Popular corrections

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

  • Be careful when you English natives whisper your love to your Japanese girlfriend in Japanese language.
  • Be careful when you English natives whisper your love to your Japanese girlfriend in Japanese language.
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  • Be careful when you English natives whisper your love to your Japanese girlfriend in Japanese language.
  • I went to Osaka for two-days business trip.
  • I went to Osaka for a two-days business trip.
  • When numbered things are used as an adjective before a noun, it is ALWAYS singular. Examples: 3-day weekend (NOT 3-days weekend) 9-volt battery (NOT 9-volts battery) 6-foot man (NOT 6-feet man)
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  • Business Trip
  • I could talk many attendees and possible customers.
  • I could was able to talk to many attendees and possible customers.
  • No native English speaker can explain this to you... It's just a funny rule you just have to remember: Don't use "could" for a particular past experience (but "couldn't" is OK); "could" for general past ability is OK (Ex: When I was young, I could run long distances). Just keep the following example sentences in your brain: ・I could find the street but I couldn't find the house (NG) ・I was able to find the street but I couldn't find the house (OK) * I guarantee you will keep coming across this type of situation while writing in English, so I highly recommend you take note of it!
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  • The plane took off anyway and seatbelt sign turned off.
  • The plane took off anyway and the seatbelt sign was turned off.
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  • Business Trip
  • Thank you for write me.
  • Thank you for writing to me.
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  • Message to A girl who gave me letter 5/28
  • I went to Osaka for two-days business trip.
  • I went to Osaka for a two-day business trip.
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  • Business Trip
  • Please read this message if you don't hate sexual minority.
  • Please don't read this message if you have a problem with sexual minorities.
  • This sentence is a little difficult. The nuance is that people hate sexual minorities by default. The grammar is fine, but let's reword it a little.
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  • Message to A girl who gave me letter 5/28
  • I will write you by Q and A because this is good for write very long letter like yours by my writing skill.
  • I will reply to you with Q and A because this is a good way for me to respond to a very long letter like yours with my writing skill.
  • If someone else writes you a letter first, it is more natural to use words like "respond" or "reply" instead of "write," at least at the beginning of the letter.
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  • Message to A girl who gave me letter 5/28
  • I have no confidence in my Englich ability.
  • I have no confidence in my English ability.
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  • Language
  • I wondered that he just wanted to talk to a young woman.
  • I wondered if he just wanted to talk to a young woman.
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These are corrections which were bookmarked (added to your notebook) recently ('Public' entries only.)

  • I love Disney cause it sells beautiful dreams and hopes.
  • I love Disney because it sells beautiful hopes and dreams.
  • I switched hopes and dreams because for some reason that's the way people always list those two things in English. Not hardly important but something to keep in mind.
  • Native Nods 0 Notebook 1
  • I saw Tomorrow Land yesterday and it was great.
  • I'd like to offer you my Japanese language skil, and want you to lend me helping hands.
  • I'd like to offer you my Japanese language skills, and want you to lend me a helping hand. (in...?)
  • 'to lend a helping hand' is somewhat an idiomatic expression, so you can't say 'helping hands'... Someone do correct me if I'm wrong! Also, it is weird to stop there as one would expect you to continue and say what you want them to help with.
  • Native Nods 0 Notebook 1
  • Hello!
  • 8) I'll call you in another way.
  • 8) I'll call you in another way.
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  • 1) I am trying to tell you that you are wrong.
  • 9) Let me think what else I can do.
  • 9) Let me think what else can I do?
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  • 1) I am trying to tell you that you are wrong.
  • I have been working in The Border guard service five years.
  • I have been working in The Border guard service five years.
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  • My job.
  • I have understood my way is wrong because expactations didn't fulfil.
  • I understand now that I made a mistake in my choice of profession because it didn't fulfill my expectations.
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  • My job.
  • I don't want say about drawbacks of this work.
  • I don't want to talk about the drawbacks of this work.
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  • My job.
  • I want find new job - and this place of manager of sales n international company.
  • I want to find a new job - a position as a manager of sales in an international company.
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  • My job.
  • I have graded a second high education special for this and i know that this direction is correct!
  • I have completed the second level of higher education which is specific for this type of job and I know that this direction is correct!
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  • My job.
  • I will be abel to realize my potential and possibilities there.
  • I will be able to realize my potential and possibilities there.
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  • My job.