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by Stevenloan
Tue May 24, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: demonstration with ribbons
Replies: 8
Views: 1682

demonstration with ribbons

- This morning thousands of people in London demonstrated with ribbons "protect the environment" against factories and companies that pollute the environment.

- Does this sentence sound natural enough to say?

Thanks very much!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon May 23, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Hasn't healed yet
Replies: 18
Views: 3510

Re: Hasn't healed yet

Dear Sextant! - Welcome to the forum! It's great to have a new member. Thanks very much for your posts. I'll try not to use text speak in this forum next time :) BTW. I do not mean to nitpick but you wrote "I hate when I have an obvious error in my writing." As far as I know, it should be "I hate it...
by Stevenloan
Sun May 22, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Self-pity
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Self-pity

- My sister-in-law has one boy and one girl. When she holds the girl on her lap only, they boy feels self-pity. So she has to hold both of them on her lap at the same time. - Do I use "feel self-pity" correctly in this context? In this context, the boy and the girl are around 6 or 7 years old :) Tha...
by Stevenloan
Sun May 22, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Hasn't healed yet
Replies: 18
Views: 3510

Re: Hasn't healed yet

Dear Bobinwales!

- I think it's ok when people misread something or make a tiny mistake sometimes. We're only human not saints :) So just forget about it. Have a good day, mate! :)

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sat May 21, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Too straightforwardly
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

Too straightforwardly

- She doesn't like people who are so straightforward/who speaks too straightforwardly because this easily makes people feel touchy.

- Is this sentence natural at all, native speakers? :)

Thanks so much!

NHHL
by Stevenloan
Sat May 21, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Merciless and Iron-hearted
Replies: 33
Views: 6328

Re: Merciless and Iron-hearted

.. dante you are way out of line on this one my friend .. and you do need to apologise to steve .. Marie at least realised she had been offensive and apologised .. all cultures have different ideas around what constitutes an acceptable marriage and how people should meet each other and who decides ...
by Stevenloan
Fri May 20, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Merciless and Iron-hearted
Replies: 33
Views: 6328

Re: Merciless and Iron-hearted

Trolley and Erik!

- Erik! Thank you so much for your terrific versions :) They're so useful. Trolley! It's not hell, it is the truth in the real life. Sometimes the truth is quite harsh, but you have to accept it :)

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri May 20, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Merciless and Iron-hearted
Replies: 33
Views: 6328

Re: Merciless and Iron-hearted

Dear Marie26 and Dante! - It sounds unusal and pretty insane but it does happen in my country. When you guys live in my country, you'll see that it is 100% true. As I said, you can refuse if you want. But after that your folks may disown you :) They're not stone-hearted, they do this for your own go...
by Stevenloan
Fri May 20, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Merciless and Iron-hearted
Replies: 33
Views: 6328

Stone-hearted

Dear Marie26 and members! - Marie26! In my country, sometimes it's ok for parents to force their son or daughter to marry someone, this is true, but you can refuse if you want :) I was wrong about "maintain the continuity of his family line" Erik! "stone-hearted" is an excellent choice here :) Is th...
by Stevenloan
Thu May 19, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Merciless and Iron-hearted
Replies: 33
Views: 6328

Merciless and Iron-hearted

- James's folks forces him to divorce his wife because she's unable to conceive. They want him to marry another woman and have a baby to maintain the continuity of his family line, but he cannot be merciless/iron-hearted to do that. - Do these sentences sound natural to your native ears? :) Thanks a...
by Stevenloan
Tue May 17, 2011 4:34 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Intense
Replies: 7
Views: 1632

Re: Intense

Dear Wizard of Oz and members,

- How about these? :)

"That is impossible! She was just here"
"Say what? Why is this happening/occurring at this time?"

Thanks in advance!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon May 16, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Intense
Replies: 7
Views: 1632

Intense

- The plane is about to take off and my friend tells me he cannot find his daughter, may I say like this in this context?

"That is intense! Spread out to look for her!"
"Oh my God! Why does this happen/occur right now?"

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun May 15, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Hasn't healed yet
Replies: 18
Views: 3510

Hasn't healed yet

- Last week she burned her left leg on her motorcycle exhaust pipe. After that she applied a special kind of medicine but the injury hasn't healed yet.

- Do these 2 sentences sound good enough?

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sat May 14, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Look to the good
Replies: 16
Views: 2527

Re: Look to the good

- Trolley! Thanks a lot for your versions. They're obviously more natural :) Erik! I don't know much about the moral investigations conducted by Confucius, Aristotle, Plato, Kant and/or J S Mill :) but some American animated movies do have excellent educational lessons such as "Kung Fu Panda" or "Fi...
by Stevenloan
Fri May 13, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Look to the good
Replies: 16
Views: 2527

Re: Look to the good

Dear Erik and Trolley! - Sorry I didn't explain clearly what I meant by the sentence. I meant "American animated movies usually have excellent educational lessons so that people who watch them will look to the goodness and better things and stay away from evil things :) What are your natural version...