Swimming with the tide or against it
I"ve been thinking about the dichotomy that you set on Wednesday Alex and one possible expression could be;
There are two types of people; those that like to swim with the tide and those who like to swim against it.
Another possibility is;
Thre are two groups of people; those that are prepared to stand up and be counted and those that are not.
You certainly put a lot of passion and conviction into your writing and that stimulates your development as a writer. Readers have rightfully complimented you on your skills and asked for your advice on how to improve as a writer. They've also asked me and my suggestion is very simple. You have to keep writing to improve and it helps to have a reader and something to say too.
Yesterday you introduced another dichotomy by talking about the new Bond; do you love him or hate him? I haven't seen the movie yet so can't say anything. Danial has seen the film and liked it very much. He said that this Bond made you believe that he could actually fight! At work the general consensus seems to be positive too but everyone remarks on how different it is!
Lexis and patterns from today;
a dichotomy ( a difference between two completely different ideas)
to swim with the tide ( to follow what everyone is doing)
to swim against the tide (not to follow what everyone is doing)
to stand up and be counted ( to make your opinions known even if it may cause you difficulty)
the general consensus ( the general agreement)
to remark on something ( to notice something and make a remark about it)
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