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    Red face Making sentenses

    Hello!!

    May I ask if the vocabularies below used in a correct way? And how do we use these words?

    Unify

    Mr. Wong has to unify all the chairperson of the clubs for having a theme in open day.
    He wants to unify the theme of this food festival.
    The school has to unify the school uniform form this year.
    A class teacher has to unify his students.

    Threaten
    My boss threatens me not to report he had corrupted the management Director.
    The robbery pointed the knife to me and threaten me not to scream.

    Vote down
    The pan-democrats want to remove John Smith from chief executive by voting down him.

    Ease
    This medicine can ease the headache.
    The government have to ease the people's anger.
    This measure can ease students to take their mobile phones from lockers.

    Thank you so much!!!!

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    Re: Making sentenses

    For the first sentence, I think it could be rewritten as 'Mr. Wong has to make all the chairpersons of different clubs to reach a consensus in setting a theme for the open day.' Your use of the word unify in this sentence and the remaining sentences seems to be a word-to-word translation of a sentence with the sentence structure that would have been used in the Chinese language.
    Thank you!

    JY

    I am not a teacher

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    Re: Making sentenses

    Not a teacher.
    Quote Originally Posted by Satomi lau View Post
    The pan-democrats want to remove John Smith from chief executive by voting down him.
    May I simply say 'The pan-democrats want to vote John Smith out of the office of chief executive'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jiayun View Post
    Mr. Wong has to make all the chairpersons of different clubs to reach a consensus in setting a theme for the open day.
    Should 'to' be omitted and 'in' be replaced with 'about'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jiayun View Post
    a word-to-word translation of a sentence with the sentence structure that would have been used in the Chinese language.
    Can it be called 'Chinglish'?
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 20-Sep-2014 at 16:00.

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    Re: Making sentenses

    Satomi lau, please ask unrelated questions in separate threads.

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