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    2. There are three words you can use. Mandatory, compulsory and obligatory. They all have the same meaning, but are used in different situations. Mandatory is the least formal of them and can be used whenever needed. Compulsory is a little less common, but can still be used as needed. Obligatory, however, is more of formal synonym to the other two and is hardly used, but it does have another meaning. It could mean something that isn’t required but is so common that it might seem overused.

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    2. Compulsory comes from compel - which means ‘to make something happen’. Mandatory comes from mandate - which means ‘to say something should happen’. To me, they mean the same thing though.

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    2. They’re synonyms and both mean that something is required either by law or by rules. They do however differ slightly. Mandatory is generally used when you’re ‘binding’ the doer to the work while Compulsory is used when something is ‘essential’ and is enforced immediately. Examples: It’s mandatory to fill out all the information on the application. (The application can only be submitted/accepted if everything is filled out by the applicant) Wearing the uniform is compulsory. (Wearing a uniform is essential.) They also are different in terms of reference and context. Mandatory often refers to conditions while compulsory refers to things/requirements. Compulsory is usually used in the education, business, and employment fields while mandatory is often used in law.

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    2. It's a very beautifully-written essay. I have some suggestions below: "Secondly, homework helps us to work consciously with the new theory and save it in our long-term memory."-> save it into our "Thirdly, doing some practice at home help us to find some difficulties and misunderstandings in new material, thus we can stop a gap. In addition, homework can make us ready to acquire information for our future lessons."-> Thirdly, doing some practices at home help us to discover some difficult concepts and misconceptions in the new materials, hence filling up the gap. In addition, homework can make us ready to acquire new information for our future lessons. "Although I cannot always agree with them, I am sure that too much homework is bad for our heath and mood, but anyway revising the information at home is very important." -> "heath" should be "health", and it is not advisable to use "anyway" in essay writing as it is more colloquially used so you may want to remove that. Lastly, I find that "mandatory" is a better word to use as compared to "obligatory" in this context here.

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    2. " . . . following three reasons: development of economy, company's performance, and elderly people's longevity. First of all, the number of young people nowadays -- particularly children -- is decreasing. This can result in less people working in the future. At this point, unless 60 Year Olds work for the country, the economy won't be better. Secondly, if a company fires old employees and hires new ones, they must train them from scratch. This wastes time and is inefficient, ultimately affecting the company's performance. Third, people who retire have a tough time adjusting to an inactive lifestyle, and this can affect their mental and physical health. A 9 to 5 job is healthier for the elderly, and can possibly contribute to their longevity. In conclusion, a lot of people want to work even after they reach 60 years of age. We must consider their willingness to be active in society."

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    2. Learning English is either compulsory or semi-compulsory and is not predicated on your interest, motivation, or pace of progress. On the other hand, piano lessons, tea ceremony or flower arrangement classes can be started, continued and quit (at will・at your own discretion). Therefore, the fact that you have continued them for ten or more years might serve as an indication that your skill has fairly improved. Were you not progressing, or if you had lost your interest somewhere along the way, you would have quit long ago. 少し意訳的なところもあるので、お許しください。

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    2. have to / must I have to pass this exam to graduate.

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    2. I think "Syntax" should be a mandatory subject in English education. compulsory는 많이 안 써서 mandatory 더 좋을거 같아요!

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    2. The Japanese goverment announced their plan that computer programming will be mandatory for elementary school children beginning in 2020. I’d like to talk about why early education in programming is needed. The first point is lack of workforce. According to the government announcement, it’s expected that there will be a shortage of about 780,000 IT workers in 2030. In order to develop IT human resources, it’s essential to improve computer and programming skills earlier in school. The second point is Japan’s position relative to that of foreign countries. There are some countries which are moving ahead of Japan in their programming education. To give an example, in the UK, programming is mandatory during compulsory education from ages 5 to 16. Some other countries are also getting ahead of Japan in their programming education. So, based on the examples of these other countries, Japan should encourage these skills earlier as well.

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