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1.John didn’t study hard. It’s no wonder that he failed the test.
John didn’t study hard. It’s a wonder that he aced the test.

(1.)Does the second one imply that John didn’t study hard, but he scored high on the test?

(2.) What can be taken in place of “It’s no wonder”?  “It’s not surprising” or “I am not surprised”?


2.I am going to do a little reading in the tub. It’s very relaxing.

(1.) Does it mean the same if I say “It’s very comfortable”?

One part is down, but the other part is not out.

(2.)What could the sentence refer to? (I can’t find its meaning online)


3.
M: Which floor do you want?
W: I am getting off on the same floor as you.

(1.) What is another way to say “I am getting off on the same floor as you”?  “I am going down to the same floor as you”?

Do you know how to put a worm on a hook?

(2.)In the sentence, may I say also, “put a worm through a hook” or “hook a worm”?



4.I hope you can fix the leaky pipe.

(1.) What is the difference if say “leaking pipe”?

You should always stretch before exercising.

(2.) Does it mean the same if I replace “stretch” with “warm up”?


5.Put your hands on your hips like this.

(1.)    What can be taken in place of “hips”? “bottom” or “butt”?


M: I’ll meet Ken for lunch today. Do you want to join us?
W: I would like to, but I have to work. Please send him my regards.

(2.)   What is another way to say “send him my regards”?  “Say hi for me” or “greet him for me”?

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1.John didn’t study hard. It’s no wonder that he failed the test.
John didn’t study hard. It’s a wonder that he aced the test.

(1.)Does the second one imply that John didn’t study hard, but he scored high on the test? Yes

(2.) What can be taken in place of “It’s no wonder”?  “It’s not surprising” or “I am not surprised”? Either one, but since it's a general statement "It's not surprising".


2.I am going to do a little reading in the tub. It’s very relaxing.

(1.) Does it mean the same if I say “It’s very comfortable”? no

One part is down, but the other part is not out.

(2.)What could the sentence refer to? (I can’t find its meaning online) I honestly have no idea what that can mean. Like I said earlier, it's out of context and it really doesn't sound like anything I can relate to.


3.
M: Which floor do you want?
W: I am getting off on the same floor as you.

(1.) What is another way to say “I am getting off on the same floor as you”?  Same as you.

Do you know how to put a worm on a hook?

(2.)In the sentence, may I say also, “put a worm through a hook” or “hook a worm”?  Yes to "hook a worm", never heard the other expression so I wouldn't use it



4.I hope you can fix the leaky pipe.

(1.) What is the difference if say “leaking pipe”? none

You should always stretch before exercising.

(2.) Does it mean the same if I replace “stretch” with “warm up”? No. Warming up may or may not involve stretching.


5.Put your hands on your hips like this.

(1.)   What can be taken in place of “hips”? “bottom” or “butt”? Nothing. Hips are hips.


M: I’ll meet Ken for lunch today. Do you want to join us?
W: I would like to, but I have to work. Please send him my regards.

(2.)   What is another way to say “send him my regards”?  "Tell him I said hi."  

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