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by Stevenloan
Wed May 04, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: self-awarenessly
Replies: 5
Views: 1238

self-awarenessly

- James's neighbor's dog is very gentle but sometimes it gets so fierce. Whenever it relieves itself, its owner cleans it up self-awarenessly.

- Do these sentences sound natural at all?

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon May 02, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Weaknesses of a car
Replies: 5
Views: 1167

Weaknesses of a car

- I want to buy a used car from an American guy, I want to point out some weaknesses of the car so that I can get a good bargain :) but I don't know much about English for cars, so do these sentences sound good at all? :) 1. There are no airbags inside. 2. The gearbox is normal not automatic. 3. The...
by Stevenloan
Mon May 02, 2011 4:29 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Attend = take part in = participate?
Replies: 6
Views: 3106

Re: Attend = take part in = participate?

Dear Dante and Edwin F Ashworth!

- I apologize for causing this misunderstanding. It was "long" in my original post not "often". I corrected it because I thought it didn't make much sense :)

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun May 01, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Attend = take part in = participate?
Replies: 6
Views: 3106

Attend = take part in = participate?

1. How often does Susan's neigborhood hold neighborhood meetings? Does she usually attend?
2. How often does Susan's neck of the woods hold neighborhood meetings? Does she usually take part in/participate?

- Do these sentences sound ok to your native ears? :)

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: make up with each other
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

make up with each other

- His parents argued fiercely last night and they haven't made up with each other yet / and they haven't made peace with each other yet / and they haven't reconciled with each other yet.

- Does this sentence sound natural enough?

Thanks so much!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Dish-washing liquid
Replies: 22
Views: 3279

Dish-washing liquid

- I have a girlfriend whose parents have a small factory which produces chemical to create dish-washing liquid.

- Does this sentence sound good enough?

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: never scold hardly
Replies: 33
Views: 6921

Re: never scold hardly

Ken Greenwald wrote:How about,”his parents hardly ever reprimand him.”
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Ken – April 26, 2011

I like other members' versions. I like your version as well, Ken Greenwald :)

StevenSakura
by Stevenloan
Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Huge breakthrough
Replies: 8
Views: 1638

Huge breakthrough

- Yesterday John got promoted to financial manager. He considered it as the first huge breakthrough in his career.

- Are these good enough to say?

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: never scold hardly
Replies: 33
Views: 6921

Re: never scold hardly

You guys!

- I'm sorry. I should've written "his parents hardly ever scold him".

P.S: Have a nice day! :)

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: never scold hardly
Replies: 33
Views: 6921

never scold hardly

- Whenever James makes mistakes, his parents never scold him hardly, (on the contrary/conversely) they always gently advise him right from wrong.

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

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cheating out of money and love
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

Cheating out of money and love

- I have a colleague who has a very innocent face but is extremely good at cheating gullible and newly grown-up girls out of love and money.

- Does this sound natural at all?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Entreated = Implored?
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

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: 1137

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: 983

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: 983

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...