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Ann
  • I presented my father the canned salmon, which is his most favorite dish in the world.
  • I gave my father the canned salmon, which is his most favorite dish in the world.
  • You could use 'tinned' instead of 'canned'
tinned

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Jun 18, 2013 08:46 Public Three Good Things 107 #3good
pattonesque
  • I found out the article which explained to me why I could not close my computer quickly.
  • I found an article which explained to me why I could not shut down my computer quickly.
  • When you 'close' your computer, we say you 'shut it down'. e.g. I start up my computer in the morning at work and then when I leave for the evening, I shut it down.
pattonesque
  • I purchased donuts-shaped cushion which I heard is good for keeping the proper attitude.
  • I purchased a donut-shaped cushion which I heard is good for keeping proper posture.
  • 'posture' is the word I would use here, as attitude tends to imply that it is to do with your behaviour, whereas posture is the alignment of your body and proper sitting/walking, etc.

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May 28, 2013 13:14 Public Three Good Things 073 #3good
pattonesque
  • It was really hard to catch what the moderator said as he was a sort of fast talker, which encouraged me into more efforts.
  • It was really hard to catch what the moderator said as he was a fast talker, which encouraged me to work harder.
  • 'sort of' would usually work, but here it sounds a little strange, I think because what you say first implies that he is a fast talker, so there isn't any ambuguity, but 'sort of' is quite ambiguous.

Mar 13, 2013 08:43 Public Three Good Things 047 #3good
pattonesque
  • After several absence, I felt my feet paralyzed after Zazen practice.
  • After several absences, I felt my feet were numb after Zazen practice.
  • I hope I picked a better word for you. 'Psralyzed' means that you cannot move them, like if you've had a back injury. 'Numb' means that you can't really feel them, for example if your hands/feet are very cold or if you sit cross-legged for too long.

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Feb 28, 2013 20:37 Public Three Good Things 036 #3good
pattonesque
  • The session contains two times of 30 minutes, which requires the participants to sit still.
  • The session contains two periods of 30 minutes, which requires the participants to sit still.
  • 'Periods' or 'sessions' are better words to use than 'times' although you can still be understood.

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Feb 28, 2013 20:36 Public Three Good Things 036 #3good
pattonesque
  • I often apply for lotteries on Facebook.
  • I often apply for lotteries on Facebook.
  • This is fine, I'm just going to suggest 'competition' as another word for lotteries.
competition = lottery

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Feb 22, 2013 01:38 Public Three Good Things 033 #3good
pattonesque
  • Indeed, he preached severely his students but he intentionally did so in order for the participants not to make the same mistakes again.
  • Indeed, he preached severely to his students but he intentionally did so in order for the participants not to make the same mistakes again.
  • Just a note: you preach *to* someone or something :)
Preach to sb
Vermilion
You're welcome. Thank you. I've been doing well. It's been cold, so I've been hibernating at home. lol Good night. Happy Valentine's Day!
It's been cold, so I've been hibernating at home.

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Feb 14, 2013 07:53 Public Three Good Things 029 #3good
pattonesque
  • I made Facebook friends with a announcer who is NHK, Japan's States-run Broadcasting.
  • I made Facebook friends with an announcer who is on NHK, Japan's State-run Broadcasting Network.
Japan's State-run Broadcasting Network

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