Review Tantangan Ef 16.3 (Three)

Yuhuuuu ketemu lagi di post review tantangan. Kali ini tantangannya adalah tantangan EF 16.3 (EF 36) tentang tiga hal. Terima kasih kami ucapkan untuk mbak Dwi  yang telah bersedia untuk direview postnya, dan juga kepada mbak Eva untuk kesediannya mereview. Yuk kita simak dan sama-sama belajar!


Review Tantangan EF 16.3: Three Expectations for Public Transportation

This is my first post for EF’s challenge since I have written for EF#16.1 and #16.2 challenge but I didn’t post it. For this challenge, I am writing (because you’re in the middle of explaining what you write) about what I expect from public transportation since I am a loyal user of public transportation. In big city, such as Jakarta, public transportation is an answer for traffic jam and air pollution. As a user there are three things that I expect from public transportation : (public transportation user is not technically wrong, but the common term for that would be a commuter)

1.  Safety
There was a lot of incident related with public transportation. Accidents (since we’re talking plural) between trains and minibuses, fire on Transjakarta buses, sexual harassment on minivans (there’s no such thing as mikrolet), etc.


Recently, a news broadcasted a man fell out of minibus (metromini) after he was pick pocketed.

Suggestion: I heard in the news recently  a man fell out of minibus (metromini) after he was pickpocketed (pickpocket is one word).
*(No “a news” here, there’s no singular form of it
*(I deleted the broadcast)
*(try NOT to use passive voice unless you master it. Use the form subject-verb-object because it’s safer)


And he was dead killed. (Dead is also correct, but he was dead because he fell out of minibus, therefore he was killed)
It was scary since I used to take the public transportation (Suggestion: use “take public transport” instead of “go by public transport”)


So, I need public transportation to be safe from accidents because of  irresponsible driver, pickpocketing and sexual harassments. (If nouns come right after because, then use because of, if a subject comes after because, then you can use ONLY because.)
As a passenger, we should not stay quiet if we see something strange. The last sentence is also grammatically correct, but it’s more common to say – we should speak up if we see something strange instead of NOT stay quiet. Use positive form than negative form.

2. Regulation

I expect regulation related with punctuality of public transportation and officer to maintain the rules.

Suggestion: Perhaps, I could rephrase it better with “I hope that they would make a better regulation regarding to punctuality and make sure the rules would being enforced”.


Public transportation must be punctual and serve the best for the passengers. Officers (officers are related to police officers, so perhaps officials is better suited word) are needed to enforce the rules, such as priority chairs for priority passengers, no meal and drink in public transportation, etc. There is a joke saying that rules are made to be broken. People tend to break the rules if there is nobody to enforce them. (Avoid the use of word “officers” because it relates to police / military officers)

3. Cleanliness (because clean is an adjective and we are using nouns for the subjects)

Most people don’t want to ride public transportation because of (again, learn the difference between because and because of ) hygiene problem. Vehicle(s) and supporting facilities (bus station, train station, small mosque and rest room) are dirty (use positive form instead of passive). It is caused by irresponsible people that use facilities improperly. And might be there are no workers / janitors to keep the facilities clean.

I know this story is untidy with improper grammar and vocabulary and I need to practice more.

Overall comment from mbak Eva:

Overall, great post! Sorry if I seem to be too harsh with the corrections! I think this post is very clear and to the point and the writer managed to relay the message further to the audience. Only minor things to be corrected, like the use of certain words that are maybe common in Indonesian translation but not quite right on the ears of native speaker (officers, mikrolet, killed instead of dead etc). I think the only fix I could think of is to read more! Read more English books, magazines, then your brain would automatically learn all the common words used in varied situations and learn to use it as well in your own sentences.


Some small suggestion maybe to learn the difference between because and because of and the importance of using positive voice over passive voice and positive form of sentence over negative. Of course it’s ok to use the negative voice or negative form, but those take practice and skill. There’s nothing wrong with positive voice and positive form and it’s easier to be “grammatically correct” in such sentence. I know that it’s very common in Indonesia to use negative voice / form (NOT STAY QUIET instead of SPEAK UP or NOT CLEAN instead of DIRTY). 
Thanks for the opportunity and keep up the good work!

4 thoughts on “Review Tantangan Ef 16.3 (Three)

  1. Zia Subhan says:

    I just already joined in the group (Indonesian Blogger English Club), I found this blog link, I love this blog, it’s all about English stuff. This writing comprehension is a good idea to improve our skill in English.
    I’m an Indonesian and still learning about English. I have a blog, it’s written in English. I need someone to discuss about the writing material of even the composition #cmiiw. Here, I’m so excited.

    Warm regards,


  2. aan says:

    This is the first i am reading at the blog this.!
    I think it is interes to followed.
    My english not well, but it can understanding by beginner
    Then i can get more lesson from it.
    Thank u . .


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