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Sir TL,

I had to say that I did enjoy listening to your programme very much.
Referring back to one of your programme talking about the translation of the term "キ﹁" and you said there were confusion between the meaning of "" and "" when these terms were being translated into English. I was
wondering whether the "" could still be translated into "king" but ""
could be "Emperor" instead. Are there any difference between an Emperor and a King?

Thank you very much for reading this email. Looking forward to your reply
and teaching.

Yours sincerely,
Kenny C.M. Wong.

 

Dear Kenny,

"Emperor" is usually for a large country . "King" is usually for a smaller
country . But in England and Japan , though small , the word ' Empire' and
"emperor" have been used respectively .

キ﹁ was not a king . He was a nobleman . There is no equivalent in Europe, where the highest rank of the nobility was the Duke , which in Chinese is そ里.

TLY

Dear TLY,

I am going to apply a number of universities in the United States. Writing
personal statement is one of the main factor in the application process. How
should I write effectively and show a sincere attitude so that I can be
accepted. Since my writing skill is still low, I hope you can provide me some
advice.

Sincerely,
Ray Chan.

 

Dear Ray,

1. say why you wnat to apply to that university
2. say why you want to major in a particular subject
3. say what your aim for the future is
4. state what your academic records are (briefly)
5. state what your out-of-school interests are eg , sports , music , etc
6. state what your community services are
7. state your age , sex and nationality
8. all the above 1 to 7 is in brief , not to be too long
9. then you may attach a paper stating everything in greater detail
10. read your application three times before sending it .

TLY

Dear Mr Yang,

Would you please tell me the differences of the following 2 sentences:

1) He is being pessimistic about his chances of being admitted to the
college.
2) He is pessimistic about his chances of being admitted to the college.

thank you

Kat

 

Dear Kat,

1. He is being is not wrong , but not good English . It is just the way people
speak or write . There may not be any logical reason for it
2. This is better English .

TLY



Dear Mr Yang

First of all, thank you indeed for your previous replies, now I have another
question, are the following expressions grammatically correct and have the
same meaning?

1) I hardly dare to look at him.
2) I daren't to look at him.
3) I don't dare to look at him.

Moreover, I doubt if the word "dare" should be used with an infinitive
without to or with to, or both are correct?

thanks & regards

Kat

 

Dear Kat ,

The following sentences are correct ,
1. I hardly dare to look at him
2. I daren'tlook at him ( with or without the 'to' ) It sounds better
without 'to' .
3. I don't dare to look at him or
They don't dare to ask for more money
She said it as loudly as she dared
She dared not say anything.

TLY

 

 
 
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