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    #1

    A weird child at times brings sweet fruits at home.

    I saw this as an answer to a question, does it mean "Sometimes even a black sheep can bring good news"?

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    ex)A weird child at times brings sweet fruits at home.

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    #2

    Re: A weird child at times brings sweet fruits at home.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I saw this as an answer to a question, does it mean "Sometimes even a black sheep can bring good news"?

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    ex)A weird child at times brings sweet fruits at home.
    It's very odd. Where did you find it?

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    #3

    Re: A weird child at times brings sweet fruits at home.

    In a workbook for university entrance exam. And this is related to my latest threads about courtesy at home. I think Korean test makers made it up. Please tell me if you've ever heard of it.

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    Re: A weird child at times brings sweet fruits at home.

    This one is a mystery to me as well.
    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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    #5

    Re: A weird child at times brings sweet fruits at home.

    And to me.

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    #6

    Re: A weird child at times brings sweet fruits at home.

    It means nothing to me, makes no sense and is grammatically incorrect.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: A weird child at times brings sweet fruits at home.

    Okay, as you said, if it's a made-up one by Koreans(appearing only in test questions, they probably had to make up one due to lacking a proper answer), it should be amended like this.

    ex)A weird child at times brings sweet fruits at home.
    => At times, even a black sheep brings sweet fruit to home.(bring home sweet fruit)

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    #8

    Re: A weird child at times brings sweet fruits at home.

    No "to." Bring something home, not bring something to home.
    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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    #9

    Re: A weird child at times brings sweet fruits at home.

    And why would a weird child necessarily be the black sheep of the family?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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