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by solzen
Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Adventure & Travel
Topic: Share Your Packing list!
Replies: 0
Views: 2612

Re: Share Your Packing list!

In addition to those things I bring tissues, medicines, a rain poncho, a book to read on the plane or train, and some extra cash. Sometimes it's hard to pack because there are so many things to remember! I'd rather be over-prepared than under-prepared. {-:
by solzen
Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Cakecrumbs, cake-crumbs or cake crumbs?
Replies: 1
Views: 2378

Re: Cakecrumbs, cake-crumbs or cake crumbs?

I would use 'cake crumbs'; I don't think 'cakecrumbs' is a word.
by solzen
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My holiday entertainment
Replies: 2
Views: 7318

Re: My holiday entertainment

Where I live, the holiday season from November to February is too cold to spend a lot of time outside. Since I stay mostly indoors, I watch more TV and movies than usual. :~: In the winter a lot of people get cabin fever (restlessness from being cooped up inside) and fantasize about spring and summe...
by solzen
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: idiom: leave it with me
Replies: 3
Views: 16483

Re: idiom: leave it with me

You use "leave it with me" if you are taking possession of something. If a package arrives at your house for your parent, you can tell the deliveryman "You can leave it with me" and he will give it to you. If you have to hand in your homework but the teacher isn't there, the assistant can say "Leave...
by solzen
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: My letter to the editor
Replies: 1
Views: 5454

Re: My letter to the editor

I really enjoyed reading this {-: I would say "Back in the 16th century, Bavarian legislation dictated that businesses such as breweries could only produce goods from September to April. This restriction put the breweries in dire straits..." (I think an embargo limits the movement or trade of goods,...
by solzen
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Capitalization
Replies: 4
Views: 7125

Re: Capitalization

Sabrina wrote:school should start with lower case s, unless it's at the begining of a sentence. I'm a not native speaker so pls check with other too
You're correct :-)
by solzen
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Cover letter for a summer job
Replies: 1
Views: 4729

Re: Cover letter for a summer job

I think you did a great job :-) Not all of the red are mistakes, some are suggestions to make it more simple and natural. I suggest you say specifically why you want to work at this company; what makes it more desirable than any other company? Good luck!! Dear Sir or Madam , I am a student at [name ...
by solzen
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: problem lies with the vocab
Replies: 1
Views: 4497

Re: problem lies with the vocab

"It is [ what is?] the best way to learn English, I agree, but the problem lies with vocab. Retention of new words often becomes difficult. Do you have any suggestions for improvement?" Study and use new words until you have them memorized, then review them regularly so you don't forget them from di...
by solzen
Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: I like a book
Replies: 1
Views: 9099

Re: I like a book

I also enjoyed the Harry Potter books and movies and am really excited for the new movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to come out!
by solzen
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Please, help me with : too, also, either, as well
Replies: 1
Views: 5032

Re: Please, help me with : too, also, either, as well

It depends on the context. Here are some of the ways you can place these words in a sentence: If you're making a comparison between two people (the emphasis is on the people): She likes apples. I, too, like apples. I like apples, too. I, also, like apples. I like apples, also. I, as well, like apple...
by solzen
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some very interesting facts about English
Replies: 3
Views: 9640

Re: Some very interesting facts about English

I just looked "set" up; I never realized how many ways there are to use that word!

Thanks for sharing :-)
by solzen
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Help on a few sentences' meanings
Replies: 3
Views: 7788

Re: Help on a few sentences' meanings

1. I assume they mean how writing had come into existence 2. I'm not sure, but maybe a resourceful or imaginative person doesn't have to worry about a boring life because their life isn't boring 3. Not sure, since I agree that rejecting an offer is a hasty decision 4. You're correct; in this case 't...
by solzen
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: "made" or "done" ?
Replies: 4
Views: 8133

Re: "made" or "done" ?

