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by Stevenloan
Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Won't ignore
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Won't ignore

- This is not a real situation. My boss and I had a massive row yesterday and he said that he wouldn't give me this month's paycheck. I want to tell him that if he does this, I will not ignore this. Can I say these sentences in this case? 1. If you do it, I will make a fuss over/about it. 2. If you ...
by Stevenloan
Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Took to the stage
Replies: 5
Views: 4143

Re: Took to the stage

- Erik! Thanks a lot for your help and your awesome explanation. WoZ! Thanks so much for your help and suggestion. You two have a nice weekend.

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:48 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Took to the stage
Replies: 5
Views: 4143

Took to the stage

"Michelle Obama took to the stage in a custom pink, gold and blue-gray Tracy Reese dress. The cut of the dress showed off Michelle's best feature: her incredibly toned arms. She paired the dress with J Crew heels in Rhubarb, according to the Wall Street Journal." - I got these sentences at a website...
by Stevenloan
Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Not having enough
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Not having enough

A: I met a guy in college when I was 20. We talked a little bit here and there. I like him alot more than just a friend. I can't seem to forget him. even though it has been almost 10 years. Since then I dropped out of college. I dont want to be with anyone else. I am convinced I am going to marry h...
by Stevenloan
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: None of them
Replies: 7
Views: 1289

None of them

A: Would you prefer to have a yacht or a personal jet?

- Can I use these answers for this question?

1. I don't like any of them.
2. None of them.
3. I don't like both.
4. I don't like them all.

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Ungodly hour
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Ungodly hour

- This is a short context from a movie. The phone rings at nearly midnight.

A: Who’s calling at this ungodly hour?
B: Maybe your boyfriend.

- Are "inconvenient hour", "inappropriate hour", "improper hour" and "ungodly hour" interchangeable in this context?

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: To be slammed at work
Replies: 2
Views: 2957

To be slammed at work

- This is a short context I got from the movie "Something borrowed" 2011. These two people are best friends. A: Okay. Maid of honor favor. You have to see this ‘90s cover band with me tomorrow night for the wedding. B: I’m slammed at work . A: I promised my fiancé I’d go. He’s working, you’re coming...
by Stevenloan
Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Whatever it takes
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: Costs

Dear WoZ and other members, - I forgot to mention that the sentence is the context from a movie. Sorry for this. I should've written "After having a huge argument with the husband, the wife put some clothes and other stuff into her bag and left". So can I use the alternatives instead of " whatever i...
by Stevenloan
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Whatever it takes
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Whatever it takes

- After a huge argument with the husband, the wife puts some clothes and other stuff into her bag and left. Husband: We have to get your mom back. Daughter: Yeah. You and me together we’ll do whatever it takes. - Can I say the following phrases instead of "whatever it takes" in this context? 1. at a...
by Stevenloan
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: An early night
Replies: 2
Views: 496

An early night

Daughter: Why don’t you go get an early night? Dad: I just haven’t been able to sleep since your mom left. - Are the following questions and "Why don’t you go get an early night? interchangeable in this situation? 1. Why don't you hit the hay early? 2. Why don't you hit the sack early? 3. Why don't ...
by Stevenloan
Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Shift the blame
Replies: 12
Views: 1769

Re: Shift the blame

Dear members,

- "If you cannot get up early tomorrow morning, it's on you, ok?".

- Can I say "it's on you" to mean "it's your fault" in this case?

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Fill up
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: Fill up

.. Steve I thought that maybe one of these was the bike you were taking to get filled up .. yes ?? WoZ the HOG WoZ! - I wish I had one of these bikes. Harley Davidson's bikes are way too expensive in Vietnam. There's one kind which has a price of $90,000. Are you a huge fan of Harley Davidson? Stev...
by Stevenloan
Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Shaky tooth
Replies: 14
Views: 932

Shaky tooth

1. In elementary school, whenever I had a shaky tooth, I pulled it out myself.
2. In primary school, whenever I had a shaky tooth, I extracted it myself.

- Do these sentences sound natural enough in spoken and written English, native speakers?

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Fill up
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Fill up

- My best friend and I share a house. We're at home at the moment. I want to tell him that I need to go to the gas station to get some petrol for my motorcycle and I'll be right back. Can I say these sentences in this case? 1. I need to go and get gas for my motorcycle and I'll be right back. 2. I'm...
by Stevenloan
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Awkward
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: Awkward

- Edwin! Thank you very much for your help. Have a nice weekend!

StevenLoan