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July 22, 2014

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Can you please help me check the following prepositions? Thank you. 1) I was angry with her about her behaviour. 2) I was angry/furious/annoyed/cross with her for being late. 3) I'm sure about/of that. 4) Short of (I can't find a good example) 5) I was pleased/delight...

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are a few more sentences on the same subject I'd like you to check. 1)The Industrial Revolution brought several changes to Britain. First of all, it caused an enormous increase in production and consequently in the total wealt...

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I really need you to check these sentences on the Industrial Revolution. Thank you very much. 1)The second half of George III’s reign saw England engaged in the long struggle against Napoleon to save her own independence and the freedom of the various states of Europe. 2)...

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Can you please check if everything is correct? 1) The last decades of the 18th century were characterized by enormous changes, (witnessed enormous changes?) which turned Britain from a mainly farming country toan industrial one. 2)In particular, there was a rise in population ...

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Can you please tell me if everything is correct? Thank you very much for your invaluable help. 1) Mickey can’t go to the cinema because he hasn’t got any money (he's broke?). He doesn’t want to borrow any money from Jess because he can’t pay her back. 2...

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I forgot to include the following sentences. I really hope you can have a look at them, too. 1)The message on the golden casket says that the person who chooses it will have what many men want. The silver one says that he will have as much as he deserves. Finally, the lead one...

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Thank you very much for helping me. I still have some doubts on a few sentences.I really hope you can have a look at them. 1)He has to choose a casket among (between?) three. Creditors are allowed to cut off bits of the debtor’s flesh. (Also: bits of flesh from the debtor...

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Here are some more sentences I'd like you to check. Thank you very much. 1) He can take a pound of flesh from Antonio on the condition (No: on the condition) that he doesn't shed a single drop of Antonio's blood. 2)News is brought that all of Antonio's ships h...

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Thank you very much. Can you please check these sentences, too? 1)He should ask a moneylender for a loan. (OR He should get a loan from a moneylender?). 2)He agrees to the loan on condition (OR on the condition??) that if he fails to pay within thirty days, he will take a poun...

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I forgot to include the following statements. Thank you for your invaluable help. 1) He concludes that the real source of love lies in the eyes.The duke asks Shylock to have mercy/pity on Antonio (also: to be merciful to/pitiful to Antonio?) 1)If only he makes him bleed, he wi...

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Can you please check the following sentences, please? Thank you. 1) Shylock is worried about his daughter going away with Antonio but he’s more concerned about the money she has cost him. 2)Antonio suggests Shylock should pay a fine to the court and give half of his money...

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Thank you for your last corrections. Here are some more sentences for you to check. 1) He suggests he should get (not make) a loan from a moneylender. 2)He should ask Shylock for the money. 3) The man who wants to marry her should do (perform??) a precise task. He should choos...

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Thank you very much for your help. I forgot to include the following sentences. 1) Shakespeare doesn’t give importance to stage directions between acts. In the English theatre there was no curtain fall between the acts 2) As a rule, a Shakespearean play was over when all ...

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Here are some sentences on Shakespeare I'd like you to check. Thank you. 1)It is difficult to date Shakespeare's plays because only half of them were printed during his lifetime. Three kinds of evidence are used (?) to date his plays. 2) The most valuable is the extern...

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Can you please tell me if the following sentences are correct? 1) What happened to Robinson on his second voyage to Africa? 2) How did he manage to set himself free? Thank you.

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I checked my sentences once more. I included the last sentences for you to correct. Thank you. 1) The natives loved him because he had the guns and they hadn't seen anything like them before. 2)He was looked up to by the natives because of his guns. 3)The first company tra...

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I tried to correct the wrong sentences myself. Please, tell me if everything is ok. 1) Then, Marlow went into the broken-down hut and found an old book about seamanship with notes written in code. 2) He came to Africa with the intention of civilizating the natives. He had a hi...

