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Old October 27th, 2014, 01:15 PM   #28281
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A question to the native English speakers. Does this sentence have a sense:
"...Living in a city is being restored its attractiveness..."
or should I use
"Attractiveness of living in a city is being restored"?
THx and sorry for the offtopic.


Btw. News about protests in Hungary against the internet tax has leaked in our media. Is it serious?
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Old October 27th, 2014, 02:06 PM   #28282
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Btw. News about protests in Hungary against the internet tax has leaked in our media. Is it serious?
It depends on what do you call 'serious' ;-)
Here are some pictures and videos of the demonstration last night. The building people attack (last video) is the HQ of the governmental party Fidesz.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 02:26 PM   #28283
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It depends on what do you call 'serious' ;-)
Here are some pictures and videos of the demonstration last night. The building people attack (last video) is the HQ of the governmental party Fidesz.
I would like to see the individual who suggested that... really... How does the government defend it?

Btw. Media often hyperbolize events to attract the audience. Tabloids similar to blikk.hu refer to "Massive demonstrations against Orban!!!! Another neighbour in violence?!" (with those exclamation marks)
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Old October 27th, 2014, 02:35 PM   #28284
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I would like to see the individual who suggested that...

Any questions?

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really... How does the government defend it?
They say nothing. All they say is that protests are organized by oppositional socialist and liberal parties together with USA in order to overthrow the government.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 02:37 PM   #28285
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They say nothing. All they say is that protests are organized by oppositional socialist and liberal parties together with USA in order to overthrow the government.
That is not even original Orban will fall down on the face in this issue.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 02:58 PM   #28286
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A question to the native English speakers. Does this sentence have a sense:
"...Living in a city is being restored its attractiveness..."
or should I use
"Attractiveness of living in a city is being restored"?
THx and sorry for the offtopic.


Btw. News about protests in Hungary against the internet tax has leaked in our media. Is it serious?
They both seem awkward, but "The attractiveness of living in a city is being restored" isn't actually incorrect. You need that "the," though. How about "City living is becoming attractive again"?
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Old October 27th, 2014, 03:01 PM   #28287
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They say nothing. All they say is that protests are organized by oppositional socialist and liberal parties together with USA in order to overthrow the government.
Rolleyes.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 04:03 PM   #28288
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They both seem awkward, but "The attractiveness of living in a city is being restored" isn't actually incorrect. You need that "the," though. How about "City living is becoming attractive again"?
Or "the attractiveness is being restored to city living," if you don't want to lose the idea of "restored."

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Old October 27th, 2014, 06:21 PM   #28289
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They both seem awkward, but "The attractiveness of living in a city is being restored" isn't actually incorrect. You need that "the," though. How about "City living is becoming attractive again"?
Wouldn't "living in a city is becoming attractive again" be better? Or rather "living in a city becomes attractive again".
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Old October 27th, 2014, 06:33 PM   #28290
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There's nothing at all wrong with "living in a city," but the expression "city living" (or "city life," for that matter) does exist.

But "is becoming," not "becomes." Although there are contexts where "becomes" works. ("City life becomes attractive to some people* after years in the suburbs raising a family" yadda yadda)

*people who are not Suburbanist.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 07:09 PM   #28291
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So how is everyone in Europe enjoying Winter Time so far? We have another week before we change the clocks and it starts getting dark while we're still at work. [shudder]
media here are writing about Benjamin Franklin being the first person with similar idea. i really had no idea about it
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Old October 27th, 2014, 07:27 PM   #28292
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i am researching something about Gibraltar and i really had no idea that english pronounciation was [dʒɪˈbrɔːltə], i always thought that it was ['gibraltə]
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Wait until you hear the Dutch pronounciation of the 'G'. You'd think people try to choke themselves.
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Wait until you hear the Dutch pronounciation of the 'G'. You'd think people try to choke themselves.
met Timon a week ago. it was enough khghrling for next certain period for my ears
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Wait until you hear the Dutch pronounciation of the 'G'. You'd think people try to choke themselves.
I've been listening to the VRT lately and I've heard more different pronunciations of G than I thought possible.
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Yes it is pronounced differently in Flanders and Southern Netherlands. It's the difference between a hard G and soft G.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 09:00 PM   #28298
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There seem to be multiple variables, even among Flemings.
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met Timon a week ago. it was enough khghrling for next certain period for my ears
Big like for the word khgrling 😃
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