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Pop Questions 2009

When I arrive, they will have eaten dinner.

When I arrive, they will have eaten dinner.

Solution - lightbulb 6 Dec 2009   FunnerMore / -er 
This video game is funner than ever!

This video game is funner than ever!

During this recession, less people are able to give to community food programs.

During this recession, less people are able to give to community food program.

On my tour, there were forty people, most of who were Italian

On my tour, there were forty people, most of who were Italian.

Solution - lightbulb15 Nov 2009 TortoiseMixed Tenses  (conditionals)
If you had told me how old the tortoise is, I wouldn't have believed you.

If you had told me how old the tortoise is, I wouldn't have believed you.

Solution - lightbulb8 Nov 2009 RainPres-Future Real
If it will rain next Monday, we will postpone our game

If it will rain next Monday, we will postpone our game.

Breaking news: a broken cable stops evening traffic on the Bay Bridge.

Breaking news: a broken cable stops evening traffic on the Bay Bridge.

Michelle Obama demonstrating her hula hooping skills on the White House lawn.

Michelle Obama demonstrating her hula hooping skills on the White House lawn.

The number of people who are unemployed in my country is very bad.

The number of people who are unemployed in my country is very bad.

Solution - lightbulb11 Oct 2009    Stood —   Special Verbs (before -ing)
A flightless heron stood dry its wings in the sun.

A flightless cormorant stood dry its wings in the sun

The marine iguana that eats algae in the sea is only found in the Galapagos Islands.

The marine iguana that eats algae in the sea is only found in the Galapagos Islands.

Solution - lightbulb20 Sep 2009 / 8 May 2011  StronglyStative Verbs
I feel stongly about this issue.

I feel stongly about this issue.

Solution - lightbulb13 Sep 2009   On - InPrepositions - On vs. In
The mayor promised to fix all the potholes on the streets of  San Francisco.

The mayor promised to fix all the potholes on the streets of San Francisco.

Solution - lightbulb6 Sep 2009   DuringDuring / In 
Work on the Bay Bridge is lasting during the four-day Labor Day holiday.

Work on the Bay Bridge is lasting during the four-day Labor Day holiday.

Solution - lightbulb30 Aug 2009   But / though —  Though
Brian wanted to attend a job fair (but / though) the line wrapped around the block.

Brian wanted to attend a job fair (but / though) the line wrapped around the block.

Solution - lightbulb23 Aug 2009   Because  —    Because / Because of 
Because of they were holding a street fair, the main street was closed to traffic.

Because of they were holding a street fair, the main street was closed to traffic.

Solution - lightbulb 16 Aug 2009 So-that —    So..that
The Perseid meteor shower was so beautiful display that it lit up the sky.

The Perseid meteor shower was so beautiful display that it lit up the sky.

I wonder if I can get cell phone reception here.

I wonder if I can get cell phone reception here.

3 hours boat trip

3 hours boat trip

Solution - lightbulb26 Jul 2009   Meats —   Agreement - Count-Noncount
Please don't disturb the meats!

Please don't disturb the meats!

(sign on a butcher shop window)

Solution - lightbulb19 Jul 2009    Parthenon  —   Agreement - Quantity Phrases
Each of the Parthenon sculptures are displayed in the new Acropolis Museum. Most of the original pieces are still in the British Museum.

Each of the Parthenon sculptures are displayed in the new Acropolis Museum. Most of the original pieces are still in the British Museum.

Solution - lightbulb15 Jul 2009   Fishes —    Plurals-varieties , Many (in affirmative sentences) 
We saw many fishes at the market.

We saw many fishes at the market.

Solution - lightbulb31 May 2009   WhateverWh-ever   (Whoever, Whatever, Whenever, etc.)
Whatever is the reason, they painted a window on the wall of their house.

Whatever is the reason, they painted a window on the wall of their house.

Solution - lightbulb 24 May 2009   Not only —   Both   and   (paired conjunctions)
Not only the Grand Canyon is deep but also is wide.

Not only the Grand Canyon is deep but also is wide.

Solution - lightbulb17 May 2009   Pitted  —   Participial Adj 2   (Ongoing vs. Completed States)
We bought some pitted olives.

We bought some pitted olives.

Solution - lightbulb10 May 2009 – Mothers  —   For example |   complex agreement  ,   Mother's Day Wikipedia
Mothers Day like Fathers Day are celebrated on different days throughout the world.

Mothers Day like Fathers Day are celebrated on different days throughout the world.

Swine have got nothing to do with the flu.

Swine have got nothing to do with the flu

Solution - lightbulb26 Apr 2009   Having —  sensory states- possession
My puppy has six months. Here she is having a ball.

My puppy has six months. Here she is having a ball.

Solution - lightbulb19 Apr 2009   Liking  — sensory statesmental states
How is your food tasting? Are you liking it?

How is your food tasting? Are you liking it?

The London Bridge which it was in England is now in Arizona.

The London Bridge which it was in England is now in Arizona

Solution - lightbulb3 Aprr 2009 Like Like-As
He was going like I'm so out of here.

He was going like I'm so out of here.

Solution - lightbulb29 Mar 2009   Be used to  — Used to vs. be used to
We are used to go camping every spring.

We are used to go camping every spring.

I am looking forward to work with you on rebuilding our infrastructure.

I am looking forward to work with you on rebuilding our infrastructure.

Solution - lightbulb15 Mar 2009   Shorter than  — Comparisons
Eleni and Maria are a bit shorter than me.

Eleni and Maria are a bit shorter than me.

Do you mind me smoking here?

Do you mind me smoking here?

Solution - lightbulb1 Mar 2009    Parrots  — Word Form Exceptions 
The parrots flew right over the lake.

The parrots flew right over the lake.

Solution - lightbulb22 Feb 2009   For me  —  Double object pronouns 
I'm really starting to see what it would be like for her and I.

I'm really starting to see what it would be like for her and I.

Solution - lightbulb15 Feb 2009   Idol Talk   —  Phrasal verbs 
What did you think off the last guy?

What did you think off the last guy.

Solution - lightbulb8 Feb 2009  Got cut  —  Get expressions
What got cut from the stimulus bill?

What got cut from the stimulus bill?

Solution - lightbulb1 Feb 2009   Purple Tunnel  —  Adverb – placePreps –place 
I don't know where we are going to.

I don't know where we are going to.

I do solemnly swear that I will execute ... faithfully the office of president of the United States faithfully ...

I do solemnly swear that I will execute… faithfully the office of president of the United States faithfully…

Solution - lightbulb19 Jan 2009   Hudson  —  Hypothetical pastParticiple forms 
If the pilot hadn't flew the plane down like a glider, it would of crashed into Manhattan.

If the pilot hadn't flew the plane down like a glider, it would of crashed into Manhattan.

Solution - lightbulb11 Jan 2009  Commands   —  Sit-SetLie-Lay   (expressions)
Sit! Lay down! Stay!

Sit! Lay down! Stay!

Solution - lightbulb4 Jan 2009  Its  —  Possessive - ItsCommas,  Hyphens
The appeal of Tesla's Model S lies in its lithium ion powered baterry pack and its sexy sport car design.

The appeal of Tesla's Model S lies in its lithium ion powered baterry pack and its sexy sport car design.