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by Stevenloan
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Ticklish
Replies: 8
Views: 847

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 :)

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by Stevenloan
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pinch hard
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

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: 802

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: 847

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: 381

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: 1119

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: 1376

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
by Stevenloan
Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:52 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Manicure
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: Manicure

Dear Allen and Bobin!

- Bobin! Thanks for your version, "a mobile manicurist" sounds good :) Allen! In my country this job has been kind of common since 2000 :) Would this person have to pay taxes if he or she did this job in the UK? :)

P.S: Have a nice weekend!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Manicure
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Manicure

- A person who does nails for others but does not own a nail shop, this person just goes around the streets to look for customers or if someone wants to get their nails done, they can call this person over. What do you , native speakers call this person?

Thanks a lot!

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by Stevenloan
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A terrace
Replies: 2
Views: 671

A terrace

- His house has full amenities such as remote control curtains and finger print door locks. His house has a mezzanine and a terrace as well.

- Do these two sound natural enough to your ears, native speakers?

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Kind of container
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Kind of container

- What word do you use for this kind of container? These containers are made of glazed terra-cotta. This is the link:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15 ... 1.jpg/sr=1

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A mortgage
Replies: 5
Views: 677

A mortgage

- I just moved into a new house and my neighbor next door invites me over for a drink. I want to ask him in the past he bought his house on a mortgage or he paid one time only and became the owner immediately. I might say one of these in this situation, right? "Did you buy this house on a mortgage o...
by Stevenloan
Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Turn inside out
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Turn inside out

"I just recently met a girl that I had a sexual relationship with and a little more. She turns me inside out and can't stop thinking about her. This new girl told me to erase her phone because I was never going to break up with my girlfriend. This girl has a lot of qualities I like plus when I see h...
by Stevenloan
Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Hook up
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Hook up

- I had these sentences at a website: "Let him miss you, and he'll come back better for it. Break up with him and there's no guarantee that he won't hook up with someone else in Australia and not be available to you when he gets back. So why take chances with a break up when you have everything goin...
by Stevenloan
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: No one can drive a wedge
Replies: 7
Views: 1388

Re: No one can drive a wedge

Dear native speakers!

- Instead of "no one could drive a wedge between us", I migh use these imperative sentences, right?

"Do not divide us!"
"Do not seperate us!"
"Don't split the ranks of us"

Thanks so much!

StevenLoan