges" below.

(1) The chess club members are aged from their early 20's to their late 50's.

(2) The students in this school are aged from under 15 to over 25.

(3) The employees at XYZ are aged from between 18 and 23 to their 50's.

(4) The teachers are aged from 25 to their 50's.

I am struggling to describe age ranges. Can someone give me an explanation?
Thanks a million and even a trillion.
Topic: have freedom or feel freedom
Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:58:40 PM
I am not sure which verb "have" or "feel" is correct in my own example.

(1) When their parents are out of town, the children have freedom.

(2) When their parents are out of town, the children feel freedom.

Please help me. Thanks.
Topic: know you vs get to know to you vs meet you
Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:55:35 PM
I am going to write down three sentences.

(1) How did you know your best friend?

(2) How did you get to know your best friend?

(3) How did you meet your best friend?

Do these questions have different meanings? Thanks.
Topic: started in primary school
Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 3:26:40 PM
My aunt, her husband and son moved to the UK twenty years ago. Their son, Mark, was only seven years old at the time. I am going to make up a few sentences about him.

(1) Mark started his education in primary school in the UK.

(2) Mark started his schooling in primary school in the UK.

(3) Mark started in primary school in the UK.

(4) Mark started primary school in the UK.

(5) Mark went to primary school in the UK.


Which one(s) is/are correct? Thanks.
Topic: a big football fan or a big fan of football
Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 3:06:41 PM
(1) I am a big football fan.

(2) I am a big fan of football.

Which one is correct? Thanks.
Topic: parallel with someone
Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 4:01:53 AM
Last week, I heard my neighbors use "parallel" as a verb this way.

(1) John tells his class that he doesn't want to teach too fast or too slow. He needs to parallel with his colleague so that they are teaching the same topics all the time.

(2) Mark is an English tutor. The new student he is going to parallel with has low English skills.

Did my neighbors use the wrong verb, "parallel"? Thanks.
Topic: How to use "trademark as a verb"?
Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 3:54:49 AM
According to the online dictionary freedictionary, to trademark means
1. To label (a product) with proprietary identification.
2. To register (something) as a trademark.

I am going to make up two sentences with it.

(1) Many consumers dislike products trademarked by six of the leading brands.

(2) Criminals have been counterfeiting computers trademarked by several brands.

Am I using the word correctly? Thanks.
Topic: Which way is more understandable?
Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 3:45:47 AM
I am not sure which way(s) sound(s) better. I am trying to describe how bathroom tissues are packaged.

(1) Several rolls of bathroom tissues are put in a smaller bag. There are eight bags stored in a package.

(2) Several rolls of bathroom tissues are put in smaller bags. There are eight bags stored in a package.

(3) A package of bathroom tissues contains them in eight smaller bags.

(4) A package contains several rolls of bathroom tissues in eight smaller bags.

(5) A package contains eight smaller bags of bathroom tissues.

Thanks for your help.





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