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by Stevenloan
Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Entreated = Implored?
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Re: Entreated = Implored?

Dear Edwin F Ashworth and other members! - First of all, I would like to thank Edwin F Ashworth for your post. In your post you didn't mention whether my original sentences are right or not. So I have to rewrite them this way, right? "Yesterday my uncle was pulled over for driving in the wrong lane....
by Stevenloan
Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Entreated = Implored?
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Entreated = Implored?

- Yesterday my uncle was pulled over for driving in the wrong lane. The 2 traffic police officers gave him a fine of $100 and decided to keep his car registration papers for 2 weeks. He (entreated / implored) them to let him go without a fine and not keep his car registration papers and he finally p...
by Stevenloan
Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:52 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A scooter
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: A scooter

Dear Wizard of Oz and Erik and other members!

- So is B's answer natural at all? Are "an automatic motorbike" and "a scooter" the same meaning in this context? :)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A scooter
Replies: 5
Views: 958

A scooter

A: What kind of motorcycle do you use? B: A manual motorbike / An automatic motorcycle / A scooter - Do these 2 sentences sound good enough? :) P/s: "A manual motorbike" here means a motorcycle with 4 strokes, you have to shift into first to fourth gear when you ride it". "An automatic motorbike" an...
by Stevenloan
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: High CC
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

Re: High CC

Dear Erik and Edwin F Ashworth!

- You guys are so funny :) My grandpa is not the man in the video. He passed away a long time ago. When he was alive, he was into Harley and racing motorcycles from Japan. Are you guys huge fans of powerful motorbikes? :)

Best regards,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: stitches = sutures?
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

stitches = sutures?

- Last night a roughneck used a long knife and cut me on my left leg so I had to go to the hospital to have 3 stitches / to get 3 sutures.

- Does this one sound natural to your native ears? :)

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: High CC
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

High CC

- My close friend are crazy about motorcycles with high cubic centimetres and my grandfather is into motorcycles with low cc.

- Does this sentence sound good at all? :)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Guess from your face
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Re: Guess from your face

Dear Erik!

- Thanks so much for your versions. They're awesome :)

Have a nice day!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:31 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Guess from your face
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Guess from your face

A: I'm sure you're a night-owl, right?
B: Wow! How do you know?
A: I can know for sure from your appearance / I could guess from your face.

- Do second A's two answers sound good enough? :)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Feelings of inferiority
Replies: 5
Views: 1358

Feelings of inferiority

- My best friend likes a girl very much, but he doesn't have the guts to ask her out because the girl is so pretty and has a stable job, he says he is not very good-looking, but I think he looks ok enough :) he says he's not very rich but he earns enough money. In this context I might say one of the...
by Stevenloan
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:15 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Registration papers
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Registration papers

A. Does your brother always put his motorcycle registration papers in his motorcycle trunk? B: No, he always puts them in his wallet and puts the wallet in his pants' back pocket. - Do these sound natural at all? :) P/s: In Asia, there's usually a small or big trunk inside a motorcycle under the sad...
by Stevenloan
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Lift up the front wheel?
Replies: 2
Views: 1198

Lift up the front wheel?

- What phrases or verbs do you use for the action of these motorcycle drivers? Here's the link :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldjnUYEe ... re=related

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Self-arranged tour
Replies: 15
Views: 2459

Re: Self-arranged tour

Dear Trolley and other members,

Does this one sound good enough? :)

"Do you usually take / go on package tours or arrange them yourself?"

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Full conveniences
Replies: 11
Views: 1832

Full conveniences

1. All the hotels in London have well-equipped amenities.
2. All the hotes in London have full conveniences.
3. All the hotels in London have enough comforts.

- Do these have the same meaning and sound good enough? :)

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Self-arranged tour
Replies: 15
Views: 2459

Self-arranged tour

- My best friend just got home from a vacation, I want to know he took a package tour or he took care of the whole tour by himself. In this situation I might say one of these, right? "You took a package tour or self-arranged tour?" "You went on a package tour or took care of the whole tour by yourse...