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Q: Could you give me some illustrative sentences with either words below?

''veer away''
''veer off''
''veer from ~ into~''
A: "While I was sailing, a ship turned into my path and I had to veer off to port to avoid hitting it."
"I am lucky I had time to veer away from them and avoid a collision."

"Even if people try to change my mind. I will not veer from my goal."
Q: [This is an illustrative sentence from a chapter in an English textbook for 9th graders in Japan.]

The gym is the place that I like the best at school.

[I altered it, saying...]

My favorite place in the school is the gym. does this sound natural?
A: I would remove "the" from school. My favorite place in school is the gym.

everything else is perfect.
Q: [This is an illustrative sentence from a chapter in an English textbook for 9th graders in Japan.]

This year students from many countries visited the Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Students from many countries learned that it is necessary for us to take action to peace.


[Feel free to correct them if they are wrong. And does this sound natural?]

Students from many countries learned that it is necessary for us to take action to peace.
---> Students from overseas learned that it is necessary to take action to peace.

[Note: English textbooks in Japan like to pick topics about war and peace. I don't think it is wrong but English classes are not for social studies, are they?] does this sound natural?
A: It should be “to take actions to + verb”

You can say:
- to take actions to have peace
- to take actions to prevent wars
- to take actions to understand each other

[I think it’s fine. We can talk about anything in language classes.]
Q: [This is an illustrative sentence from Lesson Three of an English textbook for 8th graders in Japan.]

His mother took care of him because Jim was sick.
---> Jim was sick and his mother took care of him.
[I'm curious if Jim's mom won't take care of him unless he is sick.]



does this sound natural?
A: I think it's more natural to say

Jim's mother took care of him because he was sick.
Q: [These are illustrative sentences from an English textbook for 8th grade students in Japan.]

I can run fast.
I can run faster than John.
Midori Park is more beautiful than Asahi Park.
I can run the fastest in my school.
I can run as fast as John.

[They seem awkward a bit to me and I'd like to improve them, like]

I'm a fast runner.
I'm a fast runner comparing to John.
I think Midori Park is more beautiful than Asahi Park.
I am the fastest runner in our school.
I am as fast a runner as John.

does this sound natural?
A: I'm a fast runner compared to John.

I think the textbook ones are better.

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