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    LiuJing is offline Member
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    Default I love three things in this world: sun, moon and you.

    I love three things in this world: sun, moon and you.

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    Is the sentence good English?

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    Default Re: I love three things in this world: sun, moon and you.

    Quote Originally Posted by LiuJing View Post
    I love three things in this world: sun, moon and you.

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    Is the sentence good English?

    NOT A TEACHER


    DEAR MEMBER LIUJING:


    (1) I am trying (trying!!!) to learn Mandarin, so I know that your

    first language does not have articles.

    (2) Thus, I can understand the little mistake that you made.

    English speakers would be more comfortable with:

    I love three things in this world: the sun, the moon, and you.

    NOTES:

    (a) I guess the comma after "moon" is optional. I personally

    would use it.

    (b) Also, I am wondering about putting "you" last. Would she/he

    be offended that you put the sun and the moon before him/her?

    Nevertheless, I agree that it sounds better with "you" at the end.

    As they say, we save the best things for last!!!


    I love three things in this world: the sun, the moon, and -- of course --

    YOU!!!


    Respectfully yours,


    James

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