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Chinese Style It's seven twenty o'clock.
American Style

It's seven twenty.

Chinese Style Your coat is broken.
American Style

Your coat is torn.

Chinese Style

Susan didn't make a fault anyway.

American Style Susan didn't make a mistake anyway.
Chinese Style

Would you mind posting this letter for me ? Yes, certainly.

American Style Would you mind mailing this letter for me ? Of course not. OR ( Not at all )
Chinese Style

He becomes better.

American Style He got better.
Chinese Style

We'll have a hearing test tomorrow.

American Style We'll have a listening test tomorow.
Chinese Style

I recommend you to take a long vacation.

American Style I recommend that you take a long vacation.
Chinese Style

The last bus leaves at eleven o'clock. It's about eleven now, Hurry up!

American Style The last bus leaves at eleven o'clock. It's nearly ( almost ) eleven now, Hurry up!
Chinese Style It was still bright outside.
American Style It was still light outside. 


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