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    #1

    do yourself a favor

    Is the paragraph natural English?

    The next time you reach for your disposable chopsticks to have dinner, you might want to think twice about where it might have been, before putting them into your mouth. So do yourself—and the earth—a favor: decline those disposable chopsticks the next time you enjoy your food. Bring your own hygienic set from home and wash them afterward.

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    #2

    Re: do yourself a favor

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Is the paragraph natural English?

    The next time you reach for your disposable chopsticks to have dinner, you might want to think twice about where they might have been, before putting them into your mouth. So do yourself—and the earth—a favor: decline those disposable chopsticks the next time you enjoy your food. Bring your own hygienic set from home and wash them afterward.
    Yes. Good enough.


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    #3

    Re: do yourself a favor

    The chopsticks piece is for a school competition. Getting us to rewrite it is cheating.

    Edit: Thread reopened - it turns out the OP is an ESL teacher looking for help in correcting the students' work and this is one of the pieces. I have asked the OP to amend their member profile to make it clear he/she is a teacher, to avoid such misunderstandings again.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 27-Aug-2014 at 07:31.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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