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    I would appreciate it if somebody could correct the grammar of my very short statement including this sentense.


    When staying in a new city, using buses and trains are preferable than using taxis,since taxis, although convenient, limit the possibility of meeting and communicating with local people.
    City maps and bus route maps should be available at most hotels and stores, so get one and go explore the new city!
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    Re: new city

    Quote Originally Posted by 95broadway View Post
    I would appreciate it if somebody could correct the grammar of my very short statement including this sentense.
    This one is fine, :).
    When staying in a new city, using buses and trains IS preferable TO using taxis, since taxis, although convenient, limit the possibility of meeting and communicating with local people.
    City maps and bus route maps should be available at most hotels and stores, so get one and go explore the new city!
    This one is perfect! :)
    Last edited by meobeo; 06-Aug-2010 at 11:49.

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    Re: new city

    Quote Originally Posted by 95broadway View Post
    I would appreciate it if somebody could correct the grammar of my very short statement, including these sentences:


    When staying in a new city, using buses and trains is preferable to using taxis, since taxis, although convenient, limit the possibility of meeting and communicating with local people.

    City maps and bus route maps should be available at most hotels and stores, so get one and go explore the new city!
    Rover

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    Re: new city

    I think "this sentence" should be fine because what the author meant by "this" when he wrote that was the first sentence he was writing. The first sentence clearly does not belong to the statement he made below.

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    Re: new city

    Quote Originally Posted by meobeo View Post
    I think "this sentence" should be fine because what the author meant by "this" when he wrote that was the first sentence he was writing. The first sentence clearly does not belong to the statement he made below.
    I agree, but this shouldn't distract 95broadway from the correction of the spelling "sentenCe". Also, I'd avoid any possibility of the scope of the request by using parentheses: '...(including this sentence)'.

    Note also that 'so get one and go explore the new city' identifies this as Am Eng (or Br Eng with an American attitude ). The standard Br Eng would be 'So get one, and go and explore...' which sounds to me a bit lugubrious (it doesn't have the right 'breezy' feeling), so I'd prefer 'So get one and start exploring....'.

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    Re: new city

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Note also that 'so get one and go explore the new city' identifies this as Am Eng (or Br Eng with an American attitude ).
    Yeah, I've noticed that. In some American TV series I've watched, lots of people say something like:"OK, let's go eat." or "I'll go get the key."

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    Re: new city

    yes that is exactly what i meant. thank you.

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    I didnt realize the 'to' and 'is' part. Thank you.

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