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December 22, 2014

Posts by Franco


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english
I would like to know if writeacher is doing well. Ms Sue, could you please let me know? Many thanks. Franco
November 23, 2014

English
Can someone check these sentences describing Mr Gradgrind? Thank you very much in advance. Mr Gradgrinds's appearance mirrors his beliefs. His eyes contain no light as the square forehead containing facts prevents him from seeing any. His mouth is not more than a hard line...
January 6, 2014

English
I have an urgent question. I'm going to Australia for my holiday. I can speak English pretty well and i could practise it while I was there. (is it grammatically correct? Is the meaning that of a conditional clause? Thank you very much in advance
December 9, 2013

English
I urgently need you to help me with these sentences. Thank you very much in advance! 1) Theatres were designed as large wooden structures with three tiers of galleries surrounding a pit, open to the sky. Into this yard projected a roofed stage, raised about five feet from the ...
December 2, 2013

English
Can someone check my sentences? They are really urgent. Thank you in advance. 1) The Reformation was caused by the refusal of Pope Clement VI to declare invalid Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon. 2)Elizabeth I continued her father's policy. She defeated the ...
November 29, 2013

English
Can you please check the following five sentences? Thank you very much in advance. 1) The Elizabethan theatre had a circulal or octagonal wooden structure. 2) In the middle of which there was a pit opened to the sky. In it, there was the apron stage, the main one, raised about...
November 28, 2013

English
Can someone check my post? It's urgent. Thank you very much in advance! I like the urban look the most/the worst because it is so cool. These clothes are baggy and comfortable enough to wear anywhere/for work/for school/at parties/to go out. I like to wear casual clothes ...
November 15, 2013

English
I left out two last sentences.Which are grammatica? Thank you very much. 1)When I was five I was able to ride a bike/When I was five I could ride ... 2) Did they manage to book a table...? Were they able to book (is a mistake?)
November 8, 2013

English
Can someone from you help me with these sentences? Which of the options are grammatical? Which are best? It's really urgent..... •She wasn't able to speak until she was... •She couldn't speak until she was •It is better to book a holiday with a ...
November 8, 2013

English
Can someone help me check the grammar in these sentences? Thank you very much in advance. 1)If I go on a short flight journey, I’d rather take a hand luggage with me. 2)If I’m going on a tropical island, I’d like to stay in a hotel next to the beach and spend ...
September 27, 2013

English
Can someone check these sentences, please? Thank you very much. 1) The ghost wears a white shroud and a notice hangs from its neck saying “ The Otis Ghost The Only True and Original Spirit ignore all imitations”. (Is the punctuation correct?) 2) When they arrive at ...
September 11, 2013

Math
I'm tired of this bullcrap this is an outrage I don't even eat sandwiches this is stupid and putting me across as gay
November 16, 2012

English
I forgot to include these other sentences. I hope you can check them, too as I need them for tomorrow. 1) This obviously represents the secret and evil side of nature. Hyde is only ever seen here, never at the front of the house. 2) Furthermore, the most crucial events of the ...
March 14, 2011

English
Here are some more sentences I'd like you to revise. 1) Several symbols are used to explore the theme of the double. The setting of the novel is ambivalent since it seems to be halfway between England and Scotland, London and Edinburgh. 2.Both capitals have a double nature...
March 14, 2011

chamistry
how do you calculate the mole fraction of HCl in an acqueous solution that contains 33.6% HCl by mass?
February 23, 2011

English
Can you please check these sentences I'm doubtful about? Thank you. 1)Can you dress the Christmas tree with festoons? 2) hall we go to the cinema? I'd rather stay at home./I'd prefer to stay at home. 3)I'd like (a?) grilled chicken breast, (a) home-baked ...
February 22, 2011

English
Can you check these sentences for me please? Thank you. 1) Who were the Druids and what was their role within the Celtic social system? Refer also (or also refer?) to the etymology of their name. 2) When did te bubonic plague strike England and what were the consequences of ...
February 10, 2011

English
Can you please check these sentences? Thank you very much 1)King Philip II of Spain plans to take over England and wants his daughter to become Queen of England in Elizabeth's place. 2) On the other hand, Elizabeth is pressured (or pressurized)? to get married but refuses ...
February 9, 2011

