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hirashin

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Dear native English speakers,
would you please check some of my term paper problems?

Q1. Put the words in the correct order so that the sentence will have almost the same meaning as the Japanese.
(1)私が行った(訪れた)国は中国でした。
China / I / was / the / visited / country .
(2)メアリーがかぶっている帽子が好きです。
is / I / Mary / like / wearing / hat / the .
(3)あなたはいつここへ来たんですか。
come / when / here / you / did ?
(4)その生徒達はどこでテニスをするんですか。
going / where / play tennis / are / to / the students ?
(5)これはあなたが推薦している辞書ですか?
dictionary / is / the / recommend / this / you ?
(6)あれはあなたが言っていた本ですか?
about / book / is / that / were / the / talking / you ?
(7)私は私達が以前に会ったことがあることに気づいた。
met / I / we / had / realized / already / before / that .

Q2. 次の(  )に一語ずつ書き入れ、日本語の意味になる英文を作りなさい。it'sのような短縮形は一語とします。
(1)あなたは奈良に行ったことがありますか。
(    )(    ) ever (    )(    ) Nara?
( Have )( you ) ever ( been / gone )( to ) Nara?
(2)娘が電話してきたとき、私はテレビを見ていた。
(     ) my daughter (     ) me, I (     )(     ) TV.
( When ) my daughter ( called / phoned ) me, I ( was )( watching ) TV.
(3)あなたのおじさんは昨日ここに来ましたか。
(     )(     )(     )(     ) here yesterday?
( Did  )( your )( uncle )(  come  ) here yesterday?
(4)あなたは毎日テレビを見ていますか?
(     )(     )(     )(     ) every day?
( Do  )(  you   )( watch )( TV / television ) every day?
I believe that "Are you watching TV every day?" is incorrect. Am I right?

(5)私の両親はたいてい5時に起きます。
My (     )(      ) get (      )(      ) five o'clock.
My ( parents  )(  usually  ) get ( up )( at ) five o'clock.
(6)私の祖父は,今,昼食を食べています。
My (     )(      )(      ) lunch (      ).
My ( grandfather )(  is   )( eating / having  ) lunch ( now ).
(7)私はセロリが好きではありません。あなたはどうですか?
I (    )(   ) celery. (    )(   ) you?
I ( don't  )( like ) celery. ( How )( about ) you?
(8)私は、今、近所の本屋に行って来たところです。
I (    )(     )(     )(     ) the nearby bookstore.
I ( have  )( just  )( been  )(  to  ) the nearby bookstore.
(9)あなたのお父さんは、昨夜、そこへ行きましたか?
(     ) your father (     )(     )(     ) night?
(  Did  ) your father (  go  )( there  )(  last  ) night?
(10)私は、去年、3日間その町に滞在した。
I (     )(     ) the town (     ) three (     ) last year.
I ( stayed )(  in / at  ) the town (  for  ) three ( days ) last year.
(11)あなたの町では、雨が降っていますか。
(     ) it (     )(     ) your (     )?
(  Is  ) it ( raining )(  in  ) your ( town / city )?
(12)メアリーは2010年からロンドンに住んでいます。
Mary (     )(     )(     ) London (     ) 2010.
Mary ( has )( lived )(  in ) London ( since ) 2010.
(13)次の日曜日、私は、ここでサッカーをします。
I'm (     ) to (     ) soccer (     )(    ) Sunday.
I'm ( going ) to ( play  ) soccer ( here  )( on/this/next ) Sunday.
(14)あなたは、もう宿題をしましたか。はい、しました。
(     ) you (     ) your homework (     )? Yes, I (     ).
( Have ) you ( done/finished ) your homework ( yet )? Yes, I ( have ).
(15)上司が戻って来たときには、すでに私達は仕事を終えていた。
When the boss (     )(    ), we (   )(   ) finished our job.
When the boss ( got / came  )( back  ), we ( had  )( already  ) finished our job.
(16)東京で1964年にオリンピックが開催される3年前から私は東京に住んでいた。
  I (     )(     ) in Tokyo (     ) three years when the
Tokyo Olympics (    ) held in 1964.
 I ( had )(  lived ) in Tokyo ( for ) three years when the
Tokyo Olympics ( were ) held in 1964.
(17)あなたの子ども達は、今、英語の勉強をしているところですか。
(    ) your (    )(    ) English (    )?
( Are ) your ( children )( studying / learning ) English ( now )?
(18)今日の午後、トムとチェスをするんですか。
(    ) you going (    ) play chess (    ) Tom (    ) afternoon?
( Are ) you going ( to ) play chess ( with ) Tom ( this ) afternoon?
(19)メアリーは、子供の頃、背が高くなかった。
Mary (    )(    )(    ) she (    ) a child.
Mary ( wasn't )( tall )( when ) she ( was ) a child.
(20)私の叔母は、3か月前にシンガポールに行った。
My (    )(    ) to Singapore three (    )(    ).
My ( aunt )( went ) to Singapore three ( months )( ago ).

Just checking the English parts will be appreciated.

Hirashin
 

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Everything looks good.
These are my comments:

Q1.1 Both of these are OK:
The country I visited was China.
China was the country I visited.

Q2.4 Are you watching TV every day?
Is grammatically OK, but has a somewhat different nuance / usage, so it is OK to treat it as an incorrect answer.

Q2.8 just / got / back / from
is also OK, but I don't expect that your students will write that answer.

Q2.10 "stayed AT the town" is unnatural, so I would treat "stayed at" as incorrect. If you taught it to your students as OK, though, you can treat it as correct if you want to.

Q2.14 in the third blank, "already" is also natural, so I would recommend treating it as an acceptable answer.
 

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Thank you for your ongoing help, joadbres.  
Q2.4 Are you watching TV every day?
Is grammatically OK, but has a somewhat different nuance / usage, so it is OK to treat it as an incorrect answer.
OK. I'll treat it as incorrect.
In what case, would "Are you watching TV every day?" have the same nuance as "Are you always watching TV?"?

Q2.8 just / got / back / from
is also OK, but I don't expect that your students will write that answer.
I agree.

Q2.10 "stayed AT the town" is unnatural, so I would treat "stayed at" as incorrect. If you taught it to your students as OK, though, you can treat it as correct if you want to.
OK. I'll treat "stay at the town" as incorrect.

Q2.14 in the third blank, "already" is also natural, so I would recommend treating it as an acceptable answer.
OK. I'll treat "Have you done/finished your homework already?" as a correct answer, too.

Thank you very much, joadbres.
 

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In what case, would "Are you watching TV every day?" have the same nuance as "Are you always watching TV?"?
The two questions "Are you watching TV every day?" and "Are you always watching TV?" DO NOT mean the same thing as each other.

"Do you watch TV every day?" is very natural English, and is the most appropriate translation for the Japanese you provided.
"Are you watching TV every day?" is grammatically fine, but is not a natural translation for the Japanese you provided.

Using google, I found a set of sentences where the "are you watching" version of the question is natural:

"Are you watching television every day? Spending time on Facebook? You could be earning money instead."

Here, the focus is on how a person is choosing to spend his/her time, so this form of the question is appropriate.
 

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Ahh, I see. Thanks for the explanation, joadbres.
 
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