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  • Example sentences using "Demerit"

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    2. If you did well in school you deserve a merit. You were late to class and got a demerit. Merit - reward or praise Demerit - censure

  • Similar words to "Demerit" and their differences

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    2. Simply Weakness - subject of area where your knowledge or performance has a considerable amount of space for improvement Shortcomings - where you literally fall short for a particular standard, (include social /personality straight standards) Defect - something that is imperfect, normally used to decribe equipment or in biology. "genetic defect" "equipment defect". Demerits - in uk we almost only use it as "metrits and demerits" same as "pros and cons" same as"优点和缺点"

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    2. Advantage means that it provides a beneficial function to something. A disadvantage means that it prevents beneficial functions. Merit and fault are ethical/moral categories (道徳的), and don't necessarily mean it brings functional benefits or disadvantages. For example, "He has an advantage in basketball because he has been practising his whole life." "He has a disadvantage in basketball because he injured his leg last summer." "His efforts have merit because he spent all year training" "His efforts don't have merit (have fault), even though he won, because he didn't really spend time training"

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    2. A demerit is something you get in school when you do something bad and/or break a rule. A drawback is kind of like an obstacle. It could also be considered as something that is holding you back from something else.

  • Translations of "Demerit"

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    2. @azqanposowal It's very rare for someone to write like that in English, so you should try to phrase it in a more natural way. English writers are never that explicit / obvious with what they say. Rather than: 'We can discuss both the aspects of government', in English you would start by saying something like: 'Although many people have problems with the government, many of the current policies are necessary for the country's success.' Often very direct sentences like the one you used come across unnatural because it's not the way people speak or write. The closest sentence I could think of to yours would be: 'The government's current position on ____ (issue) is a hot topic / of great debate nowadays.

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    2. Here are links to some examples https://forvo.com/word/merit/#en https://forvo.com/word/demerit/#en

  • Other questions about "Demerit"

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    2. Everything sounded great until the last part. Perhaps you were going for "-have made its benefits stray into insignificance." Or "-have made its benefits pale in comparison." But once again great job! Almost sounds natural!

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    2. Your essay is good. In some cases the length of your sentences could be reduced, such as: ""Certainly, we could always contact everyone using devices in the all over the world and we can get much information through one regardless of a place, which is beneficial and brings a breakthrough in our daily lives than before" Can also be written as: One of the merits being that we are able to contact people from all over the world using a device which fits into our hand. We are also able to obtain information very quickly on a wide variety of topics. Also do not use abbreviations in writing such as "SNS". Write the entire words out. I hope that this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.

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    2. Here you go! I have provided some extra ideas in (). "In my opinion, it would be very good (you can also use 'ideal' or 'beneficial' instead of 'very good') if humans could communicate with animals. Almost every pet-owner wishes to understand what their pet wants to say. If they could understand their needs, such as, “I am hungry” or “I have a toothache” , they could properly deal with these problems, and efficiently take care of them. They could also inquire about how their pets feel about them. It would help build closer relationships. Certainly, it could be true that this situation causes other kinds of trouble. However, there would be more merits than demerits if we could communicate with other creatures." Overall, your English is really, really, really good! 本当に上手ですよ!

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    2. Today, I want to talk about the difference of education systems in developed countries. The biggest difference I think is that American or Chinese schools can skip grades if students are intelligent. Especially, in the USA many college students have experienced grade skipping before. The demerit of this system is the difficulty of making friends and a widening gap between smart people and stupid people because teachers don’t care about stupid people so much. The merit of this system is that students can become working member of society as soon as possible . In the USA , most of students go to graduate school because it's difficult to get a job without master degrees compared to Japan. 

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    2. Writing No. 42 (Goal: 45) My Regret at Giving Up being a Translator I once tried to be a Japanese-to-Korean translator. However, I quit due to things I think as its demerits: not a regular job, no office, and low pay. I also used to think that a translation couldn't nail the nuance of the original. Now I can see its strengths: I can work anywhere on the globe, and several aspects that machine translation can't handle still exist, and I was confident in those. If I had answered the challenge, now I could have something that I can show as "What my specialty is" to others. “nail” is slightly informal, “pin down” would be better if it’s more formal. Odd but true. You can also “rise to the challenge” but I left ‘answered’ because it’s not wrong. By the way... IMHO machine translation is not good, at least in and out of English. It can only give a rough idea at best, and at worst it’s completely wrong. 🙀😂

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