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You don't say 'similar with', do you?

 
 
SMickey
 
Reply Tue 5 Jun, 2018 07:52 am
My buddies and I are trying to help each other with essays we write.
Here are some sentences that seem suspicious.

A. 'Makguksu' is a kind of noodle.

-> I've heard a lot of the pattern 'kind of a', not 'a kind of'.

a. 'Makguksu' is kind of a noodle.



B. Makguksu means noodle that crumbled and eaten carelessly, which is made from buckwheat.

Well, I believe a verb is missing between 'that' and 'crumbled'.

b. Makguksu means noodle that IS crumbed and eaten carelessly, which is made from buckwheat.





C. This is similar with Ramyun, but the noodle is better cut and its texture is softer than that.

I've made my own research to find out English native speakers don't say 'similar with' but 'similar to'

c. This is similar TO Ramyun, but but the noodle is better cut and its texture is softer than that.




D. I think it is the most delicious.

The article 'the' lets you expect to see a noun later,
so you should either add a noun or cross out 'the'.

d1. I think it is most delicious. OR
d2. I think it is the most delicious food.


I doubt my own version of correction sounds natural.
Still, I'd like to hear of your opinions.
Would you please take a look at those and grade my correction?

Thank you all.
I'd appreciate any comment.





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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 5 Jun, 2018 10:20 am
@SMickey,
A. 'Makguksu' is a kind of noodle.

correct

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B. Makguksu means noodle that crumbled and eaten carelessly, which is made from buckwheat.

Well, I believe a verb is missing between 'that' and 'crumbled'.

b. Makguksu means noodle that IS crumbed and eaten carelessly, which is made from buckwheat.

the whole sentence needs work

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c. This is similar TO Ramyun, but the noodle is better cut and its texture is softer.

note the edit

alternatively : This is similar to Ramyn but the noodle is better cut and has a softer texture.

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D. I think it is the most delicious.

The article 'the' lets you expect to see a noun later,
so you should either add a noun or cross out 'the'.

d1. I think it is most delicious. OR
d2. I think it is the most delicious food.

needs context

SMickey
 
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Reply Tue 5 Jun, 2018 10:49 am
@ehBeth,
I wanted to edit the original post so that I can add context,
which doesn't work. So I'm attaching the context here, if you don't mind.

- I like various noodles such as Naegmyun, ramen, rice-noodle and Chinese mara-tang. But among these noodles, I think Makjuksu is the most delicious. This food is difficult to find in Seoul.

I hope I've provided enough context this time.Smile
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 5 Jun, 2018 10:55 am
@SMickey,
SMickey wrote:
But among these noodles, I think Makjuksu is the most delicious.


I think Makjuksu is the most delicious noodle.

can't be 'among these noodles' as Makjuksu isn't one of the choices listed.

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I like various noodles such as Naegmyn, ramen, rice-noodle, Chinese mara-tang and the most delicious, Makjuksu.

___

are all of them hard to find in Seoul or is Makjuksu hard to find in Seoul?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 5 Jun, 2018 10:57 am
@ehBeth,
let's take this one on:

B. Makguksu means noodle that crumbled and eaten carelessly, which is made from buckwheat.

Makguksu is a buckwheat noodle which is crumbled and eaten ...

what does 'eaten carelessly' mean?
SMickey
 
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Reply Tue 5 Jun, 2018 12:04 pm
@ehBeth,
Upon seeing what you've said,
now I'm convinced that 'delicious' itself cannot be a noun,
but almost always used with a noun. Thank you.

Well, I guess what my buddy intended was
only Makuksu is not easily found in Seoul.
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SMickey
 
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Reply Tue 5 Jun, 2018 12:15 pm
@ehBeth,
Mak means 'with no attention', 'without much care' or carelessly, when translated in Korean.

The reason why the food has that name is that
it doesn't take very long to make it, and people also
can eat it so swiftly or in a very short time.
Simply, the food is easily cooked, swiftly eaten.
It doesn't take so much effort to cook it,
neither does it require so much time for people to eat it.
That's why people call it 'Mak' - Kuksu(noodle), I think.
Thank you for asking, ehBeth.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 5 Jun, 2018 01:17 pm
@SMickey,
SMickey wrote:
I like various noodles such as Naegmyun, ramen, rice-noodle and Chinese mara-tang. But among these noodles, I think Makjuksu is the most delicious. This food is difficult to find in Seoul.


context really helps Smile

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Since your context is that you're talking about noodles, 'this food' would refer back to noodles.

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Another way to write it could be :

I like a variety of noodles including Naegmyun, ramen, rice-noodle, and Chinese mara-tang. My favourite, Makjuksu, is difficult to find in Seoul.
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ehBeth
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Reply Tue 5 Jun, 2018 01:21 pm
@ehBeth,
and another go

Quote:

B. Makguksu means noodle that crumbled and eaten carelessly, which is made from buckwheat.

Makguksu is a buckwheat noodle which is crumbled and eaten ...

what does 'eaten carelessly' mean?


Makguksu is a buckwheat noodle that is easy to prepare and eat.

The crumble portion of the sentence is included in the preparation part of the edit. If someone asks for details about the preparation then the crumbling reference can be used.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 5 Jun, 2018 11:01 pm
@SMickey,
SMickey wrote:
A. 'Makguksu' is a kind of noodle.
I would take this to mean that it is one type of noodle.

SMickey wrote:
a. 'Makguksu' is kind of a noodle.
I would take this to mean that it is similar to a noodle.
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ekename
 
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Reply Tue 5 Jun, 2018 11:23 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mak-guksu

"The dish gets its name "rough noodles" because the buckwheat used is generally unhulled."
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