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    #1

    beg someone something

    We beg you all a very pleasant evening and a good listening.

    Is the above sentence acceptable?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #2

    Re: beg someone something

    No.

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    #3

    Re: beg someone something

    How about 'We wish you all a very pleasant evening and a good listen'?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: beg someone something

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    How about 'We wish you all a very pleasant evening and good listening'?
    That would be better.

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    #5

    Re: beg someone something

    What is "good listening"?

    If someone said they were going to listen to a concert or a radio show broadcast, I might say "Happy listening!" but I don't think I would ever say "I wish you good listening".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: beg someone something

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What is "good listening"?
    I guess that good listening means listening to the radio clearly.
    If someone said they were going to listen to a concert or a radio show broadcast, I might say "Happy listening!" but I don't think I would ever say "I wish you good listening".
    The original sentence is said by an announcer on ICRT, International Community Radio Taipei.
    http://www.icrt.com.tw/
    Last edited by sitifan; 10-Oct-2015 at 11:26.
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #7

    Re: beg someone something

    ...so not a native English speaker, then.

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    #8

    Re: beg someone something

    The person probably meant to say:

    We bid you all a very pleasant evening...



    --lotus

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    #9

    Re: beg someone something

    Quote Originally Posted by lotus888 View Post
    We bid you all a very pleasant evening...
    That is not natural.

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