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    #1

    Smile Cinema is a completely subjective issue, which may suit to your opinion.

    Hello everyone,

    Does this sentence sound natural?

    *I strongly believe that cinema is a completely subjective issue, which may suit to your personal opinions, and not to the others.

    Also,

    *if you want a snack during the film, you are not allowed to pause it - and then you will have to miss a part of it to make a trip to the concession stand.

    The dash here should be a dash or a comma?
    Last edited by saloom2; 02-Mar-2013 at 20:50.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    #2

    Re: Cinema is a completely subjective issue, which may suit to your opinion.

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    I reworked your sentences. I'm not sure if I fully understood what you were trying to say, but I gave it my best shot:

    "I strongly believe what constitutes good cinema is an entirely subjective issue. One movie may suit your tastes, but not another's."

    "If you want a snack during the film, you are not allowed to pause it; you'll have to miss part of it to make a trip to the concession stand."

    I'm honestly not sure if there any hard and fast rules on the use of dashes and semi-colons. To me, they represent a pause between two complete ideas that are closely related, if that makes any sense. A comma and conjunction don't seem appropriate here. It makes it sound like a run-on sentence. You could just put a period and it would be fine.

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    #3

    Re: Cinema is a completely subjective issue, which may suit to your opinion.

    I mean the advantages and disadvantages suit to you, and not to the others.

    I'm sorry but I don't understand what do you mean 'Put a period'?
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    #4

    Re: Cinema is a completely subjective issue, which may suit to your opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    I'm sorry but I don't understand what do you mean 'Put a period'?
    Use a period (AmE) ot full stop (BrE). It's the little dot that comes at the end of a sentence.

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    #5

    Re: Cinema is a completely subjective issue, which may suit to your opinion.

    Well, I want to say 'Cinema is a completely subjective issue whose disadvantages may suit to your personal opinions , and not to the others'

    'You must contend with huge crowds and long queues which may diminish you pleasure of seeing a new film which is on the other hand an advantage too'

    Am I using On the other hand here correctly?

    'Spend on studying' or 'Spend studying'?
    Last edited by saloom2; 04-Mar-2013 at 11:21.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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