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I'm a 65-year-old American. I was a mathematics professor, and then a programmer. Now I am retired. I like music and literature from various different countries. I am especially fond of traditional music. I play Baroque music and folk music on the recorder. I also like to write.

添削の形式 (Correction Conventions and Format)

Briefly, I use red when some change is necessary, and blue to indicate an optional change.

I indicate a change in red when the sentence is simply incorrect as it stands and something must be changed. It may be just be a word which is misspelled, in which case I highlight the changes in red, or an error in grammar or word choice, in which case I replace the incorrect words and type the replacement words in red. I also cross out words which must be omitted using red. The problem with just crossing out letters without changing the color is that it is sometimes very hard to see when a single letter has been crossed out.

I use blue when what I am replacing is correct, but when I think a change makes the sentence a lot more natural.

Finally, I suggest some alternative ways of writing parts of the sentence, when there are several ways which I think are more or less equally good. I also do this when I think the sentence was pretty good as it was written, and I just want the writer to be aware of other choices he or she might have made. In these alternative phrases I usually highlight the changed words in blue to make it easy to see what phrases I am suggesting as alternatives. The list of alternatives is enclosed in square brackets: [...] .

音楽の録音 (Music Recordings)

Traditional folk music and a bit of classical music played on various kinds of flutes (recorder, flute, Baroque transverse flute, xiao, Irish flute)

いくつかの英語の語法についての日記 (Some Entries about English Usage and Grammar)


「one of」の使い方 (How to Use "one of")

Punctuation Marks and Blank Spaces

言葉についての言葉 (Words about words)

部分と全体、個体と集団 (Part and Whole, Individual and Group)

How Questions are Formed

Verbs having to do with Seeing (「見る」の英訳)

Verbs having to do with Speaking (英語の発言動詞)

「知る」と「知った」の英訳 (English Translations of "知る" and "知った")

「気づく」の英訳 (English translations of the word "気づく")

「丁寧な」という単語の英訳 (Translations of the Word "丁寧な")


Prepositions Used with Time Phrases

The Past Participle

Simple Past, Present Perfect and Past Perfect Tenses

「~ている」と「~ていた」の英訳①(English Translations of "~ている" and "~ていた" (1))
「~ている」と「~ていた」の英訳➁(English Translations of "~ている" and "~ていた" (2))

「させる」という単語の英訳 (English translations of the word "させる")

「病院」という単語の英訳 (English translations of the word "病院")
「hospital」という単語の使い方 (Using the Word "Hospital")

Using Present and Past Participles of Verbs as Adjectives

「Thank you for your correction!」というメッセージは不自然です (The Message "Thank you for your correction!" is Unnatural)


Tea at Elizabeth's

漫画やアニメ (Manga and Anime)
とあるポストモダン芸術のアニメ (A Postmodern Anime)

映画 (Movies)

猫 (Cats)
ココの自己紹介(Coco's Self-Introduction)

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「Thank you for your correction!」というメッセージは不自然です (The Message "Thank you for your correction!" is Unnatural)

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What a strange expression!
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Testimonials from My Friends

It is my good luck to find a person like Tony on Lang-8. I only wish that good things will always happen to Mr. Tony. A kind-hearted person deserves to be rewarded. And I am so surprised that he can be good at so many things and fields. ❤❤❤
トニーさんは丁寧な添削をしてくれるだけでなく、分からないことがあればいつも最後まできちんと質問に答えてくださいます。 自然な英語を使って説明してくれるので、時々難しい時もありますが、その分勉強になります。 いつもありがとうございます。
トニーさんは、私の出鱈目でくだらない日記を何度も直してくださいました。 彼の緻密さに圧倒されてしまいますが、もっとわかりたいと心から思います。