1) There are two things I hate the most that people say.
2) The sign that bear the number has been obstructed by snow.
3) Elevated sign/ground level sign (slightly above the ground).
4) There are four flowers standing up from the gound/there are four unrooted flowers.
5) You became the person that other people perceive you.
Can I phrase the above sentences in such way? Please advice.
Last edited by Jit833; 23-Mar-2013 at 08:08.
I will rephrase the sentences.
1) I hate two things that people say most which are you are not smart and short.
2) The ground level signboard bearing the number of the buliding had been obstructed by the thick snows on the ground.
3) There are four unrooted flowers in the pot. (Can I say unrooted? I want to say that that they are still attaching to the soil in the pot).
4) I became the person of whom they perceive.
I hope I get them right time.
If the flowers are still "attached to the soil in the pot", then I imagine they still have their roots. If that is the case, they are definitely not "unrooted". I'm not sure what you are trying to say. Is it important that the flowers are still embedded in the soil?
Incidentally - to respond to this sentence that got 'lost in the shuffle'"
'The sign that bearS the number has been obstructed by snow.' As Ems said, this sounds unnatural, for at least two reaons:
- 'bears' is rather formal. the colloquial way to express this is 'The sign with the number on it...'
- 'obstructed' is over formal.
Normally you would say something like 'They couldn't see the number because the sign was covered in snow.'