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This year, I made plum sour and plum syrup with my friend.
I used pure rice vinegar for both of them, while my friend used black vinegar for plum sour and apple vinegar for plum syrup. They seemed better than mine. I'll try them next year.
I'm going to make pickled scallions next week.

I've had a backache especially every morning for several months.
I know I have to exercise, but I've hardly done it recently. And I'm afraid there might be another reason. I haven't had a cervix uteri cancer screening for a long time.
I should go to have checkups as soon as possible.

Our recent topic with my friends is only about health. And we always end up with talking that we should have checkups every year. I hate it, but I must do.







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Original Article:

This year, I made plum sour and plum syrup with my friend.
I used pure rice vinegar for both of them, while my friend used black vinegar for plum sour and apple vinegar for plum syrup. They seemed better than mine. I'll try them next year.
I'm going to make pickled scallions next week.

I've had a backache especially every morning for several months.
I know I have to exercise, but I've hardly done it recently. And I'm afraid there might be another reason. I haven't had a cervix uteri cancer screening for a long time.
I should go to have checkups as soon as possible.

Our recent topic with my friends is only about health. And we always end up with talking that we should have checkups every year. I hate it, but I must do.

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Recommended Corrections:

This year, I made plum sour and plum syrup with *a friend of mine.

*If you don't specify the friend beforehand or afterwards...use, 'a friend of mine'. The who then becomes generic and not important to the story.

I used pure rice vinegar for both of them, while my friend used black vinegar for the plum sour, and apple vinegar for the plum syrup. Each had tasted better than mine. I'll try her recipe next year.
I'm going to make pickled scallions next week.

I've had a backache, which has been especially noticeable in the mornings, for several months now.
I know I have to exercise, but I've hardly done any recently. I'm afraid there might be another reason. I haven't had a cervix uteri cancer screening for a long time.
I should go to have checkups as soon as possible.

The most discussed topic with my friends has been about health. We always conclude that we should have annual checkups. I hate going to them, but they are something I must do.


Re: English Corrections

Hello, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you very much for the corrections.
I haven't tasted them yet. I have to wait for about a month.

You taught me that 'with a friend of mine' is better than 'with my friend'.
However, in the last paragraph, is it OK for 'The most discussed topic WITH MY FRIENDS'?
Should I say 'The most discussed topic with friends of mine'?

Answer to Sakae's question

Sakae's Question:

You taught me that 'with a friend of mine' is better than 'with my friend'.
However, in the last paragraph, is it OK for 'The most discussed topic WITH MY FRIENDS'?
Should I say 'The most discussed topic with friends of mine'?


My Reply:

Yes, it is okay because you are not specifying any particular one, or ones. You are simply stating that you discuss a particular topic with your friends.

Now, were you to say, '...among my friends...', it would mean that you were excluded from the discussion.

I understand your confusion. English becomes confusing when it is thought of as a conglomeration of rules. English is liquid logic. First, and foremost, it has to convey meaning accurately.

Had you said, '...with my friend', and had not specified the friend...it would have told the reader that you have but one friend...and no one else.

This would not have been accurate.


In this instance, the first use let the reader know that the particular friend was not earlier noted and was not important. In the second use, it lets the reader know the same thing. Who the friends were was not earlier noted, and it was not important.

Now...could you have said, '...with friends of mine...'?

Yes...but it would have been awkward. The words are unnecessary in this usage, whereas, it was necessary in the first usage.

If true meaning is conveyed with efficiency and accuracy...it is correct. The most precise and concise form is the best.

Re: Answer to Sakae's question

Hello, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you very much.
I almost understand it, but it is still confusing.
I hope I can use proper words about it next time.

お大事に

子宮頚ガンの検診に関しては Pap smearという言い方が英語ではよく使われます。参考までに。

Re: お大事に

Lingo-Field さん

Pap smear と言うのですね。教えていただきありがとうございます。
来週中には必ずPap smearを受けなくては!あ~怖いです。
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