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hirashin

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Dear native English speakers,
would you check my problems and English sentences?

2 下の本文を和訳しなさい。
Both Whitman and Edison lived in New Jersey, but neither had much formal education. So hard work is an essential element in becoming a genius. For example, when people told Edison he was a genius, he answered, "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration."








3 本文の内容に沿って英語で答えなさい。答は( )の語で始めること。
① Where did both Whitman and Edison live? (They)
They lived in New Jersey.

② What did Edison answer when people told he was a genius? (He)
He answered, "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration."

③ Did Whitman and Edison have much formal education? (Yes またはNo)
No, they didn't.


4 和訳しなさい。
① When people ask me how I have become fluent in Japanese, I answer, "I always imitate what Japanese people say." (imitate = まねをする what S V = S がVすること)


② Both Mary and Nancy are on the soccer team at school.

③ Neither of them can play in the game tomorrow because they are both injured now.

④ In learning a foreign language, it is important to continue to learn it. (learn = 覚える)

⑤ Although he didn't know much about soccer, he seemed to be enjoying the game yesterday.
[although S V = S がVではある(/あった)が game = 試合]

⑥ Imitating what you hear is an essential way to learn a language. (~ing = ~すること)

4 次の文を[ ]の条件で英訳しなさい。
①TomもMikeもどちらも日本語を流暢に話します。[bothで始めて7語で]
Both Tom and Mike speak Japanese fluently.

②しかし、彼らのどちらも、日本に来たことはありません。[have, been を用いて8語で]
But neither of them has/have been to Japan.

③大阪では雪はあまり降りません。[weを主語にして have, muchを用いて7語で]
We don't have much snow in Osaka.

④その生徒のどちらも、昨日ここへ来ませんでした。[ofを用いて7語で]
Neither of the students came here yesterday.


Thanks in advance.

Hirashin
 

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② What did Edison answer when people told he was a genius?
What did Edison answer when people said he was a genius?
③大阪では雪はあまり降りません。[weを主語にして have, muchを用いて7語で]
We don't have much snow in Osaka.
We don't get much snow in Osaka.
It doesn't snow much in Osaka.

is better.
If you say we don't have much snow in Osaka it could mean 大阪では雪はあまり降りません but it could also mean 大阪では雪はあまり積もっていません。
 

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Thanks for the help, mdchachi.
What did Edison answer when people said he was a genius?
The text used "told". Would "told" sound off here?

We don't get much snow in Osaka.
It doesn't snow much in Osaka.

is better.
If you say we don't have much snow in Osaka it could mean 大阪では雪はあまり降りません but it could also mean 大阪では雪はあまり積もっていません。
Oh, is that so? Then I'll change the condition into "it, much と短縮形を用いて6語".

Thank you.
 

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I read the text again. It goes like this: For example, when people told Edison he was a genius, he answered, "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration."

The word "Edison" exists between "told" and "he was a genius". Does this still unnatural to you?
 

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The text is fine. It's your question is that unnatural.
What did Edison answer when people told he was a genius?
But now I realize the easy fix is this:
What did Edison answer when people told him (that) he was a genius?
 
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