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    EVA Air

    How could I make the following sentences sound natural? Thanks a lot.

    Ted is leaving for Los Angles by taking EVA Air flight at 11:00 a.m. this morning. He is nominated to go to UCNY for an academic research collaboration program with his school CTNU. He will be staying there for about two months, and he plans to be back in late April. Let's bid him Godspeed.

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    Re: EVA Air

    Quote Originally Posted by contiluo View Post
    How could I make the following sentences sound natural? Thanks a lot.

    Ted is leaving for Los Angles by taking on an EVA Air flight at 11 :00 a.m. this morning. He is nominated to going to UCNY for an academic research collaboration program with his school CTNU. He will be staying there for about two months, and he plans to be back in late April. Let's bid him Godspeed.
    See above. I wouldn't use the final sentence - it sounds like something from the 18th century. It would be more natural to say something like "Let's wish him good luck" or "Let's wish him a safe journey". Of course, starting with "Let's ..." suggests that this speech is being made to a group of people and that Ted is present at the time. There's not much point wishing him anything if he's not there.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: EVA Air

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    starting with "Let's ..." suggests that ... Ted is present at the time.
    Not necessarily. For example,
    Let's pray for his safe return.


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    Re: EVA Air

    Good point. I should have said "Let's wish him ..." suggests that he is there.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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