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by Stevenloan
Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Avoid huge mistakes
Replies: 11
Views: 1194

Avoid huge mistakes

- Nowadays teenagers are very cursory in their thinking, that's why they often make big mistakes. In this situation, I might say one of these, right? 1. Today teenagers think very shallowly, that's why they often make huge mistakes. 2. Today teenagers think very superficially, that's why it's diffic...
by Stevenloan
Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:21 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Stand and Endure
Replies: 13
Views: 1493

Re: Stand and Endure

There is a difference between strictness and cruelty. This brother is a cruel sadist who is guilty of child abuse. No 5-year-old deserves to be tortured like that, however 'naughty' they may have been. If you are describing a real situation, Steven, you owe it to the unfortunate child in question t...
by Stevenloan
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Refuse to be
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Refuse to be

- These questions may sound kind of silly but I just would like to know if they sound natural in spoken English :) These are just some examples, not real. In this situation, I'm a teacher in a high school. 1. My principal's son said that if I refused to be his girlfriend, he would tell his father to...
by Stevenloan
Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:16 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Attar of roses
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Attar of roses

"Betty loves to relax/loves relaxing by attar of roses in the bathtub because this makes her forget about the fatigue, pressure and stresses after a hard working day."

- Does this sound natural enough, native speakers? :)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Prepaid package
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Prepaid package

- I have two questions here: 1. An employee from an Internet provider just came to my house and installed Internet for me. In this situation, I might say this, right? "I just had internet installed at home" 2. Usually Internet providers have two packages for customers, you can pay in advance or pay ...
by Stevenloan
Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Tub bath and shower
Replies: 1
Views: 1226

Tub bath and shower

- Sarah prefers taking a shower to taking a tub bath because when she takes a shower, the water from the shower sprays to her body and she feels more comfortable and relaxing, meanwhile when she takes a tub bath, she has to use a lot of water, it's too wasteful. In this situation, I might say like t...
by Stevenloan
Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Lighter punishment
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

Lighter punishment

- In my opinion, applying capital punishment to a criminal is more severe than injecting poison into a criminal. In this situation, I might say these, right? 1. The police should inject poison into a criminal because it's lighter than capital punishment. 2. Instead of capital punishment, the police ...
by Stevenloan
Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Forced Marriage
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Forced Marriage

- My best friend is getting married to a girl named Kathy next month. I want to ask him if he marries her spontaneously or forced by his parents or someone. I might say these, right? ( In my country parents can force their children to marry someone they like, this is the truth :) but like I said, yo...
by Stevenloan
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Ticklish
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Ticklish

- Mandy didn't give up John because of his swearing. She pinched him because she is John's girlfriend, she wants her boyfriend to talk politely. It really annoys her when he swears :)

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pinch hard
Replies: 9
Views: 1225

Pinch hard

- Yesterday it was just a slip of John's tongue, he didn't mean it when he cussed in public and Mandy gave him some really painful pinches on his hands. In this situation, I might say like this, right? :) 1. Yesterday it was just a slip of John's tongue when he swore in public, Mandy got angry and p...
by Stevenloan
Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Far-sighted
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Far-sighted

1. John's left eye is short-sighted and the right one has astigmatism.
2. John's left eye is three point five degree short-sighted and the right one is four degree far-sighted.

- Do these two sentences sound natural enough? :)

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Ticklish
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Ticklish

- Mandy is Brian's girlfriend. Her cheeks tickle a lot whenever he kisses her because he has a mustache. In this situation, I might say one of these, right? 1. Whenever Brian kisses Mandy, his mustache tickles her cheeks very much. 2. Whenever Brian kisses Mandy, his mustache makes her cheeks tickli...
by Stevenloan
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bug and Eavesdrop
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Bug and Eavesdrop

1. It's not a good thing to eavesdrop other people when they're talking.
2. Bugging others when they're talking is a bad hit you need to give up.

- Do these sound natural at all?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Disadvantages
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Disadvantages

1. Women have lots of disadvantages when they live unmarried. 2. Husbands and wives have to know how to make concessions to each other when they live together. - Do these two sentences sound natural enough? - In number 1 I mean a woman faces a lot of disadvantages when she lives with a man but she d...
by Stevenloan
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Brainwave
Replies: 15
Views: 1350

Brainwave

Amanda: Do you usually wear a necklace with a one-shouldered dress?
Lesley: Not really. I just wear stuff in a sudden inspiration / I just wear stuff in a brainwave.

- Do Lesley's answers sound perfectly natural? :)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan