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by Stevenloan
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Wrestle
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Wrestle

- I found these at an American website: A: I was wondering what your thoughts are to kissing family members on the lips. B: I grew up kissing on the lips and cheeks with relatives close and distant. It doesn't bother me. Obviously I only tongue wrestle with my husband. - I know the meaning of "tongu...
by Stevenloan
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Plunge
Replies: 14
Views: 1177

Re: Plunge

Dear PhilHunt and other members! - Instead of using Bobin's version "What would you do if when you were at the swimming pool a stranger chucked you in for the fun of it and then walked away as if nothing had happened?", can I also use these versions? 1. dipped you in 2. dunked you in 3. sank you dow...
by Stevenloan
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Plunge
Replies: 14
Views: 1177

Re: Plunge

- Bobin! Thanks for your help. Erik! Thanks for the useful information. Did you study laws and now work as an attorney on the side? :)

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Plunge
Replies: 14
Views: 1177

Plunge

1. How would you react if a stranger immerged you into the water for fun in a swimming pool and then walked away like nothing happened? 2. What would be your reaction if a stranger plunged you into the water for fun in a swimming pool and then walked away like nothing happened? - Do these sound natu...
by Stevenloan
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: start to work v start work v start working
Replies: 25
Views: 20761

start to work v start work v start working

Dear members,

1. Drinking coffee before starting to work helps me keep a sharper mind.
2. Drinking coffee before starting working helps me keep a clearer head.

- Do these sentences sound natural enough? :)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Roll up
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Roll up

1. When you wear a shirt, do you roll up the sleeves or leave them long straight and fasten the buttons?
2. When you wear a shirt, do you roll up the sleeves or leave them long straight and button them?

- Do these sentences sound good enough in spoken English?:)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Allowance
Replies: 2
Views: 268

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: 670

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: 670

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: 1118

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: 557

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: 557

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: 1118

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: 979

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: 1608

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