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Post time 2005-12-16 03:53:04 |Display all floors

A question to mdoinit

Re: your version
先天下之忧而忧,後天下之乐而乐。
"Worry before it gets to others, enjoy after others have it."

Apparently your "worry" was meant to be a verb, like "enjoy". Then could you explain what your "it" stands for when you said "before IT gets to others/ after others have IT"?

[ Last edited by tumujerome at 2005-12-16 03:56 AM ]

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Post time 2005-12-16 07:39:33 |Display all floors

I am glad I found the right place to post!

I take your point TUMUJEROME.

I am no great grammarian as I am vaguely aware that folks in mainland usually spend a lot of time learning grammar as most teachers can do no better than that.  English is not being put into practical use but theories and principles are toyed about.

The "it" here does not relate back to the verb in the sense of matching the grammar rules.  "It" is to denote what that "worries" the whole world and all that the whole world "enjoys".

Let me try this again:-

"A holyman worries before it gets to others; he enjoys himself after others have had it."
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Post time 2005-12-16 08:02:12 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tumujerome at 2005-12-16 03:05
I will by no means be irritated, I mean.

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Just a few points nitpicked:

I am new here but I am not a new comer to forums.
=> I am new here but I am not a NEWCOMER to fo ...


I appreciate the sharp eyes of TUMUJEROME.  You are good editor material.  Thanks for straightening it up.

In the name of correctness and precision, it is well done.

[ Last edited by mdoinit at 2005-12-16 08:03 AM ]
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Post time 2005-12-16 10:59:14 |Display all floors

hehehe, good on you, laoxianggg and tumu!

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Post time 2005-12-16 13:01:56 |Display all floors
Good to see your posts here, Martin (mdoinit).

I am the 'close friend' Martin mentioned in his post.

I hold the position of a moderator in several English forums.
I know only too well how hard it is to keep the conversation
going. Therefore I am impressed with tumujerome and
laoxianggg's suggestions and commentaries. Well done!

Back to the Blogger's case, there's one point I find particularly ambiguous.
幸福地(的)是,本人办公室的条件非常不错,私人占用的空间很大,所以做一些筋骨活动来增加身体抵抗力是没有任何问题的。

Fortunately, the environment of my office is not bad at all - a lot of space for everyone working there. It is no a problem for someone to stretch a bit to improve body resistance.
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Comment: Here the blogger is talking about her own office/work area – she has a lot of private space and can do a bit of stretching exercise in her own area.

Is the Blogger sharing the office with his/her colleagues or
rather s/he enjoys a private room?

Catch up with you later!
Steven (Yes, It is indeed encouraging that there are people
who took the trouble to look into them point by point. Bravo!)

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Post time 2005-12-16 13:22:19 |Display all floors
幸福地(的)是,本人办公室的条件非常不错,私人占用的空间很大,所以做一些筋骨活动来增加身体抵抗力是没有任何问题的.
Fortunately enough, my office's working conditions are quite good by providing quite large indivisual private space that I can easily  do some streching excersies to improve my resistance against any disease.

[ Last edited by hly2004 at 2005-12-16 01:25 PM ]
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