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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
Alex
  • Yesterday, my twam had a farewell party for our director who left our company yesterday.
  • Yesterday, my team had a farewell party for our director who is leaving our company.
  • Even though the director left yesterday, in English we say "is leaving" if the event is very recent.

Aug 10, 2014 23:03 Public Farewell Party
keloiid
  • Local beef, called Kubiki wagyu, was beyond my expectation.
  • The local beef, called Kubiki wagyu, surpassed my expectations.

Jul 6, 2014 06:03 Public A Hot-Spring Inn in Niigata
matt_
  • The flat position of the seat was very comfortable to sleep.
  • The flat position of the seat was very comfortable to sleep in.
  • This sentence reads a little strange. A nice way to word this sentence might be 'Putting the seat in a flat position made it very comfortable to sleep in'

Jul 5, 2014 20:59 Public Business Class of ANA

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