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    Not guilty

    Pls correct the grammar in following sentences, thanks.

    Customs officers are quite tolorent these days, but they still can stop passengers when they passing the green channels, this always makes them feel guity even though they have nothing to declare. Actually, an experience smuggler never have that feelings.
    Last month when I was passing the green channel, a young custom officer stopped and asked me to open my suitcase. He went though the suitcase with more care regarding me as a smuggler, all the things I had packed more carefully were soon in a dreadful mess.
    "Do you really have nothing to declare?" asked the officer suspiciously.
    "Nothing." I answer with more confidence.
    "What is this?" the officer pointed to a special chinese cup at the bottom of my suitcase.
    "It is only a cup, I used to have tea with it." I explained.
    The officer opened the cup and put it to his nostrils, he was greeted by a smell of tea.
    "OK."
    I got a permition at last.

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    Re: Not guilty

    when they passing the green channels- when they are going through
    an experience smuggler never have that feelings- exprienced...has those feelings
    had
    packed more carefully- more carefully than what? probably better just 'carefully'
    got a permition- permission (to do what?)

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    Re: Not guilty

    Quote Originally Posted by wuwei View Post
    Customs officers are quite tolorent these days, but they still can stop passengers when they passing the green channels, this always makes them feel guity even though they have nothing to declare. Actually, an experience smuggler never have that feelings.
    Customs officers are quite tolorent these days, but they still can stop people who are passing through customs. Being stopped always makes people feel guilty even thought they have nothing to declare. (An experienced smuggler never has that feeling.)
    Quote Originally Posted by wuwei View Post
    Last month when I was passing the green channel, a young custom officer stopped and asked me to open my suitcase. He went though the suitcase with more care regarding me as a smuggler, all the things I had packed more carefully were soon in a dreadful mess.
    Last month when I was passing the green channel, a young customs officer stopped me and asked me to open my suitcase. He went through the suitcase thoroughly, seeming to view me as a smuggler. All the things I had carefully packed were soon in a dreadful mess.
    Quote Originally Posted by wuwei View Post
    "Do you really have nothing to declare?" asked the officer suspiciously.
    "Nothing." I answer with more confidence.
    "What is this?" the officer pointed to a special chinese cup at the bottom of my suitcase.
    "It is only a cup, I used to have tea with it." I explained.
    The officer opened the cup and put it to his nostrils, he was greeted by a smell of tea.
    "OK."
    I got a permition at last.
    "Do you really have nothing to declare?" asked the officer suspiciously.
    "Nothing," I answered with confidence.
    "What is this?" The officer pointed to a special Chinese cup at the bottom of my suitcase.
    "It is only a cup. I used to have tea with it," I explained.
    The officer opened the cup and put it to his nostrils, he was greeted by the scent of tea.
    "OK."
    At last I received permission to enter the country.
    Perhaps:
    It is only a cup. A teacup.
    If you used to drink tea out of the cup that means you don't do it anymore.

    Was the conversation actually in Chinese?


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    #4

    Re: Not guilty

    Yes, Ronbee, In Chinese, it sounds OK.
    Thanks a lot

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    Re: Not guilty

    You're welcome.


    In English we say we pass through customs. (The second paragraph I copied and pasted then forgot to change.) I am curious about where "green channels" came from. Could you tell me a little about that?



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    #6

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    'Green channels' comes from an article I have read. We always pass through customs with normal channels, maybe green channel is a channel for some special passengers such as sports stars, etc.

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    #7

    Re: Not guilty

    Maybe some people get special treatment, eh?



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    #8

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    Maybe, maybe means quick through channel

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