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April 24, 2014

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Can you please check these sentences,too? Thank you. 1)The men (or men) had the function of linking (also to link?) all creation. She was married to her people. 2)In contrast/on the contrary, the Spanish ships were slower. Chaucer suspends judgement on his characters leaving t...

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I still have a few doubts. I hope you can have a look at them, too 1)He spent three years building the cathedral. But: He took three years to build the cathedral. 2)We wont's start dinner (the dinner?) until your father arrives home. 3) The Great Fire of London lasted (for...

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Can you say: "How long is it since you have known Peter?" Isn't since always followed by the past simple? Thank you for your cooperation. I corrected the alternative: "How long have you known him for?"

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I forgot to include these other sentences. I just would like to know if all the shops are possible. Thank you. 1))A: You sound angry. It’s nothing. (That’s nothing is possible? But not: there is nothing important.) 2) Someone (and not: Nobody) told me you are going t...

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Thank you very much for helping me. Here are some more sentences on the same subjects. 1)An electrician is someone who plans electrical equipments (systems, appliances??). 2) A nurse is someone who takes care of sick people. 3) A teacher is someone who provides young people wi...

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I forgot to include these sentences. I hope you can have a look at them, too. 1)I live on a farm. I like my village because in the summer (in summer?) I can collect fruits, run in the fields and go biking (cycling?). 2) I can also go jogging. In October there is a truffle fair...

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Can you please check these sentences for me, please? I included the doubts in parentheses. 1)I live in a town, in southwestern (in south-west also possible) Piedmont, called Rodda. It’s about 250 metres above sea level. 2)I’ve lived there (or here?) since I was born ...

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Except for the first question the others refer to an evaluation grid I need to translate into English. I really hope you can have a look at it. 1) What would you become if you were older? What will you do when you are grown up? 2) Essential (basic?) knowledge of the subjects. ...

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I forgot to include a few more sentences. Thank you. 1.What did you eat last weekend/over last weekend? 2.See words on the back (of the photocopy) 3.I noticed later that you had written the missing words on the back of the photocopy. 4.What time did you go to bed Saturday even...

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I forgot to include these two last sentences. i hope you can have a look at them, too. Thank you. 1) In 1989 film director Stanley Kubrik offered him the part of Bill Harford in the film Eyes wide shut. What/which part did Kubrik offer him in the movie Eyes Wide Shut? Which/wh...

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I still have a few doubts on the use of the word "narrator". Shall I refer to it as "it" or "he". 1)For example: "The narrator can be obtrusive, when he/it interferes in the narration giving his/its own points of view. 2)I added a few other s...

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I forgot to include these very last sentences. Thank you very much! 1) From 1982 to 2005 (two thousand and five/twenty oh five) he worked hard and appeared in 29 films. How long did he work hard? From when to when did he work hard? How many films did he appear in? 2)In 1993 he...

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are the last sentences of the day. Thank you. 1)Are the following clothing items correct: a patterned cotton t-shirt, a navy blue turtleneck sweater, a big black silver watch with a green screen (?), white tight jeans (or tight wh...

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Could you please revise these sentences, too? Thank you. 1)Advertising has also a fundamental role on (?) the way we dress. If I were (was?) invited to a New Year’s party, I would wear a long grey long-sleeved shirt over a pair of black leggings and a belt over (??) it. 2...

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Thank you very much. Here are some more sentences I'm not sure of. 1)I worked in a gym for a (one also possible?) year. 2)In 1989 film director Stanley Kubrik offered him the part (also: role?) of Bill Harford in the movie Eyes wide shut. 3)Where did he move (“to”...

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Can you please have a look at these sentences? They are written as if they were part of an oral conversation. The general rules of punctuation are not respected and I find it difficult to check them. 1)I always dress what I like and in a simple way. 2)My favourite kinds of clo...

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are some more sentences on the same theme I'm not sure of. 1)The narrator can be a first-person narrator, who/which (?) uses the first-person voice . 2)He can be used to bring the reader close to the feelings of the narrator, ...

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Thank you very much for your suggestions. Here are some more sentences I'd like you to check. 1)The first-person narrator can coincide with a character in the story or the protagonist who recounts his life (also: who tells of/about his life, who narrates about his life ??)...

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I forgot to include the following statements. I really hope you can have a look at them, too. 1)The Celts practised (?) agriculture. 2) The Romans improved the Celts' way of living (?) by bringing (with them/introducing) their civilisation, their language and a new legal s...

