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by Stevenloan
Mon May 30, 2011 4:38 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Annoying and infuriating things
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

Annoying and infuriating things

- I heard this sentence in a film: "I love you, I'm sorry I'm taking my bad day out on you. If you forgive me, please call me back." - From this sentence, I might say one of these, right? "Is he the kind of person who always takes annoying things out on others?" "Is he the sort/type of person who al...
by Stevenloan
Sun May 29, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Don't want to make a fuss
Replies: 2
Views: 1143

Don't want to make a fuss

- Yesterday my colleague read my emails without my permission. This is the third time he does this. I don't want to make a fuss about it/that, so I just pretend that nothing has happened. - Do I use "I don't want to make a fuss about it/that, so I just pretend that nothing has happened." correctly i...
by Stevenloan
Sat May 28, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Illiberal
Replies: 2
Views: 879

Illiberal

- He's very small-minded/illiberal. He always holds a grudge against trivial/tiny things.

- In this two sentences, I mean "He rarely forgives people when they do something tiny or trivial that upsets him and he holds a grudge against these little things".

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Wed May 25, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Shift the blame
Replies: 12
Views: 2625

Shift the blame

- My friend wants to go to the movies tonight at 10, the movie lasts over 2 hours and she has to go to work at 6 tomorrow morning. I advise her that she shouldn't go or else she cannot get up that early but she insists on going, Might I say one of these? :) "If you get to work late tomorrow morning,...
by Stevenloan
Tue May 24, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: demonstration with ribbons
Replies: 8
Views: 1705

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: 3569

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: 1559

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: 3569

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: 1371

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: 6433

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: 6433

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: 6433

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: 6433

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: 6433

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: 1663

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