English
I forgot to include these last sentences. Could you check if the sentences are OK? Thank you. 1)Where has Peter gone? There he is. I've never flown in an plane before. 2)If don't run, you'll arrive late. She'll buy herself a mobile phone, as soon as she has ...
February 7, 2011

English
These are the sentences I'm not sure of. I included the doubts in parantheses.Thank you. 1) Briefly outline the main features of the epic poem. Refer then to the seventh-century (?) epic poem "Beowulf" and to what it celebrates. 2)In the song "Help" the...
February 7, 2011

English
Can you please check my sentences? Thank you. I'd rather you went to bed early tonight. 2) I'm used/was used to drinking a lot of water in the morning. 3) I'd rather go to the dentist today than tomorrow. 4) He asked me if I could leave him a message on his ...
February 7, 2011

English
Can you please check if these are correct? Thank you. 1) Outline briefly what the Romantics showed an interest in and what they reacted against. Refer then to how they viewed nature and man, with particular reference to childhood. 2) Describe how Kurtz's personality ...
February 7, 2011

English
As promised, picked out the 4 statements I was most doubtful about. 1) Lady Macbeth, we learn in the course of the play, had been the able and efficient wife for such a man. 2)The crown will bring them the highest worldly honour available to them and complete dominion over ...
February 6, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following statements. I really hope you can have a look at them, too. 1) Macbeth was most likely written in 1606, early in the reign of James I, who had been James VI of Scotland before he succeeded to the English throne in 1603. 2) It is the story of a...
February 6, 2011

English
Can you check these sentences for me please? Thank you. 1) The girl in the picture is wearing a tall necklace consisting of one kilo rings, ankle bracelets and knee rings. 2) They are very popular in Burma. The man in the picture is in his sixties. He is formally dressed in a ...
February 6, 2011

English
Can you please check these sentences for me? Thank you very much. 1) The hotel is very near from here. How far from here is the hotel? 2) The hotel room was awful. What was the hotel room like? 3) He got in by climbing over the wall. How did he get in? 4) Prices have ...
February 6, 2011

English
Can you check these sentences for me, please? Thank you 1) He flew to New York with an early morning flight. 2) He was supposed to travel to New York at 10 am. The plane was delayed by the thick fog till the following day. He was stranded at the airport overnight. 3) A lorry ...
February 6, 2011

English
Can you check these statements I'm not sure of, please? Thank you. 1) Is there a difference between a soup plate and a soup bowl? 2)I dress my salad with oil, vinegar and salt. I season my steak with pepper and oregano. 3)Before serving coffee, I lay the cups, the saucers ...
February 4, 2011

English
Can you please check if these sentences are possible, please? Thank you. 1)You can book your train journey online or through a travel agency. First you make sure your passport is not out of the date. 3) Check the train time (time table?) and the fare. 4)Then buy your ticket ...
February 3, 2011

English
Can you please check my sentences? In particular I need to rephrase a Beatles' song called "Help". 1) In the song "Help" the Beatles (?) regret being young and self-assured (self confident?). In the past they were more independet and didn't need ...
February 3, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. I hope you can have a look at them too. 1) The slave trade between Europe, Africa and the America lasted for about 400 years, between 1500 and 1900. 2) The cities involved in the slave trade became very rich. The route from Europe ...
February 2, 2011

English
Can you check if the following statements are possible please? Thank you very much. 1) After 1810 the greater part of African Americans in slavery were born in the United States. 2) White slave owners were afraid of African customs because they couldn’t understand them. 3...
February 2, 2011

English
1) Can you please suggest an internet site listing everyday computer language? In particular, I need to carry out some research on computer phrasal verbs as well as on phrases, English people normally use when referring to their conputer work. 2) By the way, do you know any ...
February 2, 2011

English
I forgot to include the very last sentences of the day. Thank you. 1) Do you dress your salad with oil and vinegar? Do you season your cutlet with salt and pepper? Do you usually serve pasta with a (?) meat sauce? 2) How do you call the dish you eat your suop from? Soup dish. ...
February 1, 2011