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Thank you for your corrections. Here are some more sentences on history I'm not sure of (especially the parts included in brackets). 1)The Celts were expert farmers (?), hunters and deep-sea fishermen.The Romans introduced (I need a synonym: brought?) their civilization an...

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Can you pleas check these sentences for me, please? Thank you. 1) Your sentences are either confused or do not make sense at all. You mixed tenses, gender and even invented words! I think you should re-write each paragraph checking in your literaure book the underlined words. ...

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Can you please check these sentences for me? Thank you. 1)The pilgrims start their pilgrimage at/from Tabard Inn, a place linked with pleasure and go towards the Cathedral of Canterbury, the celestial city of God. 2) You limited yourself to reporting what on the photocopy with...

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I forgot to include these other sentences. I hope you can look at them too. 1) The merchant had a forked beard. He wore a motley dress, a Flemish beaver hat and daintily buckled boots. He sat high on his horse when riding. 2)He told his opinions in solemn tones. He was expert ...

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Can you check these sentences please? Thank you . Thomas Becket was the most venerated among English saints (Can you also say: the most venerated English saint?) 2) Chaucer describe the pilgrims as dynamic characters. 3) Canterbury represents the end of human life. 4) Only wh...

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Thank you very much. I need to find appropriate synonyms in the following sentences. I looked them up in the dictionary but I'm still doubtful. 1) Elizabeth I’s, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s daughter, ruled through her Privy Council of about 20 members, great nob...

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Can you please help me rephrase these sentences? They sometimes don't seem to make sense at all. 1) Canterbury Tales is structured as a series of interlinked stories and is prefaced by a General Prologue. 2)The pilgrims are described in (??) their skills and in their physi...

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I forgot to include the following sentences. Can you please have a look at them, too? 1)Their voyage starts from (better: begins at Tabard Inn) Tabard Inn in London, that is connected to (with?) pleasure and ends in Canterbury, a symbol of the celestial city of Jerusalem. 2) C...

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are some more sentences I'd like you to check. 1) Elizabeth encouraged the (?) piracy because she took a share of the profits. 2) Sea captains captured the Spanish ships which traded precious metal(s), tobacco and slaves from ...

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Thank you for all your improvements!Can you please check these sentences for me? Thank you very much. 1) The English Renaissance covers (covered) the historical period from 1509, the year in which Henry VIII ascended the throne to 1660, which marked the beginning of the Restor...

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I forgot to include these few more sentences.Thank you very much. 1) I was given/granted 30% off (discount?) on the purchased items (?). How long do Janary sales last in America? 2)When you go skiing you can choose among one-day, half-day and weekly tickets. The daily rate amo...

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Can you please check these sentences for me? 1)This afternoon my child went bobsleighing with his best friend. They had fun sleiding down the snow. 2)They tumbled (fell headlong) several times. They also went on a sort of plastic pan (with a long handle) whose name I don't...

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Can you please check these few sentences, please? In particular, I'm not sure about the vocabulary related to skiing equipment. Thank you. 1)Yesterday night we burst (set off) some firecrackers in the garden. Then we watched the fireworks from the window. We waited for the...

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Thank you very much for your corrections! Here are the last sentences of this year. By the way, I wish you all the best for the New Year! 1) This evening we are going to celebrate New Year's Eve in a hotel in the mountains. The hotel is jammed with people, especially with ...

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are the last sentences of the day. 1) According to Wordsworth, the subject matter of poetry should (?) concern everyday people living in the countryside. 2)The story begins in the middle of the Arctic ices, when (where^? the ship ...

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I forgot to include the following sentences. I really hope you can have a look at them too. 1) The main features of Wordsworth's poetry are as follows. As for the subject, poetry should deal with everyday situations and with people living in the countryside. 2)On the other...

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Thank you for suggesting me a website on audiobooks. Here are some sentences I'm not sure of. 1) Dr. Frankenstein can be seen as Rousseau's primitive man, detached from society and unspoilt by civilization. 2)He can also be seen as the dark side of Victor's persona...

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Do you happen to know where I can find the audio to George Orwell's novel 1984? (the adiobook would also do). Here are the last sentences of the day. 1)A characteristic of the Gothic novel in Shelley's Frankenstein is the presence of grotesque elements as it appears in...

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I forgot to include the following sentences.Thank you very much. 1)Another gothic feature is the presence of mystery about the parts of the monster's body (better: as for the creation of the monster/reagarding the creation of the monster). 2)We only know the doctor used pa...

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Thank you for your corrections! Here are some other sentences on the same theme. 1)In chapter 5 Frankenstein is describedasa monster with thin, black lips, dull (and) watery eyes and a sallow skin which contrast with its pearly white teeth and shiny, black hair. 2) The first g...

