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Dear all,

Please see the following sentences. I saw these sentences in a video of a non-native English speaker. I'd like to know whether they are correct. If incorrect, please correct them.

1) Its smell is making me salivate.

2) Your dad can't stand the sight of me, so I can't come.

3) Your dad can't stand my sight, so I can't come.

4) Tom will pay your money back when pigs fly.

5) if you agree with me, just nod.

6) There is a landfill there, so plug your nose.

7) Farming is languishing nowadays.

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1) Its smell is making me salivate.
The smell is making my mouth water.

2) Your dad can't stand the sight of me, so I can't come.
Your dad can't stand the sight of me, so I won't be there.

3) Your dad can't stand my sight, so I can't come.
(See previous example.)

4) Tom will pay your money back when pigs fly.
(OK, but "when pigs fly" seems dated to me. Hardly anybody is saying it anymore these days.)

5) If you agree with me, just nod.
(Good as is.)

6) There is a landfill there, so plug your nose.
There's a landfill there, so hold your nose.

CJ

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cat navy 4251) Its smell is making me salivate.

That's fine, but I think most people would say "drool" for "salivate".

cat navy 4252) Your dad can't stand the sight of me, so I can't come.

OK.

cat navy 4253) Your dad can't stand my sight, so I can't come.

No. It isn't your sight, it's Dad's.

cat navy 4254) Tom will pay your money back when pigs fly.

OK in the UK. The equivalent Americanism is maybe "when Hell freezes over".

cat navy 4255) if you agree with me, just nod.

OK, except for the lowercase "i".

cat navy 4256) There is a landfill there, so plug your nose.

That is OK if you actually want him to stuff something up both nostrils, but the usual expression is "hold your nose". If I wanted to use "plug", I might make it "There is a landfill there, so bring your nose plugs."

cat navy 425Farming is languishing nowadays.

Well, it isn't, for one thing. And "languish" doesn't really work there. A farm might languish, but not farming.

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CJ Sir, Thanks a lot.
Thank you.
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