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    attitude of apathetic

    Please check out the following sentence.

    Until one day, his attitude to me changes suddenly of very apathetic, and the taste that often bring to is hostile to looks at me.

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    Re: attitude of apathetic

    This is a computer translation in my view.

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    Re: attitude of apathetic


    Their attitude to me changed suddenly to apathy.
    And they cast hostile looks at me.

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    Re: attitude of apathetic

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Their attitude to me changed suddenly to apathy.
    And they cast hostile looks at me.
    I'm puzzled about this. Your second effort makes more sense. Why did you post the first version, which is nonsense?

    However, anybody with an attitude of apathy towards you wouldn't cast hostile looks at you.

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    Re: attitude of apathetic

    The following paragraph is my original sentences.

    Their attitude to me changed suddenly to apathy. (And they cast hostile looks at me.) Each of us avoided each other no greetings, no eyes contact, no talking, no laughter as if we were strangers. Gradually, from good friends in each other's confidence, we became personal enemies.

    Should the sentence "And they cast hostile looks at me" be deleted?

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    #6

    Re: attitude of apathetic

    Apathy means they don't care about you one way or the other. They don't either like you or hate you -- they just don't care. If they're hostile and treat you like an enemy, they're not apathetic.

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    Re: attitude of apathetic

    So, the first sentence revised as: "Their attitude to me changed suddenly." The whole paragraph rewritten as the following. Is it acceptable?


    Their attitude to me changed suddenly. And they cast hostile looks at me. Each of us avoided each other no greetings, no eyes contact, no talking, no laughter as if we were strangers. Gradually, from good friends in each other's confidence, we became personal enemies.

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    Re: attitude of apathetic

    Now I'm curious about "they" and "each." How many people are we talking about?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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