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    leisurely and active atmosphere

    If your had a child, what leisure places would you go to with your child?
    * I will go to parks, because you can find a leisurely and active atmosphere there. I think that kids like activities and I like leisurely places. I expect that we look at nature and feel sunlight. So it's a perfect place to us.

    Does the underlined make sense? Is "relaxed" better than "leisurely"?
    Last edited by keannu; 21-May-2016 at 13:59.

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    Re: leisurely and active atmosphere

    Neither word is particularly appropriate. 'Relaxed' and 'leisurely' have a slow-paced feel; 'active' does not.

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    #3

    Re: leisurely and active atmosphere

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    If your had a child, what leisure places would you go to with your child?
    * I would go to parks, because you can find a leisurely and active atmosphere there. I think that kids like activities, and I like leisurely places. I expect to enjoy nature and feel sunlight. So it's a perfect place to us.

    Does the underlined make sense? Is "relaxed" better than "leisurely"?
    The underlined words are understandable but awkward. Yes, "relaxed" is probably a better fit. "Active atmosphere" is odd. I think you're talking about a place to play and have fun. Why not just say it?

    As with many of your posts, I would use plainer language.
    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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