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新田博
  • My goal is that I can get the certificate of high-intermidiate level after one year.
  • COMMENT: The Correction Above is possible. Personally, I recommend changing "get" to "obtain." (The word "get" sounds a bit childish to me, but it is possible in casual contexts.)
OMMENT: The Correction Above is possible. Personally, I recommend changing "get" to "obtain." (The word "get" sounds a bit childish to me, but it is possible in casual contexts.)

Aug 30, 2017 12:21 Public Inspiring
Kim
  • First, not only she likes to notice anything, but also like to compare colleagues who take too much day off.
  • First, not only she does she likes to notice everything, but she also likes to compare colleagues who take too many days off.
  • 'Day' is a countable noun, so you must use 'many'. E.g. 'many apples' 'Much' is for uncountable nouns. E.g. 'much appreciation'
'Day' is a countable noun, so you must use 'many'. E.g. 'many apples'
'Much' is for uncountable nouns. E.g. 'much appreciation'

Aug 28, 2017 12:26 Public I Can't Put up With Her Anymore
Kim
  • Only thirty percents want to be independent, ten percents never express their opinion.(The research report was from several years ago, I don't remember the exact number of percentage, it depends on my memory.)
  • Only thirty percents want to be independent; ten percents never express their opinion. (This research report was from several years ago, so I don't remember the exact number of percentage, it depends on my memory.)
  • 'Percent' is an uncountable noun, so it cannot be plural.
'Percent' is an uncountable noun, so it cannot be plural.
abbyuma93
  • Lastly, I always notice that when I speak with a foreigner, am I a polite person?
  • Lastly, I always wonder that when I speak with a foreigner, am I a polite person?
  • Since you have a question at the end, you can use "wonder" instead of "notice."
Since you have a question at the end, you can use "wonder" instead of "notice."
abbyuma93
  • Honestly, in this period of time, I was extremely hate English, that why right now I have a very terrible English and I have to spend a lot of time to redeem from it.
  • Honestly, during this period of my life, I had an extreme hate for English. That's why right now I have a very terrible English and I have to spend a lot of time to make up for it.
  • 1. "I have an extreme hate for ...." This structure is the same as "I have a passion for ..." or "I have a love for ..." 2. Here are 2 independent clauses, "I had an extreme hate.... " and "that's why ..." I separated with a period. 3. "Redeem" means if you do something wrong, and need to do something right to correct it. It's kind of close to your meaning but doesn't sound natural here. A native speaker would use "make up for it."
1. "I have an extreme hate for ...." This structure is the same as "I have a passion for ..." or "I have a love for ..."

2. Here are 2 independent clauses, "I had an extreme hate.... " and "that's why ..." I separated with a period.

3. "Redeem" means if you do something wrong, and need to do something right to correct it. It's kind of close to your meaning but doesn't sound natural here. A native speaker would use "make up for it."
abbyuma93
  • Because of our school only taught us to say ''Where are you from?'' and never remind us add ''excuse me'' first, however our English reference material never mentioned this detail.
  • Because of Our school only taught us to say, ''Where are you from?'' and never reminded us to add ''excuse me'' first. however Our English reference material never mentioned this detail.
  • 1. "Because" and "However" don't really fit the meaning of this sentence. You can just write them as 2 separate sentences. 2. Remind [PERSON] to [VERB]
1. "Because" and "However" don't really fit the meaning of this sentence. You can just write them as 2 separate sentences.

2. Remind [PERSON] to [VERB]
abbyuma93
  • After that, the Taiwanese said Chinese, said ''she thought that you are a impolite person, you didn't add 「Excuse me」first, therefore she considered that you are rude.''
  • After that, the Taiwanese person said in Chinese, said ''she thought that you are a impolite person because you didn't add 'excuse me' first. Therefore, she thought that you are rude.''
  • 1. Here you have 3 independent clauses: "she thought..." "you didn't..." and "therefore, ..." I suggested some ways to correctly connect these without using commas. 2. When we have quotes inside of quotes, we use a single quote mark like this 'quote'. 3. It's incorrect to use "consider" in this way. You can say "She considered [NOUN] to be [ADJ]" or "She considered [NOUN]". You can't say "She considered that [NOUN] is [ADJ]." I changed your verb to "thought" instead.
1. Here you have 3 independent clauses: "she thought..." "you didn't..." and "therefore, ..." I suggested some ways to correctly connect these without using commas.

