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    Dear teachers,

    I have four questions to ask:

    No.1
    This is from my textbook "I know how dictionaries are made".
    Can I say:

    I know how dictionaries are edited.

    No.2
    That's what we are going to do in the next five years.
    Can I say :
    That's what we are going to do in the coming five years.

    No.3
    overseas market
    Can I say:
    international market or foreign market

    No.4
    That's exactly where you're wrong.
    Can I say:
    That's exactly where your fault lies.
    That's exactly where your fault is.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    1. Your sentence is correct, but means something different.
    Making the dictionary includes every stage from planning it to printing it. Editting is just one stage of that process, where an editor goes though what has been written and makes changes.

    2. Your sentence is correct, but we usually use the first version.

    3. Yes, you can say all of those things. In fact, we use foreign market very frequently.

    4. You change that sentence that way, because being wrong is different to having a fault. You are wrong when you are incorrect about something, but having a fault usually means to have a negative personality trait. So "your fault" means a a fault in your personality

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    No.1
    This is from my textbook "I know how dictionaries are made".
    Can I say:

    I know how dictionaries are edited. Yes but it doesn't necessarily have the same meaning.

    No.2
    That's what we are going to do in the next five years.
    Can I say :
    That's what we are going to do in the coming five years. Yes, but it's more colloquial.

    No.3
    overseas market
    Can I say:
    international market or foreign market I have heard these so yes.

    No.4
    That's exactly where you're wrong.
    Can I say:
    That's exactly where your fault lies. Yes
    That's exactly where your fault is. I don't see why not, but personally I don't use this one.

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    Dear Niall,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I understand them.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Niall View Post
    1. Your sentence is correct, but means something different.
    Making the dictionary includes every stage from planning it to printing it. Editting is just one stage of that process, where an editor goes though what has been written and makes changes.

    2. Your sentence is correct, but we usually use the first version.

    3. Yes, you can say all of those things. In fact, we use foreign market very frequently.

    4. You change that sentence that way, because being wrong is different to having a fault. You are wrong when you are incorrect about something, but having a fault usually means to have a negative personality trait. So "your fault" means a a fault in your personality

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    Dear Horsa,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. But your explanation to No.2 and No.4 are different from those of Niall's. Is it possible for you and Niall to agree with each other?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Horsa View Post
    No.

    This is from my textbook "I know how dictionaries are made".
    Can I say:

    I know how dictionaries are edited. Yes but it doesn't necessarily have the same meaning.

    No.2
    That's what we are going to do in the next five years.
    Can I say :
    That's what we are going to do in the coming five years. Yes, but it's more colloquial.

    No.3
    overseas market
    Can I say:
    international market or foreign market I have heard these so yes.

    No.4
    That's exactly where you're wrong.
    Can I say:
    That's exactly where your fault lies. Yes
    That's exactly where your fault is. I don't see why not, but personally I don't use this one.

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    Dear Niall,
    I am afraid I have to bother you once again.
    No.4
    Can I say "That's where your mistake is/lies" ?

    Looking forward to heairng from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Niall View Post
    1. Your sentence is correct, but means something different.
    Making the dictionary includes every stage from planning it to printing it. Editting is just one stage of that process, where an editor goes though what has been written and makes changes.

    2. Your sentence is correct, but we usually use the first version.

    3. Yes, you can say all of those things. In fact, we use foreign market very frequently.

    4. You change that sentence that way, because being wrong is different to having a fault. You are wrong when you are incorrect about something, but having a fault usually means to have a negative personality trait. So "your fault" means a a fault in your personality

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    Default Re: make up, coming years,foreign market

    No you cannot.
    You could say You are mistaken though :)

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    Dear Niall,

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

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Niall View Post
    No you cannot.
    You could say You are mistaken though :)

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    Hi

    As to Q2 Niall and I have no difference - we both agree that the sentence is correct.

    As to Q4 Niall is right the sentence, although correct, has a different meaning.

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    Dear Horsa,

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

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Horsa View Post
    Hi

    As to Q2 Niall and I have no difference - we both agree that the sentence is correct.

    As to Q4 Niall is right the sentence, although correct, has a different meaning.

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