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Pop Questions 2012

Solution - lightbulb9 Dec 2012  Use (to) –  Past Habits   Used / (be) used to
Didn't you used to play with these when you were young?

Didn't you used to play with these when you were young?

I am agree with you on this matter.

I go to the gas station such a small amount that I forget how to put gas in the gas tank.

Solution - lightbulb11 Nov 2012  Agree –  Verb + Prep List
I am agree with you on this matter.

I am agree with you with this matter.

Solution - lightbulb28 Oct 2012  Embarrass –  Ashamed/ Embarrassed
I feel so embarrassing for lying.

I feel so embarrassing for lying.

Solution - lightbulb21 Oct 2012  Ourselves –  Reflexive Pronouns
I took a picture ourselves with my phone camera.

I took a picture ourselves with my phone camera.

Solution - lightbulb14 Oct 2012  Let's –  Let's
Let's go to the 1:30 matinée. Let's don't.

Let's go to the 1:30 matinée.
No, let's don't.

Solution - lightbulb7 Oct 2012  Notice –  Said Synonyms
Unfortunately, you hadn't noticed me about this problem before I moved in.

Unfortunately, you hadn't noticed me about this problem before I moved in. (There is no heating.)

Solution - lightbulb30 Sep 2012 Comparative –  More /-er
I was taking a longer time to finish the test because the teacher was looking over my shoulder to see what was I writing

I was taking a longer time to finish the test because the teacher was looking over my shoulder to see what was I writing.

Solution - lightbulb23 Sep 2012 Suspicious Quotes –  Quotes
Made "fresh" in-store

Made "fresh" in-store

People want to pay less taxes

The more they destruction, the longer recovery.

Solution - lightbulb9 Sep 2012 Taxes –  Fewer / Less
People want to pay less taxes

People want to pay less taxes.

Good grammar is extremely important in the work place, I mean like if we don’t bother to learn to speak our own language efficiently, how will we carry out other tasks that come our way?

Good grammar is extremely important in the work place, I mean like if we don’t bother to learn to speak our own language efficiently, how will we carry out other tasks that come our way?

Solution - lightbulb26 Aug 2012 Besides – Besides /  Except
He told me everything besides the truth.

He told me everything besides the truth.

Solution - lightbulb11 Aug 2012 Citing Source – Plagiarism
Laws banning the carrying of concealed weapons were passed in Kentucky and Louisiana in 1813, and other states soon followed

Laws banning the carrying of concealed weapons were passed in Kentucky and Louisiana in 1813, and other states soon followed: Indiana (1820), Tennessee and Virginia (1838), Alabama (1839), and Ohio (1859).

Solution - lightbulb05 Aug 2012 Him and her – Double Pronouns
I think that him and her should come with me and my friends.

I think that him and her should come with me and my friends.

Solution - lightbulb22 July 2012 DeepAdverbs for Degree, Adj Complements (result)
You can leave the luggage with your responsibility.

Perhaps, he is hiding something deep in his past.

You can leave the luggage with your responsibility.

You can leave the luggage with your responsibility.

Solution - lightbulb24 June 2012   The CoupleNouns w/ ModifiersComma Uses
Marnello Café is operated by Anna and George. The couple, an Italian woman married to a Greek man, are delightful, the service is excellent.

Marnello Café is operated by Anna and George. The couple, an Italian woman married to a Greek man, are delightful, the service is excellent.

Solution - lightbulb10 June 2012   StudyTransitive/ Intransitive
Angela studies her lessons hard.

Angela studies her lessons hard.

Not only did we get up early, but also we take a walk.

Not only did we get up early, but also we take a walk.

Solution - lightbulb20 May 2012   Another thing / think comingAnother (one more)
If you think you can just come in and take over, then you have another thing coming.

If you think you can just come in and take over, then you have another thing coming.

If you won't try grilled octopus, you won't know what you are missing.

If you won't try grilled octopus, you won't know what you are missing.

We could have took a trolley this morning, but we took a bus instead.

We could have took a trolley this morning, but we took a bus instead.

Solution - lightbulb22 Apr 2012   I wish I'd –  WishesWish Agreement, Past Perfect
I wished I'd of seen these plans before we started working on that section.

I wished I'd of seen these plans before we started working on that section.

Solution - lightbulb22 Apr 2012   Including –  Listing examplesBulleted Lists
Our group uses several strategies to improve collaboration including problem-solving, improvisation, roleplaying.

Our group uses several strategies to improve collaboration including problem-solving, improvisation, roleplaying.

There's a couple ways to solve this problem.

There's a couple ways to solve this problem.

We have, can, and will improve students' reading skills.

We have, can, and will improve students' reading skills.

He shouted that hey here it is.

He shouted that hey here it is.

Solution - lightbulb18 Mar 2012   Rather unique   Adv for Degree
She's a rather unique singer.

She's a rather unique singer.

Can I get a diet Coke with a slice of lime?

"Would you like something to drink?"
"Yes, can I get a diet Coke >with a slice of lime?"

Solution - lightbulb25 Feb 2012   News   It/This Reference, Irreg Nouns
These are exciting news!  Engineers are designing an electric car with a light-weight bamboo body.

These are exciting news!  Engineers are designing an electric car with a light-weight bamboo body.

Solution - lightbulb25 Feb 2012   Will be   Present Progressive
"We'd like a room until Sunday." "Will you leave on Sunday or Monday?"

"We'd like a room until Sunday."
"Will you leave on Sunday or Monday?"

Solution - lightbulb19 Feb 2012   Not Because   Comma w/ because
She did not buy a new phone because she already had one.

She did not buy a new phone because she already had one.

For people like you and I who might get Alzheimer's disease, this research offers hope.

For people like you and I who might get Alzheimer's disease, this research offers hope.

Solution - lightbulb5 Feb 2012   Lose    Loose / Lose
Sophie is loosing a tooth.

Sophie is loosing a tooth.

man thinking

It was occurred to me that they might change their minds at the last minute.

Solution - lightbulb22 Jan 2012   Cattle     Irreg Agreement
He has five cattle in the field.

He has five cattle in the field.

Solution - lightbulb15 Jan 2012   So   Discourse Markers
So we think they may mean the group we are marketing to is younger than we think.

Q: What do these statistics indicate?
A: So we think they may mean the group we are marketing to is younger than we think.

The reason we can't hire you is because we don't have enough work.

The reason we can't hire you is because we don't have enough work.

My wish is I can find a job in 2012.

My wish is I can find a job in 2012.