1/Please tell me what is the difference in meaning between:
a/ Painting and picture.
(in: A collection of paintings by American artists.
A collection of pictures by American artists.)
b/ Useful and thankful.
(in: “Sorry, I can’t be more helpful/ useful” and "a useful/ helpful book.
Sorry, I can’t be more helpful/ useful)
c/ Invoice and bill.
(in: give me an invoice/bill).
d/ Booking and reservation. (in hotel).
e/ Check into and register (at the airport, at the hotel)
f/Hooby and pastime.
g/Greenhouse and hothouse.
h/ The correct time and the exact time.
i/ Shop, store, supermarket, shopping mall and department store.
(for this, you only make : shop<store<…)
j/ System of distribution and distribution system.
k/Friendship world and world of friendship.
l/ Regularly and regulary.
m/ Teaching staff and a teaching staff.
2/ “Drive” is used with a bike, a car, a lorry, a pedicab.…(any vehicles) or only with a car?
3/ When writing in words and reading the fraction “3/2”, how do you day? “three-second” is right?
4/Please choose “in” or “at”. What is the difference between them in these sentences or the same meaning?
a/ He is proficient in/at these applications.
b/ He is proficient in/at several languages.
c/ he is proficient in/at his job.
5/ Please fix the mistake(s).
a/ It has a 800-strong workforce.
b/ It has over 800-strong workforce.
6/ What is the difference between “fix the mistake” and “fix the mistakes”?
7/ What is the difference between “it” and “that”? (Ex: I believe it , I believed that).
8/ What is the difference between “likely”, “probable” and “maybe”? Same meaning or not?
(in: Tickets is likely to be expensive.
Tickets is probable to be expensive.
Tickets is maybe to be expensive.)
9/What is the difference between “check in (at…)” and “check into”. Same meaning or not?
(in : Please check in (at counter A) at leat an hour before departure).
Please write again this sentence with “check into”).