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Topic: Like
Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 7:00:08 PM
Thank you. A preposition?

Then "more" modifies "is" not "like", yes?

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Topic: Essay number seven
Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 6:56:28 PM
thar wrote:
It would sound odd. It is really only used in legal documents or hyphenated phrases.
There are much more natural choices - previously, before that.


Thank you.

Could you please give me some examples of those hyphenated phrases?

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Topic: Like
Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 6:39:49 PM
He is more like his father in that respect.

What's the part of speech of "like" in the above?

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Topic: Essay number seven
Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 6:05:08 PM
Oh, I meant to use the word "hitherto". Would that be okay in the given context?

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Topic: Essay number seven
Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 4:42:34 PM
Thank you ever so much NKM.

What's wrong with "thereof" in there, please?

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Topic: Essay number seven
Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 2:30:27 PM
Here is a short summary of a passage. Could you please point out some of the mistakes I've made. No homework, just personal practice.


Dan Jansen, a famous American speed skater, was trying to become an Olympic medalist. He had already experienced three Olympic competitions thereof and failed to do so. As he failed to give a good performance in the 500-metere race, due to hitting a rough spot on the ice, everybody had written him off. However, in the last race, a 1000-meter one, he not only won a gold medal, but also set a new world record. Interestingly, in this race he was also at the mercy of the rough sports, but this time he just concentrated on the process rather than the goal.

It seems that when we have high-expectations, we are less inclined to enjoy the journey of an event and cannot perform to our full potential. For example, when some film-buff friends rave about a reissued Star Wars flick, we start to imagine some extraordinary scenes tailored to our taste, but when go to the movies the film occurs an anticlimax and, in effect, we don't enjoy the movie as we could without any expectations otherwise.

That is also true among athletes or those who are bound for a competition. These people are apt to concentrate too much on their goals, and that is enough for them to be afflicted with "focal dystonia" or simply short-circuit some of their brain functions, confirms the renowned psychiatrist Robert Stevens.

Therefore, if people try too hard and let their expectations take over, their mind tends to place them outside the process. What can be concluded from this is that people are better off to hope for things rather than to expect them.



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Topic: Excited/exciting
Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 1:43:08 PM
Thank you.

But what's the difference when they come with 'way'?

...to talk or write about someone or something in an excited/exciting or enthusiastic way.



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Topic: Excited/exciting
Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 12:27:41 PM
...to talk or write about someone or something in an excited/exciting or enthusiastic way.

What's the difference?

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Topic: essay number six
Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 11:34:13 AM
Thanks a million. I think I'm eventually done with this thread.

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Topic: that counts
Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 11:31:31 AM
That is important, that is going to make a difference.

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