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Hello,

Could someone please help me correct these sentences? I've written what I think in read.

1 Person A: It's a shame. Person B: It's actually not that big a a shame. (can you say "not that big a shame?) not natural is it? I'm not sure you can say "... not that big a shame"

2 A smaller lower percentage/percent of people pass the exam during the summer as more people take the exam. Smaller

3 Everybody uses some sort of date for their passwords whether a birthday or something else. As their passwords I think.

4 You can get as much retirement as you make working full time in France. Not sure

5 No one has looked at me as much/as many times as people have today. I must be really pretty today for everyone to be staring at me. Not sure

6 What grade were you at Hawthorne for? (is this natural? is for optional?) It's natural and for is optional but better.

7 I don't understand people whose eyes brows are a different color from their hair./who have different colored eyes brows from their hair. I have no clue

8 The food is not cooked enough/not cooked well/not cooked well enough. All I think

9 Each bus takes/goes a different route. This bus isn't going to take us where we need to go.(how would you naturally say this?) Take and Go both work but not sure if natural

10 The district changes from block to block. On one side of the street its X district on the other it's Y. Not sure at all

11 You always underestimate how long it takes to go places. OK

12 By the time you got to X stop taking this route, had you taken that route home, you would have gotten home. OK

13 The music doesn't stop at once it fades until you can no longer hear it. OK or fades away

14 You worked here 2 times as long as there./2 times longer than there. Both

15 The client needs an invoice with a breakdown of his room charge/room charges per day./an invoice with the amount charged for the room and other charges.
(not only talking about the the cost of the room but everything such as breakfast, dry cleaning) Not sure


16 Looking at her face, you'd think she thinks you just got home./Her face makes me think that she thinks I just got home. (this one needs help) Both I think

17 I have no way of knowing how much the difference is thus so I can't tell you how much extra/ more you need to pay. Sentence reads fine to me

18 I've slept half the number of hours I'm going to sleep altogether. I've slept 4 hours and have another 4 hours until I have to wake up. OK

19 She thinks it's important enough that she has to do it now. OK

20 I've gotten hurt more/hurt more often riding a bike than driving a scooter. Both I think

Thank you so very much

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1 Person A: It's a shame. Person B: It's actually not that big a a shame. (can you say "not that big a shame?) not natural is it? I'm not sure you can say "... not that big a shame"

Person B: I disagree. That's not so shameful.

2 A smaller lower percentage/percent of people pass the exam during the summer as more people take the exam. Smaller

OK, but the statment does not make sense. Why would the absolute number affect the percentage?

3 Everybody uses some sort of date for their passwords whether a birthday or something else. As their passwords I think.

Everybody uses some sort of date for their passwords such as a birthday or another memorable event.

4 You can get as much retirement as you make working full time in France. Not sure

It does not make sense.

If you work full time in France, you can earn the benefit of a full retirement.

5 No one has looked at me as much/as many times as people have today. I must be really pretty today for everyone to be staring at me. Not sure

People have been eyeing me much more often today than usual.

6 What grade were you at Hawthorne for? (is this natural? is for optional?) It's natural and for is optional but better.

It does not make sense. Maybe: When you were at Hawthorne, what grade were you in?

7 I don't understand people whose eyes brows are a different color from their hair./who have different colored eyes brows from their hair. I have no clue

I don't understand why some people have eyebrows that are a different color than their hair.

or

I don't undertand people who dye their eyebrows.

or

I don't undertand people who dye their hair and not their eyebrows.

etc..

8 The food is not cooked enough/not cooked well/not cooked well enough. All I think

The food is not cooked enough.

The food is not cooked well enough.

The food is not cooked well (different from the other two)

9 Each bus takes/goes a different route. This bus isn't going to take us where we need to go.(how would you naturally say this?) Take and Go both work but not sure if natural Both are OK.

10 The district changes from block to block. On one side of the street it's X district; on the other it's Y. Not sure at all

OK.

15 The client needs an invoice with a breakdown of his room charge/room charges per day./an invoice with the amount charged for the room and other charges. OK.

16 Looking at her face, you'd think she thinks you just got home./Her face makes me think that she thinks I just got home. (this one needs help) Both I think

The expression on her face makes me think that she thinks I just got home.

The rest are OK.
Hello Alphecca,

Could you please help me with 3 questions please?

You said this:

Everybody uses some sort of date for their passwords such as a birthday or another memorable event.

Wouldn't it be "AS THEIR PASSWORD"?

I'm going to rephrase

How would you say this naturally?

Some people get as much retirement as you do working full time./Some people make as much on retirement as you do working full time.

In a PM you said this was natural but said by a snob if I recall correctly:

No one has looked at me as much/as many times as people have today. (now rereading it, what do you think?)

Thank you Alphecca so much
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alc24Everybody uses some sort of date for their passwords such as a birthday or another memorable event.
Wouldn't it be "AS THEIR PASSWORD"?
Suppose my birthday is August 12, 1911. (12081911)

Suppose I make a password: 12081911. Then I'm using my birthdate as my password.

Suppose I make a password: AStars12081911. Then I'm using my birthdate for my password (as part of my password.)

alc24Some people get as much retirement as you do working full time.
Some people's income in retirement is as much as a full-time worker's.

Some people earn as much in retirement as you, working full time, do.

alc24
No one has looked at me as much/as many times as people have today. (now rereading it, what do you think?)
If the speaker is a man with his fly open (and he does not realize this), then he would not be considered snobbish.
Thank you Alphecca,

Could I reword it, would it still be fine:

Some people earn as much in retirement as you do working full-time.

And

for

No one has looked at me as much/as many times as people have today. (so you don't have anything to say about it, its sound fine, which to use AS MUCH or AS MANY?

THank you so much
alc24No one has looked at me as much/as many times as people have today. (
No one has looked at me as much as people have today.

I prefer this:

People have been staring (or looking) at me all day.

alc24Could I reword it, would it still be fine:
Some people earn as much in retirement as you do working full-time.
Yes.
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Hello Alphecca,

Could I ask you for 16, I really need your help please

Could you put in "by"

like something like this

(Just (by)) looking at his shoes, you'd think he was a girl.

Can you leave in both, leave out one by or just?

Thank you Alphecca
Hello Alphecca,

quick question

is it percent or percentage?

A smaller percentage/percent of people pass the exam during the summer as more people take the exam.

and for 16

(Just (by)) looking at his shoes, you'd think he was a girl.

which word to leave and which is optional?

Thank you Alphecca
percentage

"by" is optional.

"Just" is optional.

"Just by" is optional.
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