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October 1, 2014

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I still have a few more sentences to check.I hope you can look at them, too. Thank you 1) During the industrial revolution England is interested by a rise in population which caused a growing need for clothes. This led to an increase in production made possible (??) by new ...
November 27, 2010

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Can you pleae tell me which alternatives are possible? Thank you very much. 1, They believed a person (better: the individual) should be free from external rules. 2.The Romanics exalted the individual as the centre of life and art.This led to the view of society as an evil and...
November 27, 2010

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I forgot to include the following statements. Thank you very much for your corrections. 1)The introduction of new machinery permitted (made it possible)) to sell cheaper products (better. products at a cheaper, more competitive. 2)Work was forbidden for children under 11. 3) ...
November 26, 2010

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Thank you very much for your corrections. I still have a few alternatives for you to check. 1) The demand for new clothes created the necessity (better: caused the development of new machinery?) to invent machinery for cloth-making. 2) New factories were built (sprang up is ...
November 26, 2010

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Can you please tell me if the phrases in brackets are possible? Thank you. 1)Wordsworth imagines himself as (like) a cloud which overflows (better: floats over) valleys and hills. 2)Before (Wordsworth) nature was seen as a philosophical entity. Now it starts to be seen as a ...
November 26, 2010

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are some more sentences on the same subject. Thank you. 1)Wordsworth imagines himself as (like) a cloud which overflows (better: floats over) valleys and hills. Before (Wordsworth) nature was seen as a philosophical entity. Now it...
November 26, 2010

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Can you please help me check these sentences? Thank you very much. 1.The poet sees (is “views” possible?) nature as something alive with motion. 2.He sees nature like a real living being. It is a pantheistic view of nature, according to which, nature like the rest of...
November 26, 2010

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Can you please help me check these sentences, please? 1) Don't write long-winded sentences.Your sentences must contain no more than two subordinate clauses. (or two subordinates at the most?) 2) You wondered off the subject. You ...
November 25, 2010

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Can you help me with these sentences, please? Thank you very much. 1)Despite the corruption among the clergy, the church played a fundamental role in the Middle Ages. Actually/In particular/As a matter of fact/In fact (which ones are ...
November 25, 2010

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I forgot to include the following statements. Tahnk you for you help. 1) News is brought that Antonio's ships had been lost (had sunk?) at sea. 2) The Jews were restricted in the jobs they could do. 3) The actors entered (went on stage) from (through?) two doors. 4) The ...
November 24, 2010

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Can you please check if the following statements are possible? Thank you very much. 1)The mythologies describe the Druids as having magical powers such as divination and shape-changing themselves into the forms of animals (not into animals' forms?) 2)Shylock doesn't ...
November 24, 2010

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Can you please check these alternatives I'm not sure of? Thank you very much. 1) The growing anticlericalism in 14th-century England was due to (caused by) the wealth of the clergy, the rise (birth, development) of a movement of reforms called Lollardy and the corruption ...
November 23, 2010

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I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you very much for all. 1) He manages to set himself free throwing some of his persuers into the air (?). Finally, he jumps into a cart full of dead corpses headed out of town. 2)He jumps off and finds himself in the middle of ...
November 22, 2010

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Can you please check if the following sentences summarising part of the film Frankenstein are possible? 1) Though the town is affected by cholera Victor decides not to abandon his work. 2) His work comes even before his beloved Elizabeth, who tries to dissuade him from staying...
November 22, 2010

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I forgot to include the followig sentences. I really hope you can have a look at them, too. 1) The crew is trapped for many days. Victor is confined to a desolate place when he is trying to carry out his experiment. Actually, he restricts (?) himself inside his laboratory. 2) ...
November 22, 2010

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Can you please check this paragraph on Frankenstein and the tradition of the Gothic novel. Thank you very much. 1)Gothic novels reached their popularity at the end of 18th century. The adjective “Gothic” was first used in architecture and then applied to literature ...
November 22, 2010

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I'd just like to know which would be the most suitable pronoun to be used in the following sentence. 1) The choice of this narrator can have the following functions. First, that of bringing the reader close to the feelings of the narrator. 2) Second, it (?) contributes to ...
November 21, 2010