English
Thank you very much. Here are some more sentences I'm not sure of. 1) Jason was very rude because he pushed Mickey. Mickey dropped the milkshake on the floor. Storm picked up the milkshake and poured it over Jason. The manager fired them both. 2)When I go to the ...
February 1, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you. 1) I can't come. I have to study for the school (?), I have to study physics for tomorrow's test, look after my brother, clean my room, go the dentist's. 2)I have already an appointment with Peter (Where shall...
February 1, 2011

English
Can you please check if the indefinite article is correct? I followed your advice. 1) I'll have a : chicken breast, a roast leg of lamb, a sirloin steak, a boiled egg, a cod, a plaice, a sole, a half-litre bottle of waer no article with: braised beef,grapefruit juice, ...
February 1, 2011

English
Do you ever use “a”/an in front of food when you order it in a restaurant? I hope you can have a look at the following orders and tell me whether or not they sound better with the indefinite article. Thank you. I'll have ... pasta with clams and mussels/tomato ...
February 1, 2011

English
In my previous post I forgot to include a question. I'm doubtful about the use of certain expressions I haven't found in my grammar reference book. I hope you can have a look at them. 1) We are leaving from Alba (to Genova or for Genoa) on 23. March at 12.30 am. We are...
February 1, 2011

English
Thank you very much for helping me. I just need you to check these sentences I'm still doubtful of. 1)He is compared to a cannon loaded to the muzzle with facts determined to "bombard" his pupils with them 2)The depiction of the two pupils is achieved through ...
January 31, 2011

English
As promised, I'm posting you the sentences I'm really doubtful of. I hope you can help me with the rephrasing. 1)He has devoted his entire life to pursuing facts. He is described as carrying a rule, a pair of scales and a multiplication table always in his pocket. 2)...
January 31, 2011

English
I forgot to include these other sentences on the same theme. Thank you very much for your help. 1) He is compared to a cannon loaded to the muzzle with facts and prepared to blow them clean out of childhood. (What does it mean? I can't express this concept) 2) He usually ...
January 31, 2011

English
I made a few changes to my previous sentences. That's why I'm posting them back to you. Can you see if everything is OK? 1)It is a whitewashed room, in which the boys and the girls are sitting in two compact bodies separated from one another by a space in the middle. 2...
January 31, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. I really hope you can have a look at them. 1)He asks his pupils for her name and she replies her name is Sissy Jupe. In his opinion that isn't a name. 2) He objects first to her name, which must really be Cecilia, and then to ...
January 31, 2011

English
Can you please check if the following sentences are possible, please? Thank you very much. 1) Th scene takes place in a classroom of M'Choakumchild school. 2)It is a whitewashed room, in which the boys and the girls are sitting in two compact bodies divided up in the ...
January 31, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. These are the last sentences of the day. Thank you. 1) I'd rather stay at home than go to the summer camp. I'd prefer to go today rather than on another day. 2)We are having breakfast and dinner at the hotel. We are having a...
January 30, 2011

English
Can you please tell me if the following alternatives are all possible? I hope you can have a look at them. 1)The jewish communities were restricted in their (or the) professions they could follow. 2)As Christians were not allowed to lend money at interest, many Jewish people ...
January 30, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following statements. I really hope you can check them, too 1) The Druids were the Priests, Priestesses and Magicians of the Celtic people. They administered religion, justice and education. 2) The word “Druidae” is of Celtic origin and ...
January 30, 2011

English
Can you please check if these sentences are grammatically correct,please? Thank you very much. 1)It’s two years since I last saw him (OR I saw him last?) How long is it since you last saw him? 2) I last (is last placed between subject and verb?) saw him two years ago. 3) ...
January 30, 2011

English
Can you please check if everything is correct? Thank you very much. 1) Hamlet wonders whether he should make a stand against his sea of troubles or leave things as they are. 2) He believes that both active and passive resistance is bound to meet failure. 3) Death will be the ...
January 27, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. Can you check them please? Thank you 1) The medieval perspective of death, which saw death as a liberation from the prison of the body is countered by the Renaissance one, which was doubtful about (?) the existence of an after-life...
January 27, 2011

