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Homework Help: English

Posted by Henry1 on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 6:02pm.

I urgently need you to check these sentences for me, please.

1) Elizabeth I was unmarried and used this (?) as a political weapon because for the European princes was important to keep on good terms with England.
(better "because she encouraged the hopes of European princes with whom it was important to keep on good terms).
2) She recognized pain as a rival and enemy but at first open war was avoided.
3) She expanded (better fostered) explorations making England a commercial and seafaring power. Sea captains were secretely encouraged by her (Better by Elizabeth I) who took a share of their profit.
4) The captains were engaged in piracy and they attacked Spanish ships that carried precious metals and slaves from America and Africa.
5) In 1588 open war with (better against) Spain started and the Spanish Armada appeard in the English Channel. It was composed of 130 galleons which were heavy and slow. In contrast, the English ships were lower, faster and armed with long-range guns.

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