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    Default Can you tell me does these three sentences correct?

    1."Young people are being more and more mature than last generation."
    2."In china, online shopping market has been dramatically increased in recently years, mainly due to the 80s, who were born after 1980."
    3."Four year ago, Americans were suffering the economy depression." and I am a little confused here. "suffering the economy depression" or "suffering an economy depression" ?

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    Default Re: Can you tell me does these three sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by jiangyueming View Post
    1."Young people are being more and more mature than last generation."
    You don't need "being". "Young people [these days] are more mature than the last generation".

    2."In China, the online shopping market has been dramatically increased in recently years, mainly due to the 80s, who were born after 1980. - none of the underlined part makes sense. "The 80s" was a decade (from 1980 to 1989), it doesn't refer to people. Do you mean that the increase is due to consumers who were born after 1980?

    3."Four years ago, Americans were was suffering the an economy economic depression." and I am a little confused here. "suffering the economy depression" or "suffering an economy depression"?
    As you can see, it's not "economy depression", it's "economic" and you use the indefinite article.

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    See above.

    By the way, your title should be "Can you tell me if these three sentences are correct?"
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 26-Feb-2012 at 15:08. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: Can you tell me does these three sentences correct?

    Thanks. In the second sentence, what I want to express is the online shopping market has increased due to consumers who were born after 1980. By the way, can I add "the" before "consumers"? I mean can I say "due to the consumers" because here I mean specific people. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Can you tell me does these three sentences correct?

    I would say "In China, the online shopping market has increased dramatically mainly due to (or "thanks to") consumers born since 1980." You don't need to use "the" before "consumers".

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    Default Re: Can you tell me does these three sentences correct?

    Ok, thank you!!!

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    Default Re: Can you tell me does these three sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by jiangyueming View Post
    Ok, thank you! !!!
    One exclamation mark is enough and it goes directly after the last letter of the last word of the sentence.

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    Default Re: Can you tell me does these three sentences correct?

    I see. I just want to express my gratitude and it's very nice of you to have helped me a lot.

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    Can you tell me if/whether these three sentences are correct?

    Can you tell me: are these three sentences correct?


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    Thanks.

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