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Housing ad . . .

roddy

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It's all been a bit too easy for you lately, I think. Lets throw some handwriting at you . . .

1) What kind of housing is offered - apartment, villa, etc . . ?

2) Which famous Beijing building is it near?

3) What form of heating is available?

4) If you decide to take the place, how much money will you need to hand to the landlord in the first instance?



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Reading all these comments about the quality of the writing reminds me of the old Dave Barry quotation:

Dear Mister Language Person: What is the purpose of the apostrophe?

Answer: The apostrophe is used mainly in hand-lettered small business

signs to alert the reader than an "S" is coming up at the end of a

word, as in: WE DO NOT EXCEPT PERSONAL CHECK'S, or: NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR

ANY ITEM'S. Another important grammar concept to bear in mind when

creating hand-lettered small-business signs is that you should put

quotation marks around random words for decoration, as in "TRY" OUR HOT

DOG'S, or even TRY "OUR" HOT DOG'S.

-- Dave Barry, "Tips for Writer's"

It's good to see some things are universal....

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