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Sienne
  • To know their culture well?
  • To get to know their other (people's) cultures well better?
  • You didn't mention any 'they' before, so it's difficult to understand who is 'their', it has to be specified here. Also, 'get to know' and 'better' because the title implies the process of learning, not already having learned and knowing, and because it's impossible to know everything about other cultures. ...Did i explain myself well here or did I just complicate things more?
You didn't mention any 'they' before, so it's difficult to understand who is 'their', it has to be specified here.
Also, 'get to know' and 'better' because the title implies the process of learning, not already having learned and knowing, and because it's impossible to know everything about other cultures. ...Did i explain myself well here or did I just complicate things more?
Taimis
  • Ken's Bar (Coming soon!)
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  • I'm being very nitpicky here. If it's a title, it's common practice to capitalize all words save prepositions. But these capitalization rules vary depending on the style guide you use. There are various styles that follow certain writing rules--for example, the Modern Language Association style, the Chicago Style, and so on. But long story short, there are no strict rules once it comes to capitalizing titles, but capitalizing the main words seem to be the most common practice.

May 17, 2014 08:53 Public Ken's Bar (Coming soon!)
Taimis
  • I will pick up some topics on Japanese word, grammar, etc.., and explain them simply, share them with all of my friends.
  • I will pick up some a topics on about Japanese words, grammar, etc., explain it simply, then share it with all of my friends. OR I will choose topics about Japanese words, grammar, etc., explain them simply, then share them with all of my friends.
I will pick a topic about Japanese words, grammar, etc, explain it simply, then share it with all of my friends.

May 17, 2014 08:49 Public Ken's Bar (Coming soon!)
Taimis
Hi Ken! I'm sorry I only got to reply today. Yes! There is something mysterious about me responding in English, while you respond in Japanese. I'm learning a lot and greatly enjoying myself though. Hopefully, in my future entries I get ...
embarrassingly : あきれるほど
carry on : 話し続ける (continue talking)

May 11, 2014 07:11 Public 私の仕事
Taimis
Either the original entry has been deleted or you don't have access to it.
a chore for me : 私にとって面倒なこと
procrastinate : ぐずぐずする,(後まで)延ばす

May 11, 2014 00:03 Public 今,ちょっと忙しい
charuzu
  • Because (Negative) multiple (Negative) equals (Positive)!
  • This is because negative multiplied by negative equals positive!
  • A suggestion: A more powerful way to say the sentence would be "This is because, in math, negative multiplied by negative equals positive!" It's not important but, in criminology, negative x negative is definitely not positive hahaha.

May 5, 2014 00:28 Public Positive? Negative?
charuzu
  • So I sometimes try to think more negative way when I'm in the negative situation.
  • So Instead, I sometimes try to think in a more negative way when I'm in the a negative situation.
  • Starting sentences with conjunctions (and, but, so, because) is not something that is done normally in English. Few English authors may use it in novels and such, but it's not recommended. For "in the negative situation", you could use "the" negative situation if the situation was previously discussed. Case 1: I went to the mall and dropped a whole shelf of cereal! I started picking up all the boxes to correct THE negative situation. (here, it is specifically discussing the situation) Case 2: I am a careful person. I don't usually find myself in A negative situation. (here, the person is talking about negative situations in general)
Starting sentences with conjunctions (and, but, so, because) is not something that is done normally in English. Few English authors may use it in novels and such, but it's not recommended.

For "in the negative situation", you could use "the" negative situation if the situation was previously discussed.

Case 1: I went to the mall and dropped a whole shelf of cereal! I started picking up all the boxes to correct THE negative situation. (here, it is specifically discussing the situation)

Case 2: I am a careful person. I don't usually find myself in A negative situation. (here, the person is talking about negative situations in general)

May 5, 2014 00:28 Public Positive? Negative?
charuzu
  • Positive way?
  • Would you also think in a positive way?
  • In Japanese the topic is always inferred. That's why when I say "I am going to the mall" I just say "ショッピングモールに行きます" without having to put "私は". However, in English, if you're starting a sentence that is following a question, "what if a negative event happens?" answering "positive way" makes no sense because inference isn't part of the English language in the same way. The question "what if a negative event happens?" is a follow up question to something that already occurred which means the initial topic of "thinking" is quite far away. Immediately asking "In a positive way?" could prove confusing for people. It also doesn't sound as professional. Fully stating the question is more thought-provoking and makes for a more cohesive (understandable) paragraph
In Japanese the topic is always inferred. That's why when I say "I am going to the mall" I just say "ショッピングモールに行きます" without having to put "私は".

However, in English, if you're starting a sentence that is following a question, "what if a negative event happens?" answering "positive way" makes no sense because inference isn't part of the English language in the same way.

The question "what if a negative event happens?" is a follow up question to something that already occurred which means the initial topic of "thinking" is quite far away. Immediately asking "In a positive way?" could prove confusing for people. It also doesn't sound as professional.

Fully stating the question is more thought-provoking and makes for a more cohesive (understandable) paragraph

May 5, 2014 00:27 Public Positive? Negative?
charuzu
  • Positive way or negative way?
  • In a positive way or a negative way?
  • Thinking happens IN a way. For example "I think in English because I am an English speaker." Since "English" isn't quantifiable, we don't need "a". However, "positive" and "negative" are states of mind in this case, and states of mind are "things" so we need to highlight them with "a".
Thinking happens IN a way. For example "I think in English because I am an English speaker." Since "English" isn't quantifiable, we don't need "a".

However, "positive" and "negative" are states of mind in this case, and states of mind are "things" so we need to highlight them with "a".

May 5, 2014 00:26 Public Positive? Negative?
Kat
  • Most of all people think stress is bad for our daily life, but is it true?
  • Most people think stress is bad for our daily lives, but is it true?
  • I would say, "Most people think stress is bad for us, but is that always true?"
I would say, "Most people think stress is bad for us, but is that always true?"

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