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Day Eight

ponta 360 · June 8

Prompt: "PROMPT FOR JUNE 2021 WRITING CHALLENGE: Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning?" by Jacque. Like this prompt? Write your own response here.

Target Language - English

I hardly remember my dreams when I wake up. I feel I dreamed, but it's vague. I only catch the dream about its situation. The other day, I dreamed but I only called back it was about my childhood. I think I could recall my dreams when I was a kid. Unfortunately, most of the dreams were scary. Perhaps, I only remembered scary dreams because I was timid.


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chubbi 0 June 8, 2021
Day Eight
I hardly remember my dreams when I wake up.
I feel I dreamed, but it's vague.

I feel I dreamed, but it'Most of the time, even though I know that I dreamed, the dream still feels vague.

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I added “most of the time” since you’re talking about dreams in a general context. You could also say “usually” instead of “most of the time”.
I only catch the dream about its situation.

I usually only catch the dream about its situationwhat situation the dream is about.

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The other day, I dreamed but I only called back it was about my childhood.

The other day, I had a dreamed, but I only called backcould only remember that it was about my childhood.

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I think you might have wanted to say “recalled” here? If that is the case, you could replace “remember” with “recalled” in the sentence.
I think I could recall my dreams when I was a kid.

I think I could recall my dreams better when I was a kid.

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Since it seems like you’re comparing yourself now with your younger self, I put “better”.
Unfortunately, most of the dreams were scary.

Unfortunately, most of the dreams I had were scary.

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It’s not grammatically incorrect but it sounds more natural to include “I” to keep the consistency since you’re talking about your own dreams, not dreams in general.
Perhaps, I only remembered scary dreams because I was timid.

Perhaps, I only remembered the scary dreams because I was a timid child.

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The reason why you put “the” here is to show that you are referring to the scary dreams you had as a kid. Without the “the”, it sounds like you’re talking about it in a general context. Also, saying “I was timid” by itself doesn’t sound natural, since people usually use it as a phrase to describe what they were scared of, like “I was timid of ___”. Otherwise, you could also use “timid” as an adjective. Basically, my point is that using “timid” by itself sounds weird and kind of unnatural.

Overall feedback & comment:

I can relate to this a lot actually. I usually don’t remember my dreams that well, but as a kid I always remembered the nightmares I had. I think it may be because people tend to remember the negative things in their lives more than the positive.
Comment added on 06/08/2021