Christmas Ikebana 11/30/2016

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I had composed this arrangement of Marguerite (マーガレット), Eucalyptus (ユーカリ), and Christmas Holly (or American Holly) (クリスマス(アメリカン)ホーリー、または西洋ヒイラギ).

This arrangement is for Christmas.
I had wanted to arrange them as the simplest, and I had figured to arrange them from three dimensions using three containers. I had told my Ikebana teacher about my intention beforehand.

Although I used only three materials, it was much more difficult than I had thought.
I struggled with them for a long time, I then ended up using only one container. It took as many as two hours.
However, when I came home and compared with those pictures, I thought that the picture of using two containers (the first picture) was the best.

Which do you like better, the first one or the second one?

The simpler I arrange flowers, the more difficult it is.





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I like the second one best, because I like the holly at the bottom.

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Hello, Always visiting.

Thank you for your comment.
I thought that Eucalyptus was too long in the second picture. If it was shorter, I would have liked the second one better.

English Corrections

Original Article:

I had composed this arrangement of Marguerite (マーガレット), Eucalyptus (ユーカリ), and Christmas Holly (or American Holly) (クリスマス(アメリカン)ホーリー、または西洋ヒイラギ).

This arrangement is for Christmas.
I had wanted to arrange them as the simplest, and I had figured to arrange them from three dimensions using three containers. I had told my Ikebana teacher about my intention beforehand.

Although I used only three materials, it was much more difficult than I had thought.
I struggled with them for a long time, I then ended up using only one container. It took as many as two hours.
However, when I came home and compared with those pictures, I thought that the picture of using two containers (the first picture) was the best.

Which do you like better, the first one or the second one?

The simpler I arrange flowers, the more difficult it is.

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Recommended Corrections:

I had composed this arrangement of Marguerite (マーガレット), Eucalyptus (ユーカリ), and Christmas Holly (or American Holly) (クリスマス(アメリカン)ホーリー、または西洋ヒイラギ).

This arrangement is for Christmas.
I had wanted to arrange them in the simplest form, and I arranged them stressing all three dimensions by using three containers. I had told my Ikebana teacher about my intention beforehand.

Although I used only three materials, it was much more difficult than I had thought.
I struggled with them for a long time. I ended up using only one container. It took about two hours.

However, when I came home and compared the photos, I thought that the photo of the arrangement using two containers (the first picture) looked the best.

Which do you like *more, the first one or the second one?

*Remember, you like something more. You think something is better because...

To like something, with a qualifier such as, more than, or the most, or less than, or the least, is correct because it is a statement of quantity. A logical followup question without the qualifier would be: How much did you like it?

To think something is better than, or the best, or worse than, or the worst, is correct because it is a statement of quality.


The simpler I arrange flowers, the more difficult it is.

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Additional Correction (Your reply to 'Always Visiting'):

Original:

Thank you for your comment.
I thought that Eucalyptus was too long in the second picture. If it was shorter, I would have liked the second one better.

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Recommended Correction:

Thank you for your comment.
I thought that Eucalyptus was too long in the second picture. If it *were shorter, I would have liked the second one **more. (or you could have said: 'Were it shorter...).

*Don't forget the subjunctive mood. You may often be clued in to it by the usage of 'would' or 'should' and by the usage of 'If' in the beginning of the sentence.

**Once again, I like it more...not better.



Re: English Corrections

Hi Shiroi Tora.

Thank you so much for the corrections.
I remembered that you had corrected the same mistake ('like better') of mine before.
I won't make it again.
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I'm married and we have a son. I live in Hokkaido, Japan.
I like handmade things and Ikebana(arranging flowers).
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