Popular corrections

These corrections got a lot of 'native nods' recently. ('Public' entries only.)

  • One of my friends wrote a very interesting post about the differences among "cynicism," "sarcasm," and "irony" a long time ago.
  • One of my friends wrote a very interesting post about the differences between "cynicism," "sarcasm," and "irony" a long time ago.
  • I had to look it up, but it seems that "between" is the better option in this sentence. https://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2015/06/29/grammar-myths-among-or-between/
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  • Cynicism, Sarcasm, Irony 1
  • You seem to be harsh, mean, or vicious when you say cynical things.
  • You come off as harsh, mean, or vicious when you say cynical things.
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  • Cynicism, Sarcasm, Irony 1
  • A is supposed to become B (or is supposed to do B), however, because of a turn of an unfortunate wheel, it results that A became something very different from B, or something it shouldn't have become.
  • A is supposed to become B (or is supposed to do B), however, because of the turn of an unfortunate event, the result is that A became something very different from B, or something it shouldn't have become.
  • Usually irony is a situation in which A becomes not just something different from B, but the opposite of B.
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  • Cynicism, Sarcasm, Irony 1
  • so I’d like to shorten this post.
  • so I’d like to make this post shorter.
  • "I'd like to shorten this post" would make sense if you had already written a long version of this post and cut some bits out to make it shorter.
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  • A Parody
  • I think this is not enough to describe the situation, so I’ll try to add a note as a parody.
  • I don't think this is enough to describe the situation, so I’ll try to add a note as a parody.
  • "I don't think [positive statement]" is way more natural than "I think [negative statement]."
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  • A Parody
  • Capitalism is a sort of Super Mario Bros.
  • Capitalism is a sort of like Super Mario Bros.
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  • A Parody
  • Each person has each height by nature, and actually, they get scaffolds depending on the height.
  • Each character has a naturally different height and gets scaffolds depending on their height.
  • We usually say "character" for people in movies, games, books, etc.
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  • A Parody
  • I Want to Help, But Hard 助けてあげたいけど難しい
  • I Want to Help, But It's Hard 助けてあげたいけど難しい
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  • I Want to Help, But Hard 助けてあげたいけど難しい
  • I can't do so for a short period of time.
  • I can't (be expected to ) do so in such a short period of time.
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  • I Want to Help, But Hard 助けてあげたいけど難しい
  • I had business trips to the US four times.
  • I have been on business trips to the US four times so far.
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  • Mr. Ichiro Suzuki, a Japanese baseball player playing in the US #1773

These are corrections which were bookmarked (added to your notebook) recently ('Public' entries only.)

  • A suspicious person
  • A suspicious person
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  • A suspicious person
  • I got up at 4:50 and dressed.
  • I got up at 4:50 and dressed.
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  • A suspicious person
  • Just then, I found my dog barking outside.
  • Just then, I found my dog barking outside.
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  • A suspicious person
  • My dog was tied up at a pole about five meters away my house.
  • My dog was tied up to a pole about five meters away my house.
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  • A suspicious person
  • Only thing she could do was barking.
  • The only thing she was doing was barking.
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  • A suspicious person
  • I had no clue why she was barking.
  • I had no clue why she was barking.
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  • A suspicious person
  • When I glanced outside, I saw someone moving.
  • When I glanced outside, I saw someone moving.
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  • A suspicious person
  • I guessed that a suspcious person must be there.
  • I guess that a suspicious person must have been there.
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  • A suspicious person
  • #1487 Visiting Arasiyama
  • #1487 Visiting Arasiyama
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  • #1487 Visiting Arasiyama
  • I only had one free day during my hectic days in Nishinomiya.
  • I only had one free day during my hectic days in Nishinomiya.
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  • #1487 Visiting Arasiyama