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FandeBach
  • Davies, who revived the new series of 'Doctor Who' after 16 years of interval and made it one of the most popular TV dramas in the UK again.
  • Davies, who revived the new series of 'Doctor Who' after a 16 year interval of interval and made it one of the most popular TV dramas in the UK again.
a 16 year interval
このyear は単数がいいらしい

grammar

Aug 13, 2011 16:54 Public Torchwood
FandeBach
  • Until today, I'd been thinking that 'Torchwood' had already finished a couple of years ago.
  • Until today Up till now, I'd been thinking that 'Torchwood' had already finished a couple of years ago.
up till something
He continued working up until his death.

grammar

Aug 13, 2011 16:53 Public Torchwood
Lightning
  • The only way which seem to help improvement of unpronounced pronunciation is to actually move my tongue and lips without producing actual sounds while reading in silence.
  • The only way which seems to help improvement of unpronounced pronunciation is to actually move my tongue and lips without producing actual sounds while reading in silence.
help (to) do something
She helped (to) organize the party.
She was coming to help clean the machines.
cuavsfan
  • To make an investment and pay a reward to Lang-8, I decided to be a premium member.
  • To make an investment and pay a reward to Lang-8, I decided to be a premium member.
To make an investment and reward Lang-8, I decided to be a premium member.
cuavsfan
  • But I might start learning other languages later, including German, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean (I couldn't choose one yet), though I'm too busy learning English right now.
  • But I might start learning other languages later, including German, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean (I haven't been able to choose one yet), though I'm too busy learning English right now.
I haven't been able to choose one yet.
cuavsfan
  • To be honest, the benefits available for the premium members are not very sexy at moment.
  • To be honest, the benefits available for the premium members are not very sexy at the moment.
at the moment
Lightning
  • I have lost hundreds of my uncompleted corrections by accidental hitting of a wrong button of my web browser.
  • I have lost hundreds of my uncompleted corrections by accidental hitting of a wrong button on my web browser.
a wrong button on my web browser.

grammar

Aug 6, 2011 19:45 Public Lang-8 wish list
cuavsfan
  • In Japan, cicadas start screaming around the middle of July and they disappear around the beginning of September.
  • In Japan, cicadas start chirping around the middle of July and they disappear around the beginning of September. (I think "chirp" is by far the most common verb for the noises that insects make"
chirp

1 [intransitive] (of small birds and some insects)
to make short high sounds
The sparrows/crickets were chirping.
cuavsfan
  • Since I associate those sounds with those qualities, I may tend to spot words with those qualities more vividly.
  • Since I associate those sounds with those qualities, I may tend to spot words with those qualities more readily. (I think either "spot... readily" or "perceive... vividly" works, though their meanings are a little different.)
spot something readily

perceive something vividly
cuavsfan
  • What a bizarre question it is!" But for me, as a Japanese speaker, these vowel sounds don't sound neutral.
  • What a bizarre question it is!" But for me, as a Japanese speaker, these vowel sounds don't sound neutral. (or ... these vowel sounds have their own connotations.)
connotation

an idea suggested by a word in addition to its main meaning
The word ‘professional’ has connotations of skill and excellence.
negative connotations
[compare] denotation


denotation

(technical)
the act of naming something with a word; the actual object or idea to which the word refers
compare connotation
denotational
ˌdiːnəʊˈteɪʃnl ˌdiːnoʊˈteɪʃnl
ADJECTIVE

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