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by Stevenloan
Mon May 02, 2022 5:45 am
Forum: Welcome to the Clubhouse
Topic: Closure of the Wordwizard site
Replies: 30
Views: 40748

Re: Closure of the Wordwizard site

Erik: Actually, I have been a translator and interpreter for a firm for quite a few years. Thanks a lot for your compliment regarding my command of nuances of English. I would also like to learn more about other aspects of English apart from translating and interpreting. The mastery of academic Engl...
by Stevenloan
Sun May 01, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: Welcome to the Clubhouse
Topic: Closure of the Wordwizard site
Replies: 30
Views: 40748

Re: Closure of the Wordwizard site

Dear Phil White, Erik Kowal, Bobinwales, trolley, tony h, Wizard of Oz , BonnieL, Ken and other native speakers! I would like to thank you all so much for your answers for the past 11 years. I really appreciate your help. It is such a shame that this forum must come to an end. In addition, I am so s...
by Stevenloan
Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:02 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Recorder
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Recorder

A and B have just watched a cooking video regarding hot cross buns. A: In the US. As soon as I hear Hot Cross Buns, I start to twitch in fear some child is about to play their recorder. B: One a penny, two a penny hot cross buns. - What does person A mean when he says "play their recorder" in this c...
by Stevenloan
Sat Apr 09, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Memento
Replies: 5
Views: 1870

Re: Memento

tony h and Erik : Thanks so much for the additional information. Have a nice weekend.

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun Apr 03, 2022 4:54 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Memento
Replies: 5
Views: 1870

Re: Memento

Erik : Thanks a lot for your answer. It really helps. Have a fantastic weekend.

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Memento
Replies: 5
Views: 1870

Memento

A: You have used this car for over 20 years. Why don't you sell it and buy a new one? B: I'll never ever sell it. I bought it with my first salary. I will keep it as a memento / keepsake. - Hi guys! Do the two sentences " I will keep it as a memento " and " I will keep it as a keepsake " sound comp...
by Stevenloan
Mon Mar 07, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Same age
Replies: 2
Views: 2514

Re: Same age

Bob : Thanks a million for your answer. Have a good day.

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun Mar 06, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Same age
Replies: 2
Views: 2514

Same age

Grandson: How old was my mother in this photo? Grandma: About the same age that you are now. - Hi guys! " Around the same age as you are now " and " About your age now " natural alternatives to " About the same age that you are now " in this short context? Your answers will be highly appreciated. S...
by Stevenloan
Sun Feb 20, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Scooter
Replies: 5
Views: 4692

Re: Scooter

trolley and Bob : Thanks so much for your answers. Enjoy your weekend.

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sat Feb 19, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Scooter
Replies: 5
Views: 4692

Re: Scooter

tony h : Thanks very much for your help. Have a nice weekend.

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Feb 17, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Scooter
Replies: 5
Views: 4692

Scooter

My colleague: How do you get to work? Me: I frequently get to work by scooter . - Hi guys! What I mean by " scooter " here is "a motorcycle with an underbone or step-through frame and a platform for the rider's feet, emphasizing comfort and fuel economy." not "a child's vehicle with two or three sm...
by Stevenloan
Thu Jan 27, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Every ring of
Replies: 5
Views: 5444

Re: Every ring of

trolley : Thanks for your input. Have a good day.

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:16 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Every ring of
Replies: 5
Views: 5444

Re: Every ring of

Erik and tony h : Thank you both so much for your help. I really appreciate it. Have a nice day.

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Every ring of
Replies: 5
Views: 5444

Every ring of

A: God is bigger than whatever it is you're facing. B: My mom is terminally ill. My heart stops with every ring of my phone . This just might be what breaks me. I have no idea how I'm going to walk my path without her. - What does "My heart stops with every ring of my phone." mean in this short con...
by Stevenloan
Fri Dec 17, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Y'all
Replies: 4
Views: 4591

Re: Y'all

BonnieL and tony h : Thank you both so much for your help. Have a nice day.

StevenLoan