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Discussion in '英語勉強フォーラム - Learning English' started by hirashin, Apr 16, 2018 at 22:18.

  1. hirashin

    hirashin Sempai
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    Dear native English speakers,
    would all these sentences sound right?
    ① I can get home about seven o'clock. (get home = 家に着く, 家に帰る)
                                              
    ② The old man can read the newspaper without glasses. (without~=~なしで) (glasses =眼鏡)
                                              
    ③ I cannot help you now.訳>                               
    ④ Can Jane ski well ? No, she can't.
                                               
    ⑤ We can't play baseball.訳>                               
    ⑥ Can you play the piano ? No, I can't. (イギリスでは楽器名にtheが付く。アメリカではしばしば省かれる)
                                               
    問3 それぞれの問題でcan を1回ずつ用いて( )の語数で英訳しなさい。
    ①その赤ちゃん(baby)は、まだ、歩くことができません。(5)(まだ= yet→文末に付ける)
    The baby can't/cannot walk yet.

    ②その男の子はとても上手に泳げます。(6)
    The/That boy can swim very well.

    ③彼らはピアノがとても上手に演奏できます。(6か7)
    They can play (the) piano very well.

    ④私たちはスペイン語(Spanish)が読めません。(4) あなたはどうですか?(3)
    We can't/cannot read Spanish. How about you?

    ⑤君は3時までに戻ることはできますか。(7) いいえ、戻れません。(3)
    Can you get/come back by three o'clock? No, I can't.

    ⑥あの大きな鳥が見えますか。(6) どの鳥ですか?(2) (どの~ = which~)
    Can you see that big bird? Which bird?

    Thanks in advance.

    Hirashin
     
  2. Alex Franke

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    If you replace "about" with "by" it sounds correct. You could also have it with the combination of the two, "by about".
    "I can get home by seven o'clock" or "I can get home by about seven o' clock"

    The rest sounds good to me.
     
  3. hirashin

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    Thank you for the help, Alex.
     
  4. hirashin

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    How about "I can get home at about/around seven o'clock"? Does it sound off?
     
  5. No, it does not sound off. That is sounds good.
     
  6. hirashin

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    Thank you for the help, ゴドフィスト.
     
  7. johnnyG

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    That sounds perfectly fine to me.

    "at about" or "around" are also fine.
     
  8. hirashin

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    Thanks for the help, johnnyG.
    How about "at around"?
     
  9. johnnyG

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    I can get home at around seven o'clock.

    Perfectly okay.
     
  10. hirashin

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    #10 hirashin, Apr 19, 2018 at 22:32
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    Thank you, johnnyG.

    Then, would "That US soldier is carrying a rifle" sound correct?
     
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