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    Is the following sentence comprehensible?

    “ My cousin Edward learnt Japanese and English when he was 15 for the concern that he may get additional chances in his later life. In the fact, he was totally dispressed for he couldn’t learn either language well. Then he gave up the Japanese and got 145 in English in the national examination, which helped him enter the dreamy Beijing Foreign Language University”
    Is the sentence [In the fact, he was totally dispressed for he couldn’t learn either language well.] comprehensible?
    If not, how can I express this briefly and idiomatic:He was very dispressed,because it was hard for him to study both English and Japanese at the same time.

    Thank you very much!

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    Re: Is the following sentence comprehensible?

    Do you mean "depressed"?

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    Re: Is the following sentence comprehensible?

    um...actually it's this part: he couldn’t learn either language well.
    And I wanted to express that he could not learn English well and he could not learn Japanese well,either
    Is it correct?
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    Re: Is the following sentence comprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by zkim View Post
    “ My cousin Edward learnt Japanese and English when he was 15 for the concern that he may get additional chances in his later life. In the fact, he was totally dispressed for he couldn’t learn either language well. Then he gave up the Japanese and got 145 in English in the national examination, which helped him enter the dreamy Beijing Foreign Language University”
    Is the sentence [In the fact, he was totally dispressed for he couldn’t learn either language well.] comprehensible?
    If not, how can I express this briefly and idiomatic:He was very dispressed,because it was hard for him to study both English and Japanese at the same time.

    Thank you very much!
    It should be "depressed". Your "in the fact" should be "in fact".

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    Re: Is the following sentence comprehensible?

    Quote Originally Posted by zkim View Post
    um...actually it's this part: he couldn’t learn either language well.
    And I wanted to express that he could not learn English well and he could not learn Japanese well,either
    Is it correct?
    Yes, that is fine.

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    Re: Is the following sentence comprehensible?

    oops.... thank you!

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    Re: Is the following sentence comprehensible?

    or could I use "the fact that+clause" as an object after verb or preposition?

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