- However, only four swaps went through from a net and descend on him.
- However, only four wasps got through the net and descended on him.
- To make the connection with the net you have already mentioned, you need to say "the net". If you say "a net" here, it means some other net which happened to be around. When you say "only four wasps", that suggests that we should expect that more would have done this.
Sep 29, 2013 10:24 Revenge
- 2 Tom's letter should have set Kana thinking about him.
- 2 Tom's letter must have set Kana thinking about him.
- I may be misunderstanding 「はずだ」, but this seems more natural to me. What it means is that the speaker of the sentence knows that Kana has been thinking about Tom, and suggests that Tom's letter probably caused this. The word "should" means that the speaker of the sentence thinks Kana has a moral obligation to think about Tom because of his letter. This seems odd to me. The sentence still doesn't feel entirely natural to me, but I can't really say why. I would certainly understand it if I heard it.
Sep 2, 2013 21:27 Practice Making Sentences
- 4 His father's death sets Ken considering about his mother forced living alone.
- 4 His father's death forced Ken to consider his bereaved (/widowed) mother's future.
- 「彼の父親の死に考えさせられた」って感じになりますが、「set ～ to thinking」はこの場合、不自然に聞こえます。なぜなら、何かがきかけ・刺激になって考え始める時に使う表現で「他の人･他の場面だったらあまり深く考えなかったかもしれません」の意味も含まれていると思うからです。番組を見たからだれでも地球温暖化を真剣に考えるとは言えない、同じ言葉を言われて気にならない奥さんもいるかもしれません。ところが、一人になったお母さんのことを考えない息子はあまりにも酷くて僕は「set ～ to thinking」を不自然に聞こえたかもしれません。
Sep 2, 2013 21:19 Practice Making Sentences
- Although we didn't go around, we used to get along well and make jokes in our school days.
- Although we didn't go out with each other, we used to get along well and make jokes in our school days.
- I assume that by "didn't go around" you mean that you weren't dating each other, and weren't romantically involved. I haven't heard the phrase "go around" used for this. The phrase "go out (with someone)" is often used.
Aug 11, 2013 10:51 An Old Classmate
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