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    #11

    Re: Sentence check

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain View Post
    Yeah, right! You're bluffing.
    Prove me wrong by posting a reliable source that supports your statement.
    I'm here for learning a language not for proving your wrong or something. I don't want to explain a bit about this. Why not come to China and see for yourself? If you only read things online and think everything is impossible, what can I say to further prove I'm right? I don't want to waste time arguing here.

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    #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    What is different in China? Are the laws of physics (for example) different there?
    When I said "many things are impossible in the Western countries" are "possible in China", I didn't mean to offend anyone. If you read it positively, then you have your own positive understanding. I didn't mean anything related to physics when saying this sentence.

    She corrected these two sentences for me. I think the second one is natural after her correction, why not ask ems for her opinion? I actually didn't read that much into the sentence until I saw your comments, Tarheel. My understanding is that "There is a pipeline and it has two ends, it might be in a shape of circle so it could be connected to a raditor". I don't know if it really works but it might sound natural in a context of a sci-fi.

    Tarheel, would you minding not asking me questions that might arouse potential disagreement? I've said in the first post that all the sentences are from some old dictionaries. If you'd like to help, I appreciate it. If you don't, please don't ask me questions which have nothing to do with them, okay?

    If don't like that comment, I'd love to delete it. I'm sorry for causing the misunderstaning.

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    #13

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    A radiator is a device to cool an engine down by the process of conductoon and radiation. Typically, heated water from an engine is connected by a pipe to a radiator and goes through a coil with metal fins for heat exchange to take place. The cooled water goes out of the radiator back to the engine for cooling purposes before it is recirculated back to the radiator.
    Thus the incoming and outgoing pipes connected to.the radiator cannot be the same pipe, which is why the sentence which said so was not logical to those who read it.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    I'm here for learning a language not for proving your wrong or something. I don't want to explain a bit about this. Why not come to China and see for yourself? If you only read things online and think everything is impossible, what can I say to further prove I'm right? I don't want to waste time arguing here.
    Firts, I don't need to travel to China to confirm that your claim makes no sense whatsoever. Second, when did I say I think everything is impossible?
    Let me put it simply for you, since you misconstrued my words. Your sentence about the radiator describes a technical fallacy that is not applicable to any mechanical configuration anywhere on earth, yet you asseverated that in China it is true.
    I requested that you provide a reliable source that supports your statement, and you replied with a flippant comment that not only had nothing to do with the sentence in question, but confirmed my point that your sentence was wrong.

    PS: You may want to check your post. It has a few grammatical mistakes.

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    #15

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    Thanks, Ted! (I didn't know we were talking about an automobile radiator. Interesting stuff.)
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    #16

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    Are we still on sentence number 2?

    1) pipeline is the wrong word. Use pipe.
    2) No, the sentence doesn't make sense. If there are only two ends, you obviously wouldn't connect both of them to a radiator. (See post #13)

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