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I forgot to include the following statements. I really hope you can have a look at them, too. Thank you very much in advance. 1)The third-person narrator is a narrator who stands outside the story and uses the third person voice to refer to the characters. 2) A third-person ...
November 21, 2010

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are some more sentences for you to check. 1)The narrator is the voice who tells the story and from whose point of view the story is told. 2)He may be internal to the story, that is, a character in the story, either the protagonist...
November 21, 2010

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Can you please check these sentences for me, please? I rephrased the beginning of "The talented Mr Ripley". 1)The scene is set at the seaside on a small motor boat. Dickie, the son of a millionaire, is excited at the idea of going for a ride offshore. 2) The ...
November 21, 2010

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I'd like to know if the following statements are possible.Thank you. 1) I wait fifteen minutes for my mum to arrive and drive me home. 2) I return home by bus. 3) He worked three hours overtime last Saturday. He was on overtime last Saturday. 4)He is on the dole and ...
November 18, 2010

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I really hope you can check these sentences for me. I tried to rephrase the beginning of chapter five of Shelley's Frankenstein. 1) The scene takes place during a dreary night. It is one in the morning and the rain taps dismally (I need a synonym) against the window panes...
November 18, 2010

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I really need to know if my sentences are correct. Thank you very much. 1)Now the reality with which he is confronted fills him with horror and disgust. 2) He is disgusted and horrified by his creation- He rushes from the room and returns to his bedchamber. 3) He cannot sleep...
November 18, 2010

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I forgot to include the following sentences. I really hope you can have a look at them, too. 1)Now the reality with which he is confronted fills him with horror and disgust. 2) He is disgusted and horrified by his creation- He rushes from the room and returns to his bedchamber...
November 17, 2010

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I really need you to check these sentences for me. I tried to rephrase the beginning of chapter five of Shelley's Frankenstein. 1) The scene takes place during a dreary night. It is one in the morning and the rain taps dismally (I need a synonym) against the window panes. ...
November 17, 2010

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Can you check these sentences for me, please? Thank you. 1) The girl in the right margin of the text is wearing a light blue plaited mini-skirt over a pair of grey leggings. She is also wearing a pink sleeveless top over a purple vest and pink trainers.The trainers match the ...
November 17, 2010

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I need to know if the following sentences are possible. Thank you very much! 1) Lake Titaca is situated (lies) between Bolivia and Peru and is the highest large lake in the world. Can I replace "highest large" with "largest"? What is the difference? 2)Chile...
November 17, 2010

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I forgot to include a few other sentences on the comparatives of adverbs. 1) He lives the farthest from the school. He has the least money among us. He is the friendliest among my classmates. He has made the fewest mistakes. 2) He wears the most expensive and fashionable ...
November 16, 2010

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Can you please check if my sentences are possible? Thank you 1)When she was born,the doctors noticed that she had a problem with her feet. 2)She was operated on her feet (?)/(She underwent an operation) and the doctors amputated her feet and part of her legs. 3) She didn't...
November 16, 2010

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I really hope you can have a look at the following sentences. 1) My father worked as a production manager (?) for a famous confectionary company. His job involved making new chocolate pralines. 2) My mum works shifts (does shifts?). She is taking the 9 to 2 shift this week. 3...
November 15, 2010

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I forgot to include the following sentences. I really hope you can have a look at them, too. 1) I dress myself/I get dressed But not I wear myself. 2)R.E. stands for religious education. 3) In winter OR in the winter? Along/on the wall opposite the window there is a bookshelf...
November 14, 2010

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I have a few doubts regarding the following questions. Can you help me, please? 1)Provide a definition of "poetry" including its most important elements. 2)Briefly refer to the description of the mirror as provided by Sylvia Plath in her poem "Mirror"? What...
November 14, 2010

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Thank you very much for your corrections! Can you check these few sentences plese? 1)I get the bus that crosses my village at five to seven. 2) 2016: twenty sixteen OR Two thousand and sixteen. 1805: eighteen oh five OR eighteen hundred and five. 3) She's a teacher. ...
November 14, 2010

