Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    tien-sung is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    72

    Question welcome next trip?

    In Taiwan , when we go to a department or a tour site ,we often see the plate ,which says "Have a nice day ,Welcome next trip" .I think "Have a nice day" is ok in English ,but "Welcome next trip" is oddish ,could you tell me the correct way to express the feeling ( hope the vistors come again )

    Buy the way ,please correct above thread to right.thank you.

    from tien-sung

    Taipei Taiwan

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    167

    Re: welcome next trip?

    You're right; the phrasing is very odd. I would say, "please come again" instead.

  3. #3
    tien-sung is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    72

    Question Re: welcome next trip?

    Why you used "phrasing" instead" phrase" here ?

    from tien-sung

  4. #4
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    61,334

    Re: welcome next trip?

    Quote Originally Posted by tien-sung View Post
    In Taiwan, when we go to a department or a tour site, we often see the plate a sign which says "Have a nice day. Welcome next trip". I think "Have a nice day" is ok OK in English, but "Welcome next trip" is oddish. Could you tell me the correct way to express the feeling (hope the vistors come again)

    Buy By the way, please correct the above thread, to right. Thank you.

    from tien-sung

    Taipei Taiwan
    I agree with the above poster that "Please come back soon" would be more acceptable in English. An alternative would be "We look forward to welcoming you back soon".

    As requested, I have made a few corrections to your original thread. You need to concentrate on your punctuation. Please note that we do not put a space BEFORE a comma, only AFTER. The same is true of full stops, question marks and exclamation marks. We also do not put spaces at the beginning and end of a sentence within brackets (as you can see here).

  5. #5
    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    31,871

    Re: welcome next trip?

    You need to concentrate on your punctuation. Please note that we do not put a space BEFORE a comma, only AFTER. The same is true of full stops, question marks and exclamation marks. We also do not put spaces at the beginning and end of a sentence within brackets (as you can see here).
    I, too, have told you this before, tien-sung.

    Please take our advice on board.

    Rover

  6. #6
    tien-sung is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    72

    Re: welcome next trip?

    I will try to keep your reminding in my mind, but ,tell the truth, in Chinese we care little on this aspect(punctuation),anyway,thank you again.

    from tien-sung

  7. #7
    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    31,871

    Re: welcome next trip?

    Quote Originally Posted by tien-sung View Post
    I will try to keep your reminder in my mind, but, to tell the truth, in Chinese we care little about this aspect(punctuation).Anyway,thank you again.

    From tien-sung
    You're still doing it wrong.

    You may care little about it, but I for one care a lot about wasting my time correcting your work when you ignore my suggestions.

    Rover

  8. #8
    Raymott's Avatar
    Raymott is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    25,679

    Re: welcome next trip?

    Quote Originally Posted by tien-sung View Post
    I will try to keep your reminding in my mind, but ,tell the truth, in Chinese we care little on this aspect(punctuation),anyway,thank you again.

    from tien-sung
    This is an appalling attitude. If I were learning Chinese (or Arabic, etc.), I hope I'd have more respect for my teachers and native speakers, and listen to what they consider important in their language.

    When I'm learning Spanish, I don't say to my teacher, "Oh, I don't think the accents over letters are important at all."

    [This attitude is not just among Chinese speakers, and some Chinese learners here have taken the necessary five or ten minutes to learn about spacing around punctuation, and their questions are received with much more enthusiasm by some of us if punctuated correctly. It's not hard, and it's simple manners.]

  9. #9
    tien-sung is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    72

    Arrow punctuation

    Hi, Rover KE and Raymott:
    Both of you may have misunderstood my point, actually, I cherish your advice very much. In Chinese, every word is capital, punctuation in the article isn't so important like which in English too, preposition is very very simple, we always use Cinese verbs without any variations, the nouns in Chinese language always use single form. Therefore, English grammar is difficult for Chinese people. Tell the truth, reading news on VOA or BBC isn't too difficult for me, but writing (or listening)is another thing. I hope you all keep correcting my threads(if any.)

    From tien-sung

  10. #10
    tedtmc is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,108

    Re: punctuation

    Quote Originally Posted by tien-sung View Post
    Hi, Rover KE and Raymott:
    Both of you may have misunderstood my point, actually, I cherish your advice very much. In Chinese, every word is capital, punctuation in the article isn't so important like which in English too, preposition is very very simple, we always use Cinese verbs without any variations, the nouns in Chinese language always use single form. Therefore, English grammar is difficult for Chinese people. Tell the truth, reading news on VOA or BBC isn't too difficult for me, but writing (or listening)is another thing. I hope you all keep correcting my threads(if any.)

    From tien-sung
    Yes, I think there is miscommunication and a misunderstanding here.
    TS did not mean he doesn't care about getting the capitals and punctuation right in English. It is just take he has been having difficulty with them. In the Chinese language there are no capitals, very little punctuations and prepositions, no tenses and so many rules as in English.
    This is always the common problem with ESL learners. When they are learning English, they tend to think in their native language.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •