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genegrin
Posted: Monday, April 18, 2011 8:01:19 PM

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Helllo Friends,
Please, I'd like to know if this article sounds good for English speaking men.
http://travelingmamas.com/cruise-control-travel-tips-for-sailing-the-high-seas
I don't try to sell something with it. That piece isn't mine. I just want to know the quality of that one.
excaelis
Posted: Monday, April 18, 2011 8:47:07 PM

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The odd phrase here and there is a little clunky, but on the whole it's pretty good.
GeorgeV
Posted: Monday, April 18, 2011 9:49:27 PM
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genegrin - Not correct: "Please, I'd like..."

See examples: a word added to an order or request in order to be polite >

Please open the window; Close the door, please; Will you please come with me?
genegrin
Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 7:13:09 AM

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excaelis wrote:
The odd phrase here and there is a little clunky, but on the whole it's pretty good.

Many thanks.
genegrin
Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 7:17:59 AM

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GeorgeV wrote:
genegrin - Not correct: "Please, I'd like..."

See examples: a word added to an order or request in order to be polite >

Please open the window; Close the door, please; Will you please come with me?

OK. I get that.
Romany
Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:21:49 PM
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genegrin - I was going to let this go...but no. Can't do it.

Far better to use the inclusive "people" than the once-generic "men". i.e. "I'd like to know if this sentence sounds good for English speaking people."

Otherwise you are specifically asking whether males would find this "good"...and the inference is that the opinion of females is unimportant.

Females such as I are then quite liable to take offence!
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