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mari36
  • I stopped posting entries on Lang-8 in autumn when I started writing a paper in English.
  • I stopped posting entries on Lang-8 in the autumn when I started writing a paper in English.
in the autumn
cuavsfan
  • So there was no hope in ad lib speech.
  • So there was no hope of an ad lib speech.
hope of something
There is now hope of a cure.
cuavsfan
  • It was already 6 years ago when I gave a presentation of my study in English.
  • It has already been 6 years since I (first) gave a presentation of my study in English.
It has already been 6 years since
cuavsfan
  • Masao, a lonely school boy, wants to see his mother, who is in a far place.
  • Masao, a lonely school boy, wants to see his mother, who is far away.
far away
cuavsfan
  • How did you know of them?
  • How did you find out about them?
find out (about something/somebody)
| find out something (about something/somebody)

to get some information about something/somebody by asking, reading, etc

· She'd been seeing the boy for a while, but didn't want her parents to find out.

· I haven't found anything out about him yet.

· [find what, when, etc…] Can you find out what time the meeting starts?

· [find that…] We found out later that we had been at the same school.
cuavsfan
  • If you randomly pick up someone and ask him/her about Japan, the answer would be sushi and monkeys in hot spring.
  • If you randomly pick up someone and ask him/her to name something about Japan, the answer would be sushi and monkeys in hot springs.
name something
= to state something exactly (specify)

Name your price. 言い値で買います。/いくらでも払います。

They're engaged, but they haven't yet named the day (= chosen the date for their wedding).

Activities available include squash, archery and swimming, to name but a few. ほんの数例を挙げれば

Chairs, tables, cabinets—you name it, she makes it (= she makes anything you can imagine).ありとあらゆるもの、どんなものでも、とにかく、何でも、何もかも
cuavsfan
  • Indeed, I often find myself most enjoying when I've forgotten the fact that I'm speaking English (after drinking a pint of beer most frequently).
  • Indeed, I often find myself most content when I've forgotten the fact that I'm speaking English (after drinking a pint of beer most frequently).
He seemed more content, less bitter.
Not content with stealing my boyfriend (= not thinking that this was enough), she has turned all my friends against me.
cuavsfan
  • To be honest, among the three, he is least my favourite.
  • To be honest, among the three, he is my least favourite.
my least favourite

grammar

Nov 15, 2011 06:15 Public HANA-BI by Kitano
林美樂
  • We could barely hear a sound of violin practice from behind the door.
  • We could faintly hear the sound of violin practice from behind the door. *"faintly" feels more natural here. But, you could also say We could just barely hear the sound of.....
We could just barely hear the sound of.

grammar

Nov 13, 2011 22:11 Public Pregnancy brain
林美樂
  • "Sorry, I'm so sorry." Through the phone, I apologized my landlords for waiting for me in vain.
  • "Sorry, I'm so sorry," I said as I apologized to my landlords for having to wait in vain.
I apologized to my landlords for having to wait in vain.

grammar

Nov 13, 2011 22:09 Public Pregnancy brain

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