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Can you please check these sentences please? Thank you. 1) Along the wall in front of the left window there is a book closet (correction: book shelf) 2)What distance do you walk to school every day? OR How far do you walk to school every day? 3) They have a 15-minute break. So...
November 14, 2010

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Can you please help me check these sentences? Thank you very much. 1) We have fifty-five minute lessons except for the first and the last lesson which last sixty minutes 2) I have 5 hours of lesson on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. I have afternoon lessons only (?) on ...
November 14, 2010

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Can you please tell me if my last sentences are possible? What does "to be a snake" mean? Does it mean Jason is unfriendly to Storm? 1) Mickey is late because he’s got the wrong room number on his timetable. 2)He apologises to Mrs Winter for being late. 3) She ...
November 12, 2010

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I forgot to include the following sentences. I hope you can have a look at them too. 1) Mickey is late because he’s got the wrong room number on his timetable. 2)He apologises to Mrs Winter for being late. 3) She tells him not to arrive late again. They are doing jazz ...
November 11, 2010

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Can you please check if the following sentences are correct? Thank you. 1) The average amount of pocket money is £8. Boys spend it on sweets, fast food, CDs and computer games. 2)Jess comes from Colorado, a country in the south-west of the USA. 3) Colorado is bigger than...
November 11, 2010

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Can you please tell me which of the following alternatives are possible? 1) Which is the lowest mark a student can be given in the USA? (I really need to know the answer to this question). 2) If I catch you cheating, I'll give you the lowest possible (?) mark./ your text ...
November 10, 2010

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Can you tell me if the following sentences are possible? Thank you very much. 1) I get a lift with my dad on his motorbike. My dad gives me a lift on his motorbike. 2) I ride my motorbike to school. It takes me ten minutes to ride my motorbike to school. It takes me ten ...
November 8, 2010

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Can you help me check these sentences, please? Thank you very much for your invaluable help. 1) When did the fire break out (?) in London? 2) The old cathedral was badly damaged by a fire which broke out in a baker's shop in London. 2) What material was used to build most ...
November 8, 2010

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Can you please tell me if everything is possible? Thank you. 1) Mickey hasn't finished the washing up, yet. He is late for the audition and Storm offers to do the washing up for him. She reminds him that on his first day in London he told her that he wanted to be famous. ...
November 7, 2010

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are some more sentences I'm not sure of. 1) Mickey hasn't finished the washing-up, yet. He is late for the audition and Storm offers to do the washing up for him. She reminds him that on his first day in London he told her...
November 7, 2010

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I really need to know if the following questions are correct. 1) Which role did the Church play in medieval times? 2) How was Elizabethan theatre structured? Focus your attention on the description of the stages. 3)Briefly analyse the character of Shylock. In particular, refer...
November 7, 2010

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I forgot to include these sentences. I really hope you can look at them, too. 1)I’ve never played any digital games on my cell phone but I could. I can’t surf the net at school but we use a drawing programme called Autocad during our design and technology classes. 2)...
November 4, 2010

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Can you help me check these sentences please? I still have some doubts. 1)I like playing sports in the real life but I have never played online games. 2)I have internet access at home (?). I find sports and game (?) websites interesting. 3)I have never used any chat rooms (?) ...
November 4, 2010

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Can you please tell me if I made any mistakes in the following sentences? Thank you very much for your help. Thank you for your corrections. Can you please check the grammar in the following letter, please? 1) Do you think you can help me find a school in your area which could...
November 4, 2010

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Thank you for your corrections. Can you please check the grammar in the following letter, please? 1) Do you think you can help me find a school in your area which could be interested in an e-mail correspondence with our school? It is a high school with an emphasis on science ...
November 3, 2010

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I forgot to include the following sentences. I hope youcan have a look at them, too. 1) The fifth part continues the process of soul’s revival. The ship begins to move and celestial spirits stand by the corpses of the dead men. 2)In the sixth part the process of healing ...
November 3, 2010

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Can you check if he following sentences are possible, please? Thank you very much in advance. 1.In the first part the ancient Mariner stops a wedding guest to tell him his dreadful tale. The killing of the albatross is significant in two ways. 2) Firstly, Coleridge doesn’...
November 3, 2010