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I forgot to include these other sentences. I really hope you can have a look at them, too. 1) The jungle had awakened his desires and he didn’t have enough strength to resist them. 2)They met a Russian who traded ivory. He looked like a harlequin in his highly coloured cl...

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Can you please check if everything is OK in the following sentences? Thank you. 1) About fifty miles from Kurtz’s station they saw a hut. When they got nearer to it, they found a massage on the firewood urging them to approach cautiously. Marlow also found an old book abo...

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Here are some more alternatives I'd like you to check. Thank you very much! 1) He was first mentioned to Marlow by the accountant. Can you also say: He was mentioned by the accountant for the first time? 2)His clothes were highly coloured. He was dressed in highly coloured...

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Can you check if my corrections are OK? Thank you. 1) He told her that her husband's last words had been her name. 2) He arrived at the central station walking. (Better: he walked to the central station?) 3) The Expedition consisted of groups of ivory traders who went to A...

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I need to make a list of items each student can find in his pencil case or rucksack. I want to be sure the list is correct. 1) Lined, squared exercise-books, ring binder (or ring file?), colored pencils (or pastels), felt-tip pens, ballpoint pens, correcting fluid or pen, eras...

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I forgot to include the following statements. I reall hope you can check them, too. Thank you! 6) Great emphasis was laid on the individual, who was seen in his solitary state. They exalted the outcast, the rebel. 7) This attitude led on the one hand to the cult of the hero an...

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Thank you very much for your last corrections. Can you check these sentences for me, please? 1)The Romantics reacted against the faith in reason which characterized the previous age.They claimed the superiority of feelings over reason. 2) They showed an interest in humble, eve...

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Can you please check if the following sentences are possible? Thank you. 1)Imagine you are a participant in (?) in the Ten Tors Challenge. Describe your clothes. Start your paragraph with: "I'm wearing.." 2) What clothes do you like wearing? What clothes are tren...

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I have a few doubts regarding the use of the present perfect. I really hope you can have a look at them, too. Thank you!! 1) How long ago did you (last?) see him? 2) When did you last see him? 3) How long haven't you seen him? (Is it wrong?)Haven't you seen him for a l...

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Thank you for your last post. Here are some sentences on clothes I'm not sure of. 1)My mum usually gives me 50-Euro pocket money monthly to spend on clothes. 2) I don’t receive (?) any pocket money from my parents but they give me money whenever I need it. (on special...

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Thank you vey much for your last corrections. Here are some more alternatives I'm not sure of. 1) In Chapter 7 Marlow interrupted (suspended??) his story to describe Kurtz to the other sailors (can you say: “to his fellowship?). Kurtz became important to the natives b...

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Thank you very much for heping me. Here are some more alternatives I'd like you to check. 1) Kurtz is said to be a brilliant talker. 2) He was good at talking. His main talent was that he was a brilliant talker who could charm (?) his audience with (or through/by?) his wor...

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I really need to know if the rephrasing is correct. As I'm not a native speaker, I need to consider all the possible alternatives (?).It doesn't matter if the same concept has been repeated all over again.Thank you very much for you cooperation! 1.Kurtz wanted to reali...

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are some more sentences I'd like you to check. 1.Kurtz wanted to realize (to fulfil) his highly moral ideals but he failed. He wanted his ideals to come true but he failed because he was left alone to face the wilderness of th...

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Can you please check if the following sentences are possible? I did some of the corrections myself. 1.He hoped to find Kurtz dead on his arrival at the inner station. He hoped that Marlow would find Kurtz dead by the time he got there. 2.The manager wanted to take Kurtz’s...

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In my previuous post I forgot to indicate the assignment. I need to know how I can describe the picture of a room. 1) The girl in the picture wears her hair into a bun. 2) The girl next to her wears her hair in a pony and has got a two-colour hair band (on her head?) 3)In the ...

