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Pop Questions 2013

We cannot help but admire his courage.

We cannot help but admire his courage.

I know that with the people where I work at the government shut-down hurt them.

I know that with the people where I work at the government shut-down is going to hurt them.

Please hang your breakfast order before retiring on the door handle.

Please hang your breakfast order before retiring on the doorknob. (hotel sign)

Solution - lightbulb20 Oct 2013  (verb) an agreement—  Make / Do   (come to, reach)
Congress reopens the government

Finally, Congress took an agreement to end the 16-day shutdown of the government.

Solution - lightbulb13 Oct 2013  Saw that—  That-clause vs. Gerund (with sensory verbs)
Rice on the ground after a wedding

Which sentence goes with the picture?
We saw a couple getting married.
We saw that a couple had gotten married.

Solution - lightbulb29 Sep 2013  Awful—  Adjective Suffix Pairs
Winning team of America's cup completition

We had an excellent time. It was an awful race!

Solution - lightbulb15 Sep 2013  Many more— Rather than   More than
Many more students wanting to buy textbooks for their classes prefer to buy  them online rather than in a bookstore.

Many more students wanting to buy textbooks for their classes prefer to buy them online rather than in a bookstore.

They walked down the aisle and said I do!

They walked down the aisle and said I do!

Solution - lightbulb18 Aug 2013  Has shippedPresent Perfect   Passive
Your order has shipped!

Your order has shipped!

Solution - lightbulb4 Aug 2013  What he wasWhat-phrase
What he was was not what everyone else thought he was.

What he was was not what everyone else thought he was.

My and Eric’s friendship, we get along well.

My and Eric's friendship, we get along well.

Solution - lightbulb30 June 2013  Get walkingGet Passive
We need to get walking before it gets too hot, or we'll get sun burned.

We need to get walking before it gets too hot, or we'll get sun burned.

We wished him a Happy Fathers Day.

We wished him a Happy Fathers Day.

Look at them kids!  They don't know how good they got it.

Look at them kids!  They don't know how good they got it.

Whom do you think will win the competition?

Whom do you think will win the competition.

Solution - lightbulb28 Apr 2013  BarkingGerund Clause w/Subj 
We hate barking in the middle of the night.

We hate barking in the middle of the night.

Solution - lightbulb14 Apr 2013  The fixNoun Suffixes  
What's the fix for this sentence?

What's the fix for this sentence?

Solution - lightbulb31 March 2013  Perspective —  Deixis
She told me that  I'll text you my answer tonight.

She told me that  I'll text you my answer tonight.

I was suggested the app by a younger friend.

I was suggested this app by a younger friend.

Solution - lightbulb3 March 2013  Comma And —  Comma Series  Comma Comment
And I would like to thank my brothers, Sarah and Mary.

And I would like to thank my brothers, Sarah and Mary.

Solution - lightbulb17 Feb 2013  Amount of —  Quantity Phrases
There was an incredible amount of windows that broke as a result of the meteor's shock wave.

There was an incredible amount of windows that broke as a result of the meteor's shock wave.

Solution - lightbulb3 Feb 2013 These kind of —  These kind
These kind of dogs are lovable.

These kind of dogs are loveable.

Solution - lightbulb20 Jan 2013  Had better —  Had Better      Should / Should have
In the "phone stack" game, you had better not to pick up your phone, or else you'll have to pick up the check for lunch.

In the "phone stack" game, you had better not to pick up your phone, or else you'll have to pick up the check for lunch!

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

If he would have the winning lottery ticket, he would be delighted.