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Topic: left-field
Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 7:33:44 PM
Thanks for the breaking news.



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Topic: ESL learners whose native language(s)
Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 6:22:49 PM
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Making mistakes with articles is more common among the ESL learners in whose language articles are nonexistent.


'whose' is a relative pronoun, and its antecedent is "the ESL learners".

in whose language = in the ESL learner's language

If something is nonexistent, it does not exist.

P.S: I'm just a learner like you; let's see what experts and native speakers say about the whole stuff.

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Topic: ESL learners whose native language(s)
Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 3:53:01 PM
That a word is misused does not necessarily mean it's ungrammatical.

I think the following is a better wording:

Making mistakes with articles is more common among the ESL learners in whose language articles are nonexistent.



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Topic: Report writing
Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 3:40:17 PM
This is my practice writing of a report. Could you please point out some of the mistakes I've made?

B.N: It's not homework, just personal practice.

Question:

The chart below shows how frequently people in the USA ate in fast food restaurants between 2003 and 2013. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.




The bar chart depicts how often U.S. citizens ate fast food in restaurants from the year 2003, through 2006 to 2013.

Overall, during that period, the majority of fast food customers were those who ate on a weekly basis, once a month, or bi-monthly. Only a minority of people never ate fast food, but those who ate excessively (every day) were among the minority. Moreover, there was not a significant change in the popularity of fast foods within the given period.

Around 5% of people never ate fast food from 2003 to 2013, and 3 to 4% were daily consumers of fast food. Those who had fast food several times a week accounted for about 17% of the population in 2003, but increased in population (20%) by the next three years but had decreased to just over 15% by 2013. These figures are similar to those related to the customers who ate fast food a few times a year, who started at around 13% and rose minimally in population to 15% by 2006, and remained constant to the end of the period.

Those who fast food once a week made up just over 30% of the population at the beginning of the period, and, after a rise, fell back to 27% in 2013, whereas once-a-month or twice-a-month fast food eaters underwent the opposite trend: from 30% in 2003 to 25% in 2006, to around 33% at the end of the period.

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Topic: ESL learners whose native language(s)
Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 2:47:45 PM
Is there any language without articles?

The word 'misuse' doesn't feel right to me. Why don't you say 'the wrong use of' or 'making mistakes with'?

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Topic: for/the
Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 1:28:19 PM
Such a labelling system would not only accelerate the shift away from known harmful products such as beef, but address confusion surrounding newly popular vegan products that are also damaging for the environment, such as almond milk, which among other things requires vast amounts of water to produce.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/plastic-pollution-environment-waste-waitrose-chile-france-denmark-a8957301.html

How would the meaning change were it 'to the environment'?


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Topic: grammar
Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:25:13 AM
Both are grammatical.



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Topic: roll something out somewhere
Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:15:04 AM
I copied the sentence as it is.

Is the following okay now?

The initial trial ran in the Botley Road Waitrose in Oxford and after it was met with a positive response from shoppers, the retailer has decided it will extend it beyond the original end date of 18 August and roll the scheme out starting with three additional stores in Cheltenham, Abingdon and Wallingford.

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Topic: roll something out somewhere
Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 10:11:03 AM
The initial trial ran in the Botley Road Waitrose in Oxford and after it was met with a positive response from shoppers, the retailer has decided it will extend it beyond the original end date of 18 August and roll the scheme out three additional stores in Cheltenham, Abingdon and Wallingford.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/waitrose-plastic-container-bring-your-own-trial-a8942876.html

I checked the Macmillan Dictionary for 'roll out' as a phrasal verb, but none of the entries seem to match the structure in the given sentence above.

Quote:
1
same as roll

Roll out the pizza dough on a well-floured surface.
2
business to introduce a new product or service

Australia will roll out the prototype of its new jet fighter in January.
3
to make something that is wrapped around itself become flat

She rolled out the document on the table.


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Topic: left-field
Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 6:58:10 AM
Here's the source:
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/plastic-waste-wish-recycling-bins-black-environment-green-shopping-a8548736.html

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