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by Stevenloan
Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Allowance
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Allowance

- I'm talking to an interviewer. We've just talked about the benefits that I will have if I agree to work for the company. I want to ask the interviewer if the company pays for the gas/petrol (I have a car) every day I drive to work because this is a kind of allowance a company gives to a talented e...
by Stevenloan
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Smear
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Smear

Dear WOZ!

- Thanks so much for your help. Have a nice day! :)

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Smear
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Smear

- After someone eats something and does not have wet tissue or tissue to clean their hands or they're too lazy to go to the bathroom. They usually temporarily clean their hands by smearing or applying their hands into their clothes or something else. - Do I use "smearing or applying their hands into...
by Stevenloan
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Beautify
Replies: 21
Views: 993

Re: Beautify

In liberal circles in the UK, people would throw things at you for the sexism of that remark (people of both sexes). I would trust that it would provoke similar negative reactions in the US and Australia. A. Allen! It may cause negative reactions in the US, Australia and the UK but not where I come...
by Stevenloan
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Man
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: Man

- Erik! You said "I suspect that Steven does not watch as many Cambrian films as he does Californian ones.". You're absolutely right about this. I don't get to watch Cambrian, Australian or British movies very much. Most of the movies shown on cable TV, even at movie theaters are from Hollywood. But...
by Stevenloan
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Man
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Man

- These are what I can remember in an American movie: Man A: It hurts a lot (the man continues to scream. He's being treated by a doctor because he was shot twice in front of his left shoulder) Man B: Come on! Man up! - I understand the meaning of "man up!". But can I also use "be a man!" as another...
by Stevenloan
Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Beautify
Replies: 21
Views: 993

Beautify

- There are no ugly women in this world. There are just women who don't know how to make them look beautiful/to beautify themselves.

- Does this sentence sound natural enough? :)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Reprimand
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Reprimand

1. Do your parents scold you when you talk with your mouth full?
2. Do your folks reprimand you when you talk while eating?

- Do these sentences sound natural enough?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: twilight zone
Replies: 11
Views: 1538

Re: twilight zone

Dear members!

- Thanks very much, you guys. Allen! By the way, I got the paragraphs from a website, I didn't write them because my English is not that excellent. Besides, I'm not a native speaker :) This forum is getting more and more fascinating.

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: twilight zone
Replies: 11
Views: 1538

Re: twilight zone

Dear members! - These are what I've found from thefreedictionary.com : twilight zone n 1. any indefinite or transitional condition or area 2. (Social Science / Human Geography) an area of a city or town, usually surrounding the central business district, where houses have become dilapidated 3. (Eart...
by Stevenloan
Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: twilight zone
Replies: 11
Views: 1538

twilight zone

I'll be 41 this year and she'll be 38. I've told her I don't want anymore kids because I will already be in my mid 60 or even 70 with a child still living in the home. I don't want the expense, the stress, the risk of an unhealthy baby, and I want a life after kids in the house. A little bit at leas...
by Stevenloan
Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Wind
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Re: Wind

What do we guys call that? That is a LEADING question, Steven. - Hsargent! Thanks for your help. Allen! What do you mean by "leading question"? As far as I know "leading" has several meanings. Do you mean that's a question from a leader? :) If so, I didn't mean that. I've heard the phrase "you guys...
by Stevenloan
Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Wind
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Re: Wind

Dear members and Allen!

- Thanks for your posts. Allen! Thanks for reminding of Bee-Gees. Their voices usually sound like the wind, but actually their voice is as special as that. The phrase I'm looking for is like the Bee-Gees's voice :) What do you guys call it?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Wind
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Wind

- When someone sings at the highest part of a song but they cannot reach that high, their voice at this time sounds like the wind. What do you call the kind of voice here? Is it "wind voice"? :)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Stop
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Stop

- When I see two best friends of mine fighting and I want to stop them, may I use these phrases?

1. Break it off!
2. Stop it!

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan