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hirashin

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Dear native English speakers,
would you help me again?

I've made this problem for the final exam.
Does it work?

Question
Choose the most suitable word for each blank  .

1 May I      you to Mr. White?
2 In the summer, strong sunlight and      enter from the windows.
3 I like fruits,      peaches and strawberries.
4 It is      for you to get up early.
5 I      what he said about the accident yesterday.
6 I'm busy now. Don't      too much from me.
7 I didn't study hard, so I got      grades in my exams.
8 You can get a lot of      through the Internet.
9 The king's birthday is a      holiday.
10 I'm      you could come.

ア especially / イ necessary / ウ information / エ expect / オheat
カ doubt / キ national / ク glad / ケ introduce / コ bad


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Dear native English speakers,
would you help me again?

I've made this problem for the final exam.
Does it work?

Question
Choose the most suitable word for each blank  .

1 May I      you to Mr. White?
2 In the summer, strong sunlight and      enter from the windows.
3 I like fruits,      peaches and strawberries.
4 It is      for you to get up early.
5 I      what he said about the accident yesterday.
6 I'm busy now. Don't      too much from me.
7 I didn't study hard, so I got      grades in my exams.
8 You can get a lot of      through the Internet.
9 The king's birthday is a      holiday.
10 I'm      you could come.

ア especially / イ necessary / ウ information / エ expect / オheat
カ doubt / キ national / ク glad / ケ introduce / コ bad


Hirashin
Looks good to me.

1. ケ introduce
2. オheat
3. ア especially
4. イ necessary
5. カ doubt
6. エ expect
7. コ bad
8. ウ information
9. キ national
10. ク glad
 

hirashin

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Thanks for the help, mdchachi and timaki.

I have a question. In which case do you use "fruits"? Do you say "there are many kinds of fruits here"?
 

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Thanks for the help, mdchachi and timaki.

I have a question. In which case do you use "fruits"? Do you say "there are many kinds of fruits here"?
While I agree fruit is more common in this particular case, I think fruits is fine.
You can say I like fruits or I like fruit. It doesn't really matter.
You can say I like fruits and vegetables BUT no one ever says I like fruit and vegetables.
 

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I have a question. In which case do you use "fruits"? Do you say "there are many kinds of fruits here"?
From what I have read online, the word "fruit" is actually two different words. One is a category (like "food") that cannot be used to count things. And then there is a counting version, which is spelled the same, but it can be made plural. This second version can change into "fruits." However, in your sample, you are using the category version (the first version), which is always "fruit."
 

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Thanks for the help, mdchachi and timaki.

You can say I like fruits and vegetables BUT no one ever says I like fruit and vegetables.

Timaki san, do you agree with mdchachi on this?
 

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Timaki san, do you agree with mdchachi on this?
Yes. The phrase "fruits and vegetables" is correct. But keep in mind that "fruit and vegetable" can also be used as a qualifier, as in "fruit and vegetable platter." I don't know why these things are the way they are. Perhaps just tradition, but there could be a complex grammar rule as well.

The word "math" is a good example of how local usage or tradition impacts English words. In America, we use "math" as the short version of "mathematics." But in England, they use "maths" instead. Or at least I have heard it used that way. I don't know the rules surrounding "maths" since I'm not British.
 
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