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SíSePuede
  • The  story consists of various elements, love, action, heart-warming, commedy and so on.
  • The story consists of various elements: love, action, heart-warming, commedy and so on.
  • When you list something, like for example the various elements in the story, you should use the:

Sep 25, 2014 21:16 Public No Ordinary Family
nanaoj
  • I opened the bag on the way back to the office to taste it as soon as possible.
  • I opened the bag on the way back to the office to so I could taste it as soon as possible.
  • No mistake here, it's just more natural-sounding the way I wrote it.

Sep 21, 2014 22:07 Public Chili Spiced Mango
nanaoj
  • I love spice and I love dried mango so I thought it would be my ideal food.
  • I love spice and I love dried mango so I thought it would be my ideal food. I would love it. (or "...so I thought it would be perfect for me.")
  • There are no grammar mistakes here. "My ideal food" is just slightly the wrong idea here.

Sep 21, 2014 22:06 Public Chili Spiced Mango
nanaoj
  • I happened to find an attractive product.
  • I happened to find an attractive product. something that I thought looked good.
  • What you wrote isn't wrong at all, but it sounds unnatural to use those words to talk about food. The suggesting that I gave you is only one of many, many things you could have said.

Sep 21, 2014 22:06 Public Chili Spiced Mango
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

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