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mtheoriex11
  • Last sunday, my family went to Newport Beach for the first time.
  • Last Sunday, my family went to Newport Beach for the first time.
  • American culture: If you take or go with you family, we would say something like, "Last Sunday I took my family to ..." Or, "Last Sunday my family and I went to ..." Or, "Last Sunday our family went to... In your sentence, "Last Sunday my family went to ..." does not necessarily include you.

Sep 17, 2014 20:55 Public Ruby's Diner
lisaaar
  • Toms donates a pair of shoes to poor kids at each time when they sell a pair of shoes.
  • Toms donates a pair of shoes to poor kids at each time when they sell a pair of shoes.
  • use "each time" OR "when", not both. in this case, "each time" sounds better.

Sep 14, 2014 21:46 Public TOMS or BOBS
steven.ciciola
  • Last week, I made a regulation to ban overtime work after 10pm, which was effected on yesterday.
  • Last week, I made a new regulation to ban overtime working overtime (after 10pm), which was effected on came into effect yesterday.

Sep 10, 2014 20:48 Public Overtime Work
steven.ciciola
  • Long overtime work seems to be chronic custom in my division.
  • In my division at work, long overtime seems to be the norm.
  • I've never heard someone say "chronic custom", but regardless I understood what you meant by it. I instead used the word "the norm" which I feel is often used when referring to work ethics. It basically means "is to be expected"

Sep 10, 2014 20:47 Public Overtime Work
Exis Night
  • We are enjoying New Orleans’ gourmet.
  • We are enjoying New Orleans’ gourmet cuisine.
  • For many English speakers, an apostrophe at the end of a word ending in "s" is a real headache. It signals to us that we need to "double" the final "s" sound, which makes New Orleans' sound like "New Orleanses", which many find bothersome. Some people will actively avoid this grammar. For example, they will opt to say something like: "We are enjoying the gourmet cuisine here in New Orleans." It's a quirk of English mechanics that has been a source of debate for many, many years. Just be aware of this should you receive an edit that rewrite this particular sentence.

Sep 4, 2014 22:24 Public Craw-fish Etouffee
Exis Night
  • The local foods, which consist of mainly seafood, spice and rice, suit Japanese people’s taste.
  • The local foods, which consist of mainly seafood, spices and rice, suit the Japanese palate.

Sep 4, 2014 22:21 Public Craw-fish Etouffee
matt2703
  • The guide is living in LA but he guides a lot of destinations in the US by himself with his wide and deep knowledge and long experience.
  • The/Our guide is living in LA now, but he does a lot of tours himselfguides a lot of in many destinations across the US, and I think he has with his wide and deep a vast knowledge and a lot of experience from living there.

Sep 4, 2014 20:39 Public Excellent Guide
matt2703
  • It took eight hours including one hour lunch time.
  • It took eight hours, including a one hour stop-over for lunch time.

Sep 4, 2014 20:36 Public Excellent Guide
matt2703
  • Yesterday, we moved from New Orleans to Memphis by bus.
  • Yesterday, we moved caught the bus from New Orleans to Memphis by bus.
  • There are many ways to say this, but using 'moved' isn't really correct. You can say 'rode/took/caught the bus' ;)

Sep 4, 2014 20:35 Public Excellent Guide
Ethanol 10
  • The dean of the university joined the event from Japan and made an one hour speech about how he is trying to globalize the university.
  • The dean of the university joined the event from Japan and made an one hour speech about how he is trying to globalize the university.
  • Even though the rule "every word that is in front of the word "an" must be a word that starts with a vowel" applies to a lot of words, there are many exceptions. For this case, we use "a" for counters, such as "one, two, three, etc.". It also helps the flow of speech when talking, try it yourself, and compare "an one hour" to "a one hour" and see the flow of speech.

Aug 25, 2014 22:00 Public Doshisha University

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