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squidlydeux
  • We need them immediately because they are Christmas cards to post.
  • We need them immediately because they are Christmas cards that/and need to be mailed as soon as possible.
  • "as soon as possible" conveys more urgency

Dec 12, 2014 11:38 Public Rite Aid
squidlydeux
  • The shop clerk said to my wife it happened a lot because of the busy Christmas season.
  • The shop clerk said to told my wife that it happens a lot because of the busy Christmas season.
  • "happened" is not necessarily incorrect. Using the past tense implies that it has occurred in the past. Using "happens" implies that this occurs generally or often due to the season.

Dec 12, 2014 11:38 Public Rite Aid
Maria
  • I ordered a drug store chain, Rite Aid to print our family Christmas cards online three days ago.
  • I placed an ordered with a drug store chain, Rite Aid, to print our family Christmas cards online three days ago.
  • (1) To order someone to do sthg VS. (2) To place an order / To order + noun (1) You would only use this in a restaurant/commercial setting if you were upset with the service and wanted to express anger (see the second example). EX. I ordered my son to clean his room. EX. I ordered the waitress to get her manager because I was unhappy with my food. (2) EX. I placed an order yesterday for a shipment of pens. EX. I ordered pens yesterday (from the store)

Dec 12, 2014 11:33 Public Rite Aid
mtheoriex11
  • I worried if they would demand us a huge compensation for that.
  • I was concerned/worried that they would demand huge compensation as a result of that.

Dec 10, 2014 20:26 Public Generosity
Steve
  • When I offered a small amount of compensation to them tentatively, they told us that they didn’t have intention to demand money, they just want us not to repeat the same mistake.
  • When I tentatively offered them a small (monetary) compensation to them tentatively, they told me that they had no intention of demanding money; they just want us not to repeat the same mistake.

Dec 10, 2014 20:07 Public Generosity
Steve
  • I worried if they would demand us a huge compensation for that.
  • I (was) worried that they would demand us a huge compensation from us (for it).

Dec 10, 2014 20:07 Public Generosity
Steve
  • The customer asked me to scrutinize the fact by hearing from the employee.
  • The customer asked me to investigate the complaint by interviewing the employee.

Dec 10, 2014 20:06 Public Generosity
squidlydeux
  • I lost ways many times regardless of the car navigation.
  • I lost my ways many times regardless of having the car navigation system.

Dec 9, 2014 20:50 Public Driving in NY
squidlydeux
  • The elementary and junior high school was walking distance.
  • The elementary and junior high school was within walking distance.

Dec 9, 2014 20:49 Public My New House
squidlydeux
  • The kitchen was equipped with new devices.
  • The kitchen was equipped with new appliances.
  • Things like stoves, ovens, mixers, washers/dryers, etc. - machines used in the house are usually called "appliances". Department stores usually call the department where stoves/ovens/washer/dryers are sold "Kitchen Appliances" or sometimes just "Appliances"

Dec 9, 2014 20:48 Public My New House

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