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I forgot to incude the following sentences. I really hope you can have a look at them as well. 1) The outer stage raised about 5 feet from the ground and was covered by a roof to protect it from the rain. 2) There was no curtain conceiling the upper and the outer stage from th...

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1) She wears (and not she is wearing? if you are describing a picture) her hair into a bun. 2) She wears her hair in a pony and has got a two-colour hair band (on her head?) 3)In the top left (?) of the picture there is a window. Next to the window there are two bookshelves o...

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Can you check if these sentences are grammatically correct? Thank you. 1.The Elizabethan theatre was a wooden structure and had a rectangular or octagonal shape. 2.It consisted of three stages, i.e. the apron stage, the inner stage and the outer stage. 3.The apron stage projec...

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I forgot to include these other sentences. Thank you. 1) The captain offered him a place on his next ship's voyage (or ship's next voyage) to Africa. During his second ship's voyage to Africa they were taken prisoner by pirates. The captain made him his slave. 2) H...

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Can you please check these sentences for me? Thank you very much. 1)As to the content, English Romanticism focused above all on the “individual” as the subject of all meaningful experience and the centre of life and art. 2) The Romantics saw the individual in the sol...

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Can you check if these sentences are grammatically correct? Thank you 1) It's the ages since I last saw him. I haven't seen him for ages. 2) When did you see him last? 3) How long ago is it since you last saw him? 4) She regretted that she hadn't passed the test. S...

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Can you please check the following sentences for me? Thank you in advance. 1)They made a hole in the bottom of the boat on the beach. When the other sailors arrived at the beach by boat, they decided to leave three men in the boat whereas the other seven went in search of the ...

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Here are some sentences on Conrad I'd like you to check grammatically. Thank you. 1) The “frame” is provided by an anonymous narrator, who on board the Nellie on the Thames introduces Marlow and formally closes the narrative. 2)The effect is one of a chain; Marlo...

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As promised, I just included the first five sentences I wasn't sure of. 1) One day he got to the beach and saw it was covered with human bones. He realized that cannibals had eaten men on his island. He believed that cannibals ate other men because they thought it was natu...

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I forgot to include the following sentences which belong to the same summary. Thank you for you help. 1) One day he got to the beach and saw it was covered with human bones. He realized that cannibals had eaten men on his island. He believed that cannibals ate other men becaus...

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Here are some more sentences on Defoe's Robinson Crusoe I'd like you to check. Thank you very much in advance. 1) As he hadn’t eaten anything since the day before, he decided to take off his clothes and swim to the ship to look for food. He tried to get onto the s...

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Here are some sentences on Robinson Crusoe I'd like you to check. Thank you. 1) After rowing for seven kilometres, a huge wave took the boat and threw them into the air like a ball. 2) Robinson fell into the sea, water filled his mouth (his mouth was filled with water?) an...

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Can you help me checked if the following sentences are grammatically correct? Thank you very much. 1) On what condition can Shylock take a pound of flesh from Antonio? On condition that he doesn't drop(?) a single drop of Antonio's blood. 2) Why can have the Duke have ...

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I wrote 5 sentences for you to check. Thank you. 1) In their backpacks they have packed extra clothes, food and water for the two-day competition. I can see the finishing line in the background (on the top left-hand side??) 2) The first boy on the left is wearing a two-colour...

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I have to more sentences for you to check regarding clothes. Thank you 9) The boy sitting at the front (of the group) is wearing a black tracksuit, a baseball cap with a red peak (or visor?) and a blue wind jacket with a zip-up pocket (?) at the front. 10)They all look happy a...

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Thank you very much for your last corrections. Here are some sentences on clothes' description I'm not sure of. Can you tell me the best way to describe a picture? 1.In the foreground I can see a group of young boys taking part in the "Ten Tors Challenge". Th...

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Could you please check the grammar in the following sentences, please? Thank you. 1) On 1 September 1651 he went to Hull to see a friend, who had a ship and was sailing for London. 2)Without much thinking about his father’s warning, he got on his friend’s ship and le...

