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Post time 2005-12-31 10:24:16 |Display all floors
Instead of "traditional habits" it is simpler and more common to say "traditions".
Also, there is no space before a punctuation mark, just after.

qimingfu wrote:
"They are different from ours in the way they think , the way they do things and their traditional habits.
The way they think , the way they do things and their traditional habits are different from ours."

In the first sentence, you cannot say "different from ours" because the sentence didn't yet say what is different. You can say "different from us". In the second sentence you CAN say "ours" because it's the traditions, etc you are refering to. I'm not sure I explained that well, sorry.

Anyway, both sentence constructions are fine.
I'd say either:
"They are different from us in the way they think, do things, and in their traditions.
or
The way they think, do things, and their traditions are all different from ours."

I guess you could say "act", but that might refer more to their personalities and social habits, like "behave" or "behavior".  "Do things" would include how they do business, do household chores, cook, everything. It depends on what the original intention of the sentence is.

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Post time 2005-12-31 16:03:36 |Display all floors
26.每晚我都要花一个小时学习政治理论和企业管理知识。
I would take /spend one hour every evening to/on study/studying political theories and acquire/acquiring knowledge concerning business management.

27.他们意识到学习知识的重要性。
They are conscious of the significance /importance of learning .
They are aware of the importance of acquiring/attaining knowledge.

28.把中国建设成为社会主义现代化国家。
We  will turn/transform China into a modern strong socialist country.

29.几年来,为了培养学生,我牺牲了许多节假日。
In the past few years, I dedicated many of my vacations to the training of pupils.
In the past few years, I devoted many of my holidays to the training of pupils.

30.低洼地带的许多房屋都被洪水损害了。
The floods annihilated/thumped down many houses in the low-lying area in its wrath.
Many houses in the low-lying area were destroyed/damaged by the floods.

31.这就给你机会运用你的知识和经验。
It's time to let you present your knowledge and experience.
This will give you an opportunity to use(make use of)your knowledge and experience.

32.他的眼睛被浓烟熏得满眼是泪。
Incurred by the thick smoke, his eyes were full/filled with tears.
Irritated by the thick smoke , his eyes were filled with tears.

33.中国的经济吸引着世界各国人民,中国的社会主义现代化建设,也得到世界各国人民的关注和支持。
People around the world draw attention to economic development in China , so do they support and take a close look at her socialist construction.
China's economy is being watched by people all over the world. Similarly, our socialist modernization is attracting their attention and gaining their support.

[ Last edited by qimingfu at 2005-12-31 04:05 PM ]

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Post time 2006-1-2 19:44:01 |Display all floors

Some comments for qimingfu (oedipusqi)

<<Thanks to your valueless instructions ,..>>
That would actually be an insult, use "priceless" to indicate something of value beyond calculation, "valueless" means worth nothing.

<< In your convenience , please practice further more .....>>

"At your convenience" sounds better.

Hope this helps.

Cheers

JB

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Post time 2006-1-2 20:33:13 |Display all floors
Your proofreading is helpful to better my English.

"At your convenience" sounds excellent in stead of mine. About the word "priceless", you may find its correct meaning after clicking your fingers. Priceless means impossible to put value on: worth more than can be calculated in terms of money
eg: the priceless treasures of the pharaohs' tombs

[ Last edited by qimingfu at 2006-1-3 04:01 PM ]

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Post time 2006-1-3 15:52:50 |Display all floors
34.那位教师介绍了他教物理的宝贵经验。
The teacher passed on his valuable experience in teaching physics.

35.她掌握了英语。
She masters the English language.
她精通英语。
She has a good commnad of the English langauage.
他掌握了大量英语词汇。
She has/possesses a wide/extensive vocabulary of English words.

36.电力公司的职员每月来抄表。
The clerk from the Electricity Board comes to read the meter every month.

37.当时教会对伽利略施加了压力,他不敢讲真话。
The church brought pressure to bear on Galileo, so he didn't dare to tell/speak the truth.

38.错误的结果必然得出错误的结论。
The wrong result is bound to come to/reach/draw/make a false conclusion.

39.赴约。
keep an appointment
订约
make/have an appointment
取消约会
cancel an appointment
改变约会
change an appointment

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Post time 2006-1-6 16:00:44 |Display all floors
40.这种型号的车床价格便宜。
The price of the lathe of this type is low.
彩色电视机从前贵,现在便宜多了。
The color TV set used to be dear/expensive, but now is much cheaper.

41.傍晚他要去参加一个化装晚会。
He would be going to (attend) a fancy dress party/a fancy dress ball/fancy ball in the evening.

42.你的帽子真好看!
Your cap looks mucn more attrctive/beautiful.
You hav an attractive cap.

43.强硬政策。
hardline/tough policy.

44.战火扩大。
Rivalty intensified.
The falmes of war spreads.

45.实现自给自足。
win/reach self-sufficiency.

46.严密控制。
Take closer control.
strict/rigid/tough control

47.违反他的意图。
Go against his intention.

48.结果他们采取了一种比较适合情况的政策。
In the end they carried out/ adopted the policy suited to the prevailing conditions.

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