English
Can you please check these sentences about Hamlet? Thank you. 1) Hamlet wonders whether he should make a stand against his sea of troubles or leave things as they are. 2) He believes that both active and passive resistance is bound to meet failure. 3) Death will be the result...
January 27, 2011

English
Are the following sentences possible? Thank you very much. 1) He shot me in the leg. 2) He showed me the way to the supermarket. 3) He likes shooting. 4) He shouted at him. 5) I always show my gift card to the check-out clerk so that I can get a discount on what I buy. 6)When ...
January 26, 2011

English
Can you please check these few sentences? Thank you. 1)I insert a 50-cent coin into the trolley and I do my shopping. 2)I need to buy 200 grammes cooked ham and 150 grammes of raw ham. 3)Then I need to go to the counter of sliced meats and salami and then to that of fruits ...
January 26, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you very much. 1) Doctors do their best not to lose their temper. 2) Storm is pouring the milkshake over Jason because he was rude to Mickey. Jason is surprised and disgusted. 3) Mickey is staring at Jason and he can’t ...
January 25, 2011

English
Can you please check these short conversations? Thank you. 1.Doctors have to wash their hands and put their gloves on before operating on patients. 2.Safety guards make sure that no-one enters the hospital without permission. 3. He was operated on his knee. How do you call a ...
January 25, 2011

English
These sentences are part of the same work. Thank you. 1)George Orwell along with Ernest Hemingway were among the more famous foreigners participating in the efforts against the fascists. 2. Many Spanish intellectuals and artists either were (either) killed or were forced into ...
January 24, 2011

English
Thank you very much. I forgot to include the following these sentences. 1)The Spanish Civil War took place between July 1936 and April 1939 between the fascist rebels (known as Nacionales), the republican government and its supporters. 2) The Republicans received limited ...
January 24, 2011

English
Thank you very much. I forgot to include these other sentences on the same theme. 1) Back to England he suffered from bronchitis and pneumonia. 2)When the Second World War broke out he moved to London where he joined the BBC. 3) He broadcast cultural and political programmes ...
January 24, 2011

English
Thank you for your suggestions. Here are some more sentences I'd like you to check. 1)On leaving school (After leaving Eton), Orwell served in Burma for the Indian Imperial Police. 2) On his return to England he experienced poverty at first hand. As a matter of fact, he ...
January 24, 2011

English
Can you check these sentences for me, please? Thank you very much. 1) Eton College is one of the original nine English public schools and was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI . It is located in Eton, near Windsor in England, north of Windsor Castle. 2) It is a British ...
January 24, 2011

English
Thank you very much. I have a few moe sentences I'm not sure of. 1) I have a sunburn. I think you should rub (in/on) some ointment for burns and scolds. 2) I think you should have your leg put in plaster. 3) What do you do if you catch flu? You lay in bed and take a ...
January 23, 2011

English
Can you please check if everything is OK? I included your suggestions.Thank you so much. 1)I think you should use a Paracetamol suppository every 8 hours and stay in bed until the doctor comes. 2)I think you should take a dose of anti-inflammatory after main meals and a ...
January 23, 2011

English
Can you check these sentences for me, please? Thank you. 1) The king ruled over England from 1189 to 1199. During his absence/in his absence his younger brother became king. He was unpopular because he demanded high taxes. 2) The king was orced to sign a document, accordin to ...
January 23, 2011

English
Can you please check these sentences for me, please? Thank you. 1)When you go to the supermarket, you insert a 50-cent coin into the trolley and you get in (how can I express this) 2)You put the things you need in the trolley. 3)I usually go to the counter of sliced meats and ...
January 20, 2011

English
Can you please check these sentences for me? Thank you 1) I went to a winter camp in the mountains with people from my parish. (How do you call the house owned by the parish where people can spend their summer or winter holidays? 2)The weather was bad (Or We had awful/...
January 20, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following statements. Thank you very much. 1) In the main street there are two baker's shops (if I write two baker's without including "shop" is to be regarded as a mistake?). 2) Elizabeth seeks advice from her astrologer, who predicts...
January 19, 2011

English
Can you check these sentences on Elizabeth I's film, please? Thank you 1) In 1585, Roman Catholic Spain, under the rule of King Philip II , is the most powerful country in Europe. 2) Philip intends to make war against Protestant England in retaliation for English piracy of...
January 19, 2011