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I forgot to include these sentences. I really hope you can have a look at them, too. 1)Frankenstein is composed of parts of dead bodies (of parts selected from corpses) 2)You forgot to introduce the element of fear when presenting the gothic fatures of "Frankenstein"...

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are some more sentences I'm unsure of. 1)The monster is an outcast, a rebel uncorrupted by society. He is different from anyone (else?) because of his ugly (revolting?) aspect. He becomes a murderer who kills even a child. 2) ...

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Can you please check these sentences for me, please? Number 4 contains a run-on sentence I need to simplify. Thank you very much. 1) Victor created the monster with body parts selected from corpses chosen for their beauty. (??) 2) Victor created the monster by selected parts o...

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Are these two sentences grammatically correct? 1)I recharge my cell phone once a day and I top it up once a month. 2)Computer's work is more accurate thna humans'.

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Can you check the following sentences please? Can you say "This is your Christmas holiday homework". •Read and do the “test yourself” activity on the Plantagentes pag. 38-39 •Read and translate the opening of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales pp. 46...

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I forgot to include these very last sentence. I really hope you can have a look at them, too. 1) I helped my mum dress the Christmas tree and wrap up the last Christmas presents. 2) I decorated the Christmas tree with lights, angels, bells, snowmen, ribbon, stars and baubles (...

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I forgot to include the following four sentences. 1)In my village there isn't a market. There is one in the next village called "Piave" and it is held on Monday mornings. 2)My parents always complain about my untidiness 3)I do the washing-up using a washing-up li...

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Can you please check these sentences for me? Thank you. 1)When you set the table, you place (lay) the table cloth, the napkins, the cutlery,the dishes (soup and a dinner plate),the vinegar and oil bottles, the salt and pepper pots on the table. 2)They called the waiter politel...

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Can you check this sentence please? He had such a fair complexion that if he were cut he would bleed white. He had short sandy hair and freckles on his forehead.

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Can you check these sentences for me, please? Thank you. 1) I had a terrible pain in my tooth. I went to the dentist and he told me my molar was decayed (or I had a decayed tooth and it needed filling?) 2) The filling has come out of my tooth. 3) You use a rolling pin to roll ...

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Can you please check the followwing statements on health please? Thank you. 1) I've got a temperature. I think you should take (?) a paracetamol suppository and stay in bed until the doctor comes. 2) I've got a terrible sore throat. I think you should take a cough loze...

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Can you please check these questions, too? Thank you. 1) Answer four of the following six questions. For each question write ten lines only. 2)Do not exceed the space provided. One of your four answer will be evaluated as an oral test.

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I forgot to write a few other sentences. I hope you can have a look at them, too. 1)What are the main themes covered in the tales? Describe the pilgrims'journey and explain the significance of its route. 2) Present the character of the merchant, pointing out his appearance...

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Can you check the following sentences for me, please? Thank you. 1) Introduce the English Renaissance focusing your attention on their view of nature, of man and their conception of the universal order. What was the literature of the period characterized by? 2)What was Elizabe...

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Here are some more sentences I need you to check. 1) Translate the following verbs then write the past simple and the past participle of each verb. 2) Write four questions each including a verb mentioned above. 3) Witches were suspected of casting spells on cattle and of prepa...

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I just need to know if the sentences are possible (especially the ones in parentheses). I'm sending you the first five. 1)During the Middle Ages witchcraft was regarded as an offence against the State. Henry VIII imposed the death sentence for witchcraft. 2) (Henry VIII ha...

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Can you please chech the following sentences for me? Thank you very much. 1)During the Middle Ages witchcraft was regarded as an offence against the State. Henry VIII imposed the death sentence for witchcraft. (Rephrase: Henry VIII had witches sentenced to death?) 2) Mary I di...

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are some more sentences I'm not sure of. 1) Shopping list: how do you call ten one-litre bottles of sparkling water? a half-a-litre bottle of wine 2) I usually spread nut-cream on a slice of bread for (?) breakfast. 3) He made...

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I forgot to include the following statements I'm not sure of. Thank you very much for your help. 1) For lunch I usually have pasta with tomato sauce, then a breaded cutlet with chips or fresh vegetables. For my dessert I generally have some fresh season fruit (such as oran...

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Can you please check these sentences for me, please? Thank you very much. 1) Jason and Mark came quietly into the café. They went to a table and sat down. Then they called the waiter politely. The waiter was their school friend Mickey. Mickey says they called him rudely...