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Can you please let me know if the following exercises are correct? In particular, can you help me formulate the questions more clearly? 1)Write the following dates in letter form. (Example: May 5th 1984 ...) 2) Write down questions for the underlined information. (or to the ...
November 2, 2010

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Thank you very much for your help. I still ha a few doubts on a few sentences.I hope you can have a look at them, too 1)Tess has heard about Mickey by her friend Storm. Mickey is broke. He’s got a job as a dish washer. He works every evening after school and on Saturday, ...
November 1, 2010

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Thank you very much for your help.Here are some more sentences I'm not sure of. 1) An ancient mariner stops one among three wedding guests. This is fascinated by the mariner's grey beard and above all by his glittering eye. 2)The mariner seems to appear from nowhere. ...
November 1, 2010

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I forgot to include the following sentences. I included a question mark next to the phrases I find it difficult to rephrase. 1) The mariner tells him how "the ship was cheered and the harbour cleared (?)." "They dropped below the church." How can I rephrase...
November 1, 2010

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I need to paraphrase the initial part of the Rime of the ancient Mariner by Coleridge. I wonder if you could help me rephrase the description of the storm.Thank you. 1) The bride, as red as a rose, has entered into the all and a group of singers and musician goes before her ...
November 1, 2010

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Could you please check if the following sentences are all grammatically correct? Thank you. 1) As Coleridge suffered from chronic rheumatism, the doctors prescribed him opium to ease bodily pains and he became addicted to this drug. 2)He distinguished between primary and ...
November 1, 2010

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Can you please check if the following statements on the English language are possible? Thank you very much. 1) As for its origin, English is a Germanic language of the Indo-European family. 2)The history of the English language can be traced back (dates back to, goes back) to ...
November 1, 2010

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Were all the alternatives possible? Can you please tell me if everthing was OK? Thank you for your invaluable help. 1) In the summer I go on boat trips with my mum to see the whales and the dolphins. I keep a diary in which I include information about them. 2)I hope I'll ...
October 28, 2010

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I forgot to include the following few sentences. I really hope you can have a look at them, too. Thank you very much. 1) In the summer I go on boat trips with my mum to see the whales and the dolphins. I keep a diary in which I include information about them. 2)I hope I'll...
October 28, 2010

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Can you please check if the following sentences are possible? Thank you very much in advance. 1)I attend the first year of a high school with an emphasis on science. My school is very big and is located in a two-storeyed building. The headmaster is very strict. 2) There is a ...
October 28, 2010

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I just want to know if the following sentences are possible.Thank you very much 1)I have (better: live) in a big family made up of five people. 2) My sister attended this school and ended it last year. 3) My hair is shaved (can you say that?) and brown. I like reading crime ...
October 28, 2010

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I forgot to include the following examples. I really hope youcan have a look at them, too. 1) Like the stars in the Milky Way, the daffodils are part of a natural order determined by a natural law. 2) The daffodils are presented as living beings that flutter and dance in the ...
October 27, 2010

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Can you please check if the following sentences are correct? Thank you very much. 1)The Romantics paid attention to the country as a place where man's relationship with nature was still intact. 2)Wordsworth had a pantheistic view of nature, according to which, nature was ...
October 27, 2010

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Can you please check if the following sentences are correct? Thank you. 1) The song "Don't worry be happy" says that we shouldn't worry about what happens to us. 2) In particular, if we have got some troubles, are out of money or can' pay the rent. 3)The ...
October 27, 2010

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Thank you very much for helping me. I just want to make sure that all the alternatives are possible. 1) I like spending time on the net (Can you say that?) 2) I lived in London until the age of two. (better: until I was two years old; up to the age of two?) 3)Most of my ...
October 27, 2010

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Can you please check the following sentences? Thank you. 1) My mum is an employee. She works for a confectionary industry. 2) I like spending time on the net (better: I like surfing the net). I like playing on my PlayStation. I also like going out with my friends on Saturday ...
October 26, 2010

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Can you please check these sentences on Wordsworth's life, please? 1)William Wordsworth was born in Cumberland in the English Lake District, which was to become his main source of inspiration. 2)He was enthusiastic about the democratic ideals fostered by the French ...
October 25, 2010

