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Dec 8, 2019 07:00 tony commented on The Amendments
The Constitution itself doesn't mention "freedom of speech." The first ten amendments to the Constitution are called "...
Dec 8, 2019 04:42 Alan made 12 corrections for The Amendments
Good questions! You got me to actually read the Constitution closely in order to answer your questions.
Nov 28, 2019 12:44 Jocelyn commented on (2/2) British Accent and Am...
*It’s said that, for most people, the brain areas manipulating the ability to learn pronunciation have already shut down before their tee...
Nov 27, 2019 10:56 Lynkusu made 2 corrections for (2/2) British Accent and Am...
I think extremely precise and high-level accent practice might just be pointless if you aren't insanely serious about it. It's ba...
Nov 27, 2019 09:49 骏骏 commented on (2/2) British Accent and Am...
哈哈,说着Chinglish的我基本保证交流就好了。不过遇到 不少accents,比如爱尔兰,苏格兰和澳大利亚以及一些伦敦腔,的确会出现不少听不懂的情况。学习其他腔调应该会提高语音辨识度吧,蛮有意思的 :)
Nov 27, 2019 06:16 臭豆腐 made 18 corrections for (2/2) British Accent and Am...
Very well written.
Nov 27, 2019 05:06 Kat made 20 corrections for (2/2) British Accent and Am...
I'm British and my American friends are always teasing me for not pronouncing that final 'R' !
Nov 20, 2019 19:54 骏骏 commented on (1/2) British Accent and Am...
哈哈,我也用过 英语流利说 学习发音,但是很便宜的几百块的课程。感觉对于发音基础差的有些帮助。对于你这种从小好好学的可能就多余了吧
Nov 18, 2019 07:41 Jocelyn made 1 corrections for (1/2) British Accent and Am...
You know, my math TA last semester (from China) spoke with the British accent you're talking about...and it's probably better tha...
Nov 18, 2019 02:03 臭豆腐 made 25 corrections for (1/2) British Accent and Am...
An article on the Shakespearean accent: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/9143302/How-should-Shakespeare-really-sound.html
Aug 9, 2019 10:49 臭豆腐 made 14 corrections for Beyond Dictionaries - Shock...
It's amazing that the dictionaries have misrepresented the meaning of the English term: "a feeling of shock due to cultural diff...
Aug 8, 2019 14:24 新田博 made 18 corrections for Beyond Dictionaries - Shock...
Good point. Someday you should publish a book "101 mistakes by Chinese language learners". Such books are helpful.
Jul 26, 2019 21:47 臭豆腐 made 14 corrections for (3) Up to Mountains, Down t...
The premise behind launching a trade war is based on an outdated, bilateral theory of trade, which is proven wrong by the third-party ac...
Jul 25, 2019 08:47 Lynkusu made 15 corrections for (3) Up to Mountains, Down t...
Why are they importing it in the first place!? Get it from China! Support local farmers! Support the local economy! Reduce unnecessary, e...
Jul 25, 2019 07:34 新田博 made 18 corrections for (3) Up to Mountains, Down t...
Jul 20, 2019 09:52 戴谨然 commented on Greek Mythology
I really enjoyed the "Troy" series by David Gemmell starting with "Lord of the Silver Bow". I haven't read it y...
Jul 8, 2019 00:39 Lynkusu made 6 corrections for Iran vs Israel
Why do they do that? Terrorism concerns or just spite? In the former case, surely they could devise better terrorist-detection techniques...
Jul 5, 2019 07:41 臭豆腐 made 8 corrections for Iran vs Israel
Back in the late 80s and early 90s when I was traveling to both Taiwan and its "arch-enemy," China, both governments would allo...
Jul 4, 2019 11:26 新田博 made 13 corrections for Iran vs Israel
IDEA: Why not visit Iran? It would be worth seeing up close.
Jul 4, 2019 01:24 tony made 12 corrections for Iran vs Israel
Jun 29, 2019 14:50 新田博 made 25 corrections for Greek Mythology
A fascinating project! During my teens I enjoyed reading Greek and Roman legends, but I haven't read such stories for decades. A ...
Jun 24, 2019 09:36 臭豆腐 made 27 corrections for Greek Mythology
Jun 23, 2019 22:44 臭豆腐 commented on Greek Mythology
You might take a look at the “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” series by Rick Riordan. I believe Riordan is single-handedly responsible...
Jun 21, 2019 04:12 臭豆腐 made 1 corrections for Question about A Relative/A...
Jun 21, 2019 01:31 Misha made 10 corrections for Question about A Relative/A...
"It can be predicted, however, that from time to time questions will arise which will require specific scientific answers." ...
