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A Near Miss Accident

ponta 360 · July 4

Target Language - English

Today, I almost had an accident when I was writing a report. The report was an experiment report and it included a lot of figures and data. I had written it for three hours, but I forgot to save it. At the moment, Microsoft Word froze and broke off. I thought my progress of the three hours ended up in vain. However, when I rebooted Word, my progress was not lost. The part that I wrote just before freezing was deleted but it didn't a big matter. I had quite a fright.


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troutfarm 0 July 4, 2021
A Near Miss Accident
Today, I almost had an accident when I was writing a report.
The report was an experiment report and it included a lot of figures and data.

The reporIt was an experiment report and it included a lot of figures and data.

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  • Stylistic
I don't think it is wrong, but most English speakers would prefer not to repeat words too much, so using a pronoun sounds more natural.
I had written it for three hours, but I forgot to save it.

I had been writtening it for three hours, but I forgot to save it.

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At the moment, Microsoft Word froze and broke off.

At theat moment, Microsoft Word froze and broke off.

It is unclear what "broke off" in this situation. A computer program becoming stuck is just called "freezing".
I thought my progress of the three hours ended up in vain.

I thought my progress of the three hourslast three hours of progress had ended up in vain.

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  • Grammar
  • Stylistic
However, when I rebooted Word, my progress was not lost.
The part that I wrote just before freezing was deleted but it didn't a big matter.

The part that I wrote just before freezing was deleted but it didwasn't a big matterdeal.

I had quite a fright.

Overall feedback & comment:

New software is amazing huh. I bet lots of people lost their work before Microsoft finally implemented the auto-save feature.
Comment added on 07/04/2021