[Vocabulary] Repugnant, etc...

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Kazuo

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Hello!

Child abuse is repugnant to me.

Grating sounds reverberated during an earthquake throughout the town.

She has a penchant for growing rare flowers in her garden.

A good idea occurred to her as to a ploy to decline his invitation.

He is an apostate of XX political party.

To help those in a predicament is worth being praised.

Please correct the sentences above.

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Child abuse is repugnant to me.

Grating sounds reverberated during an earthquake throughout the town.

She has a penchant for growing rare flowers in her garden.

A good idea occurred to her as to be used a ploy to decline his invitation.

He is an apostate of XX political party.

To help those in a predicament is worth being praised.
You don't say, 'to help..is worth being praised'.
Helping those in a predicament is worthy of praise/praiseworthy/ a praiseworthy act.


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Child abuse is repugnant to me. :tick:

Grating sounds reverberated during an earthquake throughout the town. :?: Did they 'reverberate through the town'? I don't understand the phrase 'an earthquake throughout the town' - the words 'reverberated' and 'throughout' need to be next to each other. And 'throughout' means 'through, and reaching every part''. Be sure that you mean that.

She has a penchant for growing rare flowers in her garden.:tick:

A good idea occurred to her as to be used:?: a ploy to decline his invitation. :?::?: I don't know what the revised version means. I think I understand the original, but 'a good ploy... as to' is odd. 'A good idea as to how...' would make more sense.

He is an apostate of XX political party.:?: I don't think I've met the phrase 'apostate of'. Example: 'He was a lifelong supporter of the Labour party, but became an apostate on 6 May.'

To help those in a predicament is worth being praised.
You don't say, 'to help..is worth being praised'.
Helping those in a predicament is worthy of praise/praiseworthy/ a praiseworthy act.
:tick:

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You're telling me! ;-)

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