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    #1

    Introducing a new acoustic guitar

    Edit by moderator: The following was written by keannu's student and keannu is asking for our help in correcting it.

    Topic : Introducing a new acoustic guitar

    This acoustic guitar is just like new!
    I have an acoustic guitar for sale.
    I bought it two years ago, and it was 160,000 won. It is brown outside and light brown inside.
    It's 120cm long and 29~34 cm wide. I’m selling it for 50,000 won.

    Please correct the mistakes.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 26-Jun-2020 at 08:27. Reason: Added explanatory note at start of post #1

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    #2

    Re: Introducing a new acoustic guitar

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Topic : Introducing a new acoustic guitar

    Who are you "introducing" the guitar to?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    It is brown outside and light brown inside.
    What do you mean by "outside" and "inside"?

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    Re: Introducing a new acoustic guitar

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Who are you "introducing" the guitar to?

    What do you mean by "outside" and "inside"?
    Outside is the surface of the guitar while inside, inner part.

    It's an introduction of the guitar to sell in a flea market.
    Last edited by keannu; 25-Jun-2020 at 03:27. Reason: Removed non-functioning code

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    Re: Introducing a new acoustic guitar

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Outside is the surface of the guitar while inside, inner part.
    Does this sound awkward?

    It is brown outside and light brown inside.

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    #5

    Re: Introducing a new acoustic guitar

    This is probably clearer:

    It is brown on the outside and light brown on the inside.

    But then who bothers with what the colour is on the inside of a guitar?
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Introducing a new acoustic guitar

    Is the colour of the inside important?

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    Re: Introducing a new acoustic guitar

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Is the colour of the inside important?
    I don't think so. This is my student's writing, so I'm only correcting it. It seems to be only for detailed description.

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    Re: Introducing a new acoustic guitar

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I don't think so. This is my student's writing, so I'm only correcting it. It seems to be only for detailed description.
    But you're not correcting it - we are! Why aren't you making the corrections yourself?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: Introducing a new acoustic guitar

    Ads tend to be brief. Perhaps:

    Guitar for sale. Like new. Will take best offer.

    I wouldn't bother with the dimensions or color. (Those who don't know what a guitar looks like won't be interested in buying one.)

    Good to "see" you again, keannu!
    Not a professional teacher

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    Re: Introducing a new acoustic guitar

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    But you're not correcting it - we are! Why aren't you making the corrections yourself?
    I don't pass them on to you as they are. I correct it first and wait for your perfect review.
    For the reason why I can't correct it, I will explain in the other thread.

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