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I forgot to include the following sentences. I really hope you can have a look at them. 1)The daffodils are described not as static like in a painting but as alive with motion. 2) Actually, they are fluttering and dancing in the breeze, and tossing their heads in sprightly ...
October 25, 2010

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Can you check my paraphrase of the poem "Daffodils" by W. Wordsworth, please? Thank you very much. 1)This poem recounts (deals with, talks about?) the experience of a walk Wordsworth went for with his sister Dorothy near their home in the Lake District. 2)The poem is...
October 25, 2010

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Can you help me paraphrase the poem "A Dirge" by P.B. Shelley? Thank you very much! 1)A dirge is a song that is sung at a funeral. The poet piles one image of nature upon another to describe the grief he feels. (It is normally assumed that in this poem Shelley is ...
October 24, 2010

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I forgot to include the following 4 statements. I hope you can correct them, too. Thank you. 1) Friendship is very important to (also "for") me. 2) In the future I'd like to become a chemist. I want to graduate and go to live abroad, maybe in Asia or America. 3) ...
October 23, 2010

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I have some doubts concerning a few sentences. I really hope you can check them. Thank you very much in advance. 1)I did rhythmic gymnastics two years ago but I had to give it up to prepare for (?) my school-leaving exam. 2)My favourite book is "Heart of Darkness" by...
October 23, 2010

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I forgot to include the following statements. I really hope you can have a look at them, too. 1)I have football training twice a week. It lasts two hours and is very wearisome. 2)I like playing football very much (and not: I like very uch playing..) 3)I have a lot of friends ...
October 23, 2010

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Can you please check these sentences for me I'm not sure of. Thank you very much. 1) My sister and I are high school students.I want to play in a football team but my parents don't want me to. 2) I don't study French at my school. I'm of white skin (or I've...
October 23, 2010

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Thank you very much. Could you please check these sentences,too? 1.My hobbies are doing athletics, playing the drums and going to the scouts (??) 2.I like going to pizza restaurants with my friends.I live in a quiet big flat. In my family there are four people. 3.I’ve ...
October 21, 2010

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Can you please check if it is everything right? Thank you. 1.I live in a small country village. My brother is a primary school student. 2.My parents are employees. 3.I’m a student at (of?) a technical high school with an emphasis on science. 4.I like running. I run in (...
October 21, 2010

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I really need to know if everything is OK. I hope you'll check them by tomorrow. 1) Within minutes his good friend appeared. Merlin assured him that he would take care of Arthur and hide him so that he wouldn't be killed. 2) At Uther's death Merlin felt that Arthur...
October 20, 2010

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I forgot to include the following sentences on "The Legend of King Arthur". I really hope you can have a look at them too. 1) Within minutes is good friend appeared. Merlin assured him that he would take care of Arthur and hide him so that he wouldn't be killed. ...
October 20, 2010

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Can you please check if these sentences are correct? Thank you very much. 1) How long does your English lesson (class) last? 2) The Druids formed the intellectual class in Celtic society. 2) To become Druids, students were instructed and trained in large groups for a period of...
October 20, 2010

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Can you please check these few sentences I'm not sure of. Thank you for all. 1)My work day starts at 7.55 a.m. I nearly always have to drive my child to school. It usually takes me ten minutes to get there (OR: It's a ten-minute drive.) After that I drive to work. 2)As...
October 19, 2010

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I still have a few doubts about these sentences. I really hope you can have a look at them. I like wearing casual clothes and also sports clothes. (corrections: and sports clothes too/ as well as sports clothes) 2) I'm holding/carrying a hiking pole (stick?) im my right ...
October 18, 2010

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I forgot to include a few other sentences on the paraphrase Wordsworth's "The Solitary Reaper".Thank you very much for helping me. 1)The poet gives universal significance to the girl’s song by introducing a remote, ancient dimension in time and space. 2)The ...
October 18, 2010

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Can you please check if the following paraphrase (?) of Wordsworth's poem is correct? Thank you very much. 1)This poem was probably inspired by a walking tour of the Scottish Highlands which W., his sister Dorothy and Coleridge went on in 1893. 2)In the first stanza the ...
October 18, 2010

