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    impression

    Hi there,
    Is it correct to use 'impression' like this?

    Amercia always leaves impression to people as a country of having freedom, demomcracy and civilised.

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    pete


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    Re: impression

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    hi there,
    is it correct to use 'impression' like this?

    america always leaves an impression on people as a country that is founded on freedom, democracy and civilised behaviour.

    thanks
    pete
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    Re: impression

    Hi there,

    ARe they correct?

    1. She gives the impression of being very busy.
    2. Her lecture gave us a deep impression. (why it is not correct?)

    Thaks
    pete

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    Re: impression

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    ARe they correct?
    (Are these sentences correct?)

    1. She gives the impression of being very busy.
    2. Her lecture gave us a deep impression. (why it is not correct?)

    Thaks
    (Thanks)
    pete
    My suggestions are as follows:
    1. First sentence appears correct though alternatively you can say, "She gives an impression that she is being very busy."

    2. Her lecture had a deep impact on us.

    In second sentence you had an impression on your mind and no one gives or receives an impression.
    It is:
    'It had an impression on me/him/us/them etc.
    'It left an indelible impression in minds of people.'

    P.S. : I am not teacher of English, just someone who loves the language.

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