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    it goes to show

    Please help me correct the sentences. Thanks! (#1 is extracted from an article on the Net.)

    1. This year, My Love from the Star boosted sales of fried chicken amid the bird flu crisis, because the female protagonist said she adored "beer and fried chicken" as her favorite food when the first winter snow began to fall.

    2. It goes to show us the phenomenon of Hallyu is all the rage.

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    Re: it goes to show

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Please help me correct these sentences. Thanks! (#1 is extracted from an article on the Net.)

    1. This year, My Love from the Star boosted sales of fried chicken during the bird flu crisis, because the female protagonist said she adored "beer and fried chicken" as her favorite food when the first winter snow began to fall. ["Amid" is somewhat dated, and it suggests an image of someone standing in the middle of a hospital ward. "During" simply means "at the time of," which says what you mean.]

    2. It goes to show that the phenomenon of Hallyu is all the rage. "It goes to show..." = "It shows..." We don't say "us" after it. And it would be slightly more natural to say "the Hallyu phenomenon."
    What's Hallyu?

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    Re: it goes to show

    Hallyu is a newly coined term referring to the increase in popularity of South Korean culture that has been flooding other countries since turn of the century.

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    Re: it goes to show

    It's not necessary to put "beer and fried chicken" in quotation marks in your sentence.

    (I did it because I was quotong the phrase.)

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