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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    leaving for America blindly

    He got many prize(s) in advertise(advertising) competition(s) after leaving for America blindly.
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    Does the underlined sound natural? Or is it better to say like this considering time sequence?
    After he left for America blindly(without any purpose), he got many prizes in advertising competitions.
    Last edited by keannu; 01-May-2016 at 06:40.

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    #2

    Re: leaving for America blindly

    Say:

    He won many prizes in advertising competitions.

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    #3

    Re: leaving for America blindly

    The phrase in question is not natural.

    Are people supposed to believe that a person would leave to go to another country (perhaps crossing an ocean) without having any idea why he was doing that?

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    #4

    Re: leaving for America blindly

    You need a space between "advertise" and "(advertising)" and between "blindly" and "(without".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: leaving for America blindly

    It may sound awkward even to Koreans, but we sometimes say such a word to mean "purposelessly or without aim".
    This can happen as a result of wandering anywhere to find some opportunity to finally make it big.

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    #6

    Re: leaving for America blindly

    If you move somewhere in search of opportunity, that's a reason. That's not aimless wandering. That's purposeful behavior.

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    #7

    Re: leaving for America blindly

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    He got many prize(s) in advertise [SPACE!] (advertising) competition(s) after leaving for America blindly.
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    Does the underlined sound natural? Or is it better to say like this considering time sequence?
    After he left for America blindly
    [SPACE!] (without any purpose), he got many prizes in advertising competitions.
    Put spaces before words that have parentheses in front.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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