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Hi there,

Could you please check for me if I have made any mistakes in these sentences?


I don't like it, but I tolerate it. (Still)

I don't like it, but I tolerated it. (Past) (Both ways are correct, depending the situation?)

I have a faculty / capacity to conquer it. (Both mean ability, they are sharing the same meaning)

I have never been to arctic as it has never appealed to me. (Mean attracts, do you guys really use this word in the daily conversation?)

It lost it's appeal. (Attraction) Do you guys really use this word in the daily conversation?


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John Aki

I don't like it, but I tolerate it. OK. (Still) Why "still"? What are you saying by writing "still"?

I don't didn't like it, but I tolerated it. (Past) Yes. With "didn't" it's past. (Both ways are correct, depending the situation? You only wrote one way. What do you mean by "both ways"?)

I have a the faculty / capacity to conquer it. (Both mean ability, they are sharing the same meaning) I don't think anybody would say "faculty" there.

faculty: An inherent mental or physical power. Often in the plural ("faculties").

He was getting old, but his faculties remained sharp.
Did William still have all his faculties after the accident?
It is through our physical and mental faculties that we relate to our surroundings.

(In 95% of the uses of "faculty", the meaning is "the teaching staff of a school, college, or university", which has nothing to do with the meaning you're interested in here.)

I have never been to the arctic as it has never appealed to me. Correct (with 'the'). (Mean attracts, do you guys really use this word in the daily conversation? Not often, but yes, we use it in conversation.)

It lost it's its appeal. Fine as corrected. (Attraction) Do you guys really use this word in the daily conversation? Yes.

It didn't appeal to me. ~ I didn't think I would like it.

appeal is related to the French verb appeler ("to call"). So it's like saying "It wasn't calling to me", but of course we would never say it like that in English.

CJ

Thank you Mr CJ.


John Aki

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I think "faculty" in a sense is close to "function". Of course function can be used in many different ways, mainly for a machinery. Do these sentences make sense to you?

He was getting old, but his faculties / mental functions remained sharp.
Did William still have all his faculties / physical functions after the accident?


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John Aki

Do these sentences make sense to you?

He was getting old, but his faculties / mental functions remained sharp.
Did William still have all his faculties / physical functions after the accident?

Yes, they are similar, so the sentences do make sense to me. Emotion: smile

CJ

Thanks Sir~

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Morning Sir,

Could you please check for me, if I have made any mistakes in these words?


He is getting old, but his faculties remain sharp.

This vacancy remains open.

The shop remains open during the covid 19.

You can't generalize all women are bad drivers, just based on a single accident. (Means like "conclude")

This result can't be generalized to all cases. (Conclude)

He is generalizing girls are always like rich men. (Conclude)

I think this is a generalized problem for every car. (Means "common problem")


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John Aki

John Aki

He is getting old, but his faculties remain sharp. OK.

This vacancy remains open. OK.

The shop remains open during the Covid-19. As shown.

You can't generalize that all women are bad drivers [no comma] just based on a single accident. (Means like "conclude")

This result can't be generalized to all cases. (Conclude) OK.

He is generalizing that girls are always like rich men. (Conclude) As shown.

"generalize" doesn't mean "conclude" — or not only "conclude" anyway. It means that you apply something that you know about one case to all cases.

Note:
to be like (something/someone) — to be similar to (so./st.)
to like (so./st.) — to enjoy (so./st.)

Girls are always like rich men. ~ Girls always look like and act like rich men.Emotion: surprise
Girls always like rich men. ~ Girls always enjoy spending time with rich men.

I think this is a generalized problem for every car. (Means "common problem") OK. But maybe more like "a widespread problem".

CJ

Thanks Sir,

Much appreciated it.


John Aki

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