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Topic: on being observed, etc.
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:43:44 PM
It really helps.
Thank you, thar.
Topic: a composition about first aid training
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:42:30 PM
Thank you both for your time and kindness.
Topic: a composition about first aid training
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:12:41 AM
Hello everyone,

This notice is to inform all the students here that the club of our school is going to have a first-aid training program this summer holiday. The theme of it is to “stay out of danger and enjoy a safe holiday”.

Considering some students are apt to get hurt during summer vacation, the training is scheduled to last for 14 days, commencing on 18 June. Besides providing us with short videos on injury prevention as well as first-aid skills, the club will also invite professionals to give us on-site demos about first aids. Of course, to make the training life colorful, we are sure to have a variety of amusements. Obviously, not only can the training help us acquire some practical first-aid knowledge, but also it can help us enhance the awareness of safety, which is always the first things first.

There is no denying that nothing in the world could be more important than safety. Please do take part in this program and enjoy a safe and interesting holiday.


This composition comes from a senior 2 student (Class 11). I have tried my best but I can only help her so far.
I would appreciate it very much if you would help me with it. Feel free put the mistakes right.


Many thanks in advance.

Edit: our club ---> the club of our school
Topic: on being observed, etc.
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:37:43 AM
Hello everyone,

________, it immediately ran away
a. observing her
b. on being observed
c. having been observed
d. on her being observed
source: http://dayi.prcedu.com/question_2617032 (Question No.3)
Key b

I am not going to talk about its keys, for I have already known that a、b and c are all possible.

My puzzle is,what about the following sentences?
1. Observing her, it immediately ran away.
2. After observing her, it immediately ran away.
(it = a dog)

3. Hearing the news, he burst into tears.
4. After hearing the news, he burst into tears.

5. When he heard the news, he burst into tears.
6. After he heard the news, he burst into tears.
(Suppose the news in 3-6 is very bad news)

Though #2 and #4 are grammartical,
I think #2 is bad, at least "after" is not necessary. It doesn't go well with "immediately";
I also feel #4 is bad,except that the sentence wants to put emphasis on there being a gap.
--- he is so shocked that there exists a gap of time before he comes back to cry.
I think #6 is a wrong sentence.

How do you look at #2 and #4?


Many many thanks.


Topic: no more ... than
Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 5:37:47 PM
Great. It really helps.
Thank you. Romany
Topic: no more ... than
Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:55:44 AM
Hello everyone,

1. Nothing is more relaxing than sitting quietly in a tea room.
2. Nothing is more relaxing than to sit in the quietness of a tea room.

If I insert something into the two sentences like #3 and #4, are they still correct?
3. Nothing is more relaxing than <my/me> sitting quietly in a tea room.
4. Nothing is more relaxing than <for me> to sit in the quietness of a tea room.

I think #3 is possible, but not sure about #4.
If I want to make it clearer in #4 who is sitting in the quietness of a tea room.
How should I do?



Many many thanks.
Topic: nothing more complicated than that
Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:55:05 AM
Yes, I mistook one of the posts. They mean the same.
Thank you.
Topic: nothing more complicated than that
Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 4:46:08 AM
Hello everyone,

1. What can we learn from Hoffman's letter?
A. Quality of service determines tipping in the US.
B. Americans don't tip in non-fast-food restaurants.
C. Tipping in US upmarket restaurants is unnecessary.
D. How to tip in the United States is not complicated.
Source: http://gzyy.cooco.net.cn/testdetail/148314/
In fact, the passage comes form China's National College Entrance Examination paper.
Key D



I found two different answers
1) pick D
https://www.englishforums.com/English/ThereNothingComplicatedAbout-AmericansTippingRest/blnjw/post.htm

2) pick A
https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/there-is-nothing-more-complicated-than-that-about-americans-tipping-in-restaurants.3604979/

How I look at the question,
First,
we tip to supplement the salary of restaurant workers. Quality of service does not enter into it, beyond the fact that one may tip a bit less for poor service, or a little more for good service.
--- I think the information contained in this passage can help me exclude A.

Now what about D?
Also the passage has given us a piece of information:
There is nothing more complicated than that about Americans tipping in restaurants.
--- This sentence, to me, may mean two contradictory things:
(a)the author may think it is complicated
(b)the author may think it is easy
But there is only one fact: Whether it is complicated or not (easy or not) depends on the underlined part.
It is something like what "He is no taller than she is" shows: His height depends on hers.

The text has previously told us that tipping in American restaurants is not complicated.
So "There is nothing more complicated than that about Americans tipping in restaurants." means that
it is, at best, as complicated as what Americans tipping shows. In other words, it is not complicated.

Thus the original key is correct. Mister Micawber is correct.

What do you think of this question?


Many many thanks.



Topic: for the levels that
Posted: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 7:26:47 PM
Thank you! FounDit.
Topic: for the levels that
Posted: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:50:56 PM
Hello all,

And we also need to plan ahead so that we are in a position to deal with the likely levels of climate change which are already inevitable, and even more so, too, for the levels that are likely if we don't get those global agreements.
source: https://m.kekenet.com/cet6/201706/512392.shtml


Which word should "for the levels that" follow?
If it is "which are already inevitable for the levels that...", then I feel the sentence would be too abstract. I think this version is unlikely.

Can it be read as
"... and especially, [we need to plan] for the levels that are likely if we don't get those global agreements."


Thank you!

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