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Can you ckeck if the following sentences are possible? Thank you very much. 1.I’m of average height and of average build. I’ve got average length dark wavy hair, a round face and a turned-up nose. I’m wearing a diamond-patterned sweat-shirt with boot-cut jeans u...

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I still have some doubts about a few questions. Thank you for the help. 1) Are they both possible? What did Kurtz struggle against when dying/when he was close to dying? 2) I'm wearing braces because I've got crooked teeth. 3) I hardly ever put make-up on my face becau...

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Can you please tell me if the following sentences are possible? I really don't know how to say it in English. Thank you. 1) I do the shopping at the market every Saturday. (Should I consider it a mistake if the sentence started with "every Saturday"?) 2) I'm ...

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Can you please tell me if the following sentences are possible? I really don't know how to say it in English. Thank you. 1) I do the shopping at the market every Saturday. (Should I consider it a mistake if the sentence started with "every Saturday"?) 2) I'm ...

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Can you tell me which of the following three questions is best formulated? 1)Who mentioned Kurtz to Marlow for the first time? OR 2) Who was the first to mention Kurtz to Marlow? 3) Who first mentioned Kurtz to Marlow? I don't think "entertainer" is the right wor...

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I really need to have these sentences checked for tomorrow. Thank you very much in advance. Comprehension test on the abridged edition of Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” Answer briefly the following questions 1.What was the first company trading post like? 2.Why di...

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Thank you for your last corrections. Here are some more sentences I'm not sure of. 1) John was a successful middle class wool dealer. In 1557 his fortunes began to decline and he ran into debts. 2) He was part owner in (?) the most prestigious public playhouse in London, t...

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Can you help me find the most appropiate words, please? 1) My school consists of a three-storey building. There is a parking place (?) at the front and a courtyard at the back. 2)The teacher's room and the secretary's offices are on the ground floor whereas the laborat...

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I forgot to include the following sentences which belong to the same summary. Thank you. 1) While building up the personality of Kurtz for his listeners, Marlow exposes the discrepancy between the Europeans’ words and their actions. 2) At the beginning Kurtz is presented ...

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Thank you for your last corrections! Can you please check the following summary I prepared on the theme of colonialism in Conrad's "Heart of Darkness"? 1) Conrad presents colonialism not only as a political and an economical enterprise but also as a consequence o...

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Can you please check these sentences grammatically? Thank you very much 1) Kurtz was torn between his desire to bring the light of white civilization to Africa and his boundless will-to-power and inordinate pride. 2) In the end, however, Kurtz had the courage to look into hims...

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I selected 5 sentences as promised. I really hope the others were correct! Sentence number 6 refers to the Italian grading system which I don't know how to express in English. 1) During the break I go out in the courtyard.We aren't allowed to smoke or run in the corrid...

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I forgot to include the following sentences when describing the school day. As I couldn't send you my previous post, I typed "Jane" (to see if something changed.) Can you please check them please? 1) We have lessons (or we go to school) from Mondays to Fridays. 2...

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Can you please tell me if the following description of a classroom is correct? 1) My classroom is on the ground floor, just opposite the teacher's room. 2) It is very large and full of light (sunny??) since it has got two big windows overlooking the courtyard. 3) Two black...

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Thank you very much for helping me. Here are some more sentences I'm not sure of. 1) I like wearing casual clothes such as jeans and T-shirts. Today I’m wearing a polo/crew-neck/V-neck t-shirt (are all alternatives possible?) 2) This summer my sister went through a ve...

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This time I included only the sentences I wasn' sure of. 1)When describing one's family, are all these alternatives possible? My family consists of/ is made up of/is composed of/is formed by three people: my father, my mother and I (or me?). In my family there are thre...

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Thank you very much for all. Here are some more sentences I'm not sure of. 1) My family is made up of/composed of/formed by three people: my father, my mother and I (or me?) 2) My family consists of three people. In my family there are three people. 3) I like riding my mot...

