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by Stevenloan
Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: beating
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

beating

- Have you ever seen your older brother beating anyone and they had a nosebleed because of their abrupt way of talking? If yes, did you restrain/dissuade him?

- Are the sentences above natural enough in spoken English? :)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:48 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Mouth
Replies: 9
Views: 2408

Re: Mouth

Kate: What are you thinking about? John: You, and how much I've missed you. Kate: Ah, that's so sweet. A bold or valiant mouth just screams "unnatural". I'm not even really sure why John's statement would be considered brave and unbelievable. Dear Trolley and other members! - They're just two norma...
by Stevenloan
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:01 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Mouth
Replies: 9
Views: 2408

Mouth

- This is a small conversation between two friends: Kate: What are you up to? John: Thinking of you. I miss you so badly. Kate: What? You're so funny. Today you really have a bold mouth/Today your mouth is really valiant. - Do Kate's two answers sound natural enough? What I mean by "bold mouth" and ...
by Stevenloan
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Just about
Replies: 4
Views: 1501

Just about

A: Are you done with that magazine?
B: Just about!

- In this situation, my I use "Almost!", "nearly finished" or "Almost done" instead of "Just about"?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Ripe
Replies: 9
Views: 2408

Ripe

A: When's the best time to propose to my girlfriend?
B: You should propose when love is ripe only/You should only ask for her hand in marriage when love is strong enough.

- Do B's 2 answers sound natural enough?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Sensitive
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

Re: Sensitive

Dear members and Trolley!

- In this case, Peter's boss touches Peter's sensitive parts on his body (No offense, such as Peter's penis). Like other members said, the original sentences do not sound natural so I just have one more question. Are they correct English? :)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Sensitive
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

Sensitive

- First thing first, the two sentences I'm going to ask sound abnormal or unbelievable, but I just want to ask if they sound natural enough :) Thanks a lot, native speakers. 1. Every time Peter's boss touches his sensitive parts on his body, his whole body is paralysed. 2. Each time Peter's boss tou...
by Stevenloan
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Headed
Replies: 3
Views: 1651

Headed

A: I saw you last night!
B: Cool, where?
A: Downtown. You looked happy, where were you going?
B: I was headed home.

- Why don't we say "I was heading home" instead of "I was headed home" in this situation?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Desire
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Desire

- Wife: After we get married, let's spend our honeymoon in Florida, alright?
- Husband: As you wish!/Whatever your heart desires!/You got it!

- Do the husband's three answers sound natural enough, native speakers? :)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Halfers
Replies: 11
Views: 2352

Halfers

"Do you want to go halfers? Our meals were about the same price."

- Can I use "go Dutch" instead of "go halfers" in this situation? By the way, which one is more common? :)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pants on
Replies: 3
Views: 1371

Pants on

1. A: Are you coming? We’re going to be late! B: Keep your pants on ! I’m almost ready! 2. A: What time does your dad leave for work? B: He always hits the road at 5 am. He has to work at 6. - Are the two idioms above still common where you live, native speakers? They're used in formal or informal s...
by Stevenloan
Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Afresh
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Afresh

- When someone just got out of jail and they want to be a good person or start a new better life. In this situation, I might say these, right? 1. John just got out of jail. He's determined to make a fresh start in life. 2. John has just got out of prison. He has determination to start his life afres...
by Stevenloan
Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Shameless
Replies: 12
Views: 1882

Re: Shameless

Erik!

- Apology accepted! I am just joking :) There's no need to apologize to me. You've also given me a lot of useful information. Have a good day!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Shameless
Replies: 12
Views: 1882

Re: Shameless

- Edwin! Thanks for the idiom "Faint heart never won a fair lady" but it is a negative version, is there a positive version? :)
- WZ! Thanks for the two versions. I really dig them a lot. By the way, it should be "win a woman's heart" instead of "win a woman", right? :)

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Shameless
Replies: 12
Views: 1882

Shameless

1. If you want to flirt with a woman successfully, you have to be bold-faced. 2. If you want to flirt with a woman successfully, you must be shameless. - Do these two sentences sound natural enough, native speakers? :) What I mean by "bold-faced" and "shameless" is that you have to persistent. Altho...