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by Stevenloan
Wed May 11, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: True kindness
Replies: 3
Views: 576

True kindness

- I give my close friend a gift and I tell him that I apologize because the gift is small because I don't have enough money to buy a bigger gift. He tells me this: "It's ok buddy. A big or small present does not matter. What matters is your true kindness" - Is this sentence natural at all? :) Thanks...
by Stevenloan
Mon May 09, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: One life for one life
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Re: One life for one life

Dear Erik!

- Thanks for your post. I'll try to arrange everything carefully so that no one knows I am the murderer. I'm just joking :) Do I sound like a professional killer? :) Have a nice day!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon May 09, 2011 2:36 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: One life for one life
Replies: 9
Views: 795

One life for one life

A: Why do you want to kill me? B: You have killed my close friend before and now I have to kill you. One life for one life, that's very fair" P.S: What I mean by "One life for one life" is "the person A has killed my best friend and now I have to kill him. It will be very fair if he is dead :) Thank...
by Stevenloan
Sun May 08, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: 2 year probation
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: 2 year probation

Dear Edwin F Ashworth adn Erik! - Edwin F Ashworth! Thanks so much for your extremely detailed post :) It was very useful. Erik! I think your version should have been "Yesterday, after a day of careful deliberation, the judge at the High Court decided to impose {two years' probation / a two-year sus...
by Stevenloan
Fri May 06, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: 2 year probation
Replies: 10
Views: 812

2 year probation

1a. Yesterday the High Court decided to give him two years' probation after 10 days taking care of the case. 1b. Yesterday the High Court decided to grant him a two year suspended sentence after 10 days taking care of the case. - Do these sentences sound good enough? :) Thanks a million! StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri May 06, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Shows repentance
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Shows repentance

Dear Marie26! - I would really appreciate it if you could help me make my sentences more natural in daily convesations. I had checked my dictionary before I decided to post this post. I am not a native speaker, that's why I come here for help from native Teachers and speakers. Please don't leave any...
by Stevenloan
Thu May 05, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Shows repentance
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Shows repentance

- He has taken too much corrupt money and now he shows repentance and desires to redeem his faults. He also hopes for a commutation from the high court.

- Do these sentences sound natural enough?

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu May 05, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: self-awarenessly
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: self-awarenessly

Dear Trolley and other memebers!

- What I mean by "self-awarenessly" in this context is "Its owner cleans the messes up without reminders from other people because the owner thinks it's the right thing to do. So what's your more natural version? :)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Wed May 04, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: self-awarenessly
Replies: 5
Views: 548

self-awarenessly

- James's neighbor's dog is very gentle but sometimes it gets so fierce. Whenever it relieves itself, its owner cleans it up self-awarenessly.

- Do these sentences sound natural at all?

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon May 02, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Weaknesses of a car
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Weaknesses of a car

- I want to buy a used car from an American guy, I want to point out some weaknesses of the car so that I can get a good bargain :) but I don't know much about English for cars, so do these sentences sound good at all? :) 1. There are no airbags inside. 2. The gearbox is normal not automatic. 3. The...
by Stevenloan
Mon May 02, 2011 4:29 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Attend = take part in = participate?
Replies: 6
Views: 2137

Re: Attend = take part in = participate?

Dear Dante and Edwin F Ashworth!

- I apologize for causing this misunderstanding. It was "long" in my original post not "often". I corrected it because I thought it didn't make much sense :)

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun May 01, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Attend = take part in = participate?
Replies: 6
Views: 2137

Attend = take part in = participate?

1. How often does Susan's neigborhood hold neighborhood meetings? Does she usually attend?
2. How often does Susan's neck of the woods hold neighborhood meetings? Does she usually take part in/participate?

- Do these sentences sound ok to your native ears? :)

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: make up with each other
Replies: 4
Views: 792

make up with each other

- His parents argued fiercely last night and they haven't made up with each other yet / and they haven't made peace with each other yet / and they haven't reconciled with each other yet.

- Does this sentence sound natural enough?

Thanks so much!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Dish-washing liquid
Replies: 22
Views: 1793

Dish-washing liquid

- I have a girlfriend whose parents have a small factory which produces chemical to create dish-washing liquid.

- Does this sentence sound good enough?

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: never scold hardly
Replies: 33
Views: 4502

Re: never scold hardly

Ken Greenwald wrote:How about,”his parents hardly ever reprimand him.”
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Ken – April 26, 2011

I like other members' versions. I like your version as well, Ken Greenwald :)

StevenSakura