Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Martha"

The meaning of "Martha" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does Martha Yan, whose magazine is popular among teenages, will be another (judge).

What is (judge) mean in here? mean?
A: Judge is being used as a noun in this case. It simply means that Martha Yan will be on the panel of judges.
Q: What does Martha kneeling upon the hearth building her fire. mean?
A: @Ri-na "Hearth" is the hard area around or in front of the fireplace. Sometimes tiles, bricks or stone. "building the fire" is preparing to light a fire, or stoking the fire.
Q: What does "You haven't seen 'upset' if you don't find Martha," Cynthia said, leaving no doubt that said apologies would not be forthcoming from her corner. mean?
A: "leaving no doubt that said apologies would not be forthcoming" basically means "there was no doubt that she would not apologize."

There was no way that she was going to apologize.

They wrote it in a silly way, but that's what it means. :) x

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Q: Please show me how to pronounce Martha pondered for a while, then she came to a decision. .
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Q: Dear Martha,

Thank you for your email and inquiry. You can sell your used clothes by calling our shop directly or by applying on the internet. Once you order our service, our staff visit your house and check your used clothes. Then, we will give you an estimation. If you are agree to our estimation, you can sell them. Should you unsatisfied with it, you can also decline without any fees.If you want to order our service, could you tell us your convenient time? You can proceed ordering process through this email only this time.


The support staff at
does this sound natural?
A: I will mark the changes I made with "()" as usual, to make them easier to spot. (^^)

Also, from what I can see, this is a formal email that will be sent to a customer/client, so I've tried my best to make it sound as professional as possible by changing some areas that would otherwise be grammatically correct too.
Every bracket with "*" before it marks a change I made just to make it sound more professional, rather than for grammatical reasons. (Sentence numbers with "*" and brackets with "**" before them are ones I want to write a bit more about though!)
It's a bit long, so I'll break it up into sentences for clarity. (^^)

Dear Martha,

*1. Thank you for your email and inquiry. ✓(^^♪

*2. You can sell your used clothes *(either) by calling our shop directly, or by (making an application through our site).

3-4. (Upon receiving your application), our staff (will make a visit to)/**1(call upon) your *(residence) (to evaluate) your used clothes (and provide) you (with) an estimation.

5. (In the event that you find) our estimation (to be satisfactory), you *(may then proceed to) sell them.

6. Should you(, however, be) unsatisfied with it, you *(may) also decline (to sell them for no additional charges) **2(or) fees.

7. If you (would like to) **3(utilize) our service, (please inform us of what time our visit would be) most convenient for you.

*8. (Please feel free to) proceed (to request our service) through replying to this email this 1 time only, as we would appreciate any future requests/applications to be made through the methods detailed above.


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*1: I just wanted to mention that you can just write, "Thank you for your inquiry." and that would be plenty formal already. (^^)

*2: I'm assuming you have a website that people can make applications through, but if you don't want to write it that way, you could also write:

You can sell your used clothes *(either) by calling our shop directly, or by (making an application over the internet).

*8: I tried my best to correct this sentence in accordance with how I understood it, but I'm not sure if I really got what you where trying to say with this sentence...(。ŏ﹏ŏ)
Sorry! m(_ _)m
Could you maybe explain a little more about what you meant to say here so I can know if I corrected it right or not? (´;ω;`)

**Now onto the little details:
**1: "Call upon" = Visit, but it's a lot more formal & stiff. (Hence the use of fancier words like "residence".) It's definitely not a phrase you would hear in normal conversation, but I'm pretty sure it's okay in this case, since it's a customer you're addressing. I just want point out that you'd never tell a friend you made plans with something like:

"Great! So when can I call upon your residence?"❌

That would be EXTREMELY weird! Instead, you should say something like:

"Great! So when (can)/(should) I drop by?"✓

**2: In formal writing like this, I'd say I see a "/" in spots like this more often than an actually written "or". i.e. charges/fees.

**3: British would spell this as: "utilise".

That's all! It was actually pretty good! Especially considering it was a formal piece!
Great job! (^^)/
Q: Please show me how to pronounce Martha made a yummy cake for her guests..
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Q: Martha Smith's an author and an athlete. does this sound natural?
A: The way you said author wasn't correct. You pronounce it with as th not s. But other than that it was pretty good.

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