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by HANGNAM
Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: If she continues like that
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

If she continues like that

- My friend is very lazy, every morning she often sleeps in / sleeps late until 9 am and gets up. I'm absolutey sure that she won't have a bright future if she continues like that.

- Are these sentences ok to say? :)

Thanks very much!

HANGNAM
by HANGNAM
Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:53 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Out of shape
Replies: 1
Views: 900

Out of shape

Nick: What are you up to?
Kevin: I'm exercising. I'm so out of shape.

- "What are you up to?" here means "What are you doing?", right? And "I'm so out of shape" means "I don't feel very well", right? :)

Thanks a million!

HANGNAM
by HANGNAM
Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Sounds like a plan
Replies: 21
Views: 11722

Sounds like a plan

Mark: The only reason I want to see this movie is I have seen the previous five. Betty: True. Ok. Let's see it this Saturday. Mark: How about we hook up for lunch at 12, and then go see it afterwards. Betty: Sounds like a plan. Let's meet in front of ABC bookstore at 12. - In my opinion I think "How...
by HANGNAM
Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:56 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Have a plaster cast
Replies: 4
Views: 1581

Have a plaster cast

Jeany: Have you ever been injured and had to have a plaster cast for many days?

Ricky: No, never before in my life.

- Are these sentences natural?

Thanks a million!

HANGNAM
by HANGNAM
Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:14 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: To stargaze
Replies: 4
Views: 1208

To stargaze

- He wants to please his wife by not gambling anymore and by taking her up to the mountain to stargaze on weekends.

- Is this sentence natural? :)

Thanks a million!

HANGNAM
by HANGNAM
Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: go to the park to exercise
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

go to the park to exercise

- She doesn't even have enough time to sleep, let alone go to the park to exercise in the morning.

- Is this sentence natural?

Thanks a million!

HANGNAM
by HANGNAM
Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Opinion about
Replies: 3
Views: 1159

Opinion about

Kitty: What do you think of John?
Lindy: He's very generous and kind.

- Instead of saying like Kitty, coud I say these? :)

"What do you think about John?"
"What kind of person is John?"
"What sort of person is John?"
"What's your opinion about John?"

Thanks a million!

HANGNAM
by HANGNAM
Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: associate or contact
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

associate or contact

- You shouldn't associate or contact with him. Because he's considered to be the most wily and the worst in this company.

- Are these sentences natural? :)

Thanks a million!

HANGNAM
by HANGNAM
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: You better get going
Replies: 1
Views: 1039

You better get going

Steven: I have to buy some presents for my parents now. Rose: What's the occasion? Steven: It's their anniversary. Rose: That's great! You better get going. You don't want to be late. - I think "You'd better get going" is much better, right? and BTW, can I say "You'd better take off" instead of "You...
by HANGNAM
Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Meeting up with
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Meeting up with

Paul: What are you doing here?
Kevin: I'm meeting up with a friend here.

- Why does Kevin use "meeting up with" here? Why doesn't he say "meeting with" or "meeting"? :)

Thanks a million!

HANGNAM
by HANGNAM
Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Come to a point
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Come to a point

- I think it's a great idea that you have decided to do this in your career. I am very glad that you have come to a point in your life where you want a change. I think changing into the healthcare division is an excellent idea. - What does "you have come to a point in your life" mean? :) Thanks a mi...
by HANGNAM
Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Sometime vs sometimes
Replies: 5
Views: 2990

Sometime vs sometimes

Rose: You should get together for lunch sometime.
Steven: Yeah! That would be great.

- Why don't we use "sometimes" instead of using "sometime" here?

Thanks a million!

HANGNAM
by HANGNAM
Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: I'm running a bit late
Replies: 1
Views: 5048

I'm running a bit late

Steven: I come here just about every day. I'm surprised I haven't seen you here before. Do you come here often? Kate: I come here almost every day,too. But usually earlier than now. I'm running a bit late this morning. - What does "I'm running a bit late" mean? and why do we use the present continuo...
by HANGNAM
Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: It doesn't work
Replies: 8
Views: 1256

It doesn't work

- Who's been interfering with the flashlight? It gives no more light.

- Instead of "It gives no more light", can I say "It doesn't work anymore"? :)

Thanks a million!

HANGNAM
by HANGNAM
Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Work on my tan
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

Work on my tan

Linda: Do you like swimming?
Rusty: Sometimes. But I prefer to lounge around the pool and work on my tan.

- What do "lounge around the pool" and "work on my tan" mean in this situation?

Thanks a million!

HANGNAM