Example sentences for Lesson 3 Part 3

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  1. hirashin

    hirashin Sempai
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    Dear native English speakers,
    Would you check my sentences?

    1. This group has been helping the elderly and the disabled in this area(/neighborhood /region) for many years.

    2. The scientists have been working on this problem for ten years.

    3. This is a typical Japanese breakfast.

    4a. They no longer have to work for a long time.
    4b. They don't have to work for a long time any longer. [Is this awkward?]

    5a. The city provides us with safe and clean water.
    5b. The city supplies us with safe and clean water.
    [Do 5a and 5b have the same meaning?]

    6a. Mike has been working on the difficult math problem for a week.
    6b. Mike has worked on the difficult math problem for a week.
    [Can 6a and 6b have the same meaning?]

    7a. I'm not satisfied with his answer to my question.
    7b. I don't feel satisfied with his answer to my question.

    Thanks in advance.

    Hirashin
     
  2. mdchachi

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    Generally ok I think.

    No it's not awkward.

    Yes, same.

    Basically same meaning imo. 6b implies that he may be no longer working on it.
    I think it would be more natural to say "a difficult math problem" than "the difficult math problem." The latter means a specific problem. If it was such a specific problem, probably it would have a name like "Mike has been working the Pythagorean Potato Hypothesis for a week."
     
  3. hirashin

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    Thanks for the help, mdchachi.
     

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