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by Stevenloan
Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Laugh at
Replies: 18
Views: 2623

Re: Laugh at

Dear Tony,

- You wrote "The reason for labouring this is that if you intend to talk or write to English speakers you do need to get rid of the agressiveness or you will find yourself in trouble or friendless.". Thanks for your advice. I'll keep this in mind. Nighty night :)

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Sentiments
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Sentiments

-This is a situation in a movie, A and B have just missed a ferry and here is a short conversation: A: Bollocks! B: Yeah. My sentiments exactly. - I checked the meaning of "sentiment" in my dictionary and it has several meanings. Is its exact meaning in this context "Yeah. I feel the same way too"? ...
by Stevenloan
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Laugh at
Replies: 18
Views: 2623

Re: Laugh at

Oh Trolley, thanks so much for your advice. It's very valuable and useful. Have a great day.

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:48 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Laugh at
Replies: 18
Views: 2623

Re: Laugh at

Dear WOZ! I just want to know whether my sentences are natural or not. They don't sound natural. The sentances don't sound natural. Even if they did, the responses don't sound appropriate (natural) to the situation. If, in any English speaking environment I know, you made a response anything like t...
by Stevenloan
Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Laugh at
Replies: 18
Views: 2623

Re: Laugh at

Dear WOZ! - Thanks for your advice and opinion. My two original sentences may provoke some pretty strong responses. Once again, I just want to know whether my sentences are natural or not. Why does everyone make a big deal out of it? I wouldn't care if someone told me that almost my sentences sound ...
by Stevenloan
Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Thoughtful
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Thoughtful

Dear Erik!

- Thanks a lot for your explanation and help. Have a nice weekend!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Thoughtful
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Thoughtful

- In a movie, a son is helping his mom rearrange something. Then the mom says "It's very grown-up of you to help". In this case, can I use these alternatives? 1. It's so mature of you to help. 2. It's genuinely thoughtful of you to help. 3. Your help shows remarkably your maturity. Thanks a million!...
by Stevenloan
Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Laugh at
Replies: 18
Views: 2623

Laugh at

- My neighbor laughs his head off when he sees me falling. In this situation, can I say these?

1. Why are you so stone-hearted to laugh at others' pain? You should kick the bucket.
2. Why are you so cruel to laugh at other people's pain? You should go to hell.

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Enemy
Replies: 23
Views: 2909

Enemy

- What idiom is still used nowadays to mean that "If you make friends with someone you hate or dislike, you'll have less enemies"? I checked online but couldn't find any good results.

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Deserve
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Deserve

A: I just bought this used car for 2000 bucks last week. This is the fifth time it has acted up again. B: (Smile) A good dog deserves a good bone. - Can I use B's sentence to mean that "if you buy something for a lot of money, the quality will be very good" and if you buy something for just some mon...
by Stevenloan
Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: To it
Replies: 2
Views: 328

To it

- This is a small conversation in an American movie: A: You used to make fun of the Runway girls. What happened? Now you’ve become one of them. B: That’s absurd. A: That’s okay, that’s fine. Just own up to it. - I've checked the meaning of "own up" on line and it means "admit or acknowledge a wrongd...
by Stevenloan
Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Fun
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Fun

- Whenenver my friends gather to have very fun parties, I always show up. So one of my friends is pretty surprised and asks me why I am rarely absent at parties. In this case, can I humorously answer him like this? :)

"Where there is fun or a party, there is me"

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Grown-up
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Grown-up

- The last time I saw my cousin was seven years ago (she was four at that time) and now I run into her and I'm so surprised that she's so grown-up. In this situation, can I say these?

1. Wow! You are so grown-up.
2. Gee! How grown-up you are!

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Stay
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Stay

- Today is the last day I work for this company. Before I go, I want to say something to my colleague that I wish him best wishes and hope that he will have lots of fun working here. In this situation, can I say these? 1. Best wishes to you. Enjoy your stay. 2. I wish the best for you. Have a nice s...
by Stevenloan
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Suspect
Replies: 1
Views: 944

Suspect

- In this situation, John is a traffic policeman. He is driving around and sees a car with a lot of suspect signs so he asks the driver to pull over. He asks the driver to show him the car registration papers but the driver doesn't have them so John decides to write a report and keeps the car for a ...