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

  • But she already isn't living in the house.
  • But she already isn't living in the house anymore.
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  • My holiday
  • This is my first time posting at Lang-8.
  • This is my first time posting on Lang-8.
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  • This is my first time posting at Lang-8.
  • I knew that he couldn't follow us to the last because there were many soldiers holding shotguns.
  • I knew that he couldn't follow us to the next place because there were many soldiers holding shotguns.
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  • Travel to Italy #2: The dove man
  • But we don't know the answer.
  • But we didn't know the answer.
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  • Difference
  • I guess "give up" means that I want to but I decide to stop.
  • I guess "give up" means that I want to do something, but I decide to stop.
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  • Difference
  • And "quit" means that I don't want to so I stop.
  • And "quit" means that I don't want to do it so I stop.
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  • Difference
  • In addition, right and correct are the same?
  • In addition, are right and correct the same?
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  • Difference
  • I'm really happy if you teach me the difference.
  • I would be really glad if you could tell me the difference.
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  • Difference
  • Almost people are free for 3days from today In Japan.
  • Almost Most people are free for 3 days from starting today in Japan.
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  • It is rainy today at Fukuoka.
  • This week is said "Golden Week".
  • This week is said called "Golden Week".
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  • It is rainy today at Fukuoka.

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

  • I'll definitely call you when I'm done with this cold.
  • I'll definitely call you when I'm done with over this cold.
  • "When I'm over this cold " = "when I've recovered from this cold."
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  • I'll definitely call you when I'm done with this cold.
  • You both are working hand-in-hand to get the job done.
  • You both two are working hand-in-hand to get the job done.
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  • I'll definitely call you when I'm done with this cold.
  • Boyant development of science, especially its branches like biology and chemistry, contributes to rising requisition of modern research facilities and guinea pigs.
  • Soaring development of science, especially its branches like biology and chemistry, contributes to rising requisition of modern research facilities and guinea pigs.
  • Buoyant used figuratively connotes cheerfulness. I think you might mean science is developing very fast. Other options are "expanding", "surging" Also note: Guinea pigs are a particular species of animal. Since you list several others below, you might prefer to say something more general in this sentence such as, "lab animals"
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  • Do you think animals should be used in medical research?
  • The horse’s body was coated a layer dark yellow asymmetrically, but under the belly and the inner side of the four limbs these were coated
  • The horse’s body was coated with an asymmetric layer of dark yellow asymmetrically, but nothing was painted under the belly and the inner side of the four limbs these were coated.
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  • A horse sculpture
  • Everyone thinks that you're not going to beat him.
  • Everyone thinks that you're not going to beat him.(This is fine, but a more natural way to say it would be: Everyone thinks that you won't be able to beat him.
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  • Everyone thinks that you're not going to beat him.
  • Your team lost because two of you didn't get along like the others.
  • Your team lost because the two of you didn't get along like the others. (others is ok, but a native speaker would probably say, get along like the rest or get along like the rest of us.)
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  • Everyone thinks that you're not going to beat him.
  • I master Mandarin and Cantonese.
  • I have mastered Mandarin and Cantonese.
  • You'll need to use the present perfect tense here. It's a bit long and wordy to explain why this is a better tense to use than just 'master', and I'd be more than happy to explain it if you want. Essentially though, it's a mix of you having mastered the action but are currently talking about it now being the reason why you need the present perfect tense.
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  • Hi, I'm Vivian, a Chinese girl.
  • As a college student, I have learnt English for more than ten years.
  • As a college student, I have learned English for more than ten years.
  • Learnt isn't wrong, I just think it's a bit more colloquial. (I tend to say learnt, but write learned, although that isn't the proper distinction between the two or anything!)
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  • Hi, I'm Vivian, a Chinese girl.
  • We have discussed internally the way to deliver products and concluded it.
  • We have discussed internally the way to deliver products and concluded it came to a conclusion.
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  • I'm sorry for my late response.
  • This is where controversy takes over.
  • This is where controversy arises.
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  • Do you think animals should be used in medical research?