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by Stevenloan
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: never scold hardly
Replies: 33
Views: 7004

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: 1662

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: 7004

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: 7004

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: 1089

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: 1156

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: 1156

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: 1008

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: 1008

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...
by Stevenloan
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: High CC
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Re: High CC

Dear Erik and Edwin F Ashworth!

- You guys are so funny :) My grandpa is not the man in the video. He passed away a long time ago. When he was alive, he was into Harley and racing motorcycles from Japan. Are you guys huge fans of powerful motorbikes? :)

Best regards,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: stitches = sutures?
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

stitches = sutures?

- Last night a roughneck used a long knife and cut me on my left leg so I had to go to the hospital to have 3 stitches / to get 3 sutures.

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

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: High CC
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

High CC

- My close friend are crazy about motorcycles with high cubic centimetres and my grandfather is into motorcycles with low cc.

- Does this sentence sound good at all? :)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Guess from your face
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Re: Guess from your face

Dear Erik!

- Thanks so much for your versions. They're awesome :)

Have a nice day!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:31 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Guess from your face
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Guess from your face

A: I'm sure you're a night-owl, right?
B: Wow! How do you know?
A: I can know for sure from your appearance / I could guess from your face.

- Do second A's two answers sound good enough? :)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Feelings of inferiority
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

Feelings of inferiority

- My best friend likes a girl very much, but he doesn't have the guts to ask her out because the girl is so pretty and has a stable job, he says he is not very good-looking, but I think he looks ok enough :) he says he's not very rich but he earns enough money. In this context I might say one of the...