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    #1

    seeing your inspired faces

    Does the phrase the phrase in bold sound good? Could you improve a little this extract from the speech of the jury I am preparing for a language competition?


    It was great to see you come up with all these wonderful ideas (and creative costumes). And the best part was seeing your inspired faces!
    Last edited by englishhobby; 25-Apr-2015 at 16:13.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: seeing your inspired faces

    You should ask this question in the Other Languages forum, englishhobby.

    What language is it, anyway? I don't recognise the script.

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    #3

    Re: seeing your inspired faces

    Inspired faces doesn't work for me.

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    #4

    Re: seeing your inspired faces

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You should ask this question in the Other Languages forum, englishhobby.

    What language is it, anyway? I don't recognise the script.
    There was something wrong with the font. I have changed it.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #5

    Re: seeing your inspired faces

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Inspired faces doesn't work for me.
    How would you express the idea that the children were very much inspired and enthusiastic about the language competition which I could "read" on their faces?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #6

    Re: seeing your inspired faces

    It was great seeing all of you come up with all these wonderful ideas and creative costumes. The best part was seeing the inspired enthusiasm on your faces!



    --lotus
    Last edited by lotus888; 25-Apr-2015 at 17:39.

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    #7

    Re: seeing your inspired faces

    I am not a teacher.

    'Inspired enthusiasm' doesn't work for me either. It's the children who are inspired and enthusiastic, so what shows on their faces must be nouns -inspiration and enthusisam-, not adjectives.

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    #8

    Re: seeing your inspired faces

    Inspired enthusiasm is a noun phrase.


    --lotus

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    #9

    Re: seeing your inspired faces

    Seeing you look so inspired would work better for me. Seeing the children's faces light up more so.

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    #10

    Re: seeing your inspired faces

    Quote Originally Posted by lotus888 View Post
    Inspired enthusiasm is a noun phrase.


    --lotus
    I am not a teacher.

    Englishhobby said that the children were inspired and enthusiastic about the competition. 'Inspired enthusiasm' doesn't have the same meaning, noun phrase or not.

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