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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
Possum
  • When I came back home at night, he told me that my curry got a good reputation from his friends.
  • When I came back home the night of the party, my son told me that my curry was a huge hit with his friends. or was very well received by his friends.

Dec 8, 2014 20:47 Public My Son's Favorite
squidlydeux
  • When I came back home at night, he told me that my curry got a good reputation from his friends.
  • When I came back/returned home that night, he told me that my curry went over well with his friends. or ...was a big success with his friends. ...his friends raved about my curry. ...my curry got big complements from his friends.
  • "got a good reputation" is awkward here because a reputation is not something that is given or received, like an action, by a person or thing. It is a characteristic about something that becomes known or admired among certain people. If you want to use the word "reputation" you would have to say something like "now, my curry has a great reputation among his friends" or "now, I have a reputation for my awesome curry among his friends". This is not so simple to explain.

Dec 8, 2014 20:40 Public My Son's Favorite

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