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Saturday, November 11, 2017


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Yes, I like it when rains.

1. Yes, I like it when it rains, because it makes the weather awesome.
2. People usually say that the environment affects our mood and I am with this statement.
3. After a few seconds, it started raining and I was beaten heavily.
4. Taichung, my city, only rains in the summer.
5. I don't like the rainy days because when it drops on my face, it makes me feel sticky.
6. I've got caught in the rain several times because I got nothing to cover myself at that time.

1. I like it when it rains.
2. I agree that one's environment affects one's mood.
3. It began raining after a few seconds and I was heavily beaten.
4.It only rains in summer in my city, Taichung.
5. I don't like the rain because my face feels sticky when it touches it.
6. I've been beaten by the rain, severally.

This is my ideas:

1. I love rain very much/ I like rain very much.

2. It is sometimes said that the weather brings different emotions to each individual person.


4. Taichung, which is the city where I live, usually gets rain in the summer.

5.I'm not really keen on rainy days as I've to delay going out on business.

6. In fact, this is my sentence so I'm looking forward to getting the correction from you, teacher Simon.
Thank you all very much.

2 Taichung city, which I live, here only rain in summer.

Taichung city rain season in summer, which I live.

5 I don't like the raining days because I feel sticky when the rain dropping on me.


First, I'll try to explain the problems.

1) Add the word "it" after "like". Also, change "it makes the weather awesome" - this is a very strange expression, and it doesn't explain why you like rainy weather.

2) You can say "I'm with you" when you agree with someone, but I wouldn't normally say "I am with THIS".

3) Write "a few". Also, change "I was beaten" - this sounds a bit funny or strange, even if you're using it in a figurative way.

4) The city doesn't rain! "It" rains in my city.

5) "let me feel" should be changed to "it makes me feel". I would also change "dropping" and "feel sticky". We need to find a 'more English' way to express these ideas.

6) "so far as" doesn't work in this context.

FROM SIMON (continued)

So, here are my corrected versions:

1) Yes, I like it when it rains because it makes the air feel clean and fresh.

(Note: I added my own ending, instead of using the "awesome" idea)

2) People say that the environment affects people's mood, and I agree with this.

3) After a few seconds it started raining and I was drenched.

4) In my city, Taichung, it only rains in the summer.

5) I don't like rainy days, because I hate feeling wet and sticky.

6) I've been caught in the rain several times when I had nothing to cover me.


Dear Simon,
I don’t know how to contact u personally in order to ask u some questions which are not really related to this topic.
Could u possibly do ME a favour and tell ME how I can get in touch with u, pls?
Thanx loads.

Hi Simon,

Is it ok if I rewrite in this way:
1. Yes, I like the moment when it is raining, because the weather is awesome at that time.
2. It is said that our mood is affected by the surroundings, and it is completely true with me.
3. After a few seconds of raining, I was really soaked.
4. Taichung, where I am living, raining during the summer time.
5. I feel sticky in the rainy days, because rainy tears sometimes drops on my face.
6. Sometimes, I forget bringing an umbrella or a coat when I am outside, so I have got caught totally soaked.

Is it ok if I rewrite in this way:
1. No i dont, To be honest, rain stinks. It's dirty, I mean you would have to put on the raincoat which causes lots of trouble while traveling or riding.
2. Yes, definitely.For me, it can be a little bit draggy, dull and tedious when it rains. I would rather the weather to be clear by the way
3. It's not. There is no winter in the HCM city. We usally have periods of time with clear blue skies, but all of a sudden we'll have a torrential rain.

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