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Today's question Are my sentences correct? Thank you kindly for your help. - The currency has been changed from JPY to USD.( on the business contract.) - l got off work at 9 p.m. yesterday, whereas you left the company at 5 p.m. - Such a large investment entails some risks. -This essay entails writing 20000 words. - This job involves spending long hours at the office. Can you stand it - There are too many politicians involved in this scandal. - They are a black enterprise. We should resist buying their products.
Sep 18, 2017 11:59 AM
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GOOD - The currency has been changed from JPY to USD.( on the business contract.) - l got off work at 9 p.m. yesterday, whereas you left WORK/ left the OFFICE at 5 p.m. (We normally say "get off work" when we are leaving earlier than usual, and so you could reverse the two times.) GOOD - Such a large investment entails some risks. GOOD but unusual. -This essay entails writing 20000 words. Entail is used in more formal situations than this one. GOOD - This job involves spending long hours at the office. Can you stand it? GOOD - There are too many politicians involved in this scandal. - They are a black enterprise. We should resist/AVOID buying their products. "Black enterprise" is not a standard collocation but we can guess that it is a bad one. Perhaps "illegal", "corrupt", "black market"? Enterprise is not commonly used for specific commercial entities. "Business" is the common generic word.
September 18, 2017
I was obviously writing a response at the same time as Michael! Here are my comments... - The currency has been changed from JPY to USD.( on the business contract.) CORRECT - l got off work at 9 p.m. yesterday, whereas you left the company at 5 p.m. CORRECT - Such a large investment entails some risks. CORRECT -This essay entails writing 20000 words. CORRECT although it would probably be better written as This 'assignment entails writing 20000' or 'This essay must be 20000 words'. - This job involves spending long hours at the office. Can you stand it CORRECT although 'can you stand it?' might be better as 'Can you handle it?' - There are too many politicians involved in this scandal. Might be correct, but as a Mandarin speaker, I wonder if you are using 'too' incorrectly. Maybe it should be 'so many' in this context. 'too many' implies that if only a few politicians were involved, it would be ok! - They are a black enterprise. We should resist buying their products. Not sure what you mean by 'black'. Illegal/black market?
September 18, 2017
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