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    which dealt with the life

    I have dreamed of becoming an interior designer since i was a middle school student. 1. One day l watched a TV show, which dealt with the life of interior designers.2. One day l watched a TV and went out that life of interior designer.

    Does 1 sound natural? 2 is a kind of wrong sentence.

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    #2

    Re: which dealt with the life

    #1 is acceptable.

    #2 isn't.
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    #3

    Re: which dealt with the life

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    .2. One day l watched a TV and went out that life of interior designer.

    I know your English is better than this!
    Even if we assume you forgot the word "show" (I watched a TV show) - what do you think "went out that life of interior designer" is supposed to mean? I can't believe you were the author of this attempt at a sentence.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #4

    Re: which dealt with the life

    Someone else tried to say 'appeared' with 1and I made a liberal translation with 2.

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    #5

    Re: which dealt with the life

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I have dreamed of becoming an interior designer since I was a middle school student.

    1. One day l watched a TV show (no comma required here) which dealt with the life of interior designers.

    2. One day l watched a TV and went out that life of interior designer. The whole thing is a mess. You need to either remove "a" to leave "One day I watched TV" or add "show" to leave "One day I watched a TV show". "... went out that life of interior designer" is incomprehensible.

    Does 1 sound natural? Is 2 incorrect? is a kind of wrong sentence.
    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Someone else tried to say 'appeared' with 1 (space required here) and I made a liberal literal translation with of 2.
    See my corrections above. I'm not sure what happened to your English in these posts. We all know you're capable of better.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: which dealt with the life

    "liberal translation" and "literal translation" are opposite of each other. The former takes the meaning, while the latter, just direct word-to-word matching between two languages. I think "liberal translation" is correct. The original writer tried to mean 1 originally by saying " went out" to mean "appear". So I wonder if 1 and 2 are both natural.

    1. One day l watched TV , where
    the life of interior designers appeared.
    2. One day l watched a TV show, which dealt with the life of interior designers.

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    Re: which dealt with the life

    Well, sentence 2 was such gobbledegook that I assumed it was a literal translation. Word-for-word translations frequently result in nonsense. The same can be said for Google Translate and similar.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: which dealt with the life

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm not sure what happened to your English in these posts. We all know you're capable of better.
    I'm pretty sure I know what happened: keannu is having an off day. It's amazing how much my skills in French can vary depending on how I feel, and I very much doubt I'm the only foreign-language-learner to experience this.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #9

    Re: which dealt with the life

    Thanks for caring about my condition. Actually, quite improper writings are not mine, but others' for correction.
    Does this sound also natural?
    1. One day l watched TV , where
    the life of interior designers appeared.or (and there appeared the life of interior designers)

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    #10

    Re: which dealt with the life

    Not a teacher.

    The OP said he has always dreamed of becoming an interior designer. So here's my guess: He meant for the second sentence to be One day I watched a TV show about the life of interior designers and came out wanting to live that life.

    Edit: totally missed the OP's last post. Sorry.

    I think it should be One day I was watching TV and a show about the life of interior designers was being aired.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 14-Apr-2016 at 07:46. Reason: typo

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