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    Different kinds of music make them happy.

    There are all kinds of music in the world. Music makes people happy. Good music brings people comfort and peace of mind.

    Everyone loves music but different people have different tastes.

    Kangkang likes piano music very much. When he was eight, his father asked a music teacher to teach him to play the piano. It is great fun for him. Li Xiang likes listening to jazz. He thinks the American music jazz sounds wonderful. But Tom hates jazz. He thinks it is too noisy. Violin music is his favorite. He says classical music played on the violin makes him happy. Wang Junfeng plays the drums very well. He thinks drum playing is very exciting. Wang Junfeng says that every culture has its own special kind of drumming. He likes to listen to South American drumming best.


    All of these children are music fans. Different kinds of music make them happy.

    (Project English, Wang Dechun)

    Here are my ideas about this passage. What do you think of them?

    1.
    It is great fun for him. The meaning of it in this sentence is ambiguous. Its better to use playing the piano to replace it.

    2.
    He says classical music played on the violin makes him happy. Wang Junfeng says that every culture has its own special kind of drumming. The says in the two sentences means thinks, so it shouldnt be used the past form said.

    3.
    The last sentence is not well-written. Its better to say: Although they like different kinds of music, they all get the same pleasure.

    Thanks a lot in advance.

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    Re: Different kinds of music make them happy.

    Quote Originally Posted by touchstone View Post

    1.It is great fun for him. The meaning of it in this sentence is ambiguous. Its better to use playing the piano instead. to replace it.

    No, it's not ambiguous at all. Also, you would have "... to play the piano. Playing the piano" which is kind of repetitious.

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    He says classical music played on the violin makes him happy. Wang Junfeng says that every culture has its own special kind of drumming. The says in the two sentences means thinks, so it shouldnt be used the past form said.

    No. He says/thinks that now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by touchstone View Post
    The last sentence is not well-written. Its better to say: Although they like different kinds of music, they all get the same pleasure.
    No. There's nothing wrong with the original.
    Last edited by teechar; 31-Mar-2017 at 15:58. Reason: blooming tags

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