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Misha
  • We collected father’s photos and made a short film.
  • We collected father’s photos of my father and made a short film.
  • Actually, "father's photos" is OK -- if you were collecting photos that he took (that he himself wasn't in). But it's "photos of my father" if he's in the photos, i.e., someone else took them.

Aug 7, 2016 19:31 Public Celebrate Father’s Day
Misha
  • Today people tend to buy moon cakes instead of making them by themselves.
  • Today people tend to buy moon cakes instead of making them by themselves.
  • Saying "by themselves" means that they're alone, without other people. Just plain "themselves" without the "by" makes clear that they use their own hands to make them, instead of buying them.

Aug 4, 2016 23:29 Public What do we do in Mid Autumn...
Misha
  • Moreover, except Spring festival and Ching ming festival, Mid autumn festival is another significant festival for family reunion.
  • Moreover, except [in addition to|besides the] Spring festival and Ching ming festival, Mid-autumn festival is another significant festival for family reunion.
  • You could say "family reunions," plural, for the concrete events. But "family reunion" as a non-count noun for the type of event is OK, too, as you have it.

Aug 4, 2016 23:28 Public What do we do in Mid Autumn...
Misha
  • Although the Mid Autumn Festival will come around one half month, I share a little bit what we will do in the festival.
  • Although the Mid-Autumn Festival will come around in about one half a month, I will share a little bit what we will do in (during) the festival. -- or -- Although the Mid-Autumn Festival will come around one half at mid-month, I am sharinge now a little bit [of|about] what we will do in (during) the festival. -- or -- really the best for what you mean would be one of the two that follow -- Although the Mid-Autumn Festival will not come around until a little over a one half month from now, I will share [now|in advance] a little bit what we will do in the festival. -- or -- Although the Mid-Autumn Festival is still a little over a month awaywill come around one half month, I will share a little bit what we will do in the festival.
  • The English "come around one half month" wasn't clear. A reader who didn't know Chinese or when the festival is celebrated would have to guess whether you were counting how much time was left, or saying it happens in the middle of the month. The first two "corrections" are to show what you could write in about a month, either way, that would still be true (since the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar this year happens, just by sheer coincidence, to be also on the 15th in the Western calendar, in September). However, your Chinese was perfectly clear (naturally! haha!). 還要一個多月才會到. So the third version is to say that in English.

Aug 4, 2016 23:25 Public What do we do in Mid Autumn...
Misha
  • 2. Is it correct that I say so.
  • 2. Is it correct tohat I say it this way?so.
  • "So" does mean "in a certain way," but most of the time we prefer to say "in this|that way."

Aug 3, 2016 11:01 Public Sentences which I cannot sa...
ecohansen
  • If you had seen this film, you might know that it is not understood very easily.
  • If you have seen this film, you might know that it is not understood very easy to understand.
  • OK, the grammar here is pretty advanced. Sentences that start with "if" are in the *conditional mood.* ( http://www.ef.com/english-resources/english-grammar/conditional/ ) "HAD SEEN" is a type 3 conditional, also known as a "past unreal conditional.". "IF YOU HAD SEEN"=我知道你没看过这部电影。 看过电影难过的人知道它很不清楚。 HAVE SEEN is the "mixed conditional", which uses the perfect instead of the past perfect. “IF YOUHAVE SEEN," 你可能看过电影,可能没看过。如果看过的话,那你就知道它很不清楚。

Jul 31, 2016 19:16 Public A Lecture About The Assassin
Oliver
  • Although I tried to explain that she might be confuse another person with me, she was still assured what she believed.
  • Although I tried to explain that she might have confused me with another person, she was still adamant in her belief.

Jul 29, 2016 18:16 Public The truth we believe is not...
Oliver
  • Yesterday, I found my colleague misunderstood me that I did something which I did not do reality.
  • Yesterday, I found out about a misunderstanding with my colleague; she thought I had done something which I, in reality, did not do.

Jul 29, 2016 18:15 Public The truth we believe is not...
Misha
  • I think that discovering these of differences is one of great pleasures of learning languages.
  • I think that discovering these of differences is one of the great pleasures of learning languages.
  • Or "... discovering these _kinds_ of differences ..." would be possible, too.

Jul 29, 2016 11:21 Public A little discovery of learn...
Misha
  • Perhaps, the deeper we learn the languages, the greater differences we will find.
  • Perhaps, the more deeplyer we learn the languages, the greater the differences we will find.
  • The reason for the second "the" is in the nature of the structure (for this word order). The less sugar we add, the more the taste of the tea itself will come through. The cleaner the water, the deeper the eye can see. The more work we have, the greater the need to be organized and disciplined.

Jul 29, 2016 11:21 Public A little discovery of learn...

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