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by Stevenloan
Mon May 16, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Intense
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Intense

- The plane is about to take off and my friend tells me he cannot find his daughter, may I say like this in this context?

"That is intense! Spread out to look for her!"
"Oh my God! Why does this happen/occur right now?"

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun May 15, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Hasn't healed yet
Replies: 18
Views: 3569

Hasn't healed yet

- Last week she burned her left leg on her motorcycle exhaust pipe. After that she applied a special kind of medicine but the injury hasn't healed yet.

- Do these 2 sentences sound good enough?

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sat May 14, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Look to the good
Replies: 16
Views: 2579

Re: Look to the good

- Trolley! Thanks a lot for your versions. They're obviously more natural :) Erik! I don't know much about the moral investigations conducted by Confucius, Aristotle, Plato, Kant and/or J S Mill :) but some American animated movies do have excellent educational lessons such as "Kung Fu Panda" or "Fi...
by Stevenloan
Fri May 13, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Look to the good
Replies: 16
Views: 2579

Re: Look to the good

Dear Erik and Trolley! - Sorry I didn't explain clearly what I meant by the sentence. I meant "American animated movies usually have excellent educational lessons so that people who watch them will look to the goodness and better things and stay away from evil things :) What are your natural version...
by Stevenloan
Thu May 12, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Look to the good
Replies: 16
Views: 2579

Look to the good

1a. Watching American cartoons helps people look to the good.
1b. Watching American animated films helps people look to better lessons.

- Do these sound natural at all? :)

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Wed May 11, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: True kindness
Replies: 3
Views: 967

True kindness

- I give my close friend a gift and I tell him that I apologize because the gift is small because I don't have enough money to buy a bigger gift. He tells me this: "It's ok buddy. A big or small present does not matter. What matters is your true kindness" - Is this sentence natural at all? :) Thanks...
by Stevenloan
Mon May 09, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: One life for one life
Replies: 9
Views: 1470

Re: One life for one life

Dear Erik!

- Thanks for your post. I'll try to arrange everything carefully so that no one knows I am the murderer. I'm just joking :) Do I sound like a professional killer? :) Have a nice day!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Mon May 09, 2011 2:36 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: One life for one life
Replies: 9
Views: 1470

One life for one life

A: Why do you want to kill me? B: You have killed my close friend before and now I have to kill you. One life for one life, that's very fair" P.S: What I mean by "One life for one life" is "the person A has killed my best friend and now I have to kill him. It will be very fair if he is dead :) Thank...
by Stevenloan
Sun May 08, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: 2 year probation
Replies: 10
Views: 1907

Re: 2 year probation

Dear Edwin F Ashworth adn Erik! - Edwin F Ashworth! Thanks so much for your extremely detailed post :) It was very useful. Erik! I think your version should have been "Yesterday, after a day of careful deliberation, the judge at the High Court decided to impose {two years' probation / a two-year sus...
by Stevenloan
Fri May 06, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: 2 year probation
Replies: 10
Views: 1907

2 year probation

1a. Yesterday the High Court decided to give him two years' probation after 10 days taking care of the case. 1b. Yesterday the High Court decided to grant him a two year suspended sentence after 10 days taking care of the case. - Do these sentences sound good enough? :) Thanks a million! StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri May 06, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Shows repentance
Replies: 5
Views: 1754

Re: Shows repentance

Dear Marie26! - I would really appreciate it if you could help me make my sentences more natural in daily convesations. I had checked my dictionary before I decided to post this post. I am not a native speaker, that's why I come here for help from native Teachers and speakers. Please don't leave any...
by Stevenloan
Thu May 05, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Shows repentance
Replies: 5
Views: 1754

Shows repentance

- He has taken too much corrupt money and now he shows repentance and desires to redeem his faults. He also hopes for a commutation from the high court.

- Do these sentences sound natural enough?

Thanks a million!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu May 05, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: self-awarenessly
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Re: self-awarenessly

Dear Trolley and other memebers!

- What I mean by "self-awarenessly" in this context is "Its owner cleans the messes up without reminders from other people because the owner thinks it's the right thing to do. So what's your more natural version? :)

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Wed May 04, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: self-awarenessly
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

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: 1215

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...