[Grammar] get on one's nerves

contiluo

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I tried to rewrite #1 into #2 and #3 as follows. How can I make them sound natural?


  1. And my sisters…I think they are the big trouble in my family, they don’t obey anyone's words and they let everyone angry. (Originally written by a junior ESL student.)
  2. I think my sisters are a big trouble in my family because they are going through their rebellious stage. They are often in a defiant attitude towards elder’s advice and make elders angry.
  3. I think my disobedient sisters are the troublemakers in my family because they don’t take advice from elders and always get on their nerves.
 
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Tarheel

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First of all, you didn't try to rewrite that sentence. You did. What you tried to do was make it better. Perhaps:

My sisters are rebellious and disobedient. They often make the elders angry when they refuse to take their advice.
 

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We don't normally use 'elders' of older members of a family

And if we did, we would probably say the elders as we're referencing a specific family.
 

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And my sisters [STRIKE]…I think they are the big[/STRIKE] are often a source of trouble in my family. They don’t obey anyone's words, and they [STRIKE]let[/STRIKE] make everyone angry.

Try that.
 
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