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英語で言いたかったが言えなかったことについて話してみよう

Talking about phrases you did not know how to say beforehand
あなたは、以前に英語で言えなかったことついて話しています。
語学を学習していく上で、『うまく表現できないかった...』と思うことは何度もあります。そこで、わからなかった表現、言い回しをそのままにするのではなく、復習していきましょう。
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The other day, I had a talk with an English teacher. There were two expressions which I wanted to say but couldn't at the moment. Later, I looked up the words in a dictionary and found them. One of them is the expression using the word "hindsight." I checked the expression including "hindsight" on the Internet. For example, I came across the phrases, such as "This is just a hindsight," or "This is just hindsight." In these phrases, does hindsight need an article or not?

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The other day, I had a talk with an English teacher. There were two expressions which I wanted to say but couldn't at the moment. Later, I looked up the words in a dictionary and found them. One of them is the expression using the word "hindsight." I checked the expression including "hindsight" on the Internet. For example, I came across the phrases, such as "This is just a hindsight," or "This is just hindsight." In these phrases, does hindsight need an article or not?

Good job, you've made no mistakes here. 'Hindsight' is usually used with 'in', 'in hindsight'
Please don't ask questions related to grammar in the Writing Room since teachers are not supposed to discuss grammar here.
Feel free to practice using new phrases the way you think they should be used and, after the writing lesson, our proofreader will make sure to correct any potential errors or mistakes.

All right, then I'll move on to the other one. As I told you, after the talk with the teacher, I also found in my dictionary the expression which I didn't know how to say in English at the moment. Namely: to open a Pandora's box. Actually, I wanted to express my opinion on a burning issue - Brexit, using those words, so may I practice using them right here and now?

自然な表現

All right, then I'll move on to the other one. As I told you, after the talk with the teacher, I also found in my dictionary the expression which I didn't know how to say in English at the moment. Namely: to open a Pandora's box. Actually, I wanted to express my opinion on a burning issue - Brexit, using those words, so may I practice using them right here and now?

Good job, you've made no mistakes here
Oh, yes, please, do feel free to do so.
I would actually really enjoy this since I am very much interested in the Brexit crisis.

Great. I wanted to say as follows : Although this is just a hindsight opinion, the government shouldn't have conducted the national referendum on Brexit without adequate plans for corresponding to its result. If they get out of EU, half of the national will oppose it, on the other hand, if they stay in EU, another half of them will oppose it as well. Now they are in such a situation. Metaphorically speaking, they opened a Pandora's box which was never supposed to open.
Well, truth be told, this is just the opinion of a commentator, not mine.

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Great. I wanted to say as follows: Although this is just a hindsight opinion, the government shouldn't have conducted the national referendum on Brexit without adequate plans for corresponding to its result. If they get out of the EU, half of the nationals will oppose it, on the other hand, if they stay in the EU, another half of them will oppose it as well. Now they are in such a situation. Metaphorically speaking, they opened a Pandora's box which was never supposed to open.
Well, truth be told, this is just the opinion of a commentator, not mine.

1. and 3. Use the definite article with EU
2. You need to use plural because you are talking about them in general
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