Thanks for all your comments. It was really interesting to hear about your experiences. I was surprised to hear that some of you have experienced this type of scam yourselves. Here is some feedback on your comments.
How is your back? I hope you are okay now.
Thanks for asking. It’s not too painful now, but it’s a bit tender, so I still have to be careful.
I can’t believe why older people been fooled such lies and why they didn’t check before they send money to con men.
I can’t understand why older people fall for those kinds of lies and why they don’t check before they send money.
Actually, you know many good places more than I do.
Actually, you know many more good places than I do.
But after I sent the second one, the first one is also appeared. I wonder why?
Don’t worry about it. It happens a lot.
However, I came to admit that these conmen are real experts after hearing what happened to my friends’ parents.
However, I came to realize that ….
One case, fortunately, ended up in an attempt.
One case, fortunately, ended as an unsuccessful attempt.
‘there have been a lot of warnings being given…’⇒’there have been a lot of warnings given…’ or ‘A lot of warnings have been given…’ (I might be wrong again…)
The third one is correct.
Actually, I was thinking not to leave a comment this week because I’m busy at the moment, but why can I skip this week’s topic?
Actually, I was not planning to leave a comment this week because I’m busy at the moment, but how can I skip this week’s topic?
Fortunately(?), they have died before “Ore Ore Sagi” was going around
Fortunately(?), they died before the “Ore Ore Sagi” was invented.
I think Japanese people do a lot of worrying, so they feel relieved when they have savings.
… so they feel safe when they have savings.
I feel I’ve heard that Japanese parents tend to leave their property as much as possible for their children,
I think I heard somewhere that Japanese parents tend to leave as much of their property as possible for their children,
I found that you( in general) needed to separate sentences in two as you showed me to make it clear.
That is a good rule of thumb for English learners: if you are having trouble saying what you want to say, split it up into two sentences.
It might be more accurate to say that we won’t have any inheritance anyway!
It might be more accurate to say that we won’t have anything to leave our kids anyway! (The inheritance is theirs, not yours. The correct verb for you would be “bequeath,” but it’s not used very often.)
My mother’s friend received a call from a con man recently. She said, ” You are still young, aren’t you? How about living an honest life?”
“Bravo” indeed! Nice to have you with us.
I hear elder people are difficult to doubt someone.
I hear that elderly people tend to be less suspicious.
How is the weather where you are?
It’s very hot in Gifu! But we have lots of lovely rivers to swim in.
That’s it for today. I’ll be back on Monday to do the last entry before my summer break.
Have a great weekend.