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1. discuss about something (wrong)      discuss/debate something (right)  have a discussion about sth(r)

2. learn/study knowledge(w)     acquire/pursue/obtain knowledge(r)  study(r)

3. Somebody think that...(w)      Some think that...(r)  Some people are of the opinion that...(r)

4. From my point of view, I think that college students can keep pets.(w)

  From my point of view/In my view(opinion), university students can keep pets. (r)

  I  suppose that collegians can keep pets.(r)

5. There are many people hold the view that...(w)   Many people hold the view that...(r)

  There are many people who hold the view that...(r)  It is generally believed that...(r)

6. I think that collegians should not get married.(w)  I don't think that collegians should get married.(r)

 I think it inappropriate for undergraduates to get married.(r)  I object that collegians get married.(r)

7. My professor is humorous and knowledgeable, we all think highly of him.(w)

   My professor is humorous and knowledgeable, and(so)we all think highly of him.(r)

  My professor is so humorous and knowledgeable that we all think highly of him.(r)

 All of us admire my professor for his great sense of humor and knowledgeability. (r)

My professor, who is witty and learned , enjoys immense popularity among us students. (r)

8. Because our undergraduates cannot make money of our own, so we should not buy expensive sneakers.(w)

Because we undergraduates cannot make money of our own,  we should not buy expensive sneakers.(r)

We undergraduates cannot earn money of our own, so we should not buy expensive sneakers.(r)

We undergraduates, who are financially dependent, are not in the position to purchase luxurious sneakers.(r)

9. It is hard for our parents to earn money, so we need study hard on campus. (w)

   It is hard for our parents to earn money, so we need to study diligently on campus. (r)

  We ought to make the best use of the hard-won money of our parents by working persistently. (r)

  Knowing our parents' money comes in a hard way necessitates our vigorous study. (r)

10. One student lives one dormitory is well. Because he is free to do what he likes. (w)

     That one student lives in one dormitory is good because he or she is free to do what he or she likes to. (r)

    It is good for one student to live in one dormitory in that he or she is free to do what he or she likes to. (r)

   The student will enjoy greater freedom if s/he lives alone on campus. (r)

11. The reasons are following. (w)  The reasons are as follows. (r)   The reasons are the following. (r)

     The reasons are provided/listed/given below. (r)

 12. We need a quiet environment to study. (w)  We need a quiet environment to study in. (r)

      We need a quiet environment in which to study. (r) 

 It goes without saying that a good environment facilitates our study. (r)

Doubtlessly, we can study more effectively and efficiently on a quiet occasion. (r)

13. Those who against it  think that...(w)  Those who are against it  think that...(r)

Those against it  think that...(r)  Those who object to it  think that...(r)

Those who are opposed to it  think that...(r)

14. " I think", "in my opinion", "each coin has two sides",  "As far as college students are concerned", "very" and "with the development of our living standard" MUST be avoided in a composition cos they are overused by Chinese learners of English.

 15.  "Do you agree with me?", "That is all I want to say." and "What do you think?" MUST be avoided in writing.

16. surf the internet (w)   surf/browse the Internet (r)

17. We are impossible to pursue our study while doing a part-time job. (w)

     It is impossible for us to pursue our study while doing a part-time job. (r)

    Our top priority is to study, which makes it unlikely for us to do moonlighting.(r)

18. Rich doesn’t ensure a happy life. (w)

  Being rich doesn’t mean a happy life. / Wealth doesn’t ensure a happy life.

      The statement " the more money we have, the happier we are" does not hold water.

19. Poverty makes many people can’t study abroad.(w)

  Poverty makes many people unable to study abroad. / Poverty makes it impossible for many people to study abroad. / Poverty prevents many people from studying abroad. / Many people can’t study abroad because of poverty.

20. It said that some colleges allow every student to live alone. (w)

  It is said that some colleges allow every student to live alone. (r)

People say  that some colleges allow every student to live alone. (r)

 Some colleges are said/reported to have allowed every student to live alone. (r)

Word has come that  each student in some colleges has been permitted to  live alone. (r)

21.Having carried out economic reforms in our country, people’s living standard has been greatly improved.(w)

  Having carried out economic reforms in our country, people have greatly improved their living standard. (r)

    Thanks to the economic reforms in our country, our living standard has been improved a lot.(r)

    The economic reforms in our country have brought about significant improvement of our living standard.(r)

    The economic reforms have enriched our country considerably.(r)

22. In the past the price of meat was so expensive that most families could not afford it. (w)

  So pricey has been meat  nowadays that  it has become a luxury to most families. (r)

      In the past the price of meat was so high that most families could not afford it. (r)

      Meat has been unaffordable to many families due to its rising price in the last few years. (r)

23. An important thing for the student to remember is that when writing a paper, you should not plagiarize.(w)

  An important thing for the student to remember is that when writing a paper, s/he should not plagiarize. (r)

      When it comes to writing a paper, bear it in mind that by no means shoud you plagiarize. (r)

     To plagiarize is the last thing a student shoud do when s/he sets pen to paper. (r)

24. Why college students spend more and more time on the computer? (w)

     Why do college students spend more and more time on the computer? (r)

   What makes college students spend more and more time on the computer? (r)

  Why are collegians addicted to the computer? (r)

25.  Now 1500 yuan can buy a PSP. (w)

      Now a PSP costs 1500 yuan. (R)   Now a PSP can be bought with 1500 yuan. (r)

     The current price of a PSP is 1500 yuan. (r) 

26. The reason for this is because some people want to earn plenty of money without working hard. (w)

      The reason for this is that some people want to earn plenty of money without working hard.(r)
    The reason for this can be accounted for by the fact that some people want to make easy money. (r)

    This can be attributed to the fact that some people want to make money easily. (r)
27. Now a room lives 6-8 people. (w)

    Now 6-8 people share a flat. (r)   In every apartment live 6-8 students. (r)

  Presently each student has 5-7 flatmates/roommates. (r) 

 The current number of the students living in each apartment is 6-8. (r)

 

 

 

 

                                                                                               

 

 

 

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