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I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you very much in advance. 1)I had a very good holiday (OR I spent nice summer holidays??). I ate a lot of ice-cream(s) during my summer holidays. I finished my homework late (?) because I’m a lazy guy. 2)I enjoyed myself ...

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Thank you for your last correctons. Here are some sentences about summer holidays I'd really need you to check.Are the alternatives in parenthese possible? 1)After the end of school I spent two weeks to relax (OR relaxing). On June the first my friend and I went to Gardala...

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Could you please let me know if everything is OK? Thank you. 1) He also explained to him that the natives had attacked the steamer because they didn’t want Marlow to leave. He himself was enthusiastic about Kurtz because he had enlarged (or broaden, widen) his mind. 2)He ...

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1) He also explained to him that the natives had attacked the steamer because they didn’t want Marlow to leave. He himself was enthusiastic about Kurtz because he had enlarged (or broaden, widen) his mind. 2)He described him as a brilliant talker, a man with great ideas....

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Thank you for your last corrections. Here are some more sentences I need you to check. Is the tense choice correct? 1)At this point Marlow starts describing Kurtz to the other sailors though he hasn’t met him yet. 2) Kurtz spoke English to him since his mother was half-En...

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I forgot to include these other sentences. 1)They saw trading stations on the river bank consisting of just a broken-down building and a few white men occupying it. 2) Though the natives were like them, they felt frightened because they couldn’t understand anything about ...

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Can you please check if the following sentences are grammatically correct? Thank you. 1) He invited him to his room for a drink and he accepted the invitation. 2) He spoke highly of Kurtz because he thought Marlow knew everything about the company. 3) As a matter of fact, both...

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Can you please check if the following sentences are possible? Thank you. 1)He sailed for Africa in a French steamer. At last they came to the mouth of the Congo river. The first company trading post Marlow saw was a depressing place. 2) African people were tied together with c...

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I forgot to include these other sentences I'm not sure of. 1) I joined the Scouts in 1990. I went on a summer camp with the Scouts in July. 2) We camped in the mountains. We put up our tents as soon as we got there. 3) In the evenings() we made bonfires and sang music on o...

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Thank you very, very much for your corrections. Here are the last sentences for you to check. 1) What does Portia take from Antonio? 2) What does Graziano try to convince Nerissa of? He tries to convince Nerissa that he gave the ring to a clerk. 3) What did Portia ask Bassanio...

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Thank you very much for helping me. Can you check these sentences, too? Thank you. 1) According to Venetian law a debtor was given a thirty day grace period after the deadline in order to pay his debt. 2) If the debtor failed (or had failed) to pay the money back by this time,...

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I forgot to include the following sentences. 1) Express the following sentences using a proverb (or through a proverb) Example: Having too many people doing something usually causes problems. 2)Who does Shyloch pay to help him find his daughter Jessica? 3) What helps Bassanio ...

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Can you please check if the following questions are grammatically correct? Thank you very much. 1)What does Bassanio need money for? OR Why does.... He needs money so that he can go to Belmont and court Portia. 2) What solution does Antonio suggest to him? He sugggests Bassani...

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Here are some more sentences on school rules I'd like you to revise. Thank you very much for all. 1) You are not allowed to change your sitting order unlesstold by your tutor. You have to sit in the same place when you are in the linguistic laboratory.(how can express it?...

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I forgot to include the followig sentences. I really hope you can have a look at them too. 1)How did Marlow consider Kurtz and why? Marlow considers Kurtz a hallow man because inside of him there was nothing to fight the influence of the wild jungle. 2) Why did the natives lov...

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Can you please check the following questionnaire I wrote on Conrad's "Heart of Darkness"? 1) In what way was Marlow different from the other men of the Nellie? 2) What was the central station like? 3) Why was the manager so successful in his job? 4) What did the ...

