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  • Whenever we meet a newly married couple, we'd ask them, "what do you call each other?" and you can answer and wait for the following "that's adorable."
  • Whenever we meet a newly-married couple, we ask them, "what do you call each other?" and you can answer and wait for the following "that's adorable."
  • If this happened, I would do X When this happens, I do X an alternative "...and wait for the 'that's adorable!' that inevitably follows"
Harry Spaz
  • She is actually proudly expressing her identity as a conservative Muslim woman to join this citizenship ceremony.
  • She is actually proudly expressing her identity as a conservative Muslim woman to join this citizenship ceremony.
  • "when taking part in", maybe? I'm not sure exactly what you're trying to say, but "join" doesn't fit.
take part in the ceremony

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Oct 14, 2015 13:14 Public Niqab ban?
カルビン
  • I'm as nervous as I can ever be.
  • I'm as nervous as can be.
  • More natural.
KULAH
  • Let's get back to the titling topic.
  • Let's get back to the topic of titling.
  • for some reason we don't say titling topic. actually the reason is this. "topic of..." is a set phrase. we don't say karate topic we say topic of karate. we don't say cooking topic we say topic of cooking etc....
topic of ...ing
Evan
  • Well, you could get around only using English in big cities if you insist to do so.
  • Well, you could get around only using English in big cities if you insisted on doing so.
insist on doing
euanthus
  • Thank you friends for always helping me and giving nice conversations and a hope to become fluent!!
  • Thank you, friends, for always helping me and for the nice conversations and (continued) hope to become fluent!! (you cant give a conversation, since it takes 2 people to create a conversation. .. the 相手 at best only gives 50% of a conversation >< also, when you say 'thank you, friends, ' it sounds very very formal. a more natural way is to say 'thanks to all of friends' or 'thanks to all of you, my friends'. good entry! i need a partner on skype >< message me if youre interested/have time \O/
conversation
E
That's the kind of tone you use to talk down to someone or make your sarcasm obvious.
talk down to
  • I thought the same thing when Osama was dead.
  • I thought the same thing when Osama died. (Saying "was dead" in past tense sounds like he is alive now. ww Or maybe he's undead now. The last thing we need in this world are zombie terrorists. ww No one else corrected this, though, so maybe it's just my thought.)
was dead/ died
Either the original entry has been deleted or you don't have access to it.
student113
  • I don't really feel relaxed around them because they care about me so much.
  • I don't really feel relaxed around them because they care about me ("fuss over me" might work better here, because that original phrase makes you sound somewhat cruel. I was thinking "What? She doesn't like it when people care about her?" lol) so much.
fuss over sb

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