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by Stevenloan
Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Had him at hello
Replies: 16
Views: 4441

Had him at hello

A: Did he fall in love with someone at first sight? B: Yeah. When he first met her in person, he fell and fell hard. Her looks did fit with her personality which had him at hello. - I checked the meaning of "fall for" and "hard" here is used to stress, right? By the way, what does "had him at hello"...
by Stevenloan
Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Plain pants and shirts with stripes
Replies: 12
Views: 4361

Re: Plain pants and shirts with stripes

Dear Anora!

- You're very welcome! :) Have a nice day!
by Stevenloan
Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Indulge and Pamper
Replies: 8
Views: 1692

Re: Indulge and Pamper

Dear native speakers!

- May I say like this in this situation?

"If her parents continue indulging her like that, she will gradually be spoilt"
"If her parents keep pampering her that way, she will be spoiled gradually"

Thanks so much!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Indulge and Pamper
Replies: 8
Views: 1692

Indulge and Pamper

- Mary is fifteen years old now. Her parents has always indulged/pampered her since she was a little kid. Whenever she asks for something, her parents meet immediately. - Do these sound natural enough to your ear, native speakers? P.S: What I mean by "meet" here is "meet or satisfy someone's needs o...
by Stevenloan
Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Take it back or leave it there
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Re: Take it back or leave it there

Dear Wizard of Oz!

- It really helps :) Thanks so much for your help. Have a good day!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Take it back or leave it there
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Take it back or leave it there

- I would like to ask my roommate if she has pawned anything to pay for her university tuition before. If she has done so, did she take it back after that or just leave it there? In this case I have to say this way, right? :) "Did you ever pawn anything to pay for your university tuition fee? If so,...
by Stevenloan
Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:12 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Dresses - different names
Replies: 10
Views: 4513

Re: Dresses - different names

Dear Erik and Trolley!

- Thanks for the phrase "flared versus tight". It really helps :)

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Dresses - different names
Replies: 10
Views: 4513

Re: Dresses - different names

Dear Erik and other friends! - I want to ask about the first black dress named "Moschino" in the first link and the first red dress in the second link :) I ask about the specifc names of these two dresses because the bottom end of the black dress spreads out and the bottom end of the red dress cling...
by Stevenloan
Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Dresses - different names
Replies: 10
Views: 4513

Dresses - different names

- What do you call these two different dresses in these two links?


1. http://tintuc.xalo.vn/00205483467/Chon_ ... _thap.html

2. http://vietbao.vn/The-gioi-giai-tri/Tu- ... 88484/412/

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Conscience-smitten
Replies: 2
Views: 1349

Conscience-smitten

1. Has Peter ever done something that later weighed on his conscience?
2. Has Peter ever done something that later he felt conscience-stricken/conscience-smitten?

- Do these sound natural enough to you, native speakers? :)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pinpoint
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Pinpoint

- Rusty has committed a lot of serious crimes. The police couldn't arrest him because he has run away. So the police temporarily impound his business license and his property and gives a reward to someone who pinpoints where he's hiding. I might say like this, right? :) "The police temporarily impou...
by Stevenloan
Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Give it to charity
Replies: 1
Views: 712

Give it to charity

- My friend says that if he finds something valuable in the street, he will pick it up and keep it temporaly or sell it to do charity work. In this situation I might say one of these, right? "If he found anything valuable in the street, he would keep it temporaly" "If he found something valuable in ...
by Stevenloan
Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pepper spray
Replies: 10
Views: 1827

Re: Pepper spray

Consumer magazines are always advising people to try the cheapest brands first and to just keep going till they find a brand they like. That's why I go for Var-Mints nowadays. John, I have question regarding your coffee-making technique. Do you use wholly water, or do you sometimes add a dash of sp...
by Stevenloan
Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pepper spray
Replies: 10
Views: 1827

Pepper spray

1. What is a small bottle women use to spray at when they are attacked? Is it "a tear gas spray" or "a pepper spray"? I googled it and I found these terms, so I wonder which one is more common.
2. What is a small bottle you use to spray into your mouth to have good breath?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Change completely
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Change completely

- John and Jennifer have been together for over 6 months. He has made Jennifer to become more sociable, confident and love her life more from a coward and reserved girl. Can I say this in this situation? "From a very coward and introverted girl, John has made Mary change completely and become more a...