Re: As concerns the matter
Neither of the phrases I have coloured red is natural. The other one, even if we change 'the' to 'this/that', is unnecessarily wordy.
Originally Posted by mm6ff8
That's easier said than done. People ask questions in this forum precisely because their English is not proficient yet.
I urge you to learn and speak natural English, instead of 'inventing' or making up more Chinglish.
I recommend that hotapplepie does not act in this abrasive manner.
If that's from your teacher, ask him/her to improve his/her English.
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