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by Stevenloan
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cruel role
Replies: 6
Views: 1302

Re: Cruel role

Dear Erik!

- I was not very good at describing what I want to ask, my bad :) The words you provided are exactly what I've been searching for. Thanks a lot.

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cruel role
Replies: 6
Views: 1302

Cruel role

- What are the words or phrases for the main actor or actress who plays a cruel role or a final boss?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Or else
Replies: 14
Views: 2615

Re: Or else

Dear Allen!

- This is just a situation that I made up. I just want to know how to say these sentences in real English, that's it :) Thanks for your help.

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:34 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Or else
Replies: 14
Views: 2615

Or else

- My classmate talks a lot and it really annoys me so I tell him to keep it down otherwise I'll punch his mouth in order to break his teeth. In this situation, I might say this, right? 1. Quiet down! Otherwise I'll punch your teeth and they will break. 2. Keep it down! Or else I'll break all of your...
by Stevenloan
Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:17 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A point
Replies: 4
Views: 986

A point

A: Can you please give me Jennifer's new number? I really need to discuss something important with her. B: Sorry! Let me ask her first, if she agrees / If she says yes, I'll give you later. A: You've got a point there. - Can I use "you've got a point there" here to mean that "It's very nice of you t...
by Stevenloan
Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Criticize
Replies: 32
Views: 4537

Criticize

A: Check out this new song of Justin Timberlake. B: No thanks. His songs are so gross. A: Don't rush/jump to criticize! just listen to it first / Just listen to it first and then you can comment. - Do what second A says sound natural enough to your ear, native speakers? :) Thanks a million! StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Shown
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

Shown

- When a new movie or some movie is no longer being shown at movie theaters, I might say one of these, right? 1. That movie has been stopped being shown at cinemas. 2. That movie is no longer being shown at movie theaters. 3. That movie is not being shown at the movies any more. Thanks a lot! Steven...
by Stevenloan
Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:10 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Subjective
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Subjective

A: Do you love it when your boss praises you all the time?
B: Definitely not / Absolutely not because that will make me feel subjective and might affect my work.

- Does what B says sound enough?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Tendencies
Replies: 3
Views: 850

Tendencies

- Levi just released a new kind of jeans and my friend advises me to buy them but I tell him that my curret jeans are still in good condition and quite new, besides I don't want follow or buy new fashion trends because it's so expensive. In this situation, I might say one of these, right? 1. I don't...
by Stevenloan
Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Compatible
Replies: 3
Views: 908

Compatible

1. My boyfriend and I get along in so many ways and we believe that we'll be very happy if we get married. 2. My boyfriend and I are compatible in so many aspects and we believe that if we get married we'll live very happily. - Do these two sentences sound natural enough to your native ears? :) Than...
by Stevenloan
Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Big shot
Replies: 12
Views: 2436

Big shot

A man: Open the damn door!
A woman: Hey! You want me to call the cops?
A man: You’d better watch it! (Then the man leaves)
A woman: Oh! Big shot, big shot

- I heard this short conversation in an American movie. What does "big shot" mean in this situation?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Shopping kill
Replies: 12
Views: 2426

Shopping kill

"it was so very easy in San Francisco to find hidden resources in small mews- like streets or avenues way from the obvious and wonder-filled stores on Union Square, but where new trendy designers and even lesser known but unique designers from around the world, are shown in these shops. Also, I love...
by Stevenloan
Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Angle
Replies: 11
Views: 2103

Angle

A: Jenny’s really bumming me out. B: Any particular reason? A: Yeah. I told her I’m not going to Mexico. I mean, she knows I have 2 important competitions coming up, right? And she know how much I’ve put into this, you know? B: So what’s her angle? A: That going to Mexico to help kids. - I know the ...
by Stevenloan
Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:07 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: bad feelings
Replies: 2
Views: 702

bad feelings

"We told our 4 year old that there are certain words that people say because it helps them let out bad feelings. However, she doesn't get to use the grown-up words until she is grown up. Little kids get to say "pooty darn." But don't use it too often, because it will use up the magic, and then it wo...
by Stevenloan
Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:52 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Not available
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Not available

- I'm using a public restroom and then someone else also wants to use it and comes knock the door. I want to let this person know that I'm inside. In this situation I may say these, right?

1. Occupied!
2. Not available!
3. Somebody in here!

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan