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Hi,

Could you please check these sentences for me ?


This room has an eastern aspect, which allows us to have the most of the sun.

This room has an eastern aspect allowed us to have the most of the sun. (Could this one grammatical?)


We are going to have a party,

What is the permitted (level of) noise for the time frame? "Level of" is an optional?

What is the permitted speed in this road?


Cheers

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John AkiThis room has an eastern aspect, which allows us to have the most of the sun.

The English is OK, but normally one would expect a southern aspect (or northern in the southern hemisphere) to give the most of the sun.

John AkiThis room has an eastern aspect allowed us to have the most of the sun.
(Could this one be grammatical?)

No.

John AkiWhat is the permitted (level of) noise for the time frame?
"Level of" is an optional?

This sentence is clearer with "level of" (clearer that you are referring to volume).

"for the time frame" seems a bit jargony for this sentence. You could say e.g. "at that time of day" (assuming that a particular time of day is known / has been mentioned).

John AkiWhat is the permitted speed on/along this road?

As amended, but "maximum permitted speed" or just "maximum speed" may be better. People would also commonly say "What is the speed limit along this road?"

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John AkiThis room has an eastern aspect, which allows us to have the most of the sun.

"Aspect" is unusual there in my East Coast US dialect. It sounded wrong at first. "Exposure" is usual, or "this room faces east".

Thanks Mr GPY


John Aki

Hi Mr GPY,

Can I express this word "discreet" as a low profile? please advise,


Bill Gate is very discreet as he drives cheap Toyota for daily. (Low profile)

I made a discreet enquiries about his background. (Low profile)

To be a good spy you have to act very discreet, can't be like 007 James bond in the movies. (low profile)


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John Aki

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John AkiBill Gates is very discreet as he drives a cheap Toyota for daily use. (Low profile)
I made discreet enquiries about his background. (Low profile)
To be a good spy you have to act very discreetly. You can't be like 007 James Bond in the movies. (low profile)

As amended. "act (very) discreet" is possible informally. More formally, we would say "act (very) discreetly".

"discreet" in these sentences means "not drawing attention to oneself". The meaning is similar to "low-profile". I would not say that they are exact interchangeable synonyms, but the difference is not great.

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Hi Mr GPY,

Sorry to hassle you here again, do you think if I am correct in these two words? "adverse and justice" please?


Did you find anything adverse in that report? (Means bad or negative)

no, nothing was adverse in that report.

It has an adverse side effects.

Law treats everyone one justice. (Means fair or equal)

All of us should be treated with justice.


Thanks again advance


John Aki

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