English
Can you check these statements for me, please? 1) What did you have as a drink/to drink? I had a coke. 2) Winston is attracted by the telescreen, which shows a report about the big iron. The Party has taken control (?) of his life 3) The street, in which (?) his house lies, is...
January 19, 2011

English
I have a few other questions. Thank you for your corrections. 1) Do you say "You do long and high jump"? 2) In the main street of my towm there are two hairdressers (or hairdresser's shops?) two newsagents and a leather goods shop. 3) How do you call the sports ...
January 18, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. I hope you can have a look at them, too. 1) When I have PE, I usually pack a pair of shorts, running shoes, a vest and a tracksuit in my ruchsack. We play volleyball, do athletics, a bit of weight training, high and long jump (?). 2...
January 18, 2011

English
I have a few more sentences for you to check. Thank you. 1) Our school isn't equipped with a gym. 2)It doesn't offer any sports facilities at all. We have to walk ten minutes to reach our gym, which lies in the basement of a church. 3)We have two hours of PE a week but...
January 18, 2011

English
Thank you very much for your improvements. Here are some more sentences I would like you to check. 1)I'd prefer you to go to the cinema rather than (go) to the cafè. 2) I'd rather you drove to the mountains rather than go there by bus. 3)They are going on a bus ...
January 18, 2011

English
I forgot to include these other sentences. Thank you for your help. 1) He tries to remember what London was like when he was a child. Actually, he cannot remember anything about his childhood, except “a series of bright-lit tableaux, occurring against no background and ...
January 17, 2011

English
I still have a few more sentences on the same theme. I really hope you can look at them too. 1)In any case, the face of Big Brother symbolizes the Party in its public manifestation; he is a reassurance to most people (the warmth of his name suggests his ability to protect), ...
January 17, 2011

English
Can you check how I rephrase the opening to the first chapter of Orwell's 1984? Thank you . 1) This extract is taken from G. Orwell’s 1984 and gives an insight into life (I need a synonym) in London, the capital of Oceania, a totalitarian state where the “Party&#...
January 17, 2011

English
Here are the last sentences of the day. Thank you very much! 1) I bruised my knee from falling off the skateboard. You should spray it with a disinfectant (better: disinfect the wound) and put a bandage on it. I think you should rub some cream on it. 2) Dissolve a tablet of ...
January 16, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. 1) I had a stomachache OR I had stomach ache? 2) I have a terrible sore throat. I think you should take a dose (can you say an effervescent tablet) of anti-inflammatory after main meals (lunch, dinner) and a tablespoonful/teaspooful...
January 16, 2011

English
Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are the sentences I tried to reword. 1) Hamlet considers the reasons which may lead us to take our own life. He thinks of the punishments and insults which people who are good and quiet take from those who are unworthy. 2) In ...
January 16, 2011

English
I forgot to include these other sentences. I hope you can have a look at them, too. 1) If death, unlike sleep, is an end in itself, that is all earthly troubles are finished with it, then it is very desirable. As in sleep there is the possibility of dreaming, Hamlet wonders if...
January 16, 2011

English
Can you please check these sentences as a comment to the famous soliloquy "To be or not to be"? 1)Hamlet wonders whether it is better to leave things as they are bearing the “slings and arrows” of outrageous fortune or to make a stand against his mass of ...
January 16, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. 1)1)About half an hour before take-off you go to your gate number, where you wait before you get on the plane. Finally, you board the plane and find your seat. 2)If you have a hand luggage, you can put it under your seat or in the ...
January 15, 2011

English
I need your help to check these sentences on air travel. I really hope you can help me. 1) Enter the airport and look at the departures board to check your flight number and the departure time of your flight. 2)Go to the check-in desk to weigh your luggage. Make sure your ...
January 15, 2011

English
I have a few more doubts on these sentences. Thank you for your help. 1)The bus, by which I usually come to school, was late this morning. 2)The briefcase, which you put on the book-shelf, is Peter's. 3)You'd better/should (put)/If I were you (in your place), I'd ...
January 14, 2011