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Thank you very much for your corrections. I stilll need to check these few more sentences. 1) we'll ne analyzing twelve authors belonging to the English literature from 1800 to the beginninig of the twenty-first century. 2) I'll give you literature summaries for you to...

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Here are some more sentences I'm not sure of. Can you please tell me if they are possible in English? 1.You’ll have to buy a ring binder for your English homework. You’ll use the front to write your grammar rules and grammar exercises. In the back (?) you’ll...

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I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you very much. 1.After each written test the class representatives are required to count the tests. put them in alphabetical order and give them back to me. 2.Before handing the tests back to you, I’ll register the marks ...

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Can you please tell me if the following sentences regarding school rules are possible? Thank you. 1.You are not allowed to enter the school building after ten o’clock. 2.School starts at five to eight. Remember to arrive to school five minutes before lessons start. 3.We&#...

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Can you please tell me if the grammar is OK in the following sentences, please? 1)The novel consists of three parts and is set at the end of the 19th century. 2)The story begins with a group of men on a ship, Nellie, in the Thames estuary. 3)They are waiting for the tide to tu...

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Here are the very last sentences on Conrad I'd like you to check. I really hope you can revise them, too. Is it the same if I use the present simple or the past simple when I refer to Marlow's own story? 1) Further upriver Marlow encountered a young Russian whom he dis...

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Thank you very much for helping me. I still have a few sentences regarding the same novel for you to check. 1)The novel consists of three parts and is set at the end of the 19th century. 2)The story begins with a group of men on a ship, Nellie, in the Thames estuary. 3)They ar...

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I forgot to include these other three sentences. Thank you very much in advance. 7) He went to visit Kurzt’s intended who had continued to wear black though Kurzt had died more than a year before. 8) He gave her the papers and documents and told her that he had known him....

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Thank you for your suggestions. Here are some more sentences for you to check. 1)The inner station consisted of a long building standing (or which stood?) at the top of a hill. There was no fence around it but there had been one. 2)There were also some wooden posts standing ar...

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I forgot to include the following sentences for you to check. Thank you very much in advance. 6)Portia disguises herself as the young judge and Nerissa as her clerk. They come to court to defend Antonio unknown to their husbands. 7) Portia reminds Shylock that mercy is a wonde...

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are some more sentences I'd like you to check. 1)Bassanio is in love with Portia, a girl famous for her beauty and her wealth, and is determined to marry her. He needs money to go to Belmont and court her. For this reason, he ...

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Thank you very much for your cooperation. Can you please check some more sentences? 1) His soul had gone mad as a result of his solitude in the wilderness. 2) He struggled against the madness of his soul that, however, recognized no limits and ad no faith in anything. 3)Howeve...

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Can you please check the grammar in the following sentences? Thank you very much. 1)A French boat took Marlow to Africa. In the beginning Kurzt was just a voice for him. 2 a)Then, he says (?) Kurzt became the jungle itself because the jungle had taken him and consumed him enti...

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Can you check these sentences for me, please? Thank you very much. 1) Marlow is presented as a professional soldier who is more comfortable at sea than on land. 2) He does not only like telling stories but also understanding the people in the stories and the places where the s...

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Thank you for your suggestions. Here is part of the exercise. 1) I b.. the newspaper every day. 2) Can you p... me the salt, please? 3) He knows all the a...... (Instructions: fill in the blanks with a suitable word. The initial is already given. (Does it sound good?)

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Actually, I'm realising that a lot of Italian books for learning English contain mistakes! 1) Even good men can behave badly if there isn't anything to eat. 2) Fill in the blanks with the suitable word (or a stuitable word). Th...

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I forgot to include the following seven points. Can you please check them too? 1) Portia asks Antonio to give the ring back to Bassanio. When Bassanio sees the ring, he is astonished and can't believe it is the ring he gave to the judge. 2) Graziano and Antonio both realis...

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