132 Answered Questions for the topic TOEFL
When is "seems to be" used instead of "seems"?
1. The baby seems happy/comfortable. 2. The baby seems to be happy/comfortable.Are these both correct? If both are correct, what are the differences between them?
Which pronunciation of 'either' is preferred?
I pronounce 'ei' in 'either' like in German (so, like 'I' in English). This is natural for me.But I've heard people pronouncing it as 'eee', so which version is correct? Or maybe both are correct?
Its and "it's" - how to remember?
What is a good mnemonic rule that an English learner can use to remember the difference between **its** (possessive adjective: *a team has started its lunch*) and **it's** (verb: *it's raining*)?
My boss was furious with me and I have been fired vs. "My boss was furious with me and I was fired"?
I have a question and I hope you can help me. I've been learning English for many years but I'm still struggling with the difference between simple past and present perfect.For example this... more
You must wear a suit TO an interview vs "You must wear a suit FOR an interview"?
In the sentence-> You must wear a suit to an interviewshouldn't the **to** be replaced by **for**? Or what's the difference between these two here?
Is there a general rule for Verb + Preposition/Particle idioms, such as "come across"?
Composite verbs are giving me a lot of trouble. In German the syntax is simple; if the composite verb has the moving part, it goes to the end. But in English I've found many forms and I'm not sure... more
I wish to speak WITH a British accent' or 'I wish to speak IN a British accent' - is there a difference?
> I wish to speak **with** a British accent?What is the impact of using **in** instead of **with** in the above sentence?
Is there a rule that prohibits us from using 2 possessives in a row?
An English teacher made a comment on my usage of the phrase, "Our last week's meeting", saying that it should be, "last week's meeting", is there a rule for this?
Michael is a New Zealander or Michael is New Zealander? Article before nationalities?
Do I have to say "Michael is a New Zealander" or can I leave out the indefinite article "a"?
How long should I take to prepare for the Toefl Test and what does it cover?
The Toefl Test is an English proficiency exam that is given in a controlled setting on a computer. It tests your Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing skills at an academic level. The Toefl Test... more
What’s the easiest way to improve your vocabulary over the next nine months by integrating more sentences and words into your daily life?
What happens if my TOEFL score is only 2-3 points lower than the minimum?
I will apply a bachelors programme. Deadline is very close and my scores will be announced one day before the deadline. My TOEFL score is probably 2-3 points lower than the required score. I have... more
To which department code should I send my TOEFL score?
I'm thinking about applying for some US physics graduate programs. In the graduate admission procedure about where to send the TOEFL scores, I've often read the sentence "use the institution code... more