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  1. Katsu
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    Talking Acceptable or not?

    Dear, Teachers,

    I would like to know whether the following nine sentences are acceptable or not. I can not judge whether the sentences below are acceptable or not, because I am not a native English speaker.

    (1) I had a meditative breakfast.
    (which means that "I had breakfast, thinking about something")

    (2) I had a meditative drink.
    (which means that "I drank, thinking about something")

    (3) I used a meditative computer.
    (which means that "I used a computer, thinking about something")

    (4) I drove a meditative car.
    (which means that "I drove a car, thinking about something")

    (5) I had a meditative read.
    (which means that "I read a book, thinking about something")

    (6) I had a meditative look at the bonnie bits of scenery.
    (which means that "I looked at the bonnie bits of scenery, thinking about
    something")

    (7) She heard a sad news, but she was not sad.

    (8) She got a happy letter, but she was not happy.

    (9) She got a welcom letter, but she was not happy.

    Sincerely,

    Katsu

  2. Robert B. Mercer's Avatar

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    Re: Acceptable or not?

    Meditative is an adjective... but we do not use this a lot.

    We use the verb, Meditate, more often.

    We also use the adverb form, Meditatively.

    For the adjective, I would use thoughtful, pensive, quiet, reflective.

    Katsu sat quietly on a futon, meditating. She was pensive and quiet as she sat and watched a bird outside. Katsu often meditated in front of the window, quietly, thoughtfully watching the birds outside. Meditatively, she thought about the bird. She was reflective as she thought about the bird's life. She had a thoughtful mediation session, sitting pensively and calmly. She stood up and began her day, still meditating on what she had seen.

    She heard a sad news, but she was not sad.
    She heard sad news, but she was not sad.

    She got a happy letter, but she was not happy.
    Perfect!

    She got a welcome letter, but she was not happy.
    Perfect again! The letter was very welcome, she wanted it to come to her, she welcomed the letter like she would welcome her friends to her house.

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