English
I forgot to include these sentences. Thank you. 1) I had an X-ray on my ankle. My ankle was X-rayed. The X-rays showed that my ankle was broken. I had a magnetic resonance imaging on my leg (I don't know how to express it). 2) People accused of witchcraft were sentenced to...
January 14, 2011

English
I have a few doubts on a few things. I hope you can check them for me. 1) I had a cavity in my first molar. So I made an appointment with the dentist. I went to the dentist (dentist's) and he devitalized my tooth. 2) The filling came out of my tooth and I had it filled (by...
January 14, 2011

English
I have a few other questions I forgot to ask you in my previous post. Can you see if the following remedies are possible? 1) Have you hurt yourself? Does it hurt? Are you hurt? Yes, I think broke my finger (Can you say that?) 2) I've broken my leg. I think you should go to...
January 13, 2011

English
Can you pleas help me check these sentences, please? Thank you very much. 1) The book tells about/is about/deals with (are they all correct?) a boy who was killed in a car accident. 2)I liked this year's Christmas holidays because they were very long. 3)I spent Christmas ...
January 13, 2011

English
I need some information about the figures (?) that are part of the crib. I really hope you can help me. On Christmas Eve I spent time preparing the crib (crèche?). I set up the various figures (can you help me name some of them in English). What do you usually eat on ...
January 12, 2011

English
I forgot to include these three more sentences. Thank you 1)He wants his audience to realise that it is industry that is responsible for the dull appearance and atmosphere of the town. 2) The brickwork is then described as having “the painted face of a savage” ...
January 12, 2011

English
Can you please check if my rephrasing is correct? Thank you. 1)Coketown was made of red brick (not bricks). It was full of machinery and tall chimneys, from which smoke coiled up like snakes (I rephrased " "out of which interminable serpents of smoke trailed ...
January 12, 2011

English
I forgot to include these few more sentences. Thank you. 1) As tradition my uncle dressed up (disguised himself as?) as Nikolaus and at midnight sharp he knocked at our door and brought us all the presents. 2)We didn't exchange the presents lying under the Christmas tree ...
January 11, 2011

English
Can you please check if my sentences are OK? Thank you very much 1)I worked in a jym for one year ("a year" is a mistake?) 2)If you don't have a choice between two different parts do you say: What part did he play in the film Top Gun? The film director (is "...
January 11, 2011

german
Can someone check if everything is OK? Thank you. Ich habe Weihnachten bei meinen Großeltern im Piemont verbracht. Dort habe ich ein paar wunderschöne Tage mit meinen Verwandten und meiner Familie verbracht. Ich habe auch meine alten Freunde wieder getroffen und wir...
January 11, 2011

English
I have a few more things I'm not sure of. I hope you can help me with them. Thank you. 1)I prefer living in the countryside to living in a big city. I hate busy streets and places jammed with people. (How can you describes streets in which there is a lot of traffic and you...
January 11, 2011

English
I did three more corrections myself. Can you see if they are OK? 1)Also the doctor lives and works in a small laboratory and the monster learns the human civilization closed in a small cottage. Correction: The doctor lives and works in a desolate laboratory,too. The monster ...
January 10, 2011

English
Can you check if my rephrasing is correct? Thank you very much. 1) The monster's skin is yellow and scarcely covers the pulsing work of its muscles and arteries. 2) The ship left the harbour, but a violent storm-blast compared to an enormous bird brought (better: drove?) ...
January 10, 2011

English
I tried to rephrase them myself. Can you have a look at them, please? In the last sentence I was doubtful whether to use "of" or "from". 1) Wordsworth defined poetry as .... 2)Tha subject matter of poetry should deal with everyday situations. 3)The ship is ...
January 10, 2011

English
Can you check these sentences for me, please? Thank you. 1) Wordsworth defined poetry as the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings. 2)Tha subject matter of poetry was (were?) everyday situations and the life of men living in the countryside, where man was in direct contact...
January 10, 2011

English
I have three very last sentences I'd like you to check. Thank you. 1)You limited yourself to reporting what was on the photocopy without revising (rewording) any single sentence. Furthermore, instead of joining your ideas (with)using appropriate linkers such as in the ...
January 9, 2011

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