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    Post Please help check my a piece of writing

    A piece of my comment on <Titanic> in China:

    It was in 1997 when <Titanic> arrived in China's movie theaters. The movie was a big hit, and soon swept the whole nation. It brought an eye-opening experience. For many, it was their first taste of an authentic expensive Hollywood movie with big scences, actions, and special effects. It's like going to a high-end classic western restaurant for a visual feast.

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    Re: Please help check my a piece of writing

    Quote Originally Posted by Yaoming View Post
    A piece of my comment on <Titanic> in China:

    It was in 1997 when <Titanic> arrived in China's movie theaters. The movie was a big hit, and it soon swept the whole nation. Viewing Titanic was an eye-opening experience. For many, it was their first taste of an authentic big budget Hollywood movie with big scenes, much action, and special effects that were truly special. It's was like going to a high-end classic Western restaurant for a visual feast.
    Why not use quote marks? Don't you go to a restaurant to eat there?


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    Re: Please help check my a piece of writing

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Yaoming:

    As Tarheel implied, American English does not use angle brackets ( < > ) to indicate a motion picture. To do so seems very strange to American readers.

    Americans use a variety of punctuation:

    I enjoyed "Titanic" very much.
    I enjoyed Titanic very much.
    I enjoyed Titanic very much. (If you are not able to use italics -- as in the second sentence.)

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