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    Dear teachers,

    I have three questions to ask:

    No.1
    I am inclined to look at things FROM positive aspects.

    Is it correct to replace 'from' with 'in'?

    No.2
    We can say 'He is a fourth grade student'. Could you please tell me if it is correct to say 'He is a grade four student'? Or is it correct to say 'He is a grade-four student'?

    No.3
    I don't know how to interpret the following sentence. Could you please kindly explain it to me?
    It was nothing more selfish than that.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I have three questions to ask:

    No.1
    I am inclined to look at things FROM positive aspects.

    Is it correct to replace 'from' with 'in'?

    No.2
    We can say 'He is a fourth grade student'. Could you please tell me if it is correct to say 'He is a grade four student'? Or is it correct to say 'He is a grade-four student'?

    No.3
    I don't know how to interpret the following sentence. Could you please kindly explain it to me?
    It was nothing more selfish than that.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    1. That would be better as "I am inclined to focus/concentrate on the positive aspects."

    2. I would hyphenate "grade-four". It is fine as a replacement of fourth grade.

    3. I'm not sure what that is trying to say. One can criticize an action by saying "There was nothing more selfish than that".

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    I've noticed that in Canada (Ontario, at least) they usually say "grade four" instead of "fourth grade."

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    Dear Mike,
    I understand No.1 and No.2. But I don't understand No.3.
    Does the sentence mean 'This is the most selfish thing'?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    1. That would be better as "I am inclined to focus/concentrate on the positive aspects."

    2. I would hyphenate "grade-four". It is fine as a replacement of fourth grade.

    3. I'm not sure what that is trying to say. One can criticize an action by saying "There was nothing more selfish than that".

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    Dear Quisch,

    Thank you very much for your reply. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    I've noticed that in Canada (Ontario, at least) they usually say "grade four" instead of "fourth grade."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
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    Dear Mike,
    I understand No.1 and No.2. But I don't understand No.3.
    Does the sentence mean 'This is the most selfish thing'?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Yes, but your version asks for more.

    That was the most selfish thing I've ever seen.

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    Dear Mike,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Yes, but your version asks for more.

    That was the most selfish thing I've ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post

    Dear Mike,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    You're welcome.

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