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    Just helping out with proof-reading. :D

    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
    They are all people we don't like, anyway.

    To be a little off topic:

    Unfortunately enough, there is someone like that right here in my dorm. She has stolen between 200 to 300 Yuan from each of our pockets. We don't know how to deal with her, and it is more than likely that she will do it again.

    If you can give me some advice on this, I would be grateful.

    Back to the discussion, what is the term for such a person?
    Besides [/i]thief [/i], what else is there?
    :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Just helping out with proof-reading. :D

    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
    They are all people we don't like, anyway.

    To be a little off topic:

    Unfortunately enough, there is someone like that right here in my dorm. She has stolen between 200 to 300 Yuan from each of our pockets. We don't know how to deal with her, and it is more than likely that she will do it again.

    If you can give me some advice on this, I would be grateful.

    Back to the discussion, what is the term for such a person?
    Besides [/i]thief [/i], what else is there?
    :D
    Would you capitalize yuan? (I wouldn't.)

    :)

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    First of all, thanks for your proof-reading, Cas.
    What you have done is exactly what I want. You know, we know from our errors. :) And I would be grateful if you do that as much as you could. :)

    I accept all your recorrections except these :


    Mine was:She has stolen 200-300 yuan on average from our pocket.
    Yours was:She has stolen between 200 to 300 Yuan from each of our pockets.

    You are right about replacing pocket with pockets, but you left out " on average", which produced a different meaning.
    She stolen more money from some of us than from others, and that's why I used "on average".

    As to the word yuan, I wouldn't capitalise either, after looking it up in Cobuild.

    One more question, why shouldn't I say someone alike?
    We can say "things alike", right? :?



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    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
    One more question, why shouldn't I say someone alike?
    We can say "things alike", right?
    Actually, no. Use like in that context to mean similar to. If two things are alike they are identical.

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    It would be hard for me to give advice on the matter without knowing more details about the situation. (Presumably, there is a reason you haven't confronted her about it.) In any case, you should be prepared for the consequences of whatever action you might take. It is probably better to take action sooner rather than later. Are there locks on the doors to the individual rooms? (I suppose you could report her anonymously.)
    :o
    She got our money into her own pocket and bought things she wanted. :x I don't think we are rich enough to feed her in this way, nor is it fair. All we want is to keep our own money in our own pockets, which it is impossible.
    We haven't got any proof yet, and I am not sure we would report her to the school though we found any.
    There is no private room for each of us , and we live together in one room. You can imagine how things are easy for her, and she took our money away when we didn't put it in a safe place. The point is, you can never be that cautious all the time. And she is at the best positon.

    How do you think, Ronbee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
    First of all, thanks for your proof-reading, Cas.
    What you have done is exactly what I want. You know, we know from our errors. :) And I would be grateful if you could do that as much as possible. :)

    I accept all your _corrections except these :

    Automoon:She has stolen 200-300 yuan on average from our pocket.
    Casiopea:She has stolen between 200 to 300 Yuan from each of our pockets.
    :D You're welcome. :D

    Quote Originally Posted by Automoon
    You are right about replacing pocket with pockets, but you left out "on average", which produces a different meaning. She has stolen more money from some of us than from others, and that's why I used "on average".
    I still don't get the meaning. Sorry. :D

    Quote Originally Posted by Automoon
    As to the word yuan, I wouldn't capitalise either, after looking it up in Cobuild.
    I wouldn't either. Sorry about that. Mind you, at the time, I was feeling kind of Spanish.

    Quote Originally Posted by Automoon
    One more question, why shouldn't I say someone alike? We can say "things alike", right? :?
    :D They are alike. = They are similar to one another. (Plural)
    :( It is alike. = It is similar to itself. (Singular)

    :D It is like this/that. = It is similar to this/that.
    :D S/He is like....
    :D S/he is alike...

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    I think you should confront her about your suspicions. It will be an uncomfortable situation, but it is not a very happy situation now, is it?

    Of course, I can't predict how she will respond. Perhaps she will deny that she has done anything wrong. That is something you must be prepared for. Also, I suggest that you carefully plan what you are going to say and when you say it. Also, make sure that more than one of you confronts her at the same time. It is best, I think, that you all agree on what to do.

    (Say: "What do you think?")

    :)

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    I still don't get the meaning. Sorry.
    She has stolen 200-300 yuan on average.( She stole more than that amount from someone , and less than that amount from someone else.
    She has stolen 200-300 yuan from each of our pockets.( She stole that amout of money from each of us)

    I hope you can get it this time. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    I think you should confront her about your suspicions. It will be an uncomfortable situation, but it is not a very happy situation now, is it?

    Of course, I can't predict how she will respond. Perhaps she will deny that she has done anything wrong. That is something you must be prepared for. Also, I suggest that you carefully plan what you are going to say and when you say it. Also, make sure that more than one of you confronts her at the same time. It is best, I think, that you all agree on what to do.

    (Say: "What do you think?")

    :)
    We don't think it is sensible to confront her , due to the fact that we have nothing to support our suspicions.
    Even though we confronted her altogether, she is more than likely to deny all she had actually done. Probably she knew we are suspitious of her, but she still steal. You can predict, she doesn't feel any guilty at all.
    Actually, we treat her quite well. She doesn't feel a thing when steal. So
    she will not feel a thing even when we confront her.

    Thank you for your coucil , RonBee
    :)

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    :D
    She has stolen 200-300 yuan on average from each of our pockets.
    :D

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