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by Stevenloan
Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Wind
Replies: 14
Views: 644

Re: Wind

What do we guys call that? That is a LEADING question, Steven. - Hsargent! Thanks for your help. Allen! What do you mean by "leading question"? As far as I know "leading" has several meanings. Do you mean that's a question from a leader? :) If so, I didn't mean that. I've heard the phrase "you guys...
by Stevenloan
Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Wind
Replies: 14
Views: 644

Re: Wind

Dear members and Allen!

- Thanks for your posts. Allen! Thanks for reminding of Bee-Gees. Their voices usually sound like the wind, but actually their voice is as special as that. The phrase I'm looking for is like the Bee-Gees's voice :) What do you guys call it?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Wind
Replies: 14
Views: 644

Wind

- When someone sings at the highest part of a song but they cannot reach that high, their voice at this time sounds like the wind. What do you call the kind of voice here? Is it "wind voice"? :)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Stop
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Stop

- When I see two best friends of mine fighting and I want to stop them, may I use these phrases?

1. Break it off!
2. Stop it!

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Same page
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Same page

Dear members!

- Can I also use "Are you with them on this/that?" in this case?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Same page
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Same page

A: What did your parents say to you last night? B: They said "Please don't marry someone you don't love, you'll end up divorced" Are you on the same page with them? - Do I use the sentence "Are you on the same page with them?" correctly to mean that "Do you think so, too?" in this situation? Thanks ...
by Stevenloan
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Innate
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Innate

- My colleagues are talking about Jennifer who is my ex-coworker. They criticize and make fun of her because she's lesbian. But I know for sure that she's lesbian right when she is born, so I think they should sympathize and stop making fun of her. In this case, can I use these sentences? 1. Jennife...
by Stevenloan
Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Flying at
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Flying at

Dear Allen!

- People in my corner of the world really use 'karma' in that way :) Thanks for your help in the thread "keep one's mind sound". Nighty night!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Keep one's mind sound
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Keep one's mind sound

- My co-worker and I are having lunch at our company's canteen. He asks me if I want to have a beer with him. I say no because I want to keep myself totally healthy, not drunk at all in order to work well when I get back to work. In this case, can I say these sentences? 1. I want to keep my mind sou...
by Stevenloan
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Flying at
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Flying at

Dear Erik!

- Thanks so much for your help. The alternatives you gave me are awesome :) Sleep well.

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Flying at
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Flying at

A: How did Karma 'teach' your cheating ex spouse/gf/bf? B: My ex has all sorts of bad karma flying at him left and right since I said buh-bye. I mean, like, RAGING karma. Hard to tell which pathetic thing its from really. He is currently, as I type this, on vacation sitting under a palm tree at the ...
by Stevenloan
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Scramble
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Scramble

- My niece and nephew (elementary school) usually fight over toys. In this situation, may I use these sentences?

1. My niece and nephew often scramble for toys with each other.
2. My niece and nephew usually struggle for toys with each other.

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Practice
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Practice

- In my country ungraduated students when they're in their third year, they have to find a company for practicing their major (just some majors) for a short time and get a certificate to show their university in order to be allowed to take the final exam before graduation. In this situation, my frie...
by Stevenloan
Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Loving
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Loving

- My brother's wife is sick. Although she's taken a lot of medicine, she's still sick. In this case, I advise my brother that sometimes diseases cannot cured by medicine but his wife's disease can go away if he gives her loving action or behavior. May I say like this? "Sometimes medicine cannot cure...
by Stevenloan
Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Excuse
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Excuse

- My co-worker invites me to a pub to have a few drinks with his friends. So I go there but after a while I don't feel comfortable at all because they talk about things I don't like so I think I should get out of there at once. In this situation, may I use these sentences? 1. Excuse me! Something ca...