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Dutch Weather


There are many surprises that the Netherlands (1)_gave me during my (2) 2 months stay in Rotterdam, (3) e.g., the height of the people, the popularity of English, the weather(4) etc. Among them, the Dutch weather (5) gave me the most memorable experience. The Netherlands has (6) an unpredictable weather, which is changing (7) all the time during the day. In addition, it is always very windy. The air is quite dry as well.

First, the weather in the Netherlands is changing (7) all the time during the day. Beautiful sunshine (2) 1 minute earlier could be followed by a shower (2) 1 minute later. Moreover, a summer temperature (8) in the noon does not guarantee that it (9) would not be as cold as winter (10) in the mid-night. (11) Therefore, people living in the Netherlands always go out with an umbrella and a coat. I learned the lesson (12) in a hard way thought. It was an afternoon in July. I had an appointment with a friend in Dan Haag. The sky was clear, and the temperature was just right for shirts and jeans. So (13) that I decided to take the train without bringing any (14) extra supply, e.g., umbrella, coat. However, the minute that I stepped out of the Dan Haag train station, I regretted (15) for my decision - (16) there was a big rain outside, and it was as cold as in November. It was only 10 minutes (17) after I left my home.

Second, there is (18) strong wind in the Netherlands (19) blowing almost everyday. I have lived in places, (3) e.g., south China, (20) with 1 or 2 windy seasons a year. Thus, wind is no stranger to me. However, the wind that I have experienced before is no match for the wind in the Netherlands in terms of frequency and magnitude. I spent an afternoon (21) in 18th floor of an office building, and (22) consistently felt that the building was shaking due to the wind. My friend told me that it was a normal day. Furthermore, it does not always feel safe even on the ground. Sometimes, I think that I would be blown off the road while walking (23) on the streets.

Third, it is quite dry in the Netherlands as well. (2) 1 week after getting into the Netherlands, I began to (24) fell itchy on my skin due to the dryness. It took my skin 2 weeks to (25) get use to the dryness. In addition, static electric is common in the Netherlands. I normally (26) get shocked (2) 1 to 2 times a day.

Most people attribute the unpredictable, windy, (27) and dry weather in the Netherlands to its unique geographic landscape. Most (28) of the lands in the Netherlands are flat and below (29) the sea level. Wind, (30) cloud, and rain from (31) Atlantic Ocean (32) could come to the Netherlands easily (33) though the long coast line, which in turn makes Dutch weather so distinctive, compared to that (34) in other European cities.

Footnotes

(1) Suggestion only: Why not replace "gave me" with "provided"?
(2) Correction: Always spell out numbers 0 to 9 (e.g., zero, one, two, three).
(3) Correction: If you use e.g., do so within parentheses. That is, use (e.g., the height of the people, the popularity of English, the weather, etc.). If you do not want to do this, avoid the problem and use "such as" instead of "e.g."
(4) Correction: You need a comma after "weather." However, it would be better to delete "etc." and replace the comma with a period. You do not need "etc." because you have begun with "e.g.," or "for example."
(5) Suggestion only: Why not replace "gave me" with "provided"?
(6) Correction: You do not need "an." " The Netherlands has unpredictable weather" is correct.
(7) Suggestion only: Instead of "which is changing all the time during the day," why not use " which changes continuously during the day"?
(8) Correction: Instead of "a summer temperature in the noon," use "the summer temperature at noon" or "the temperature at noon during the summer."
(9) Suggestion only: In "does not guarantee that it would not be as cold as winter" replace "would" by "will."
(10) Correction: Instead of does "in the mid-night," use "at mid-night" or "in the middle of the night."
(11) Suggestion only: Instead of " Therefore, people living in the Netherlands always go out with an umbrella and a coat" use "Therefore, people living in the Netherlands always take an umbrella and a coat when they go out" or, more accurately, "Therefore, people living in the Netherlands always take their umbrellas and coats when they go out."
(12) Correction: Instead of "I learned the lesson in a hard way thought," use "However, I learned the lesson the hard way."
(13) Correction. You need a comma after "So" and can delete "that." You will be left with "So, I decided to take the train…"
(14) Suggestion only: Instead of "without bringing any extra supply, e.g., umbrella, coat…", use "without bringing anything extra, such as an umbrella or a coat"?
(15) Correction: Instead of "I regretted for my decision" use "I regretted my decision."
(16) Suggestion only: Although you can use " there was a big rain outside," why not use "it was raining heavily outside"?
(17) Suggestion only: Instead of "It was only 10 minutes after I left my home," why not use " It had been only ten minutes since I had left my home"?
(18) Correction: "strong wind" should be preceded by "a."
(19) Suggestion only: Why not change "blowing almost everyday" to "that blows almost everyday"?
(20) Suggestion only: Instead of "south China, with 1 or 2 windy seasons a year" why not use "southern China that has one or two windy seasons each year"?
(21) Correction: Instead of "in 18th floor of an office building," use "on the 18th floor of an office building"?
(22) Suggestion only: Instead of "consistently felt that the building was shaking," why not use "always felt that the building was shaking"?
(23) Correction: Instead of "while walking on the streets," use "while walking in the street."
(24) Correction: Instead of "I began to fell itchy on my skin due to the dryness," use "My skin began to feel itchy due to the dryness."
(25) Correction: Instead of "to get use to the dryness," use "to get used to the dryness."
(26) Suggestion only: Instead of "I normally get shocked 1 to 2 times a day," use "I normally receive a shock once or twice a day."
(27) Suggestion only: You do not need the "and." Unpredictable, windy, and dry are adjectives.
(28 Suggestion only: Instead of "Most of the lands in the Netherlands," why not use "Most of the land in the Netherlands is flat."
(29) Suggestion only: Instead of "below the sea level," use "below sea level."
(30) Suggestion only: Instead of "Wind, cloud, and rain," why not use "Wind, clouds, and rain"?
(31) Correction: Instead of "from Atlantic Ocean," use " from the Atlantic Ocean."
(32) Suggestion only: Instead of "could come to the Netherlands easily," why not use "can reach the Netherlands easily."
(33) Suggestion only: Instead of "though the long coast line," consider using "because of the long coast line."
(34) Suggestion only: Instead of "in other European cities," consider using "of other European cities."



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