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hirashin

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Hello, native English speakers

I have some more questions.

1 Which sentences would be used?
(a) I got angry at my little brother.
(b) I became angry at my little brother.
(c) I got mad at my little brother.
(d) I became mad at my little brother.

2 Would (a) and (b) have the same meaning?
(a) The gym doesn't look very large.
(b) The gym doesn't appear very large.

3 Would both (a) and (b) be used? If so, how do (a) and (b) differ in meaning?
(a) I belonged to the tennis club/team in junior high school.
(b) In junior high school I belonged to the tennis club/team.

4 Would both be possible to say?
(a) Were you talking with your host family in English during your stay?
(b) Were you talking in English with your host family during your stay?

5 Would all the sentences have the same meaning?
(a) We can't stand this heat.
(b) We can't bear this heat.
(c) We can't put up with this heat.

6 Which would be used?
(a) He closely looks like his mother.
(b) He looks like his mother closely.
(c) He closely resembles his mother.
(d) He resembles his mother closely.
(e) He closely takes after his mother.
(f) He takes after his mother closely.

7 Which sentence would be used?
(a) He is doing volunteer work these days.
(b) He is doing volunteer work nowadays.
(c) He has been doing volunteer work these days.
(d) He has been doing volunteer work nowadays.
(e) He has been doing volunteer work recently.
(f) He has been doing volunteer work lately.
(g) He is involved in volunteer work these days.
(d) He is involved in volunteer work nowadays.
(e) He has been involved in volunteer work these days.
(f) He has been involved in volunteer work nowadays.
(g) He has been involved in volunteer work recently.
(h) He has been involved in volunteer work lately.

8 Is this sentence correct?
While I tried to help him with his math, I got patient he didn't pay attention to me.

9 Which would be used
(a) This train goes downtown.
(b) This train goes to downtown.

10 Would both have the same meaning?
(a) She left for London Last night.
(b) She started for London last night.

11 Would this sentence sound natural?
He was playing video games all weekend.

12 Which would be used?
(a) Ken knows a lot about English.
(b) Ken knows much about English.
(c) Ken doesn't know a lot about English.
(d) Ken doesn't know much about English.
(e) Does Ken know a lot about English?
(f) Does Ken know much about English?

Thanks in advance.
Hirashin
 

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1) A, B, C would be used. 2) Same meaning. 3) Same meaning. B sounds a little odd to me though I would likely say "In junior high school I was a part of the tennis club/team." 4) Yes they both sound long winded though and a little odd. "During your stay did you talk to your host family in English?" sounds more natural. 5)Yes. 6) C. 7) A, B, C, D, E, F, E(2), F(2), G(2), H. You have duplicate letters on this number so I've kept them the same and added a 2 to the second occurrence of a letter. If you need clarification on this please ask. 8) "When I tried to help him with his math, I got impatient because he didn't pay attention to me." Patient doesn't make much sense here because if someone wasn't paying attention to you it's more likely to make you impatient. 9) Both are fine. 10) Yes but second sentence would sound more natural as "She started heading toward London last night." 11) Yes. (certainly not likely healthy though) 12) A, C, D, E, F.
 

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Thanks for the quick reply, OoTmaster. I appreciate it.
As you pointed it out, I mistakenly put the same letters to different sentences. I'm sorry to have troubled you.
 
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Not a problem. I just wanted to make sure you understood my answer correctly.
 
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