What's the whole line? Maybe you can change the first part to rhyme with made (payed, prayed, weighed, trade, bade, stayed, aid, played, evade, tirade...)
by solzen
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Alice in Wonderland
Replies: 1
Views: 7715

Re: Alice in Wonderland

I've only seen movie versions of the story. Perhaps you would like The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. The story is a little bizarre and it was cleverly written.
by solzen
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Adventure & Travel
Topic: Fun rides
Replies: 3
Views: 8765

Re: Fun rides

Bobby wrote:I really wann got to the Springfield Park in Orlando and drink a Duff Beer there. :lol: Hopefully I can afford to buy ticket to Florida next year!
I hadn't heard of that before; it sounds interesting! I went on the Simpsons Ride and that was a lot of fun!
by solzen
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Need help with some sentences from essay.
Replies: 2
Views: 5607

Re: Need help with some sentences from essay.

Once a small fleet of six English ships was attacked by Spanish ships in the Atlantic Ocean.

Fleet is singular, so "a small fleet...was", not "a small fleet...were."
by solzen
Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Food & Fitness
Topic: FOOD
Replies: 2
Views: 5802

Re: FOOD

I think strawberry milk is a little strange, but I love strawberry milkshakes and smoothies. I HATE when they make them with strawberry syrup instead of real strawberries!
by solzen
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Please mark my grammar,thanks.
Replies: 2
Views: 4439

Re: Please mark my grammar,thanks.

One and two are fine; change three to "Despite these apples looking ugly, they are yummy." You can also say "Despite looking ugly, these apples are yummy" and "Despite their ugly look, these apples are yummy."
by solzen
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: How to learn English vocabulary ?
Replies: 1
Views: 3484

Re: How to learn English vocabulary ?

Your question reminded me of this blog post, The Korean's English Acquisition , by a guy who moved to the U.S. when he was 16 and didn't know any English. He made flashcards for every word he came across that he didn't know and studied a group of 50 until he memorized them all. Then after memorizing...
by solzen
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Please help me to understand this sentence
Replies: 1
Views: 2135

Re: Please help me to understand this sentence

It means that anyone who thinks that Dolly Parton is dumb would be quite shocked or surprised by how smart she actually is. Of all the people the narrator has met through various endeavors/experiences, Dolly Parton is one of the smartest.
by solzen
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Adventure & Travel
Topic: Fun rides
Replies: 3
Views: 8765

Re: Fun rides

If you ever go to Orlando, Florida, the Harry Potter Forbidden Journey ride at Universal Studios is so much fun! Luckily it was raining when I went, so there wasn't a line and I got to go on it 2 (3?) times. It's unlike any ride I've ever been on; youtube videos don't do it justice.
by solzen
Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: How to understand the phrase?
Replies: 2
Views: 3986

Re: How to understand the phrase?

It means that it's probably better that he left and Silver arranged the party alone. If your friend wants to see a movie but doesn't, you might say "It's just as well, it was a bad movie." It's good that a situation happened the way it did (Silver arranged the party, your friend didn't see the movie).
by solzen
Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter
Replies: 3
Views: 9698

Re: Winter

I think you mean "everyone is wearing a lot of layers" {-;
Winter doesn't actually start until December 21, but it does feel too cold to be Fall. I really don't like the cold!
by solzen
Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for anyone
Replies: 3
Views: 7353

Re: Question for anyone

"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle"! Also, carpool/bus/walk/bike instead of driving when you can, use energy-efficient products, and of course, don't litter!
by solzen
Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: how to memorize words effectively
Replies: 1
Views: 6163

Re: how to memorize words effectively

For nouns and (some) action verbs, try searching for the word in Google Images and repeat the word while you look at the pictures. So if you're trying to memorize the word snooze , you'll see a bunch of pictures of people (and clocks) sleeping and it will help you to better visualize it later! _____...
by solzen
Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: thanks for coming down, or for coming out?
Replies: 2
Views: 6256

Re: thanks for coming down, or for coming out?

They're both correct. At gatherings you would simply say "thanks for coming" but if the person is coming from somewhere north you can also say "thanks for coming down." Regardless of the direction your guests come from you can say "thanks for coming out," but it's more natural if you have guests fro...
by solzen
Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: 'fancy doing sth' still in use?
Replies: 2
Views: 4774

Re: 'fancy doing sth' still in use?

I don't know about British English, but people still use that phrase in the U.S., though rarely. In my opinion it sounds more upper-class! When I ask "Fancy a drink?" or say "She fancies him" it feels reminiscent of Jane Austen or the Victorian era. So old-fashioned, but also a little nostalgic.