Jun 20, 2019 21:14 Hami commented on Serial - A Bar Fight Walks ...
Serial Season1と2は聴いてました。3もあったんだね。これから聴いてみます。 Thanks for writing about the season-3. :)
Jun 20, 2019 07:59 Alan commented on Serial - A Bar Fight Walks ...
> Sometimes, those families are one in the same. It should be "one and the same." In my experience, it's generally...
Jun 19, 2019 23:59 Misha made 3 corrections for Serial - A Bar Fight Walks ...
The speaker probably wrote an outline of the script out in advance, even if not the full exact text. I didn't hear many hesitat...
Jun 19, 2019 09:58 臭豆腐 made 2 corrections for Serial - A Bar Fight Walks ...
Podcasts are spoken, maybe even unscripted. I wouldn’t analyze the words too closely. :-)
Jun 19, 2019 02:47 tony made 4 corrections for Serial - A Bar Fight Walks ...
I'm sorry to be a wet blanket (an unenthusiastic person) about this, but I think the writing in this podcast is very mediocre. The au...
Jun 15, 2019 01:53 Alan commented on English: 3 Different Langua...
> Also, you may have no idea how hard phrasal verbs are for Chinese students. Really really hard. I may talk about it in the next inst...
Jun 11, 2019 10:34 Misha made 25 corrections for English: 3 Different Langua...
Your intuitions are good, although the truth (or full story) is often messy. One source of messiness is the simple fact that the languag...
Jun 11, 2019 07:21 Misha made 1 corrections for English Prefers Passive Voice!
As 臭豆腐 and others have rightly noted, English does not prefer to use the passive voice whenever possible. In almost any genre, on either...
Jun 11, 2019 07:13 Misha made 12 corrections for English Prefers Passive Voice!
As 臭豆腐 and others have rightly noted, English does not prefer to use the passive voice whenever possible. In almost any genre, on either...
Jun 9, 2019 23:18 臭豆腐 made 43 corrections for English: 3 Different Langua...
In interesting post!
Jun 9, 2019 23:16 新田博 made 13 corrections for English: 3 Different Langua...
Jun 9, 2019 10:50 Lynkusu made 1 corrections for English Prefers Passive Voice!
Like I said in my comment, the passive voice often is favored in scientific writing. However, it is strongly disfavored in nearly EVERY o...
Jun 9, 2019 07:30 在米上海人Joy commented on English Prefers Passive Voice!
我觉得中文才奇怪呢。 信写好了 垃圾倒掉了 信又不会写字,垃圾又不会走路😂
Jun 8, 2019 00:46 rsail made 22 corrections for Sexy Tea
Jun 7, 2019 20:41 臭豆腐 commented on English Prefers Passive Voice!
I think the Wikipedia article recommended by Mr. 新 captures it very well: “Use of the passive in English varies with writing style and ...
Jun 7, 2019 19:53 小芊 commented on English Prefers Passive Voice!
好神奇,我竟然不知道有老师说写英文作文偏向用被动语态。我不记得我的英文老师有这么说过,又可能被我忽略了,不过我学生时代写作文还有现在写日记都习惯用主动语态。哈哈哈,有趣,又长见识了。
Jun 7, 2019 19:42 新田博 made 13 corrections for English Prefers Passive Voice!
I think objective computer data is the best way to answer this question. If you access any of large corpora listed at www.english-corpor...
Jun 7, 2019 18:12 Sqweeb-SquidWeeb commented on English Prefers Passive Voice!
I definitely think active voice is much more common. What do they teach in English classes in China? Like, the beginner English classes ...
Jun 7, 2019 17:57 rsail made 13 corrections for English Prefers Passive Voice!
The active voice is preferred. The passive voice is best when the doer of the action is not important. Ex: Every morning bread is bake...
Jun 7, 2019 17:27 rsail made 5 corrections for (1) Tacos! Tacos!
Jun 7, 2019 16:53 Le Parisien commented on English Prefers Passive Voice!
My composition teachers at the university often encouraged students to use the active voice to achieve a more direct and vigorous style. ...
Jun 4, 2019 08:21 新田博 made 18 corrections for (2) Miscellaneous Aspects o...
Unfortunately, Trump is making things worse for many parts of the world. Interestingly, Taiwan parallels mainland China in terms of th...
Jun 3, 2019 05:24 臭豆腐 made 21 corrections for (1) Miscellaneous Aspects o...
Jun 3, 2019 01:07 Lynkusu made 21 corrections for (1) Miscellaneous Aspects o...
Thanks for your insights into Chinese culture! Hmm, I find the size of Chinese extended families very surprising, though, especially cons...
May 22, 2019 12:46 Misha made 16 corrections for (2) Making Mistakes – Enjoy...