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2019年 11月

今月学んだ10のこと

  1. what makes you to be a crew for the train? > what makes you be a crew for the train?
    'to' is not required for this context, the 'be' verb is used in this context to show a state or say something about a person or thing.
  2. This proposale will be using next stock meeting. > This proposal will be used in the next stock meeting.
    use the passive voice because the subject is not the doer of the action, it's the receiver. "in" - used this preposition for meetings "the" - always add this when "next" is used as an adjective
  3. we should move on to a next strategy. > we should move on to the next strategy.
    always add "the" to "next"
  4. I suggest to have discussion that senior and young employees. > I suggest having a discussion among senior and young employees.
    use gerunds, not infinitives, when expressing suggestions / discussion is a count noun / use this to indicate who will attend the discussion
  5. Is that okay for you? > Is that okay with you?
    correct preposition
  6. In Singapore, I heard that happened riot there few years ago. > I heard that a riot happened in Singapore a few years ago.
    This is the proper word order. Also, there's no need to use "there", as you already said what the location is.
  7. I wonder your English is not singaporean like. > You don't seem to have a Singaporean accent.
    Your sentence sounded a bit odd - you are talking about an accent, and "wonder" is a verb that sounds odd here. You could say "I wonder why your accent doesn't sound Singaporean", but this version is simpler and more natural.

2019年 10月

今月学んだ10のこと

  1. I know the hard drinkers tendency that normally say I am a sober > I know the hard drinkers have the tendency of saying they're sober
    Your sentence sounded incomplete - the phrase you should use is "to have the tendency of (doing something)". Also, you used the first person singular pronoun (I), but you're talking about other people, not yourself - you should use the pronoun "they".
  2. Someone imagin that if a moving bed would invented they can sleep longer in the future. > Someone imagined that if a moving bed would was to be invented they could sleep longer in the future.
    We need to use past simple tense; We need to use ''was to be invented'' for this type of a conditional sentence; We need to use the modal verb ''could'' for this modal sentence;
  3. Why do you want to know the extra work for 24 hours before? > Why do you want to know the extra work 24 hours in advance?
    in advance=ahead (24 h=one day)
  4. I'm afraid our restroom doesn't work well. > I'm afraid our restroom isn't working.
    This indicates something that is happening at the moment.
  5. Thanks anyway. > Thanks.
    This word is not appropriate here. 'Thanks anyway' is what we say to someone we've asked for help but is unable to help us.
  6. researching cannabis is on the way. > researching cannabis is still happening.
    This is a clearer alternative that can be used instead.
  7. it would be fit for my situation > it perfectly suits my needs.
    Rephrase it this way to sound more natural.
  8. it is too hard to be actual. > it is too good to be true.
    This is the most frequently used expression which means so great or impressive as to be difficult to believe.
  9. The ideal is similar as parents. > The idea is similar to parenting.
    The verb 'parenting' should be used here since you are comparing two actions.
  10. if something big incindent happend for airplanes, it must be followed to the US's security check style. > if something big happens regarding airplanes, US's security check style must be followed.
    Something big happening is the same as saying that an incident happening. Also 3rd person form should be used. A thing happens regarding something. Order of the words changed to make better grammatical sense.

2019年 9月

今月学んだ10のこと

  1. I am not familiar to use it. > I am not familiar with it.
    we use the preposition "with" when we use "familiar"
  2. dryer is a bit luxury > dryer is a bit of a luxury
    a bit is a quantifier and it is always used with the preposition "of".
  3. it is relative from your ambition. > it is relative to my ambition.
    we often say "relative to" to express "corresponding", "in comparison with"
  4. where did you in when 911 happened in the US. > where you were when 911 happened in the US.
    this is the pattern in statement form. if it is a question, we say: "Where were you when...?"
  5. I understand what you feel. > I understand how you feel.
    When talking about feelings we usually use the word "how". How are you feeling? How are you doing?
  6. they don't spend money for publishing > they don't spend money on publishing
    Use the phrase 'spend money on' to specify the object of spending.
  7. how important helping each others. > how important helping each other is.
    We say "each other" and you should add "is" at the end to give this sentence meaning
  8. The elder people more love the paper media than young people. > The elderly really love paper media versus younger people.
    Simplify to make the point better understood.
  9. it would be make a profit. > it would make a profit.
    erase 'be' as you need the main verb after 'would'
  10. their engagement of company is definitely increased. > their engagement with the company would be definitely increased.
    We are normally engaged WITH things. You need the second conditional structure here: if + past simple verb + modal verb.

2019年 8月

今月学んだ10のこと

  1. Why people love travel? > Why do people love travel?
    we use the format "why do [they] [verb] ?"
  2. Such behavior would be generated a cold war. > Such behavior would generate    a cold war.
    We also need the active voice construction here as it's the behavior itself that does the verb. The passive voice construction is: "A cold war would be generated by such a behavior."
  3. plenty weapons > plenty of weapons
    We always say "plenty + of + noun".
  4. Desire of becoming famous > The desire to become famous
    We say "the desire/the need/ the dream + to become something".
  5. one of the disease > one of the diseases
    We always say "one + of + the PLURAL NOUN".
  6. Probably, he doesn't remember me. > He probably doesn't remember me.
    This adverb is usually placed after the subject
  7. I think his life expectation would be short from ridiculous overwork. > I think overwork may shorten his life expectancy.
    If you 'shorten' an event or the length of time that something lasts, or if it shortens, it does not last as long as it would otherwise do or as it used to do.
  8. online game makes me addicted of online game. > online games are addicting.
    "__ is addicting" is the correct expression here.
  9. we had a terrible incident > we had a terrible incident committed
    an incident can be COMMITTED by someone
  10. after publish the problematic photos > after publishing the problematic photos
    use gerunds after 'before/after'