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Aug 9, 2019 10:49 臭豆腐 made 14 corrections for Beyond Dictionaries - Shock...
It's amazing that the dictionaries have misrepresented the meaning of the English term: "a feeling of shock due to cultural diff...
Aug 8, 2019 14:24 新田博 made 18 corrections for Beyond Dictionaries - Shock...
Good point. Someday you should publish a book "101 mistakes by Chinese language learners". Such books are helpful.
Jul 26, 2019 21:47 臭豆腐 made 14 corrections for (3) Up to Mountains, Down t...
The premise behind launching a trade war is based on an outdated, bilateral theory of trade, which is proven wrong by the third-party ac...
Jul 25, 2019 08:47 Lynkusu made 15 corrections for (3) Up to Mountains, Down t...
Why are they importing it in the first place!? Get it from China! Support local farmers! Support the local economy! Reduce unnecessary, e...
Jul 25, 2019 07:34 新田博 made 18 corrections for (3) Up to Mountains, Down t...
Jul 20, 2019 09:52 戴谨然 commented on Greek Mythology
I really enjoyed the "Troy" series by David Gemmell starting with "Lord of the Silver Bow". I haven't read it y...
Jul 8, 2019 00:39 Lynkusu made 6 corrections for Iran vs Israel
Why do they do that? Terrorism concerns or just spite? In the former case, surely they could devise better terrorist-detection techniques...
Jul 5, 2019 07:41 臭豆腐 made 8 corrections for Iran vs Israel
Back in the late 80s and early 90s when I was traveling to both Taiwan and its "arch-enemy," China, both governments would allo...
Jul 4, 2019 11:26 新田博 made 13 corrections for Iran vs Israel
IDEA: Why not visit Iran? It would be worth seeing up close.
Jul 4, 2019 01:24 tony made 12 corrections for Iran vs Israel
Jun 29, 2019 14:50 新田博 made 25 corrections for Greek Mythology
A fascinating project! During my teens I enjoyed reading Greek and Roman legends, but I haven't read such stories for decades. A ...
Jun 24, 2019 09:36 臭豆腐 made 27 corrections for Greek Mythology
Jun 23, 2019 22:44 臭豆腐 commented on Greek Mythology
You might take a look at the “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” series by Rick Riordan. I believe Riordan is single-handedly responsible...
Jun 21, 2019 04:12 臭豆腐 made 1 corrections for Question about A Relative/A...
Jun 21, 2019 01:31 Misha made 10 corrections for Question about A Relative/A...
"It can be predicted, however, that from time to time questions will arise which will require specific scientific answers." ...
Jun 20, 2019 21:14 Hami commented on Serial - A Bar Fight Walks ...
Serial Season1と2は聴いてました。3もあったんだね。これから聴いてみます。 Thanks for writing about the season-3. :)
Jun 20, 2019 07:59 Alan commented on Serial - A Bar Fight Walks ...
> Sometimes, those families are one in the same. It should be "one and the same." In my experience, it's generally...
Jun 19, 2019 23:59 Misha made 3 corrections for Serial - A Bar Fight Walks ...
The speaker probably wrote an outline of the script out in advance, even if not the full exact text. I didn't hear many hesitat...
Jun 19, 2019 09:58 臭豆腐 made 2 corrections for Serial - A Bar Fight Walks ...
Podcasts are spoken, maybe even unscripted. I wouldn’t analyze the words too closely. :-)
Jun 19, 2019 02:47 tony made 4 corrections for Serial - A Bar Fight Walks ...
I'm sorry to be a wet blanket (an unenthusiastic person) about this, but I think the writing in this podcast is very mediocre. The au...
Jun 15, 2019 01:53 Alan commented on English: 3 Different Langua...
> Also, you may have no idea how hard phrasal verbs are for Chinese students. Really really hard. I may talk about it in the next inst...
Jun 11, 2019 10:34 Misha made 25 corrections for English: 3 Different Langua...
Your intuitions are good, although the truth (or full story) is often messy. One source of messiness is the simple fact that the languag...
Jun 11, 2019 07:21 Misha made 1 corrections for English Prefers Passive Voice!
As 臭豆腐 and others have rightly noted, English does not prefer to use the passive voice whenever possible. In almost any genre, on either...
Jun 11, 2019 07:13 Misha made 12 corrections for English Prefers Passive Voice!
As 臭豆腐 and others have rightly noted, English does not prefer to use the passive voice whenever possible. In almost any genre, on either...
Jun 9, 2019 23:18 臭豆腐 made 43 corrections for English: 3 Different Langua...
