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Re: Q&A - P5 English

Post by SOS mum » Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:45 pm

Many tks, Joy of Learning

You are indeed a very nice person. My son will be overjoyed to read yr comments about him. Will pm u his compo after SA2. Look forward to your advice so that he can learn from his mistakes and do better for next year:)

God Bless:)

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Re: Q&A - P5 English

Post by Joy of Learning 111 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:34 am

SOS mum wrote:Will pm u his compo after SA2.
I look forward to it. Good luck in the SA2!

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Re: Q&A - P5 English

Post by nonKiasu » Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:10 pm

Hi. May I know if anxiety and anxiousness can be used interchangeably?
E.g. Can I say that
Despite her anxiety, Sarah ....
is the same as
Despite her anxiousness, Sarah ...
?
TIA

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Re: Q&A - P5 English

Post by D3@n » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:57 am

To me, there is a slight difference between the two.
"Anxiety" entails something more negative which has happened or is about to happen.
"Anxiousness" means can't wait for something to start/happen, and need not be negative.

Eg.
I find her anxiousness for the party to start so adorable. - This sounds fine.
vs
I find her anxiety for the party to start so adorable. - This is not sound semantically

It will largely depend on your context to decide which is a more appropriate choice.
Hope this helps.

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Re: Q&A - P5 English

Post by nonKiasu » Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:03 am

D3@n wrote:To me, there is a slight difference between the two.
"Anxiety" entails something more negative which has happened or is about to happen.
"Anxiousness" means can't wait for something to start/happen, and need not be negative.

Eg.
I find her anxiousness for the party to start so adorable. - This sounds fine.
vs
I find her anxiety for the party to start so adorable. - This is not sound semantically

It will largely depend on your context to decide which is a more appropriate choice.
Hope this helps.
Hi, D3@n. Thks for reply. Sorry didn't type out e whole s&t qn below earlier:
Sarah was anxious. She managed to emerge overall champion for the competition.
Ans sheet: Despite Sarah's anxiety, she managed to emerge overall champion for the competition.
My ds ans: Despite her anxiousness, Sarah managed to emerge overall champion for the competition.
Is both e answer sheet n my ds answer correct? Thks.


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Re: Q&A - P5 English

Post by Joy of Learning 111 » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:01 am

nonKiasu wrote:
D3@n wrote:To me, there is a slight difference between the two.
"Anxiety" entails something more negative which has happened or is about to happen.
"Anxiousness" means can't wait for something to start/happen, and need not be negative.

Eg.
I find her anxiousness for the party to start so adorable. - This sounds fine.
vs
I find her anxiety for the party to start so adorable. - This is not sound semantically

It will largely depend on your context to decide which is a more appropriate choice.
Hope this helps.
Hi, D3@n. Thks for reply. Sorry didn't type out e whole s&t qn below earlier:
Sarah was anxious. She managed to emerge overall champion for the competition.
Ans sheet: Despite Sarah's anxiety, she managed to emerge overall champion for the competition.
My ds ans: Despite her anxiousness, Sarah managed to emerge overall champion for the competition.
Is both e answer sheet n my ds answer correct? Thks.
The answer sheet is correct: you want 'anxiety'.

I am not convinced there is a word 'anxiousness'. It is probably an American pseudo-construction based on the adjective 'anxious'. Normally, if an adjective has an established noun, in this case 'anxiety', then there is no need to invent a new noun.

The adjective 'anxious' means worried or eager. If you want to say 'eagerness', then you can use 'anxiety'. If 'anxiety' sounds clunky in a sentence, then use 'eagerness' or 'keenness'.

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Re: Q&A - P5 English

Post by D3@n » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:19 pm

nonKiasu wrote:
D3@n wrote:To me, there is a slight difference between the two.
"Anxiety" entails something more negative which has happened or is about to happen.
"Anxiousness" means can't wait for something to start/happen, and need not be negative.

Eg.
I find her anxiousness for the party to start so adorable. - This sounds fine.
vs
I find her anxiety for the party to start so adorable. - This is not sound semantically

It will largely depend on your context to decide which is a more appropriate choice.
Hope this helps.
Hi, D3@n. Thks for reply. Sorry didn't type out e whole s&t qn below earlier:
Sarah was anxious. She managed to emerge overall champion for the competition.
Ans sheet: Despite Sarah's anxiety, she managed to emerge overall champion for the competition.
My ds ans: Despite her anxiousness, Sarah managed to emerge overall champion for the competition.
Is both e answer sheet n my ds answer correct? Thks.
I agree with JOL, "anxiety" is the correct answer.
In this case, Sarah was not confident of a positive outcome.
I also with agree with JOL that "anxiety" is a more commonly used noun for the adjective "anxious".
Nonetheless, there are indeed people who will use "anxiousness". Just let your DS be aware of it.

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Re: Q&A - P5 English

Post by iFirefly » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:16 pm

ELFan wrote:I wanted to ask a synthesis question but didn't know how to start a thread. I googled and chanced upon this thread.

Could you kindly help me start a thread or simply post it to an appropriate related thread?

I'm unsure as to how to do this synthesis question:

Question: Jenny opened the can of milk. She poured some of it into a cup to make coffee.

My answer: Jenny opened the can of milk before she poured some of it into a cup to make coffee.

Thank you! :smile:
I think connecting with "and" is more appropriate, as follows..

Jenny opened the can of milk and poured some of it into a cup to make coffee.

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Re: Q&A - P5 English

Post by Prat » Sun May 08, 2016 7:35 pm

Hi all, can anyone suggest good enrichment centers forP5 around Thomson ?

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Re: Q&A - P5 English

Post by fanren » Mon May 09, 2016 1:45 pm

If the burglar should come again, the police will/would arrest him immediately.. Which is the answer?

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