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which is more natural? 1)"Although I'm not very interested in Korean movies, there are some great movies that surprised me. "The Attorney (2013)" is one of such awesome Korean movies, which drew over ten million audiences." 2)"Although I'm not very interested in Korean movies, there are some great movies that surprised me. "The Attorney (2013)" is one of those awesome Korean movies, which drew over ten million audiences." In this sentence, which of "such" and "those" is more natural? 1)"Seven years ago, before he became a lawyer, he once ran away from a small restaurant without payment for his meal" 2)"Seven years ago, before he became a lawyer, he once ran away from a small restaurant without paying for his meal" Which of "payment" and "paying" is more natural? Why?
Jul 8, 2015 8:35 AM
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The first sentence has some mistakes. You could say "one such movie", with "such" relating back to the movies which surprised you. You could say instead "one of those movies". Adding the word "awesome" after "such" or "those", for me, creates an ambiguity: are you now talking about a different set of movies (the awesome ones) or still the ones which surprised you. I would guess the second option. In this case, you could replace "great" with "awesome" and not repeat "awesome". "drew an audience of over 10 million" "without paying" is more correct. You "pay for" or "make payment for" a meal. A verb is required.
July 8, 2015
Thank you so much for your answer and correction :)
July 8, 2015
1) This phrase says the lawyer ran away without receiving payment. It should be "without paying for his meal"
July 8, 2015
It drew an audience of 10 million [people]. It did not draw 10 million [separate] audiences. Very different meaning.
July 8, 2015
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