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Can you check these sentences for me please? Thank you. I couldn't find a synonym for "She never overruled (?) Parliament"./She was beloved (?) by the middle class. 1)The Victorians were extremely proud of their empire, which extended into Asia, Africa, Central A...

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are some more sentences for you to check. 1) Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837 and reigned constitutionally until she died in 1901. She never overruled (synonym?) Parliament and was beloved (synonym?) by the middle class,...

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Can you please check these sentences for me, please? Thank you very much. 1) The Victorians fostered the ideas of racial superiority. They believed that race were divided by both physical and intellectual differences. 2)As a consequence, some races were doomed to (destined to)...

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I forgot to include the following questions. Thank you. 1) Anne Boleyn was executed and Henry VII married another four times. Elizabeth I restored the country to Protestantism. 2) She was often portrayed holding a rainbow, bearing the olive branch of peace, with her hand laid ...

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Can you please check these questions? Thank you very much. 1) Answer the following questions on literature. 2) Answer two of the following questions on the theme "fashion". 3)The Reformation derived (arouse?) from Henry VIII's quarrel with the Pope. 4)As a matter...

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Thank you very much for your corrections.Can you have a look at the following questions for me? Thank you. 1) What do you use to carry things that you need to wash with? (a sponge bag) What do you use to wash floors? (a mop) What do you use to pour water into a glass? A jug 2)...

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Can you please check these sentences? Thank you. 1)What factors can have an influence (play a role?) on the way we dress? 2)Are you fashion conscious? Have you ever been to a fashion show? 3)Do you belong to any fashion conscious (?) teenage group? What sort of clothes do you ...

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Thank you for your corrections. Can you check these questions and answer them (if you can). 1) Do you happen to know the name of a website where I can improve my English speaking and listening skills? 2)I wonder if it would be possible to talk to some English native speakers o...

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Thank you very much! A very last thing. The story deals with (a family..) ... is incorrect? The novel deals with/tells about ... are they both possible?

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I have a few last doubts. Thank yo very much for your corrections. 1)The narrator can tell a story using a first- or a third-person. An internal narrator tells of his own personality. (or tells about?) 2) The story deals with (and not tells about) a family living in New York. ...

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I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you very much. 1) You can do the exercises either on a foolscap or on the photocopy. 2)I like wearing baggy, comfortable clothes. I usually wear diamond-patterned trousers under a plain zip-up sweatshirt. 3) My parents buy me ...

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Can you check these sentences,please? Thank you very much. 1) How big/large is the population of New York? Are they both correct? 2)He was dismissed last year and he hasn't found a job yet. 3) He's been working for three years as a mechanic at an assembly line. 4) The ...

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I still have a few doubts. I hope you can have a look at them, too. Thank you. 1) The population of New York is 8,391,881 (people?). 2) How big/large is the population of New York? 3)The event takes place twice a year, once for spring-summer and once for autumn-winter. 4)Other...

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Can you help me check these sentences, too? Thank you very much. 1) Though many people don’t care what they wear, most people don’t like wearing old-fashioned (unfashionable) clothes. 2) In other words, they follow the latest fashion and are easily influenced by what...

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I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you. 1)I need to rephrase this: “These schools incorporated the new-found ideals of manliness; of physical, sporting endeavour, of valuing team above self, of learning to play the game and without worrying who wins or los...

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I really need someone to have a look at these sentences. Thank you very, very much. 1)Up to the late eighteenth century the Church had been in charge of most (of) the educational facilities existing in England. 2) In the nineteenth century it contributed to establishing (or it...

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Thank you for your corrections.Can you please check these sentences, please? 1)I live in a little town in south-western Piedmont, famous for its roman history and its excellent wines. 2)It is situated 200 miles above sea level and is surrounded by a hilly landscape mainly cons...

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Can you please check these sentences? Thank you. 1) Fishing was an important source of income in the Maldives. Now it has been replaced by tourism. 2) In Dublin you can go shopping in the busy and noisy streets around Grafton Street. 3) In 1845 Ireland was struck (hit) by a te...

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Can you please check these sentences, too? Thank you. 1.Hilary can't live without her mobile phone or without her car. She needs a car for work. 2.In contrast, Jason usually rides his bike around, catches trains and walks. Hilary need her computer to keep in touch with he...

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Thank you very much for your corrections. I still have a few questions on my previous post. 1. I'm as fast as a lightning. I'm fast like lightning. I'm fast like a lightning. (?) I'm lightning fast. 2.The personification is usually made (recognizable?) with the...

