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Well , i have many questions for you , please help me to solve these stuffs :

1. What is the difference between INTERFERE , INTERPOSE and INTERVENE ?

2. in a multiple choice exercise , I 'm confused when doing this sentence :

this ticket ... you to a free meal in our new restaurant .

a. confers b. entitles c. grants d . credits

the key is b . Why not the others ?

3. what is the difference between UNCONVINCING and INCONVINCIBLE ?

4. in a preposition exercise : Nobody seems to be ... control of those children . the key is IN . Why not UNDER . this is a popular preposition I often see next to the word " control"

5. in a tense exercise : It has been raining but it has stopped now . WHY IS HAS BEEN RAINING .i thought that present perfect continuous is used in the case the event is still continuous at the time the person says

6. in a" rewrite sentence so that it remains the same meaning " exercise :

because they had been told what English food is like , they decided not to spend their holiday in England .

rewrite: having been told what ...... WHY DON'T WE BEGIN THE SENTENCE WITH "TOLD" like this : Told what English food is like , they decided ....

7.what does TO BE ON THE PHONE mean ? Does this mean " have the phone " ?

8.the plane is flying ... our heads . What preposition do you think the gap is ? About or Above ? and the plane is flying ... the city . Is that the same preposition?

9. what is the difference between CLASSIC AND CLASSICAL ?

10.Can you tell me how to use the inversion like these ?

No sooner . . . than ; hardly / scarcely ... when ; Not until ; Only when ; Only by ;

do they have the compusory tense along with their structures ? can you give me the example?

11. rewrite the sentence : thank you very much . You brought me these new books

the key is : thank you very much for bringing me these new books .WHY NOT HAVING BROUGHT ?

12. in a correct the mistake exercise : Reading that letter , he understood everything . the mistake is READING . it is said that this mistake can be corrected like this : having read that letter ...

But in another book they have this similar sentence : Opening the letter , she found that it contained a cheque for 1000$ . And they explain that because : one action happening before another , so we have to use Opening , not having opened .WHAT IS RIGHT , WHAT IS WRONG ?

13. THE LAST QUESTION : WATER IS BOILED TO PURIFY but IT HAS TO BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED . pay attention to TO PURIFY and TO BE BELIEVED . Why not to be purified or to believe ? I think that these sentences have the same structure , but why are the tenses different ? Emotion: embarrassed

Thanks for explaining to me . My friends and my teacher did explain those but I don't really understand .
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Briefly (and you will find it wiser, Blueclown, to submit your questions one or two at a time, as members are more willing to answer brief posts):

1-- Interfere is to come between in an antiproductive way (-fere- comes from the Latin for to strike, hit). Interpose is a more objective coming between, usually to add information, etc (-pose- comes from Latin to put). And intervene is coming between usually to solve the contention (-ven- is from the Latin to come).

Don't interfere-- I want to do it myself!
The teacher interrupted the discussion to interpose some ground rules for debate.
The police intervened in the domestic dispute, but no one was arrested.


2-- Simply because tickets confer an entitlement to admission. The other verbs could perhaps be made to work if the sentence/idea were restructured, but in any case the other verbs do not take the preposition to.

3-- The argument given or the speaker was unconvincing; the stubborn listener was unconvincible.

4-- In control of means controlling; under control of means controlled by.

5-- If this is from a grammar exercise, then I think it is a typo-- it should read had been raining.

6-- You could do that, as an alternative here.

7-- On the phone = currently engaged in a telephone call.

8-- About here would mean around, in circles, like a housefly. Some grammarians restrict above to position and over to movement in such a situation (the use is a little more complicated than that, though; see your grammar book).

9-- Please try your dictionary.

10-- No compulsary tense. Hardly had I sat up when the mosquito bit me. Only by studying hard will you pass the test.

11-- Having brought is OK too. It is more formal and somewhat distant, however.

12-- A subtle difference, and both are probably possible in each case. The letter must be entirely read before everything can be understood, but a letter need only be partially opened, or in the process of being opened, when the contents become identifiable.

13-- Both are again possible. The second, however, is a stock phrase: My wife just bought a new hat, and it has to be seen to be believed!

Thank you for spending time explaining those problems to me . I have more , can you help me ? No need to be mistermicawber . Thanks so much

1.What is the difference between

Since , as , because .? I think they have the same meaning : giving reason .

2. Sorry mister micawber . I did look up the dictionary but it explained the meaning not clearly . Can you help me: the difference between : historic and historical , classic and classical .

3 . what does " to be after " mean?

thanks
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1-- in the role of introducing a reason, the three conjunctions seem essentially synonymous to me:

Since you're hungry, let's eat.
Let's eat, since you're hungry.
As you're hungry, let's eat.
Let's eat, as you're hungry.
Because you're hungry, let's eat.
Let's eat, because you're hungry.


Perhaps another member can offer exceptions. They function otherwise in other meanings, of course.

2-- in simple form:

historical: the adjective for history. This book is a historical romance (= based on history)
historic: significant in history. The Yalta Conference was an historic event, setting the stage for the Cold War of the next 50 years. (= important event)

classical: the adjective for a recognized authority or period of history. Classical Greece culminated in the Golden Age of Pericles.
classic: of the highest quality or following a model of excellence. The Model T is a classic automobile.

3-- You had better give us a sentence of context. Probably: To be after , to be in pursuit of in order to reach or get; as, he is after her money.
Thank you , and here is another question : Do you know the difference between PERMIT and ALLOW , AGREE and ACCEPT ?
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It is better to post new questions in a new thread, Blueclown-- you will get faster responses. This thread started over a year ago.