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by Stevenloan
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Graduate compositions
Replies: 18
Views: 1482

Graduate compositions

- These days at some universities in my country, some bad university instructors threaten if female students don't have sex with them, they will fail female students' graduate compositions. These instructors deserve a one year teaching suspension. - Do these sentences sound natural enough? (What I m...
by Stevenloan
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Motivation
Replies: 12
Views: 955

Re: Motivation

Dear Edwin and other members!

- Are there other versions that I can use "motivation"?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Motivation
Replies: 12
Views: 955

Motivation

1. James was a very lazy employee but now he's a very hardworking employee. This really surprises his boss because he doesn't know what motivation made him change. 2. Developing countries's brain drain is flowing to rich countries. This is an alarming issue. - Do these two sentences sound natural en...
by Stevenloan
Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:35 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Prepaid package
Replies: 7
Views: 895

Re: Prepaid package

.. Steve sentence 1 is okay except you need to put the article in >> "I just had the internet installed at home" .. in the second case the first bit is ok, i.e. you do talk about a "A pre-paid internet package" .. however the second part is not correct .. you do hear of a pay-for-use package, a pay...
by Stevenloan
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Confine
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Re: Confine

- Erik and Allen! Some parents in my country really confine their children in a room when the chilren make big mistakes or are so naughty. This is the truth. Has this kind of punishment ever happened where you live now and in the UK before? :)

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Inherit
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Inherit

- John is very smart, maybe he inherits intelligence from his parents or due to heredity. In this situation, I may say like this, right?

1. John is so clever. He probably inherits intelligence from his parents. And maybe this is due to a hereditary trait.

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Confine
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Confine

- When my teenage son bullies his friends and always comes home late after midnight, I want to lock him inside his room in order for him to think carefully about what he has done and not to repeat those mistakes. In this situation, I might say like this, right? "These days my teenage son bullies his...
by Stevenloan
Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Avoid huge mistakes
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Avoid huge mistakes

- Nowadays teenagers are very cursory in their thinking, that's why they often make big mistakes. In this situation, I might say one of these, right? 1. Today teenagers think very shallowly, that's why they often make huge mistakes. 2. Today teenagers think very superficially, that's why it's diffic...
by Stevenloan
Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:21 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Stand and Endure
Replies: 13
Views: 1368

Re: Stand and Endure

There is a difference between strictness and cruelty. This brother is a cruel sadist who is guilty of child abuse. No 5-year-old deserves to be tortured like that, however 'naughty' they may have been. If you are describing a real situation, Steven, you owe it to the unfortunate child in question t...
by Stevenloan
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Refuse to be
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Refuse to be

- These questions may sound kind of silly but I just would like to know if they sound natural in spoken English :) These are just some examples, not real. In this situation, I'm a teacher in a high school. 1. My principal's son said that if I refused to be his girlfriend, he would tell his father to...
by Stevenloan
Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:16 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Attar of roses
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Attar of roses

"Betty loves to relax/loves relaxing by attar of roses in the bathtub because this makes her forget about the fatigue, pressure and stresses after a hard working day."

- Does this sound natural enough, native speakers? :)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Prepaid package
Replies: 7
Views: 895

Prepaid package

- I have two questions here: 1. An employee from an Internet provider just came to my house and installed Internet for me. In this situation, I might say this, right? "I just had internet installed at home" 2. Usually Internet providers have two packages for customers, you can pay in advance or pay ...
by Stevenloan
Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Tub bath and shower
Replies: 1
Views: 1191

Tub bath and shower

- Sarah prefers taking a shower to taking a tub bath because when she takes a shower, the water from the shower sprays to her body and she feels more comfortable and relaxing, meanwhile when she takes a tub bath, she has to use a lot of water, it's too wasteful. In this situation, I might say like t...
by Stevenloan
Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Lighter punishment
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

Lighter punishment

- In my opinion, applying capital punishment to a criminal is more severe than injecting poison into a criminal. In this situation, I might say these, right? 1. The police should inject poison into a criminal because it's lighter than capital punishment. 2. Instead of capital punishment, the police ...
by Stevenloan
Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Forced Marriage
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Forced Marriage

- My best friend is getting married to a girl named Kathy next month. I want to ask him if he marries her spontaneously or forced by his parents or someone. I might say these, right? ( In my country parents can force their children to marry someone they like, this is the truth :) but like I said, yo...