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I forgot to include the following statements. Thank you. 1) You are fast like a lighning. Better: You are as fast as lightning. 2)Is it possible to write: "I didn't correct this paragraph because it was your first draft. You re-wrote it neatly (?) on your foolscap pap...

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are some more sentences for you to check. 1)The mirror claims to have no preconception since it projects whatever it sees umisted by love or dislike.It reflects a woman who is becoming (growing, getting old). Are they all possible...

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Can you please check if the following definitions are possible? Thank you 1)The iamb is an unstress-stress pattern like the word "upon". 2) The anapaest is the unstress-unstress-stress pattern. 3)The oxymoron is a figure of speech in which two contradictory words (te...

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I forgot to include the following statements. Thank you very much. 1)Mary I (the daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon) repealed anti-catholic legislation and reintroduced the catholic religion. 2)Elizabeth I’s (Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s daughter) great a...

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are some more sentences I need to check.Thank you. 1)The Renaissance derived from the medieval background a general conception of order. The universal order was conceived in the forms of a chain of being and a cosmic dance. 2)The ...

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Can you help me check these sentences,please? Thank you. 1)Briefly outline the main features of Wordsworth's poetry as stated in his "Preface to the Second Edition of Lyrical Ballads". 2)Answer three out of the following four questions. For each question write te...

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Can you please check these sentences for me? Thank you very much. 1)Nature is personified. 2)The humans (or people, human beings) don't have time to observe her beauty as cows an sheep do. 3) We don't have time to turn at Beauty's glance and see how her feet can da...

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Can you check this sentence, please? 1) The subtitle to the novel is emblematic of Frankenstein's being an overreacher. He has to keep his face covered because of his horrible scars.

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Can you please check the following senteces for me? Thank you very much 1) Give a brief description of the monster as referred to (?) by Dr Frankenstein to in Chapter 5 of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Explain then what the monster stands for and what feelings this detaile...

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I really need your help to check these sentences and alternatives. Thank you very much! 1) According to Rousseau's theories,society was regarded (better: should be regarded) as the source of any kind of evil and corruptions. 2)One of the main themes is that of colonialism,...

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I forgot to include the following sentences.I really hope you can have a look at them, too. 1) Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Shelley’s Frankenstein share similarities. Actually, both the shooting of the albatross and the creation of the monster can be r...

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Can you please check these sentences on Shelleys's Frankenstein? Thank you very much for your help. 1) The monster can be compared to Rousseau’s primitive man, since he comes to life free from social constrictions and unspoilt by civilization. 2)However, the monster s...

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I still don't know how to rephrase dabbling correctly. Can you check if everything is OK? Thank you for helping 1)He thought there should be sea-police upon the Haerwich-Holland ranges since that sea stretch was constantly overrun by pirates. 2) He was expert at dabbling (...

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I can't find any synonyms for the words I need to rephrase. Can you check them, please? 1) He thought there should be sea-police upon the Haerwich-Holland ranges since that sea stretch was constantly overrun by pirates 2) He was expert in dabbling in exchanges He was such ...

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I need your help to paraphrase the description of the Merchant in Chaucer's Prologue to the Canterbury Tales. I'll include the description at the end. Thank you . 1)The merchant had a forking beard and wore a motley (I need a symonym: multicoloured) dress, a Flemish be...

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Thank you for your corrections. I still need your help with a few sentences. I apologise for not writing an introduction to my previous post. 1) Pay careful attention to the plural of words and to the spelling of the verb “say”. 2)As you started describing the mirror...

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1) The wind is personified as a tired man, who like a guest, knocks at Emily Dickinson's door and asks her to enter. 2) Being invisible, there is no point in giving him a chair (it is no use giving him a chair) 3) Through his poem Davies wants to stress the fact that nowa...

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Can you please tell me if the following sentences are possible? Thank you very much. 1) A trochee consists of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed one. A trochee consists in a stress-unstress pattern. 2) The mirror is described as being unprejudiced. 3)t can also be c...

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Thank you very much. I still have a few questions. 1) Your sentences are confused and sometimes disconnected. Check the spelling in the dictionary before writing a word and make sure you are using tenses correctly. 2) White people failed (their mission) because they didn’...

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Thank you very much for your help. Here are the last sentences of the day. 1)The opposition between dark and white works in reverse. 2)The poet teaches men how to understand themselves better. The subject (matter?) of poetry is often a normal (common) man with his problems. 3)...

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Can you help me check these ones, too? 1)The poet had to show other people the truth of real emotions. To manage this task (to achieve this goal?), the poet had to use imagination, purifying (?) human emotions and describing (?) the ob...

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