In interesting post!
Jun 9, 2019 23:16 新田博 made 13 corrections for English: 3 Different Langua...
Jun 9, 2019 10:50 Lynkusu made 1 corrections for English Prefers Passive Voice!
Like I said in my comment, the passive voice often is favored in scientific writing. However, it is strongly disfavored in nearly EVERY o...
Jun 9, 2019 07:30 在米上海人Joy commented on English Prefers Passive Voice!
我觉得中文才奇怪呢。 信写好了 垃圾倒掉了 信又不会写字,垃圾又不会走路😂
Jun 8, 2019 00:46 rsail made 22 corrections for Sexy Tea
Jun 7, 2019 20:41 臭豆腐 commented on English Prefers Passive Voice!
I think the Wikipedia article recommended by Mr. 新 captures it very well: “Use of the passive in English varies with writing style and ...
Jun 7, 2019 19:53 小芊 commented on English Prefers Passive Voice!
好神奇,我竟然不知道有老师说写英文作文偏向用被动语态。我不记得我的英文老师有这么说过,又可能被我忽略了,不过我学生时代写作文还有现在写日记都习惯用主动语态。哈哈哈,有趣,又长见识了。
Jun 7, 2019 19:42 新田博 made 13 corrections for English Prefers Passive Voice!
I think objective computer data is the best way to answer this question. If you access any of large corpora listed at www.english-corpor...
Jun 7, 2019 18:12 Sqweeb-SquidWeeb commented on English Prefers Passive Voice!
I definitely think active voice is much more common. What do they teach in English classes in China? Like, the beginner English classes ...
Jun 7, 2019 17:57 rsail made 13 corrections for English Prefers Passive Voice!
The active voice is preferred. The passive voice is best when the doer of the action is not important. Ex: Every morning bread is bake...
Jun 7, 2019 17:27 rsail made 5 corrections for (1) Tacos! Tacos!
Jun 7, 2019 16:53 Le Parisien commented on English Prefers Passive Voice!
My composition teachers at the university often encouraged students to use the active voice to achieve a more direct and vigorous style. ...
Jun 4, 2019 08:21 新田博 made 18 corrections for (2) Miscellaneous Aspects o...
Unfortunately, Trump is making things worse for many parts of the world. Interestingly, Taiwan parallels mainland China in terms of th...
Jun 3, 2019 05:24 臭豆腐 made 21 corrections for (1) Miscellaneous Aspects o...
Jun 3, 2019 01:07 Lynkusu made 21 corrections for (1) Miscellaneous Aspects o...
Thanks for your insights into Chinese culture! Hmm, I find the size of Chinese extended families very surprising, though, especially cons...
May 22, 2019 12:46 Misha made 16 corrections for (2) Making Mistakes – Enjoy...
May 20, 2019 13:57 臭豆腐 made 23 corrections for (1) Tacos! Tacos!
I actually had some wonderful Mexican food in Portland yesterday. I'd already started a post about it when I saw yours. I'll try ...
May 20, 2019 03:41 Lynkusu made 13 corrections for (1) Tacos! Tacos!
Mexican food is great. Tacos, quesadillas, and nachos are awesome. And I love jalapenos! Actually, I like food from various parts of ...
May 19, 2019 18:04 新田博 made 23 corrections for (1) Tacos! Tacos!
Here in Tokyo I have also had a hard time finding good Mexican food. There is one restaurant in Roppongi, but it is pricey. However, ther...
May 16, 2019 09:48 Lynkusu commented on (2) Making Mistakes – Enjoy...
> I usually don’t practice English with Chinese people, because I think in doing so, we are in effect teaching each other mistakes. ...
May 16, 2019 06:20 臭豆腐 made 17 corrections for (2) Making Mistakes – Enjoy...
Trying out new & uncertain phrases is a good way to learn them, although correcting and explaining the mistakes can take a long time....
May 16, 2019 04:10 新田博 made 18 corrections for (2) Making Mistakes – Enjoy...
Interesting anecdote!
May 12, 2019 07:48 新田博 made 15 corrections for (1) Making Mistakes – Some ...
Many interesting issues here. Thanks for sharing these ideas.
May 12, 2019 07:02 Alan commented on (2/2) Fresh Off the Boat
> The fact that Wu’s relatives (Fujian people) lent him around $200,000 may not be difficult for you to believe anymore. It still i...
May 12, 2019 04:55 tony made 12 corrections for (1) Making Mistakes – Some ...
May 12, 2019 02:51 臭豆腐 made 15 corrections for (1) Making Mistakes – Some ...