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    #1

    Paris is the capital of France...

    Hello.
    I want you to help me.

    The thing is... I have to translate the text from Russian to English.
    I will show you this text that I translated and I want you to tell me... did I do it right?
    I mean.. How those sentences are written... right or not. Andi if you see any mistakes, please tell me.
    I'm waiting for your answer.

    This is the text that I told you about.

    "Paris is the capital of France for the past 10 centuries. Today this city is the cultural and business center of the hole of Europe. It's a very hard work to describe all Paris attractions.
    You only have to see this. The whole city is a museum under the open sky. Modern skyscrapers and quiet streets with old mansions, the majestic beauty of the Louvre and Versailles with huge commercial complexes are combined here in the best way."

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: Paris is the capital of France...

    Welcome to Using English, Alehandro.

    I have moved your post to the correct forum and given your thread a suitable title.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    #3

    Re: Paris is the capital of France...

    Paris has been the capital of France for the last ten centuries. It is the cultural capital of the WHOLE of Europe.

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    #4

    Re: Paris is the capital of France...

    You could also say it is the cultural center of Europe (as you did).

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    #5

    Re: Paris is the capital of France...

    If you want to translate it into British English, you would say it's the "cultural centre​".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Paris is the capital of France...

    It's difficult/impossible to describe/list all the attractions in Paris.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 11-Feb-2016 at 20:36. Reason: Fixed typo
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Smile Re: Paris is the capital of France...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to Using English, Alehandro.

    I have moved your post to the correct forum and given your thread a suitable title.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'
    Thank you, sir!:)

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    #8

    Re: Paris is the capital of France...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Paris has been the capital of France for the last ten centuries. It is the cultural capital of the WHOLE of Europe.
    About this one - "hole" instead of "whole" you are absolutely right. I just occasionally didn't press this button. I mean "W"

    But tell me please about "Paris HAS BEEN the capital of France..."
    When I used - "Paris IS the capital of France..." - I didn't do this right? Or you just meant that I can also use "has been" in this sentence...

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    #9

    Re: Paris is the capital of France...

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you want to translate it into British English, you would say it's the "cultural centre ".
    Actually, I have to translate just to English. It doesn't matter... American English or British.
    But thank you anyway for saying this. I will try to remember it.

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    #10

    Re: Paris is the capital of France...

    I would use the term 'a living museum" instead of "a museum under the open sky.".
    I am not a teacher.

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