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by Stevenloan
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Feelings of inferiority
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Feelings of inferiority

- My best friend likes a girl very much, but he doesn't have the guts to ask her out because the girl is so pretty and has a stable job, he says he is not very good-looking, but I think he looks ok enough :) he says he's not very rich but he earns enough money. In this context I might say one of the...
by Stevenloan
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:15 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Registration papers
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Registration papers

A. Does your brother always put his motorcycle registration papers in his motorcycle trunk? B: No, he always puts them in his wallet and puts the wallet in his pants' back pocket. - Do these sound natural at all? :) P/s: In Asia, there's usually a small or big trunk inside a motorcycle under the sad...
by Stevenloan
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Lift up the front wheel?
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Lift up the front wheel?

- What phrases or verbs do you use for the action of these motorcycle drivers? Here's the link :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldjnUYEe ... re=related

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Self-arranged tour
Replies: 15
Views: 1253

Re: Self-arranged tour

Dear Trolley and other members,

Does this one sound good enough? :)

"Do you usually take / go on package tours or arrange them yourself?"

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Full conveniences
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Full conveniences

1. All the hotels in London have well-equipped amenities.
2. All the hotes in London have full conveniences.
3. All the hotels in London have enough comforts.

- Do these have the same meaning and sound good enough? :)

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Self-arranged tour
Replies: 15
Views: 1253

Self-arranged tour

- My best friend just got home from a vacation, I want to know he took a package tour or he took care of the whole tour by himself. In this situation I might say one of these, right? "You took a package tour or self-arranged tour?" "You went on a package tour or took care of the whole tour by yourse...
by Stevenloan
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Not always as
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Not always as

- Peter and his wife smile all the time so people think they're very happy, but in fact it's not like that because only their loved ones know that they don't get along very well. In this case you might say one of these, right? "They're not always WHAT they seem" "They're not always AS they seem" Tha...
by Stevenloan
Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:11 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Flabby muscle
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

Flabby muscle

- When you have done weightlifting for a long time and you quit doing it for a long time after that, your muscle will definitely go flabby / you will definitely have flaccid muscle.

- Does this sound natural enoug? :)

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Refer to me
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Refer to me

- My friend always criticizes someone whenever we hang out with a bunch of friends, I know that he criticizes me but not directly, so in this situation I might say one of these, right? "It seems that / I have a feeling that / I have a hunch that you refer to me in everything you mention" Thanks a mi...
by Stevenloan
Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Dutiful
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Dutiful

- A son loves his parents very much and always treat them very well, in this situation you might say one of these, right?

"He's very dutiful to his parents"
"He's extremely grateful to his parents"

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Taste and appetite
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Taste and appetite

- If you want to know what food taste your friend likes, greasy, sweet, or salty food, you might say one of these, right?

"What's your food taste like?"
"What's your appetite like?"

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: 50 $1 Coins
Replies: 2
Views: 426

50 $1 Coins

- He would like to exchange this $100 note into five $10 notes and fifty $1 coins.

Does this sound natural enough?

Thanks in advance!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: By your own last
Replies: 20
Views: 3567

Re: By your own last

STEVENSAKURA wrote: > A: I know that you didn't let me go with you last night because you were afraid that > I would flirt with your girlfriend, right? > B: Oh come on! Don't measure another's foot by your own last. > Dear members! - Are there natural sentences that can be used in conversations that...
by Stevenloan
Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Motorcycle ticket
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Motorcycle ticket

- Here in Asia, when you go to a parking lot to have your motorbike looked after so you can feel secure to go somewhere, but before you leave someone at the parking lot will give you a ticket which you have to pay a dollar or so when you come back to get your vehicle. What do you call this kind of t...
by Stevenloan
Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Street taproom
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Street taproom

- Here in Asia we usually drink beer or alcohol and eat many dishes at the same time at a place on the street. What do you guys call this place? Is it a "street taproom" or a "street snack-bar"?

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan