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    Sulphite

    Is the sentence natural English?

    Hui-Wen Zheng, the director of Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare, said, “Sulphite in the disposable chopsticks may make the people who has a pant fall ill, so they should avoid using the disposable chopsticks.”

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    #2

    Re: Sulphite

    Please remind us why you are asking us all these questions about disposable chopsticks.

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    #3

    Re: Sulphite

    "people who has a pant" What does this mean?

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    #4

    Re: Sulphite

    I'd make he same changes as in the Peroxide answer. Move the 'the'.
    Hui-Wen Zheng, the director of the Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare, said, “Sulphite in the disposable chopsticks may make the people who have respiratory problems fall ill, so they should avoid using the disposable chopsticks.”

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    #5

    Re: Sulphite

    I am doing a special topic report on disposable chopsticks. I'm not sure whether these sentences are natural English.

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    #6

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    What is the purpose of this 'special topic report'? Who will read it?

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    #7

    Re: Sulphite

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "people who has a pant" What does this mean?
    It may mean 'people who are prone to pant', according to https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...01#post1090101

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    #8

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    I'm the leader of the group doing on this special topic report, so I have to synthesize useful information on the topic of disposable chopsticks methodically. My director will read the report.

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    #9

    Re: Sulphite

    Both of you should banish the phrase "has a pant" from your memory if you think it can be used to describe people with respiratory illness.
    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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    #10

    Re: Sulphite

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Both of you ...
    Do you mean the OP and me? I am actually a person with respiratory illness but I never say 'I have a pant'.

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