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    Default Please let me know of my mistakes.

    What do you think of the following context? Please let me know of my mistakes.

    having heard of the PS3 hack, I took it with a pinch of salt, but as time went by the story turned
    out to be authentic.

    The method, at its beginning stage, seems much easier than xbox's, but as the same time much more expensive.

    First of all, you have to purchase at least a 500 gb 2.5 inch HDD.
    Then you have to buy all the games one by one and copy them into your hard drive.
    So What difference it makes if you have to buy the original games.
    Yes it would be interesting to have your games archived but at what cost?

    buying and selling games would be much cheaper and you wodn't have to worry about getting banned from PSN.

    The prcoss of copying, by itself,is so laborious
    It take at least 90 mins for each game to copy into HDD

    To be honest with you I'm not that exited about recent developments regarding PS's hack at its
    current stage. Maybe I will If you can have the games for 15 bucks a piece.

    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: Please let me know of my mistakes.

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    What do you think of the following context? Please let me know of my mistakes.

    Heard of the PS3 hack, I took it with a pinch of salt, but it turned out to be authentic.
    Not sure if this is okay anyway.

    The method, at its beginning stage, seems (to be) much easier than the xbox's, but at the same time much more expensive.

    First of all, you have to purchase at least a 500 GB 2.5 inch HDD.
    Then you have to buy all the games one by one and copy them into your hard drive.
    So what difference does it makes if you have to buy the original games?
    Yes, it would be interesting to have your games archived but at what cost?

    Buying and selling games would be much cheaper and you wouldn't have to worry about getting banned from PSN.

    The process of copying, by itself, is so laborious.
    It takes at least 90 minutes for each game to copy it into the HDD.

    To be honest with you I'm not that excited about recent developments regarding PS's hacks at its
    current stage. Maybe I will if you can have the games for 15 bucks a piece.

    Thank you very much.
    Interesting text, by the way
    However, I'm sure there are some other mistakes...

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: Please let me know of my mistakes.

    Having heard of the PS3 hack, I took it with a pinch of salt.

    Is the sentence above wrong?

    I don't think so.

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    Default Re: Please let me know of my mistakes.

    take with a grain of salt - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    "Take it with a grain of salt" is the idiom I am familiar with.

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    Default Re: Please let me know of my mistakes.

    Thanks

    I know the meaning of that idiom already, I'm talking about this sentence:

    Having heard of the PS3 hack, I took it with a pinch of salt.

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    Default Re: Please let me know of my mistakes.

    That sentence is fine, but the idiom is "grain" of salt, not "pinch."

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    Default Re: Please let me know of my mistakes.

    I think pinch is used by british people and grain by ameriacans.

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    Yes, "pinch of salt" in BrE.

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