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blacknomi

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I don't like him, as much as you do. I add a comma to the sentence.
 

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Cas, do you mean it doesn't sound so right?


Another senetnce,
The machine is shut down automatically.
The machine shut down automatically.


I think this sentence is strange. 'Is' conveys a passive idea, but it seems to clash with the adverb 'automatically'. :?:
 

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blacknomi said:
Cas, do you mean it doesn't sound so right?


Another senetnce,
The machine is shut down automatically.
The machine shut down automatically.


I think this sentence is strange. 'Is' conveys a passive idea, but it seems to clash with the adverb 'automatically'. :?:

The first one is OK if we add a time to express a fact, like this,

The machine is shut down automatically at 9:00.

The second one is OK.

There's also,

The machine was shut down automatically. (OK)

Also,

The machine was automatically shut down.
The machine is automatically shut down at 9:00.
 

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The top left and bottom left of the book are all dog-eared.


Suppose this is a book, and you can view two pages here. I want to bent down the red parts. How should I say?

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Ron: I want to tell you what happened.
Mike: That's OK. I already know.

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Why present tense? Why not past tense? Mike has known something happened before Ron was going to tell him. :idea:
 

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Someone wrote a sentence that goes like this:

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  • He drinks a cup of coffee twice a day.


It sounds funny. There is too much information in one sentence. I would rather split it into two.

  • She drinks coffee twice a day. And she drinks one cup of coffee each time.


Does it make more sense? :wink:
 

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How would you respond to this question:


Re:
How do you plan to do for this summer?


[Notice] If I change the question word 'How' to 'What', the answers would be slighly different. Right?

:?:
 

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I already know
He still knows now what happened.

She drinks coffee twice a day. And she drinks one cup of coffee each time.
Does it make more sense?
Well, both make sense. Actually I prefer having one sentence, but I think the best is "She drinks two cups of coffee a day". Unless she can knock back two cups of coffee in 5 minutes, this is the same meaning.

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blacknomi said:
The top left and bottom left of the book are all dog-eared.


Suppose this is a book, and you can view two pages here. I want to bent down the red parts. How should I say?

____ _____
|xooo|oooo|
|oooo|oooo|
|oooo|oooo|
|xooo|oooo|

Say, "Do this." Hehe, just kidding. Try,

Fold the top left corner downwards to the bottom left corner.
 

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blacknomi said:
Ron: I want to tell you what happened.
Mike: That's OK. I already know.

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Why present tense? Why not past tense? Mike has known something happened before Ron was going to tell him. :idea:

At this moment in time, I already know (what happened). :D
 

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blacknomi said:
How would you respond to this question:


Re:
How do you plan to do for this summer?


[Notice] If I change the question word 'How' to 'What', the answers would be slighly different. Right?

:?:

Q: How do you plan to spend/on spending your summer? :D
A: I plan to spend it/on spending it at the beach/camping in the mountains. :D
 

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Casiopea said:
blacknomi said:
How would you respond to this question:


Re:
How do you plan to do for this summer?


[Notice] If I change the question word 'How' to 'What', the answers would be slighly different. Right?

:?:

Q: How do you plan to spend/on spending your summer? :D
A: I plan to spend it/on spending it at the beach/camping in the mountains. :D

Cas sensei, thanks for the help. Some doubts still remain in my mind. What if I change my question to "What do you plan to for this summer?"
Answer: I plan to spend my lovely summer at the beach.

So what's the difference between how and what in this case? You have to tell me or I'll kill myself. :)
 

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blacknomi said:
Casiopea said:
blacknomi said:
How would you respond to this question:


Re:
How do you plan to do for this summer?


[Notice] If I change the question word 'How' to 'What', the answers would be slighly different. Right?

:?:

Q: How do you plan to spend/on spending your summer? :D
A: I plan to spend it/on spending it at the beach/camping in the mountains. :D

Cas sensei, thanks for the help. Some doubts still remain in my mind. What if I change my question to "What do you plan to for this summer?"
Answer: I plan to spend my lovely summer at the beach.

So what's the difference between how and what in this case? You have to tell me or I'll kill myself. :)

Try,

How do you plan on spending your summer?
I plan on spending it (swimming) at the beach.

What do you plan on doing this summer?
I plan on swimming at the beach.
 
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