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billy
  • The Masuda driving school been successfully attracting a good number of students for more than 10 years while other schools are struggling hard to survive the reduction of the young population and the even steeper decline in youngster's interest towards cars and driving.
  • The Masuda driving school has been successfully attracting a good number of students for more than 10 years while other schools are struggling hard to survive the decline in the number of young people and the even steeper decline in youngsters' interest in cars and driving.
  • "Reduction" makes it sound deliberate (i.e. someone deliberately *reduced* it). "Decline" just describes a natural trend.
decline vs decrease
OneDayOneNoodle
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trip

travel

travels
Aliene
  • Although I knew such sports existed, Equestrian events had never acquired public attention in Japan.
  • Although I knew such sports existed, equestrian events had never garnered public attention in Japan.
  • I guess garner and acquire have similar meanings but in this context we usually say "garner".
All the information that we garnered has been kept on file.

"attract/receive/enjoy attention"
Films with big stars always attract great attention.
The exhibition received little attention in the press.
Zarma
  • Well, they are ones of the best selling books in history.
  • Well, they are some of the best selling books in history.
some of the best selling books
markbellis
  • I looked it up on the official web site of London 2012 and was gasped.
  • I looked it up on the official web site of London 2012 and gasped.
gasp [intransitive]
She gasped at the wonderful view.
They gasped in astonishment at the news.
iceman10458
  • When I was a kid, and before the emergence of Family Computer, boys' minds were occupied with robots or 'mobile suits' (モビルスーツ — this should be better transliterated as 'モバイルスーツ', but again there was a mistake) in Gundam.
  • When I was a kid, and before the emergence of the Family Computer, boys minds were preoccupied with robots or 'mobile suits' (モビルスーツ — this which should be better translated transliterated as 'モバイルスーツ', but again there was a mistake) in Gundam.
preoccupied (with something)
thinking and/or worrying continuously about something so that you do not pay attention to other things
He was too preoccupied with his own thoughts to notice anything wrong.
She seemed preoccupied all the time I was talking to her.
markbellis
  • In other words, it was like my root being undermined while I couldn't do anything.
  • In other words, it was like my roots being undermined while I couldn't do anything.
origin
4 [countable, usually plural] the origin or basis of something
Flamenco has its roots in Arabic music.


connection with place
5 roots [plural] the feelings or connections that you have with a place because you have lived there or your family came from there
I'm proud of my Italian roots.
After 20 years in America, I still feel my roots are in England.
markbellis
  • I wrote about how I was disappointed of modern Japanese architecture.
  • I wrote about how I was disappointed in modern Japanese architecture.
disappointed (at/by something)
They were bitterly disappointed at the result of the game.
I was disappointed by the quality of the wine.

disappointed (in/with somebody/something)
I'm disappointed in you—I really thought I could trust you!
I was very disappointed with myself.

markbellis
  • After the pillar, they started making doors and decide the room size.
  • After the pillar, they started making doors and decide on the room size.
decide on/upon something
to choose something from a number of possibilities
We're still trying to decide on a venue.
I can't decide on who to invite.
markbellis
  • The quality of entire building was dependent of the quality of the main pillar determines.
  • The quality of entire building was dependent on the qualities determined by the main pillar.
dependent on/upon something (formal)
affected or decided by something
A child's development is dependent on many factors.
The price is dependent on how many extras you choose.

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