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student113
  • I wrote too much before I get to the topic, haha.
  • I wrote too much before I get getting to the topic, haha.
before -ing
student113
  • I moved to Tokyo when I entered in university, and I lived alone for 3 years, but I'm living with my grandparents in Tokyo now.
  • I moved to Tokyo when I entered in university (I usually say "started college" but it appears that more people around the English-speaking world say "entered university" or "went to university", strangely enough), and I lived alone for 3 years, but I'm living with my grandparents in Tokyo now.
started college / entered university

expression

Oct 17, 2011 16:17 Public Some changes in my life
student113
  • We are working for an exhibition at our university in the end of the year.
  • We are working for on an exhibition at our university in that's being held at the end of the year.
that is being held at the end of the year

passive that

Oct 17, 2011 16:16 Public Some changes in my life
GC
Your english is pretty good already! Well done! Oh well, it will take some time to adapt to staying with your grandparents but try to make yourself feel at home! They are your grandparents after all and I'm sure they dote on you a lot!
dote on sb
student113
Okay, so it's still in the planning stage. Despite the unfortunate circumstances surrounding this proposal, this is a can't-miss opportunity, and I for one would be glad to participate (if they let me, lol).
for one
student113
  • In 2010, the number of foreign tourists to Japan has been maximum in the past; 861 people visited the country, which is 26.8% more than 2009.
  • In 2010, the number of foreign tourists that came to Japan has had been maximum in the past the highest ever; 8,610,000 people visited the country, which is was 26.8% more than 2009.
the number had been highest ever
student113
  • The Japan Tourist Agency decided to invite 10000 people from overseas from April in order to recover the loss in tourism after the March 11th disaster.
  • The Japan Tourist Agency decided to invite 10,000 people from overseas from starting next April in order to recover the loss in tourism after due to the March 11th disaster.
starting...
Guoguodi
昨日と今日だけで目撃の通報が3件あったそうです。って英語で何て言うんですか? I think what you wrote ("Reportedly, a bear was found in three different areas in Sapporo in the last 2 days.") sounds natural and is OK. I would write something like: "According to eyewitness...
eyewitness sightings -According to eyewitness reports, there have been three sightings just in the last two days.
euanthus
  • The bear is a ヒグマ which is close to grizzly bears.
  • The bear is a ヒグマ which is similar to grizzly bears.
similar

vocabulary

Oct 6, 2011 22:56 Public Bear attack!!!
クロマ
  • Since it's been over one and a half year since I took the TOEIC last time, I think I'll get a better score.
  • Since it's been over one and a half years since I took the TOEIC last time, I think I'll get a better score. (or "...since I last took the TOEIC last time, I think I'll get a better score (this time).)
since I last took the TOEIC

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