2. When we have quotes inside of quotes, we use a single quote mark like this 'quote'.

3. It's incorrect to use "consider" in this way. You can say "She considered [NOUN] to be [ADJ]" or "She considered [NOUN]". You can't say "She considered that [NOUN] is [ADJ]." I changed your verb to "thought" instead.
abbyuma93
  • About this school trip / field trip, I met a senior foreigner and a Taiwanese accompany with her, I ignorantly / innocent asked her ''Hey!
  • About On this school trip / field trip, I met a senior foreigner and a Taiwanese person accompanying with her. I ignorantly / innocently asked her, ''Hey!
  • 1. We will use the preposition "on" with the word "trip," "vacation," "holiday" etc. 2. "senior" is used to refer to people over 65 years old. Is this what you mean? 3. Again, here you have 2 independent clauses: "On this trip ..." and "I ignorantly asked ..." You should connect them with a period instead of a comma. Another option is adding the word "and" after the comma. 4. "Ignorantly" and "Innocently" have two different meanings. You can choose one depending on the nuance you'd like to convey. 5. Always use a comma before dialogue when you have a word like "said," "asked," etc. 6. Usually with the nationality like "Taiwanese" or "Japanese" (ending in -ese), we use the word "person" after. Instead of saying "a Taiwanese," it's more natural to say "a Taiwanese person"
1. We will use the preposition "on" with the word "trip," "vacation," "holiday" etc.

2. "senior" is used to refer to people over 65 years old. Is this what you mean?

3. Again, here you have 2 independent clauses: "On this trip ..." and "I ignorantly asked ..." You should connect them with a period instead of a comma. Another option is adding the word "and" after the comma.

4. "Ignorantly" and "Innocently" have two different meanings. You can choose one depending on the nuance you'd like to convey.

5. Always use a comma before dialogue when you have a word like "said," "asked," etc.

6. Usually with the nationality like "Taiwanese" or "Japanese" (ending in -ese), we use the word "person" after. Instead of saying "a Taiwanese," it's more natural to say "a Taiwanese person"
abbyuma93
  • I remember, since childhood, our junior high school teacher's major subject was English, one day our school sponsored a school trip / field trip (I'm not sure which one is better), she was in charge of bring us to the Window on China Theme Park, Taiwan by a coach.
  • I remember, since childhood, our junior high school teacher's major subject was English. One day our school sponsored a school trip / field trip (I'm not sure which one is better); she was in charge of bringing us by a coach bus to the Window on China Theme Park, Taiwan. by a coach bus.
  • 1. You have 3 independent clauses here. "I remember..." "One day..." and "She was in charge..." You can't connect independent clauses using a comma. Instead, you can connect independent clauses using a period or a semicolon, or add the word "and" after the comma. Commas are used to connect dependent clauses. 2. If you are all already in Taiwan, you don't need to specify that the theme park is in Taiwan. We usually will only include the country's name if we're traveling abroad.
1. You have 3 independent clauses here. "I remember..." "One day..." and "She was in charge..." You can't connect independent clauses using a comma. Instead, you can connect independent clauses using a period or a semicolon, or add the word "and" after the comma. Commas are used to connect dependent clauses.

2. If you are all already in Taiwan, you don't need to specify that the theme park is in Taiwan. We usually will only include the country's name if we're traveling abroad.
Wesley
  • Kim persisted in asserting that the hamburger was invented by Kim-Jong-il since 2009.
  • Kim persisted in asserting that the hamburger / it was invented by Kim-Jong-il in 2009.
  • "since" --> A continued action e.g. I have been eating hamburgers since 2009. This means that I first ate a hamburger in 2009 and continued to do so until now. "in", "on" --> A single action e.g. I ate a hamburger in 2009. e.g. I ate a hamburger in May. e.g. I ate a hamburger on Monday. These sentences mean that I ate a hamburger one time in 2009 / in May / on Monday. I may or may not have eaten another hamburger since then, but because I used "in 2009 / in May / on Monday", I am only talking about one action.
"since" --> A continued action
e.g. I have been eating hamburgers since 2009.

This means that I first ate a hamburger in 2009 and continued to do so until now.

"in", "on" --> A single action
e.g. I ate a hamburger in 2009.
e.g. I ate a hamburger in May.
e.g. I ate a hamburger on Monday.

These sentences mean that I ate a hamburger one time in 2009 / in May / on Monday. I may or may not have eaten another hamburger since then, but because I used "in 2009 / in May / on Monday", I am only talking about one action.

Aug 19, 2017 18:16 Public A Closed Nation

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