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    Hi there,
    Please proofread the following sentences.


    1. There have been never-ending debates over this issue.
    2. Many parents hang back the idea that they send their children to study overseas.
    3. Oxford is ranked 50 top around the world.
    4. My daily life is so routine with little changes.
    5. Travelling allows us to experience foreign lifesyles.

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    Re: help

    1. OK
    2. My suggestion: Many parents hang back the idea to send their children for overseas study.
    3. My suggestion: Oxford ranks among top 50 all over the world.
    4. My suggestion: My daily life is quite routine with little change.
    5. My suggestion: Traveling allows us to experience foreign lifestyles.


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    Re: help

    Oxford is ranked 50 top around the world.
    Oxford ranks among the top 50 worldwide.
    'top' means 'the highest or uppermost'. You can't have 50 somethings all being 'the highest or uppermost"; but you can have 50 things comprising the best there is in the world, the same as something is 'not one of the best' and another is 'among the worst'.

    My daily life is so routine with little changes.
    If 'routine' means "a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program", doesn't "with (few) changes"/ "with little changing" seem redundant?

    Travelling allows us to experience foreign lifesyles.
    Your spelling is Brit. Eng.
    abdmlkbd's spelling is Amer. Eng.
    Last edited by David L.; 10-Apr-2009 at 20:02.

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    Re: help

    Thanks for David's participation! It did help me a lot.
    And about 'redundancy' which David pointed out is a good too.
    Just would like to say that in this case the redundancy was a necessity to
    express what is needed to say, therefore not bad!

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    #5

    Re: help

    Hi there,
    tks
    How about this sentence?

    Oxford is ranked this year the 10th around the world.

    tks
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    #6

    Re: help

    No prob.
    Just better is:
    This year Oxford is ranked 10th around the world.

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