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by Stevenloan
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Man
Replies: 15
Views: 566

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: 566

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: 1165

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: 1001

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: 1647

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: 1647

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: 1647

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: 1091

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: 1091

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: 1091

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: 226

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
by Stevenloan
Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Same page
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Same page

Dear members!

- Can I also use "Are you with them on this/that?" in this case?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Same page
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Same page

A: What did your parents say to you last night? B: They said "Please don't marry someone you don't love, you'll end up divorced" Are you on the same page with them? - Do I use the sentence "Are you on the same page with them?" correctly to mean that "Do you think so, too?" in this situation? Thanks ...
by Stevenloan
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Innate
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Innate

- My colleagues are talking about Jennifer who is my ex-coworker. They criticize and make fun of her because she's lesbian. But I know for sure that she's lesbian right when she is born, so I think they should sympathize and stop making fun of her. In this case, can I use these sentences? 1. Jennife...
by Stevenloan
Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Flying at
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Flying at

Dear Allen!

- People in my corner of the world really use 'karma' in that way :) Thanks for your help in the thread "keep one's mind sound". Nighty night!

StevenLoan