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    Do you prefer to spend your free time with other people or alone?

    Topic: Do you prefer to spend your free time with other people or alone?

    It depends on how close I am to other people. But personally, I prefer alone because I can really do something I like. But with my friends, it's another case. My friends usually ask me out for shopping but they spend most of the time looking for what they like and don't care about others. I like to browse in stationary shops but they are not interested in so they would ask me to leave quickly. I don't like that, and I don't see the point to hang out with them. So if I shop on my own, I can look deeper at what I like. Another point is that I feel tired easily. If I'm tired, I can take a rest anytime. But my friends are always full of energy and don't let me take much rest. That's a torture for me rather than enjoying time with my friends. To stay with my family members is much better because they always consider me.
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    #2

    Re: Do you prefer to spend your free time with other people or alone?

    Perhaps:

    I like to spend time with friends and family, but I like to be by myself because then I can do whatever I want.
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    Re: Do you prefer to spend your free time with other people or alone?

    Perhaps:

    When I am with my friends I have to consider what they want.
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    Re: Do you prefer to spend your free time with other people or alone?

    My friends usually ask me out for to go shopping with them but they are not considerate spend most of the time looking for what they like and don't care about others and would expect me to accompany them to spend most of the time with their shopping leaving little time for me to do mine. I like to browse in stationary stationery shops, butwhich they are not interested in so they would ask me to leave quickly. I don't like that, and I don't see the point to hang in hanging out with them. So if I shop on my own, I can look deeper at what I like spend as much time as I like.

    My shot at editing the next part. Feel free to comment.

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    Re: Do you prefer to spend your free time with other people or alone?

    They expect you to help them with their shopping but don't want to do the same for you. Is that right?
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    #6

    Re: Do you prefer to spend your free time with other people or alone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    They expect you to help them with their shopping but don't want to do the same for you. Is that right?
    Um, they just want to see the things they like.
    If I make any mistakes in English, please let me know!

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    #7

    Re: Do you prefer to spend your free time with other people or alone?

    I prefer alone
    I prefer being/to be alone

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    Re: Do you prefer to spend your free time with other people or alone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    Um, they just want to see the things they like.
    I think that's what I said.
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    Re: Do you prefer to spend your free time with other people or alone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I think that's what I said.
    I don't think "they just want to see things they like" is the same as "they want you to help them with their shopping but don't want to do the same for you". I take "help someone with their shopping" to mean that you go with them, perhaps help them choose something, then maybe carry it to their car/to their house. It has nothing to do with whether you like the products or not.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: Do you prefer to spend your free time with other people or alone?

    How about on your own?

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