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  1. tzfujimino's Avatar
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    a welcome present


    One of my students wrote in her writing assignment:

    1. This is the most important thing for me.
    2. I got a musix box when I was fifteenth birthday.
    I got the 'musix box' when I turned fifteen/on my fifteenth birthday.
    3. I got it from my grandparents.
    4. It's a welcome present.
    It was a welcome present.
    5. So, this present is a treasured possession.
    So, it is/it's my most treasured possession.

    (Those sentences in red are my corrections/suggestions.)

    She wrote "It's a welcome present". What does 'a welcome present' mean?
    Is it used properly in the context above?
    (I found some examples including 'welcome present' here:

    Thank you.

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    Re: a welcome present

    A few suggestions.


    I got a music box when I turned fifteen (or on my fifteenth birthday).
    I got it from my grandparents.
    It was a welcome present.
    It is a treasured possession.

    (It can certainly be a treasured possession without being the most treasured possession.)

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