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Topic: fill in/up forms
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 5:54:28 AM
We have to fill in/up the forms.

Which is the correct preposition?

Thanks.
Topic: My sister is/was a former nurse.
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 5:15:46 AM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Well, to state what you say in the first sentence, you need "My sister is a former nurse."

The word 'former' moves it back to the past.
Topic: It is really rare that one will listen to the Law.
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 4:14:30 AM
It is really rare that one will listen to the Law.

The above sentence doesn't sound right to me.

I would rephrase as "it is really rare for one to hear the Law". (Here, "Law" refers to the Law in Buddhism.)

Is the amendment correct?

Thanks.

Topic: I Is question mark required?
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 4:02:30 AM
Thanks, DragOnspeaker, for pointing out the error.
Topic: one, twice, three times
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 3:59:22 AM
Thanks, DragOnspeaker.
Topic: Should it be 'opportunity' instead?
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 3:44:47 AM
Thanks, thar.

Topic: one, twice, three times
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 3:41:25 AM
I was told that it is correct to say 'once', 'twice', but 'thrice' should be replaced by 'three times'.

Is there such a rule?

Thanks
Topic: Is 'in this way' correct?
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 3:38:12 AM
When we express this Middle Kalpa with twenty spans, the first span is called the first decreasing kalpa, the second span is called the second increasing and decreasing, and the third span is called the third increasing and decreasing. We call these spans in this way and the last one is called the twentieth increasing kalpa.

1. Is 'in this way' correct?
2. The phrase 'is called' is repeated twice. I don't think it is good style. Could someone show me how to rephrase so that 'is called' does not not appear three times?

Thanks.
Topic: Should it be 'opportunity' instead?
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 3:24:02 AM
You should deeply treasure and value the opportunities to hear the High Priest’s guidance and the chief priest’s lectures.

Should it be 'opportunity' instead?

Thanks.
Topic: 'said of' vs 'said for'
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 2:59:02 AM
According to “Yugaron Koshoju”, in order for Kunagon Buddha to appear, it took twenty thousand human ages after Kuruson Buddha appeared. The same can be said for Kasho Buddha and Shakyamuni Buddha. As you know, twenty thousand times of one hundred is 2 million years.

Can 'said of' replace 'said for'?

Thanks.

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