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by Stevenloan
Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Conscience-smitten
Replies: 2
Views: 1350

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: 1142

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: 714

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: 1830

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: 1830

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...
by Stevenloan
Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Lovebird
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Lovebird

1. When you love a girl like crazy and if she doesn't love you back, you will be very sad but you'll be ok again soon. 2. When you love a girl and you feel that you cannot live without her. Your life depends on this girl too much. You become so weak when you do this. - In situation 1, you are a "lov...
by Stevenloan
Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Gifted and Talented people
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Gifted and Talented people

- Jake feels so dissatisfied when governmental firms don't know how to take advantage of talented people for his country. I might use one of these sentences, right? 1. He feels so dissatisfied when state-owned firms don't know how to exploit talented people who used to study abroad for the country. ...
by Stevenloan
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Deliver and Bear and Give birth
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Deliver and Bear and Give birth

- I want to ask my colleague whether her mom had difficulties giving birth to her or not. May I say one of these sentences?

"Did your mom have any difficulties giving birth to you?"
"Was it easy or difficult when your mother delivered/bore you?"

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Long fragrance
Replies: 7
Views: 1735

Re: Long fragrance

.. on the other hand Steve you might say something like >> I want something to disguise the fact that I only take one bath a week. .. or .. Do you have anything to disguise the fact that I haven't had a bath for 4 days? .. WoZ in the shower Dear Trolley, Erik and WoZ! - Thanks very much for your ve...
by Stevenloan
Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Long fragrance
Replies: 7
Views: 1735

Long fragrance

- The sale clerk asks me what kind of perfume I want to buy. I tell him I want to buy a kind which can keep long fragrance or a kind whose fragrance not easy to lose. I might say one of these, right? 1. I want to buy a kind of perfume that keeps long fragrance. 2. I want to buy a kind of perfume who...
by Stevenloan
Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Purchase gold
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

Re: Purchase gold

Dear native speakers! - So I have to rewrite the second sentence like this? And my first sentence is perfect, right? :) "2. In my country, lots of firms just think of high profit and don't compromise their conscience when they sell bad quality products that cause cancer for people." Thanks a lot! St...
by Stevenloan
Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:14 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Inside out
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

Re: Inside out

Dear Edwin F Ashworth!

- That's ok. It wasn't your fault. You did try to help me :) Thanks for the extra information, it's really interesting.
by Stevenloan
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:12 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Purchase gold
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

Purchase gold

1. Would he rather build tall buildings for lease or purchase gold and wait for the right time to sell? 2. In my country, lots of firms just think of high profit and lose their conscience when they sell bad quality products that cause cancer for people. - Do these sound natural at all to your ear, n...
by Stevenloan
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Inside out
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

Re: Inside out

Edwin F Ashworth wrote:Is she grateful by nature?

I guess so :)