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    #1

    and, be full of

    1. Your flowers came this morning and my bedroom is full with aromatic. (wang liu)
    2. The flowers you sent me came this morning and make my bedroom full of aroma.
    I think the first sentence is not coherent, so I made a few changes. Do you think the second is more acceptable to native speakers? Besides, is “is full of aroma” acceptable to native speakers? Do you have any other suggestion?

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    Re: and, be full of

    You're right, there's an issue with the first sentence, mainly the 'full with aromatic' part of it. That phrase is making 'aromatic' a noun, but it doesn't fit here because it's not the same as 'aroma'. (An aromatic is something that gives off an aroma, often referring to plants). Also, I'm not entirely sure how many people say 'full with', but to me it sounds like a mixture of filled with and full of.

    The beginnings of both of these sentences sound good to me, and completely natural. You can choose one or the other based on your preference. However I do think the sentence sounds better with 'filled my bedroom with...' just because I feel it gives a stronger sense of the room becoming filled with aroma, rather than just being full of aroma. For example:

    'Your flowers came this morning and filled my bedroom with aroma.'
    'The flowers you sent (me) came this morning and filled my bedroom with aroma.'


    (not a teacher, just a language lover)

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    Re: and, be full of

    You could change the unnatural-sounding '...filled my bedroom with aroma' to '...made my bedroom smell really nice'.

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-May-2012 at 22:03.

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