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by Stevenloan
Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Advertising
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Advertising

- This time I have two questions :) 1. What's the most common word for a person who tries to advertise a new singer and do some other ways to make the singer famous? 2. What are the verbs or phrases for the action of advertising a new singer and do some other ways to make the singer famous? Thanks a...
by Stevenloan
Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Sponsor
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Sponsor

Dear Allen! - Thanks very much for your opinion and sincere advice. I watch too many American movies, that's why I always use casual English :) I'll watch out for it when talking to other English speakers :). Thanks for your compliment as well. My written and spoken English is just so so :) but I'm ...
by Stevenloan
Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Learning English Downunder
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: Learning English Downunder

Dear WOZ!

- Thanks a million for the website. It's awesome and so interesting. Thanks so much for your help :)

StevenLoan

[WoZ's link and description now added to the 'Resources for learning English' forum -- Forum Admin.]
by Stevenloan
Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Sponsor
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Sponsor

- I want to invite my friend out to a buffet dinner tonight and I promise to pay 50% for him. 50% here means the bill is 10 dollars, I'll pay my half and I'll help him pay 25%. In total I'll pay 75% and he'll pay 25%. In this situation I may say like these, right? 1. I'm having a buffet tonight at A...
by Stevenloan
Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bonuses
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Bonuses

- I had these information in a brochure: "While ABC is known as a company of leaders and close to 60 suppliers have generated over $60.000 in bonuses since 2001, we have helped lots of people become rich as well" - "close to" in this situation means "have a close connection with", right? By the way,...
by Stevenloan
Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pretend
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: Pretend

- Hsargent and Bobinwales! Thanks very much for your revised versions. They're very interesting :) WOZ! Your version sounds like a tongue twister :) Thanks for your version. Do people in Australia use it in everyday conversations?

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pretend
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Pretend

- Yesterday I felt so gross when my female co-worker pretended to lie still at one place on the beach as if she had drowned so that the handsome lifeguard came to use CPR on her. - Is this natural enough to say, native speakers? Once again, this is not a real situation :) Thanks a lot! StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Shame
Replies: 7
Views: 993

Re: Shame

It was meant as a joke on the part of your dialogs Steven, no offence. Whoever the characters in your dialogs are they are sometimes so violent they would make Chuck Norris envious :) I absolutely agree with you, I don't believe either that it's any different anywhere in the world. Have a nice week...
by Stevenloan
Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Shame
Replies: 7
Views: 993

Re: Shame

Allen and Dante!

- Allen! Thanks for your help. I don't know odd people, I just have a bad and disrespectful ex-best friend. Dante! I'm sure everywhere there are people who want to fight and some don't, some are unfaithful and some very faithful. Have a nice weekend, you guys!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Shame
Replies: 7
Views: 993

Shame

- This is not a real situation :) - My best friend has been treating his girlfriend very badly lately. He two-timed her. He's so impossible. His girlfriend always treats him very well and loves him a lot. In this situation I might say these, right? 1. That's a shame on you. You should kick the bucke...
by Stevenloan
Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 15
Views: 1777

Merry Christmas

Dear all members!

"May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace. The gladness of Christmas give you hope. And The warmth of Christmas grant u love. Happy Christmas!" :)

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:10 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Mind
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Mind

A: I'm a dad to a 4 year old and a 2 year old. My kids are not yet in school. One thing I've noticed when I go to work in my area is that parents now drive their kids to the bus stop and wait with them there for the bus to come. When I was a kid, we went to the bus stop by ourselves and waited for t...
by Stevenloan
Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Ornaments
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Ornaments

- People decorate their Christmas trees with many kinds of ornaments including this thing http://www.fotosearch.com/PHT358/paa358000016/ . Do people where you live have a separate and popular name for it?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:51 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Service
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: Service

Dear all members! - I googled and found some other alternatives for "Christmas". Instead of: "Does your family go to church at Christmas?" "Do you and your family usually go to church over Christmas?" - I can say these as well, right? "Does your family go to church on Christmas?" "Do you and your fa...
by Stevenloan
Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Service
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Service

1. Is your family going to attend church service on Christmas Eve? How long does a service last? 2. Does your family usually go to church during Christmas season? 3. Does your family put up a nativity scene in your home? Does your family buy it or make one themselves? - Do these sentences sound natu...