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I forgot to include the following sentences. 3)What kind/type of school do you go to? I go to a private school. 4) How do you spend your free time? What do you do in your free time? 5) How far do you walk to school? How many kilometers do you walk to school? I walk 3 ...
October 18, 2010

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Can you please check if the following sentences are possible? Thank you very much. 1) Have you been to/in the new supermarket? No, not yet. 2) I've driven your car twice. Or It's the second time I've driven it. 3) How long ago did you go to Paris? Or When did you ...
October 18, 2010

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I forgot to include the following statements. I really hope you can have a look at them too. 1) They regretted missing OR having missed the bus. 2) They escaped with a ship or by a ship. 3) I have my groceries delivered by the supermarket. 4) Petra lives in South Africa on a ...
October 17, 2010

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Thank you very much for your corrections. I would kie to know if everything is OK in these sentences, too. 1) Mickey phoned about the audition for Best Days.He’d like to know what time the audition starts. 2)The secretary tells him the audition starts at ten and warns him...
October 17, 2010

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I forgot to include the following two alternatives. Thank you very much for your cooperation. 1)"Shall I get a candle?", he said. He wondered whether he should get a candle. He wanted to know if he should get a candle. 2)He asked me if I would like to have lunch with...
October 17, 2010

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I'd like to know if the following sentences (+alternatives) in indirect speech are possible. Thank you very much in advance. 1) “Would you like to have lunch with me on Sunday?”, he said to me. He invited (and not: "requested, offered) me to have lunch with ...
October 17, 2010

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Can you please check if the following corrections are OK? Thank you very much for helping me. 1) I think my socks bring luck. 2) Italian teenagers like wearing large dark shades (better: sun-glasses), designer clothes and baseball caps with a peak (and not: peak baseball caps...
October 15, 2010

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Thank you for your last corrections. Here are some more sentences I'm not sure of. I included the alternatives. 1) I get angry with my brother when he behaves differently from what I expect him to (OR: differently than I expect, differently from expected). 2) He is ...
October 15, 2010

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I forgot to include the following sentencens.I hope you can check the grammar here,too. 1) Our classroom is lit by neon lights.There are two neon lights hanging from the ceiling which light the room up. 2) Have you been to (or in?) the new suermarket yet? It's the second ...
October 14, 2010

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Can you please check the grammar in the following sentences? Thank you. 1) I have football training (or I go to football practice?) twice a week. We play a match against another local team on Saturdays. 2) Mickey is late for his dance class. Mrs Winter warns him to arrive on ...
October 14, 2010

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Can you please check the following sentences? I really hope you can have a look at them. 1) The King of Sicily gave a jeweller some gold and asked him to make a crown from it. In order to make sere the jeweller used only gold (?), the king went to ask Archimedes for help. 2) ...
October 14, 2010

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I have a few more questions to ask you. I really hope you can answer them, too. 1)He lied to her about what his last words had been. 2)He lied to her about his last words. 3) She wears her hair in a plait today. 4) He's got a pierced nose and pierced ears. 5) She is ...
October 13, 2010

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are some more sentences I'm not sure of. 1)Independence Day commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on 4th of July, 1776. 2)What were the causes which led to the Declaration of ...
October 13, 2010

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Can you please check if everything is OK? Thank you. 1)At the time of the signing the US consisted of 13 colonies under the rule of England’s King George III. There was growing unrest concerning the taxes which had to be paid to England. 2) This was commonly referred to ...
October 13, 2010

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I forgot to include the following statements.Thank you very much. Can you please check if the following sentences are possible? Thank you. 1) The best things he found were two pairs of shoes and a box full of money. 2)Robinson was made a slave of the captain (OR: became the ...
October 12, 2010

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Could you please check the following sentences, please? 1) He kept himself busy by keeping (?) record of how long he had been on the island.He made a mark for each day he had been on the island. 2) He decided to build himself a house in a cave. He found a cave halfway up the ...
October 12, 2010

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I forgot to include these other sentences. Are the alternatives possible? Thank you very much. 1) Machinery was mainly driven (powered?) by water. 2) The new inventions in cloth-making took place because the was a rise in population and consequently an increase in the demand ...
October 12, 2010

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