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Day Four

ponta 360 · June 4

Prompt: "PROMPT FOR JUNE 2021 WRITING CHALLENGE: What is one thing you will never do again? Why?" by Jacque. Like this prompt? Write your own response here.

Target Language - English

I will never overdo ear pick. Last year, just this time of year, I got into ear pick because it was comfortable. However, it caused otitis externa, and I couldn't put on an earphone because of pain. I went to see an ear doctor. She said ear pick with hard materials hurt the ear, so wiping off softly with a cotton swab is enough to clean the ear. I dumped my ear pick and I've used a cotton swab once since then.


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Shaan 0 June 4, 2021
Day Four
I will never overdo ear pick.

I will never overdo ear pick.pick my ear too much

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They way you are using ear pick, it is a verb here. So the verb form is "to pick ear".
Last year, just this time of year, I got into ear pick because it was comfortable.

Last year, justaround this time of year, I got into ear pickstarted picking my ear because it was comfortable.

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Based on the fact that "to pick ear" is a verb, I made these changes
However, it caused otitis externa, and I couldn't put on an earphone because of pain.

However, it caused otitis externa, and I couldn't put onwear an earphone because of pain.

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1. You wear an earphone not put on
2. It's clear because of otitis externa you couldn't put on an earphone
She said ear pick with hard materials hurt the ear, so wiping off softly with a cotton swab is enough to clean the ear.

She said ear picking ear with hard materials can hurt the ear, so wipcleaning offit softly with a cotton swab is enough to clean the ear.

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1. Again converting usage of to pick ear to sound like an action
2. Stylistically - keeping it shorter and simpler also conveys the meaning
I dumped my ear pick and I've used a cotton swab once since then.

I dumpedstopped using my ear pick and I'since then I have used a cotton swab once since then.

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Here you are using ear pick as a noun and hence it's correct. But dumped is used in the sense that you dropped something at once. Better to imply that you stopped using it completely.