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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.
    If I make any mistakes in English, please let me know!

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    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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    #3

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    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.
    Is it fine to use "I like" the second time without "also" or something like this? In my native tongue it would actually be a mistake. Not a significant one but anyway. Curious if it's the same for English or not

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

    I would prefer it with "also". Otherwise, it looks as if you're contradicting yourself. Without "also", you're saying "I like to spend time with friends and family. I like to be by myself". The listener would think "Well, which one is it?!"

    Alternatively, you could split it into two sentences and start the second with "However, ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JoWeez View Post

    Is it fine okay to use "I like" the second time without "also" or something like this? In my native tongue language, it would actually be a mistake. Not a significant one but anyway it still is. I am curious if it's the same for (in) English or not.
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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
    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.
    Clearly, I did not find it necessary to use also.. However, you could say:

    I like to spend time with friends and family. I also like to be by myself ....
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    Re: Do you prefer to spend your free time with other people or alone?

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    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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    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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