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    #1

    influential to

    If you see any problems in the following sentences, can I have your comments?

    a. Confucian values are no longer influential in Chinese educational system. b. Australian educators argue that Chinese students should not borrow words from famous writers
    c. Chinese students view their instructors as a guide.
    d. All international students experience learning shock when studying in Australia.
    e. International students are good sources of money in Australia.
    f. The author believe that learning shock will never disappear.


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    #2

    Re: influential to

    a. Confucian values are no longer influential in Chinese educational system.
    ...the Chinese educational system.

    b. Australian educators argue that Chinese students should not borrow words from famous writers.
    Not very clear. You mean if a well-known writer uses words like juxtapose or promulgate then all of a sudden those words are off limits? This makes no sense. Do you mean they shouldn't plagiarize whole passages? Well, duh. What do you mean?

    c. Chinese students view their instructors as a guide.
    How about as guides? Singular/singular or plural/plural is preferable.

    d. All international students experience learning shock when studying in Australia.
    Not sure what you mean precisely by learning shock, but other than that it's fine.

    e. International students are good sources of money in Australia.
    For whom? I'm thinking revenue or possibly income here, depending on the context.

    f. The author believe that learning shock will never disappear.
    The author believes...

    Hope this is helpful.

    Greg

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