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Topic: as/like/what
Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 5:22:31 AM
Hello everyone,

1. Twelve is to three _______ four is to one. (1998)
A. what
B. as
C. that
D. like
Key what
2. Intellect is to the mind ______ sight is to the body. (2001)
A. what
B. as
C. that
D. like
Key what
Source: they are from test papers for English majors, China.


I think the keys to both 1 and 2 are,
as
like
what

What do you think?


Many many thanks.
Topic: dangling-participle sentence
Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:36:14 PM
Hello everyone,

a) Waking or sleeping, it's on my mind.
b) Waking or sleeping, this subject is always in my mind.
source: https://ejje.weblio.jp/content/waking+or+sleeping

The two sentences come from a Japanese website, and they are obviously the so-called dangling-participle ones. Also, it seems to me the author regards "on my mind" and " in my mind" as the same thing.

What do you think of the two? I mean the dangling problem.

If they are acceptable, what is the simplest or the most straight way to label them as correct? (It may be a topic covering a lot of aspects, so just take type b) for an example will do.)


Many many thanks.
Topic: no more than
Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:20:23 PM
Thank you all.
Topic: no more than
Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 5:01:26 PM
Great.Thank you both.

What about these:
In terms of study, neither Tom nor Jack does well; Tom usually gets about 30 points, and Jack gets 35 points.

Tom's study is no better than Jack's.
Tom does nothing better than Jack.


Many thanks again.
Topic: no more than
Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 11:31:39 AM
Hello everyone,

"no better than" has two definitions.
1. almost or just as bad as;
2. almost or just the same as.
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1. Tom is no better than Hitler.
Tom is as bad as Hitler.
2. Tom is no better than Bill Gates.
Tom is almost as good/rich as Bill Gates.
Does sentence 2 work?

3. Suppose of 100 points
Tom always gets about 30 points, and Jack gets 35 points.
3a. Tom is no better than Jack.
3b. Jack is no better than Tom.

Which one is correct?
Or in such a case, does the name sequence matter?

Many many thanks.



Topic: (a) heavy rain
Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 11:12:39 AM
Thank you all.
Topic: Soul Defining Music
Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 11:10:17 AM
Thank you.
Topic: with which it is borrowed
Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 9:17:51 AM
That makes great sense.
Thank you.Dancing
Topic: with which it is borrowed
Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 6:01:36 AM
Hello everyone,

“In wilderness is the preservation of the world.” This is a famous saying from a writer regarded as one of the fathers of environmentalism. The frequency with which it is borrowed mirrors a heated debate on environmental protection:whether to place wilderness at the heart of what is to be preserved.
source; a national exam paper,China.
link: https://www.koolearn.com/shiti/st-2-791108.html

What do "which" and "it" refer to respectively?
I've tried several possibilities, but I don't think they can work.
It is hard guesswork for me.
And I feel the "borrowed" is also difficult to understand.

I think the underlined sentence basically consists of the following two parts:
(1)The frequency mirrors a heated debate on environmental protection
(2)with which it is borrowed or it is borrowed with which



What are they?


Many many thanks.

Topic: that what?
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:59:52 AM
Thank you for your time,FounDit.

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