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Winners: DSseeing and travellinglight
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This post was edited by DSseeing at 2012-2-21 17:27
seneca Post time: 2012-2-20 17:53
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Thank you so much for highlighting my errors. And I'm thrilled to be in the first rank by your standards.

Anyway, I have problems in correcting my mistakes:
won't
3 months' income
upgrade
would rather


What can be the best word to replace "upgrade", "装修"here means when you redo a new apartment, not just decorate it to make it look better, some times you need to redo rooms and other designs.
Any word in English?

Thanks for your time and patience. I appreciate your help
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DSseeing Post time: 2012-2-21 17:26
Thank you so much for highlighting my errors. And I'm thrilled to be in the first rank by your sta ...

If an apartment is new and never been painted then you would decorate it ......... (1st time)

If it is a used apartment, or even a new one which already has decor (paint etc) that you do not like  .........

The you redecorate ........  (I suppose you could equate that to: something you can see)


'Upgrade' is something you might do to a computer ..........

In making the specifications more modern ........

(Something you cannot see, but it is now more 'up-to-date')



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expatter Post time: 2012-2-22 14:41
If an apartment is new and never been painted then you would decorate it ......... (1st time)

If  ...

Thank you for your kind reply. What if I need to tear down a wall and conbine two rooms into one? or I change a new toilet, can I still call it as "decorate" it?
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DSseeing Post time: 2012-2-22 14:45
Thank you for your kind reply. What if I need to tear down a wall and conbine two rooms into one?  ...

Well that is 'changing the layout' ........

And one could talk about that maybe in terms such as this .......


"When we (re) decorated the apartment we took out a wall and made two rooms into one (a single) much larger one, and we also replaced the toilet  ......... "

Another word that works is 'renovated' if it is changing a previous design or décor  ...........

"When we 'renovated' the apartment we took out a wall and made two rooms into one (a single) much larger one (room), and we also replaced the toilet  ......... "


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expatter Post time: 2012-2-22 15:01
Well that is 'changing the layout' ........

And one could talk about that maybe in terms such as  ...

Thanks a lot.
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seneca Post time: 2012-2-21 17:01
G'd day everyone!

We have had several new posters this time, and that is good for this game. On the ...

Thank you very much for your direction. I'll remember the rules as a new comer.

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