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Monday, May 25, 2020 5:21:21 AM
which one is correct?
The consumption of fatty, starchy foods triggers increasing the amount of calories stored in the body.
The consumption of fatty, starchy foods triggers increasing the number of calories stored in the body.
essay number twelve
Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:18:19 PM
First you select the part you want to strike out (by mouse), then bold it, then replace 'b' by 's'.
Isn't it easier?
essay number twelve
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 4:59:05 PM
Thank you very much, FD. I appreciate your efforts.
essay number twelve
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:24:08 PM
Would you please check this essay? I'd appreciate any correction or improvement.
Recently, there has been some debate about whether increasing the minimum legal age of driving cars or riding motorbikes is the best way to reduce the number of road accidents and fatalities. As the primary causes of serious road accidents are associated with young and novice drivers, raising the driving age can be an effective way of reducing traffic accidents if it is properly accompanied by other measures.
Allowing young drivers to drive on roads without gaining the necessary experience and awareness about the dangers of poor driving habits can bring about deadly consequences. Statistics show that distracted driving (mainly caused by using cell phones or reaching for objects in the car), drunk driving, and speeding are by far more frequently observed among inexperienced young drivers compared to other age groups. The reason behind this phenomenon is that that young drivers, especially those who are in their late teens or early twenties, have a higher propensity to take risks while driving. Therefore, limiting the number of young drivers can potentially reduce casualties on roads.
On the other hand, there are a myriad of other solutions to increase road traffic safety. First, it is vitally important to educate people properly before they start to drive. This means that motoring schools can provide extended lessons or more-difficult practice driving tests, which prepares young adults with better driving skills. Second, improving road infrastructure and transportation systems is also considered as a useful solution. For example, installing more traffic lights, stop signs and road bumps can curb speeding, allowing different commuters, including motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, to travel in safety. Finally, novice road users should be denied the permission to drive on main roads and highways at least until half a decade after obtaining their driving license, so that they would have enough time to hone their driving skills and raise their awareness of rules and regulations of the road in practice.
In conclusion, raising the minimum legal age of driving is an ideal way of promoting road safety, although this can be most effective when implemented in combination with other measures, namely raising the awareness of all road users, putting in place more demanding driving lessons for driving licence applicants, and at the same time keeping them in check until they become mature responsible drivers.
Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:11:20 PM
Would you please check the following paragraph?
Nowadays people usually travel by plane, train, or car. Each of these ways of travel has its own advantages and drawbacks. As a matter of fact, several factors should be taken into consideration when deciding on one of these ways of travelling. If one wants to travel overseas or to long distances, for example, the best option would probably be by flight. On the other hand, if a family wants to take a journey around their country on vacation, driving a private car would be their best choice. However, there are times when people need to take a business trip hundreds of miles away. They are neither wealthy enough to buy plain tickets nor have the patience to drive for long hours. Obviously, in such cases travelling by train is most affordable and enjoyable. All in all, different modes of transport are available for travelers; one is not necessarily better than the other. It is people’s circumstances that makes one method more appealing than the others.
Friday, February 14, 2020 5:21:38 PM
A red herring drawn across a fox's path destroys the scent.
What does "drawn across" mean?
What does "the scent" refer to?
Friday, February 14, 2020 10:51:26 AM
Just reading from the article, it would suggest that the company sales could slow down in the future.
Is this sentence grammatically correct?
Isn't the participle phrase dangling? What's its subject?
I think it should be thus:
Just reading...., I think the company sales... .
Friday, February 14, 2020 10:32:17 AM
Thank you very much all.
Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:03:00 PM
We charge only a token fee for use/[the use] of the facilities.
Are both forms correct?
Is there any difference in meaning?
Can could must
Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:36:16 PM
You're awesome dragon.
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