Popular corrections

These corrections got a lot of 'native nods' recently. ('Public' entries only.)

  • There’s this one of my entries which doesn’t receive any corrections.
  • There’s this entry of mine which didn’t receive any corrections.
  • Native Nods 3 Notebook 0
  • A Perfect Entry
  • She's planning on being skater, swimmer and boxer.
  • She's planning on being a skater, swimmer and boxer.
  • "becoming" works well in place of "being".
  • Native Nods 2 Notebook 0
  • Sofía, my seven-year old cousin
  • There was a beautiful drawing that said "When I am 15 years old I'll be skater, and I'll be the champion".
  • There was a beautiful drawing that said "When I am 15 years old I'll be a skater, and I'll be the champion".
  • Native Nods 2 Notebook 0
  • Sofía, my seven-year old cousin
  • I think I wrote before that I’ll graduate from Lang-8 when and if my entry becomes good enough not to receive any corrections...
  • I think I wrote before that I’ll graduate from Lang-8 when and if my entries becomes good enough not to receive any corrections...
  • > I think I wrote before that I'll graduate from Lang-8 when and if I write an entry so good that it won't receive any corrections...
  • Native Nods 2 Notebook 0
  • A Perfect Entry
  • I found a small notebook with a bunch of drawings and notes, I realized it belonged to Sofía, my aint's little granddaughter, my cousin.
  • I found a small notebook with a bunch of drawings and notes. I realized it belonged to Sofía, my aunt's little granddaughter, my cousin.
  • Native Nods 1 Notebook 0
  • Sofía, my seven-year old cousin
  • In the next page, she wrote "When I am 20 years old I'm going to be a swimmer and I'll let others win".
  • In the next page, she wrote "When I am 20 years old I'm going to be a swimmer and I'll let others win".
  • Cute!!
  • Native Nods 1 Notebook 0
  • Sofía, my seven-year old cousin
  • 1 Why does the newspaper say the prime minister resigned?
  • 1 Why does the newspaper say the prime minister resigned?
  • This sentence is perfect, but you should know it can mean two different things: Either you read in the newspaper that he resigned, and want to know why he resigned, according to the newspaper, or you are literally asking "why would the newspaper say that?", because maybe it's not true and he didn't resign. Both of these would also have about the same emphasis when said out loud. You can only tell them apart by the context.
  • Native Nods 1 Notebook 0
  • HTWE pp.16-19
  • 2 What is the climate at Tokyo in May like?
  • 2 What is the climate in Tokyo in May like?
  • Native Nods 1 Notebook 0
  • HTWE pp.16-19
  • She drew a little girl with different uniforms and she had the ages at which she's planning on becoming all those things.
  • She drew a little girl with different uniforms and she wrote the ages at which she's planning on becoming all those things.
  • Native Nods 1 Notebook 0
  • Sofía, my seven-year old cousin
  • 6 The teacher praised him because he seldom made a mistake.
  • 6 The teacher praised him because he seldom made a mistake.
  • Native Nods 1 Notebook 0
  • HTWE pp.16-19

These are corrections which were bookmarked (added to your notebook) recently ('Public' entries only.)

  • I just kept talking about non-related topics, I'm sorry.
  • I just kept talking about unrelated topics, I'm sorry.
  • Native Nods 0 Notebook 0
  • Phrases that I might use 2
  • Are you asking me where I'm currently living, or where I used to live?
  • Are you asking me where I'm currently living, or where I used to live?
  • Native Nods 0 Notebook 0
  • Phrases that I might use 2
  • From what I've read, most people who stutter have had a shock or a trauma that makes them talk like that.
  • From what I've read, most people who stutter have had a shock or a trauma that makes them talk like that.
  • Native Nods 0 Notebook 0
  • Phrases that I might use 2
  • So I believe that if you want to get rid of it, you should try to find out what might have made you start to stutter in the first place.
  • So I believe that if you want to get rid of it, you should try to find out what might have made you start to stutter in the first place.
  • Native Nods 0 Notebook 0
  • Phrases that I might use 2
  • Well, I could also say that a sword is a longer knife and complain about the gigantic amount of words that there are in every language, or I could accept it and live with it.
  • Well, I could also say that a sword is a longer knife and complain about the gigantic amount of words that there are in every language, or I could accept it and live with it.
  • Native Nods 0 Notebook 0
  • Phrases that I might use 2
  • I was at my aint's, she invited me to have lunch.
  • I was at my aunt's, she invited me to have lunch.
  • 'have' is fine, but not necessary
  • Native Nods 0 Notebook 0
  • Sofía, my seven-year old cousin
  • I was at my aint's, she invited me to have lunch.
  • I was at my aunt's (house). She invited me to have lunch.
  • Native Nods 0 Notebook 0
  • Sofía, my seven-year old cousin
  • I was at my aint's, she invited me to have lunch.
  • I was at my aunt's, she invited me to have lunch.
  • Native Nods 0 Notebook 0
  • Sofía, my seven-year old cousin
  • She asked me to organized a couple messy drawers of her nightstand as he cooked.
  • She asked me to organize a couple of messy drawers in her nightstand as she cooked.
  • "a couple messy drawers" makes sense, but it is very lazy English. Most people would say "a couple of"
  • Native Nods 1 Notebook 0
  • Sofía, my seven-year old cousin
  • She asked me to organized a couple messy drawers of her nightstand as he cooked.
  • She asked me to organize a couple of messy drawers in her nightstand as she cooked.
  • "while" is probably used more often in place of "as", informally. Both work! I agree with Tom, without "of" is lazy English. You'll hear it a lot, even though it doesn't take much effort to add "of". xD I even say it. Both work.
  • Native Nods 0 Notebook 0
  • Sofía, my seven-year old cousin