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Hello teachers,

Could someone explain the followings, please?

1. What happened to these flowers? OR What happened with these flowers? (I can see they are all dead.)

2. I didn't want to go to the cinema with them last night because ... OR I didn't want to go with them to the cinema last night because ... (What is the correct position of the underlined part?)

3. What's the difference between 'to repair / to fix / to mend sg'? Can I use them interchangeably or is there anything that determines which one to be used? A noun category or anything?

And finally, do the sentences below mean exactly the same?

Jack looks as if he is very tired.
Jack seems to be very tired. / Jack looks very tired.

Thanks a lot.

Regards,

Henry
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Henryh1. What happened to these flowers? OR What happened with these flowers? (I can see they are all dead.)
Very generally both mean the same thing. In certain contexts I suppose there could be a slight difference. In your example (the flowers are dead) if you said "with" you could be implying that someone took action to kill them but saying "to" implies only that something (unknown) killed them.
Henryh2. I didn't want to go to the cinema with them last night because ... OR I didn't want to go with them to the cinema last night because ... (What is the correct position of the underlined part?)
Both mean the same with the first being most common.
Henryh3. What's the difference between 'to repair / to fix / to mend sg'? Can I use them interchangeably or is there anything that determines which one to be used? A noun category or anything?
There is no real difference but you won't find many speakers of AmE using "mend" in this context, it's mostly a BrE usage as far as I know.
HenryhJack looks as if he is very tired.
Jack seems to be very tired. / Jack looks very tired.
Again, no real difference.
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Thank you for your explanation.