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    traveling by plane

    I also don't like traveling by plane because it's tight and boring. Hours take days to go by and there's nothing to do or see. Even if you sit by the window, there's very few to see. The thing that concerns me the most is your safety though. Every time you take a plane I can't stop thinking that an accident can happen.

    Hi,
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    Re: traveling by plane

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    I also don't like traveling by plane because it's tight and boring. Hours take days to go by and there's nothing to do or see. Even if you sit by the window, there's very little to see. The thing that concerns me the most is my safety though. Every time I board a plane I can't stop thinking that an accident can happen.
    What do you mean by "tight" (in the first sentence)?

    Say:
    The thing that concerns me most is my safety. (No "though")

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    Re: traveling by plane

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    What do you mean by "tight" (in the first sentence)?

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    The thing that concerns me most is my safety. (No "though")
    Thanks.
    In the text, I am talking to someone else. Hence, "your safety" and "you take a plane". I tryied to use "though" in order to mean "however".
    As to "tight", I meant "cramped". Isn't "tight" possible is this context?
    Thanks.

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    Re: traveling by plane

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    In the text, I am talking to someone else.
    I didn't think you were talking to yourself.

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Hence, "your safety" and "you take a plane".
    You started in the first person, and it makes sense to keep it that way. Also, you are talking about your feelings (which makes perfect sense).
    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    I tried to use "though" in order to mean "however".
    But you don't need either one.

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    As to "tight", I meant "cramped". Isn't "tight" possible is this context?
    No, "tight" doesn't work in this context, but "cramped" is perfect. Perhaps:
    I also don't like traveling by plane because it's so cramped aboard planes. And it's boring. Hours take days to go by and there's nothing to do or see. Even if you sit by the window, there's very little to see. I am always nervous when I am on board a plane. The thing that concerns me the most is my safety. Every time I board a plane I can't stop thinking that an accident might happen. When we touch down I am always relieved that I am still in one piece.

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    #5

    Re: traveling by plane

    Hi,
    can I say that a shoe is "tight"? "cramped"?
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    Re: traveling by plane

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Hi,
    can I say that a shoe is "tight"? "cramped"?
    Thanks.
    Tight? Yes.

    Cramped? You can, but tight is a better word.

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