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Hi Oleks,

I loved the word "mongrel" to describe...

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Hi Oleks,

I cannot understand why on earth Ilak...

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Hi Oleks

Ilak was incredibly lucky then!!!

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Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 21:08

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As always, with passive waiting, fear came. I knew that it would disappear, right after I take action. But at that moment, I had to reassure myself.
"Do not be afraid of the enemy; they are also afraid of you. Look at their scared faces."
They were not at all scared but rather scary and distorted by fighting fury. Nevertheless, self-hypnosis acted.

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Ros Watson's picture
I learn : Italian (Beginner) French (Beginner)
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Very little to change here.  I've made a few corrections and notes below:

As always, with passive waiting, [Although not wrong, we don't usually use the phrase 'passive waiting' - perhaps 'during periods of inactivity' might be better?] fear came. I knew that it would disappear, right after I take took action. But at that moment, I had to reassure myself.

"Do not be afraid of the enemy." I said to myself.  "They are also afraid of you. Look at their scared faces."

They were not at all scared but rather scary and distorted by fighting fury. Nevertheless, [my] self-hypnosis acted worked.

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Thank you, Ros! OK, let it be "during periods of inactivity". I now think that "passive waiting" is only Russian idiom.

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Hi Oleks,

Not being afraid of your enemy when in combat is far easier said than done!

I agree with Ros - I have never heard of the phrase "passive waiting". It is not grammatically wrong but it (somehow) does not sound natural.

With regards to your pronunciation, I feel you could improve your pronunciation of the word "fury"

[ fyoor-ee ]
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Hi Oleks! Thank you for audio! I did not even suspect that this diphthong is pronounced that way.

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As always, with passive waiting, fear came. I knew that it would disappear (no comma) right after I take action, but at/in that moment, I had to reassure myself.

"Do not be afraid of the enemy because they are also afraid of you," I told myself. "Look at their scared faces."

They were not at all scared but rather scary and distorted by fighting fury. Nevertheless, self-hypnosis acted worked.

 

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Hi Kealin! Thank you!

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Aliakbar Majidi's picture
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Well done, Oleks. Keep it up!

Wow! Great wisdom!!! “I knew that it would disappear right after I take action.” I just love it!!!

Please pay attention to how you pronounce always -> /ˈɒːlweɪz/ | https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/always

As always, with passive waiting (Do you mean procrastination?), fear came [Also, would come]. I knew that it would disappear [no comma] right after I take action, but at that moment, I had to reassure myself.

"Do not be afraid of the enemy for/because they are also afraid of you. Look at their scared faces,” I told myself.

They were not at all scared but rather scary and distorted by fighting fury. Nevertheless, self-hypnosis acted worked.

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Hi Ali! Thank you for your comment and link! I didn’t mean procrastination, but rather, waiting for the right moment.

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