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hirashin

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Dear native English speakers,
would you please check the sentences?


①この図書館は大きい。[4語] 加えて、使いやすい。[in addition, easyを用いて6語]
This library is large/big. In addition, it's easy to use.

②天ぷら(Tempura)は、1600年代に、日本に持ってこられた(紹介された)。[8語]
Tempura was introduced into/in/to Japan in the 1600s.

③外国語を覚える最も速い方法は何ですか。[wayを用いて10語で]
a) What is the fastest way to learn a foreign language?
b) What is the fastest way of learning a foreign language?

④この記号(看板)は、ここで写真を撮ってはいけないという意味だ。
[sign, mean, that, you can'tを用いて9語で]
This sign means that you can't take pictures/photos here.

⑤これらの建物は、車いすに乗った人が使いやすいように設計されている。
[design, so that, easily を用いて]
a) These buildings are designed so that people in wheelchairs can use them easily.
b) These buildings are designed for people in wheelchairs to use easily.

⑥市は、車いすの人が簡単に移動できるように、歩道(sidewalks)を広げた。
a) The city government widened the sidewalks so that people in wheelchairs can move easily.
b) The city government widened the sidewalks for people in wheelchairs to move easily.
c) The city government widened the sidewalks for people in wheelchairs to easily move.

⑦どういう意味ですか?[youを用いて4語]
What do you mean?

⑧エレベーターやエスカレーターを使えば、歩かずに別の階に移動できます。
[If you, move, another, without を用いて16語で]
If you use elevators or escalators, you can move from one floor to another without walking.

⑨道具は、誰もが使いやすいように設計されるべきです。
a) Tools should be designed for anyone/everyone to use easily.
b) Tools should be designed so that anyone/everyone can use them easily.

⑩このトイレは、車いすの人が使いやすい。
a) This rest room is easy for people in wheelchairs to use.
b) People in wheelchairs can use this rest room easily.

Thanks in advance.
Hirashin
 

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a) What is the fastest way to learn a foreign language?
b) What is the fastest way of learning a foreign language?
I prefer (a), but I think (b) is acceptable, or at least something you'd hear.
 

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a) The city government widened the sidewalks so that people in wheelchairs can move easily.
b) The city government widened the sidewalks for people in wheelchairs to move easily.
c) The city government widened the sidewalks for people in wheelchairs to easily move.
I prefer and would use the "so...that" version. The "for...to" ones seem like the phrasing is clumsy.
 

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Thanks for the help, johnnyG.

How about this?
5a') These buildings are designed so that people in wheelchairs can easily use them.
 
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