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    Default look familiar & feel familiar

    Please refer to the following essay extracted from a textbook.


    If you travel to a place you saw in a movie, you will find that very interesting.
    Here are some places that you might be familiar with from seeing them in movies.

    I'd like to omit this part since it introduces several places like Santorini, the Greek island and the "Hallelujah Mountains" in Avatar.

    There are many places you may feel familiar and may want to visit. Why don't you research these places? Maybe you will find yourself walking around the place in the future.

    I'd like to ask a question concerning this sentence in the text: There are many places you may feel familiar and may want to visit.
    I think the writer is trying to say there are some places that look[not feel] familiar to you since you might have seen them in movies and that the places may attract you. If my understanding is correct, I want to rewrite the sentence like this: There may be many places (that) look familiar to you and so attract you.

    Any kind comment will be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Default Re: look familiar & feel familiar

    Your version is much better than the original, but I don't know why you put "that" in parentheses. If you include "that" your sentence is perfect.

    I believe you when you say the passage was extracted from a textbook, but I strongly feel that it was written by a non-native speaker. It is hard to determine its meaning, but your guess seems right to me.
    Last edited by probus; 05-May-2013 at 05:52.

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    Default Re: look familiar & feel familiar

    Thank you very much for your quick, kind reply.
    As you pointed out, I made a mistake of omitting 'that'. I was confused with the original sentence.

    Anyway, thanks again. Have a nice day!!

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