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    #11

    Re: Paris is the capital of France...

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's difficult/impossible to describe/list al the attractions in Paris.
    You probably also like me just accidentally didn't press the button "l" one more time)))
    Actually... very often things like this happen with us when we write something on the Internet.

    And yea, you are absolutely right. To describe all the attractions in Paris, people, at least, have to visit many cities and places of this great and beautiful country.

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    #12

    Re: Paris is the capital of France...

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I would use the term 'a living museum" instead of "a museum under the open sky.".
    I agree with you. It would have been better if we used "a living museum" instead of "a museum under the open sky".
    But the thing is... that I have to translate from Russian to English what I see exactly in this article.
    In that article, it is written just like this. - "Весь город является музеем под открытым небом"
    And if I translate it into English it sounds like this - " The whole city is a museum under the open sky".

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    #13

    Re: Paris is the capital of France...

    Several of our members are native Russian speakers. You could try posting on our Other Languages forum to compare interpretations.

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    #14

    Re: Paris is the capital of France...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Several of our members are native Russian speakers. You could try posting on our Other Languages forum to compare interpretations.
    Thanks. I will take note of this. Right now I just need to hear from native English speakers. Or at least from people who know English very well.

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    #15

    Re: Paris is the capital of France...

    Quote Originally Posted by Alehandro1983 View Post
    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...
    You left out something relevant. If you say "Paris is the capital of France" that is present tense and is perfectly fine. But you didn't say that. You could say:

    Paris is the capital of France and has been for the last ten centuries.

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    #16

    Re: Paris is the capital of France...

    Quote Originally Posted by Alehandro1983 View Post
    You probably also like me just accidentally didn't press the button "l" one more time)))
    Actually... very often things like this happen with us when we write something on the Internet.

    And yea, you are absolutely right. To describe all the attractions in Paris, people, at least, have to visit many cities and places of this great and beautiful country.
    Ems did not make a mistake. She was suggesting a change to one of your sentences. (It's a good suggestion.)

    No, you don't have to go to every city in the country to be able to describe Paris.

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    #17

    Re: Paris is the capital of France...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Ems did not make a mistake. She was suggesting a change to one of your sentences. (It's a good suggestion.)
    I did make a mistake, a typo. I wrote "al" instead of "all". I have edited the original post to fix my typo.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #18

    Re: Paris is the capital of France...

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I did make a mistake, a typo. I wrote "al" instead of "all". I have edited the original post to fix my typo.
    OK, I missed that (the typo), but it's a minor thing. Your suggestion is a big improvement over the original.

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