Author: anyouran

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Post time 2005-7-5 13:13:40 |Display all floors

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could you listen to me read these sentences?
who can tell me are the usage of read and listen here right?

Could you please listen to me read these sentences? or
Could you listen to me read these sentences, please?

Adding "aloud" is not necessary, as you are asking someone to listen to you; therefore you must be reading them aloud- as opposed to reading them to yourself.

Use "read" instead of "reading". There is a grammatical rule for it, it just escapes me for the time being. As a native speaker, it also sounds better that way!

Using pleasantries such as "please" and "thank you" are a lot more common among Westerners than it is among Chinese. If this is for an English proficiency test being conducted by a kweilo, you will gain extra 'face' for using them correctly.

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Post time 2005-7-9 23:41:07 |Display all floors

would or could

Would you listen to me? (a polite request)

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Post time 2005-7-13 22:11:42 |Display all floors

just listen to me, i will read for you, is ok

i think "listen to me 'reading' " is strange,

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Post time 2005-7-14 05:08:46 |Display all floors

yes

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Post time 2005-7-16 09:49:08 |Display all floors

would or could

Listen to me read....sounds like a command.   Could you listen to me read... means they are there but maybe they don't want to listen.   and, would you listen....is a polite request.  It is best to be polite. Agree???

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