中国人英语表达常见错误-4

Chinese style: The general meeting is scheduled to be held this afternoon at three.
American style: The general meeting is scheduled to be held at three this afternoon.
Chinese style: She ran into her boyfriend yesterday morning in Fair Avenue..
American style: She ran into her boyfriend in Fair Avenue yesterday morning.
Chinese style: Having not finished her housework, Mrs. Smith could not go window-shopping with her friends.
American style: Not having finished her housework, Mrs. Smith could not go window-shopping with her friends.
Chinese style: All the students are in interested in joining the club.
American style: No student is interested in joining the club.
Chinese style: I do not understand what is he talking about.
American style: I do not understand what he is talking about.
Chinese style: There were three thousands of spectators watching the final match.
American style: There were three thousand spectators watching the final match.
Chinese style: I’ve got many homeworks to do.
American style: I’ve got a lot of homework to do.
Chinese style: I went shopping at CauseWay Bay yesterday and bought a trousers.
American style: I went shopping at CauseWay Bay yesterday and bought a pair of trousers.
Chinese style: There are more than four million peoples in Singapore..
American style: There are more than four million people in Singapore.
Chinese style: I feel boring.
American style: I feel bored.
Chinese style: Would you give me some advices before I go to the interview.
American style: Would you give me some advice before I go to the interview.
Chinese style: We went fishing last Saturday and John got five fishes.
American style: We went fishing last Saturday and John got five fish.
Chinese style: Congratulation ! You have passed the driving test at long last.
American style: Congratulations ! You have passed the driving test at long last.
Chinese style: I am afraid that this is the dirty mean to gain success.
American style: I am afraid that this is the dirty means to gain success.
Chinese style: Chinese are more conservative than English.
American style: The Chinese are more conservative than the English.
Chinese style: Cow is a useful animal.
American style: The cow is a useful animal.
Chinese style: I have got headache.
American style: I have got a headache.
Chinese style: Comparing with that in Singapore, the living standard in Hong Kong is very high.
American style: Compared with that in Singapore, the living standard in Hong Kong is very high.
Chinese style: Finishing his homework, Walters went to the football pitch with his friends.
American style: After finishing his homework, Walters went to the football pitch with his friends.
Chinese style: Sophia felt embarassing when I asked her how old she was.
American style: Sophia felt embarassed when I asked her how old she was.
Chinese style: It is more hygenic to drink boiling water.
American style: It is more hygenic to drink boiled water.
Chinese style: I have cut my hair at the barber’s once a month.
American style: I have my hair cut at he barber’s once a month.
Chinese style: I am sorry to have kept you waited.
American style: I am sorry to have kept you waiting.
Chinese style: There is a stranger stand at the door.
American style: There is a stranger standing at the door.
Chinese style: The robbers run into goldsmith’s shop, shouted, “ This is a robbery ”.
American style: The robbers run into goldsmith’s shop, shouting, “ This is a robbery ”.
Chinese style: Anybody is found picking the flowers will be prosecuted.
American style: Anybody who is found picking the flowers will be prosecuted.
Chinese style: Being no other business, the chairman declared the meeting closed.
American style: There being no other business, the chairman declared the meeting closed.
Chinese style: Laura has spent half a day to revise his lessons.
American style: Laura has spent half a day revising his lessons.
Chinese style: Finally, Ricky succeeded to enter the University.
American style: Finally, Ricky succeeded in entering the University.
Chinese style: I am used to watch television with the light on.
American style: I am used to watching television with the light on.
Chinese style: After dinner, my mother suggested to go for a walk.
American style: After dinner, my mother suggested going for a walk.
Chinese style: The government is considering the possibility to build a new airport on Lantau Island.
American style: The government is considering the possibility of building a new airport on Lantau Island.
Chinese style: Would you mind to pass me the salt, please ?
American style: Would you mind to passing me the salt, please ?
Chinese style: I am going to watch the cinema tonight.
American style: I am going to a movie tonight.
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