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Post time 2008-6-21 20:32:05 |Display all floors
Life in this city of leisure is gradually returning to normal after the earthquake
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leisure appears to modify Life , but It's not a good expression , i think .
I think it should be expressed as "Leisure life in this city ......."
what do you think of it ? thank you
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Post time 2008-6-21 21:59:56 |Display all floors

city of leisure

"Leisure" in this case goes with "city", although life in the city is normally leisurely.

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Post time 2008-6-21 22:12:38 |Display all floors

you're gettin better & better at it...

Originally posted by suchuhui80 at 6/21/08 07:32 AM
Life in this city of leisure is gradually returning to normal after the earthquake
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[quoted from CD ]

leisure appears to modify Life , but It's not a good expression , i t ...


or should i say, i know less  

you're ABSOLUTELY correct...your own sentence is much smoother than the author him/herself  :)

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Post time 2008-6-22 00:40:24 |Display all floors

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Originally posted by jl2315 at 2008-6-21 21:59
"Leisure" in this case goes with "city", although life in the city is normally leisurely.

yes ,grammarly leisure modified the word of city but not the life in the city

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Post time 2008-6-22 01:27:52 |Display all floors
To make the structure of the sentence clearer, suchuhui80, let's take a similar phrase about Venice, Italy:

Life in this city of canals…

The phrase isn't referring to "canal life" or "life on the canals." It's referring to life in this "city of canals," that is, in Venice.
中文我不会读也不会写。Really, I don't.

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Post time 2008-7-1 13:19:28 |Display all floors
Originally posted by jeff_in_sf at 2008-6-22 01:27
To make the structure of the sentence clearer, suchuhui80, let's take a similar phrase about Venice, Italy:

Life in this city of canals…

The phrase isn't referring to "can ...


,yeah , thank jeff-in_sf , sudently i am disenchanted after reading your thread .

Life in this city of leisure
Now i get the exact meaning what the sentence is trying to express ,
"city of leisure " means people there like have amusements or entertainments ,(i think they are laid-back,)  . ok ,thank you , you all are very excellent .each time I posted some questions here , I could get the answers more or less . Thank all of you sincerely .
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