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hirashin

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Hello, native English speakers,

1. Which sentences would make sense?
(a) Do the police suspect that it was an accident?
(b) Do the police suspect that it wasn't an accident?
(c) Do the police doubt that it was an accident?
(d) Do the police doubt that it wasn't an accident?

2. Would this sentence possibly be used?
(a) I clean my room now.

3 Which sentence would be used?
(a) It isn't important to me whether she accepts the offer.
(b) It isn't important for me whether she accepts the offer.
(c) It doesn't matter to me whether she accepts the offer.
(d) It doesn't matter for me whether she accepts the offer.

4. Which sentences would be used?
(a) I hope that this good weather will last for a while.
(b) I hope that this good weather lasts for a while.
(c) I hope that this good weather will hold for a while.
(d) I hope that this good weather holds for a while.
(e) I hope that this good weather will continue for a while.
(f) I hope that this good weather continues for a while.
(g) I hope for this good weather to last for a while.
(h) I hope for this good weather to hold for a while.
(i) I hope for this good weather to continue for a while.

5, Would these two sentences have the same meaning?
(a) Some people were talking while the chairman was speaking.
(b) Some people were talking while the chairman was making a speech.

6. Which verb would be correct?
It is impossible to __________ his demand? (meet/satisfy/fill/content/fulfill)

7 Would (a) and (b) have the same meaning?
(a) My brother talked my mother into allowing him to live alone.
(b) My brother persuaded my mother into allowing him to live alone.

Thanks in advance.

Hirashin
 
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1) A, b and c are all used, d sounds odd and isn't likely to be used I don't think the grammar is incorrect though. It is just difficult to understand. 2) I will clean my room now. 3) A and c would be used. B and d would not. 4) All can be used in this case. The use of the word "hold" in this context sounds old fashioned or maybe more British. 5) They can mean the same thing. Making a speech is a noun modified by a verb where one person speaks to many on a certain topic and that person is the only one supposed to speak. While speaking can mean either while making a speech or in conversation. Speaking is a verb the action of vocalizing words which can also mean during a speech. 6) Meet, satisfy, fulfill are all possible, fill and content are not. 7) They mean the same thing. Persuade is to induce someone to your way of thinking by appealing to reason and understanding. While talked into means to persuade someone into seeing things your way.
 
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