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    #1

    a welcome present

    Hello.

    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: http://fraze.it/n_search.jsp?hardm=1...elcome+present)

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: a welcome present

    A few suggestions.

    Say:

    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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