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  1. hirashin

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

    ①This airport provides the passengers with free Wi-Fi.

    ②He is no longer a professional player. He retired last year.

    ③The number of Japanese students who want to study abroad is decreasing.
    ( isの前までが主語。decrease =減少する)( Japanese students who ~ are decreasing. とは言えない)

    ④Could I have some more wine? (wine = ワイン)

    ⑤My doctor encouraged me to do some exercise.

    ⑥I'm glad now to have company. (このcompanyはLesson 2に出てきた)

    ⑦The rich are not always happier than the poor. (the +形容詞 = ~な人達)

    ⑧I'm so glad to see you again. How've you been? ('ve = have)

    ⑨I'm satisfied with the results of the mid-term exams. (result = 結果, mid-term = 学期の途中)
    (I'm satisfied とI feel satisfied は同じ意味)

    ⑩It's typical of Japanese people to say "Sorry" instead of "Thanks".

    ⑪Could you suggest the most effective way to learn new words? (suggest = 提案する,勧める)

    ⑫We've succeeded in launching the rocket. (launch = 打ち上げる,発射する)

    ⑬We'd like to work on a new project to help poor people in developing countries.

    ⑭A big meteorite hit the earth. As a result, all the dinasours disappeared.

    ⑮You are required to attend classes regularly.

    Thanks in advance.

    Hirashin
     
  2. Buntaro

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    Mistake:

    Dear native English speakers,
    would you check my example sentences?

    Correct:

    Dear native English speakers,
    Would you check my example sentences?

    In English, it is better to leave a space like this:

    ① This airport provides the passengers with free Wi-Fi.

    not

    ①This airport provides the passengers with free Wi-Fi.

    1a. This airport provides the passengers with free Wi-Fi.
    1b. This airport provides passengers with free Wi-Fi.

    Both 1a and 1b are correct. The meanings are different. We would probably say 1b.

    2 through 9 are correct.

    10a. It's typical of Japanese people to say "Sorry" instead of "Thanks".
    10b. It's typical of Japanese people to say "sorry" instead of "thanks".

    I would say 10b is better than 10a. I will be curious to see what other people say.

    11 through 15 are correct.
     
  3. mdchachi

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    This is not correct! You either need a period instead of the comma or you need to leave it like it was.
     
  4. hirashin

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    #4 hirashin, Oct 14, 2018 at 10:45
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2018 at 11:09
    Thanks for the help.

    Buntaro, I think you don't have to capitalize the first letter after a comma. So I always use lower-case w.

    Mdchachi, do you think all the sentences sound all right to you?

    I noticed a misspelling. "Dinasours" should be "dinosaurs".
     
  5. Buntaro

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    I guess we can agree to disagree on this one.
     
  6. mdchachi

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    Looks good. Just a couple comments.
    This ok but more natural would be My doctor encouraged me to exercise.
    This is ok but more natural would be I'm glad to have company or I'm glad to have company now.
     
  7. hirashin

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    Thanks for the help, mdchachi. I'll take your versions.
     

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