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Can I say,

(1) She cleans the carpet with a vacuum cleaner.

(2) They are boarding a bus to town / to the town.

(3) The girl thanked him for the flowers.

(4) She keeps the keys in / into the drawer.

(5) The athlete runs very fast.

(6) He is brushing his teeth before going to bathroom.

(7) The fish has / have many scales.

(8) The room is in a mess.

(9) The horse is jumping over the hurdles.

(10) They played with kittens at the yard.

(11) She is feeling warm in her room.

(12) The pupils cross the road with the overhead bridge.
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You're on a bit of a roll today Vincent... Been drinking a lot of coffee?

(1) She cleans the carpet with a vacuum cleaner. -- OK. However, sentences like this written in the simple present tense tend to feel like exercises in beginners' English rather than real-life examples of the language. In reality you'd rarely say such a thing.

(2) They are boarding a bus to town / to the town. -- OK

(3) The girl thanked him for the flowers. -- OK

(4) She keeps the keys in the drawer.

(5) The athlete runs very fast. -- OK

(6) He is brushing his teeth before going to the bathroom.

(7) Fish have many scales. -- refers to fish in general

The fish has many scales. -- refers to a specific fish (though it could, in a literary style, possibly also mean fish in general)

(8) The room is in a mess. -- OK

(9) The horse is jumping over the hurdles. -- OK

(10) They played with kittens in the yard.

(11) She is feeling warm in her room. -- OK

(12) The pupils cross the road by the overhead bridge.
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I get a few questions about them.
(1) They are boarding a bus to town / to the town.
What is the difference between with "the" and without "the"?
The town is singular I think it should be a town or the town.

(2) She is feeling warm in her room. (right)
how about this?She is feeling angry in her room.

(3) He is brushing his teeth before going to the bathroom.
Does the article"the" in the 3th sentence mean that the bathroom is in his house?
My grammar is not good, I hope to pick my grammar.
Could many anybody please help me?
Many thanks in advance
Can tell me the reason, why do we use "by" instead of "with" ?

1 He cut the paper with scissors. (not "by")

2 The pupils cross the road by the overhead bridge. (why? not "with"?)

P/s: why do we say "in the yard", not "at the yard"?
I also have the same problem like Vincent.
Many thanks in advance
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Thank Vincent, You have asked many questions that I hope to ask.
I like to read your dicussions very much.
Any comment?
Vctory Ong
(1) They are boarding a bus to town / to the town.

What is the difference between with "the" and without "the"?

The town is singular I think it should be a town or the town.


According to the usual rules, "the" ought to be required. For example, you cannot say "to city" or "to village". However, "to town" is a special idiomatic case and is OK. It suggests a familiarity with the town -- for example, it's the town nearest to where someone lives.

"a town" is possible but not very likely. It sounds vague -- as if the destination of the bus is unknown to the travellers and/or the writer.
Vctory Ong
(2) She is feeling warm in her room. (right)

how about this?She is feeling angry in her room.


Fine.
Vctory Ong
(3) He is brushing his teeth before going to the bathroom.

Does the article"the" in the 3th sentence mean that the bathroom is in his house?

The word "the" doesn't have any bearing on whether the bathroom is in his house or in someone else's house. It's purely a grammatical requirement.
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Thanks,
How about changing it into the sentence below?
He is brushing his teeth before going to a bathroom.
I am confused by this type of problem for a long time.
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