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July 28, 2014

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Can you please check these other sentences for me? Thank you very much for your invaluable help. 1) Portia disguises herself as a judge and Nerissa as her clerk. They come to court to defend Antonio unknown of their husbands. 2) Portia advises Shylock to be merciful to Antonio...

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Can you please tell me if the following sentences are correct? They all refer to Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Thank you. 1) The man who marries Portia will be the one who chooses the correct casket. 2) Shylock is notorious for charging very high interest rates. 3)...

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I just would like to know if the following sentences are possible. Thank you. She wasn't allowed to enter the bus.(or get on/take the bus?) The price of sugar increased of 20% (better by?)

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Can you please check if the following sentences are all right? Thank yo very much in advance. 1) We’d like to reserve three seats (for two adults and a child) on the train from Berlin to Bremen leaving at 13.30 on 11th August. 2) We can’t complete the reservation on ...

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Can you please check these sentences for me? Many thanks. 1) At the moment I don't know at what time I will be arriving in Berlin on Friday 13 August. 2)I believe I will be able to have conversation classes with you from Monday to Friday. (I may do two hours of German inst...

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Can you please check these sentences for me? Thank you. 1)Herewith I'd like to know if it is possible to upgrade my reservation for a family room to (?) Your New Premier Club Room. 2) The total price for the two nights will then be of ..... Euros and includes (?) 4 Full Ir...

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Can you please check if the following sentences are grammatically correct? Thank you very, very much in advance. 1) He is a spiteful child. He always gives me pinches or says me mean things. 2) During my stay in London I’d like to do an hour conversation a day with an Eng...

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Can you please check if the following sentences are correct? I thank you very much in advance. 1) In the morning I usually make coffee for my parents and myself (?). Then I got washed and changed. 2) I usually take the child to the beach.I have to carry a heavy bag (how do you...

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Can you please tell me if these sentences should be evaluated as grammatically wrong in a test? I'm looking forward to your prompt reply THank you 1) Was the hotel as they expected it to be? The hotel was different from they expected (Correction: No, it wasn't. It was ...

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I still have a last question: In the reading comprehension the sentence is " When we went to complain to the travel agency, as a compensation for all the incovenience we had been caused, they offered us a weekend for two in Rome organized by the same tour operator." ...

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Can you tell me if it is correct to divide the two sentences this way? We really liked those places. Unfortunately, we didn't have any guide with us even if our brochure clearly said that an experienced guide would have accompanied us throughout our tour. What did the trve...

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Can you please tell me if I can include these questions (as they are) in a reading comprehension? Was the hotel in Mexico City as they expected it to be? How long was the flight delayed the day they left? What did the travel agency offer them a compensation? These were my last...

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Thank you very much for your correction. Can you tell if this sentence is possible? 1) We really liked those places but unfortunately we didn't have any guide with us even if our brochure clearly said that an an experiences guide would have accompanied us. 2) How long was ...

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I really need to know if these sentences are OK. Thank youin advance. 1)What did the tour include? It included flights, full board accommodation and guided tours. 2)How long was the plane delayed the day they left? It was delayed till the next day. 3)Was the hotel in Mexico Ci...

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I forgot to include the following sentences which are part of the same reading comprehension. Thank you very much. 8) Why couldn't they fly to Merida? Because their seats hadn't been booked. 9) Does the tourist regret going to Merida? Yes, he/she does. He says that if ...

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Thank you vey much for helping me! I still have some doubts about the use of passive and reported speech.I also hope you can check the following reading comprehension. 1) I had lunch at five. Lunch was had at five?? 2) "How do you do?" She asked me how I did. 3) How ...

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I forgot to include the following statements. I really hope you can have a look at them, too. 1) Are you excited about your holidays? 2) I'm not ashamed of what I did. I'm quite proud of it. 3) What have I done wrong? Why are you annoyed with ( at?) me? 4)We enjoyed ou...

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Can you please check if the following sentences are ok? Thank you in advance. 1) "Express your regret for the following situations using a wish construction". Example: I didnt study for the test. I got a bad mark. I wish I had studied for the test. 2) Comment on each...

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Can you please check these sentences for me? Thank you very much in advance. 1)The meeting was held in spite of the rain. 2)In spite of the fact that/although it was raining, the concert wasn't postponed. 3) The meeting was put off because of/due to/owing to/on account of ...

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Can you please check these sentences on "Dubliners"? Thank you a lot in advance. 1)Imagining the intensity of Michael Furey’s passion for Gretta, Gabriel realizes that in comparison his own relationship with his wife has been mediocre and emotionally insipid. 2)...

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Can you tell me of my corrections are ok? Thank you a lot in advance! 1.I explained to Fred how to get there so that he wouldn’t get lost. 2.I explained him (or to him) how to get there. 3.Imagine/Supposing you were in a wood during a storm, what would you do? (and not: i...

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Can you please tell me if all the alternatives I included are correct? Thank you very much for your help! 1.Despite the fact that / In spite of the fact that it was very cold, he went out without putting his coat on yesterday. 2.As today I haven’t seen him, I wonder if/wh...

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Can you please check if the following sentences are correct? Thank you very much in advance. 1)The first four sections correspond to the Greek classical elements of earth, air, fire and water. 2) The final fifth section is usually interpreted as referring to ether, the fifth e...

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Can you check if the following sentences are grammatically correct? Thank you very much for your invaluable help. 1.Septimus is not understood by his wife. 2.Clarissa and Septimus have both a weak personality OR …. both have 3.In the third kind of interior monologue the c...

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Can you please if the following instructions on how to carry out a project work are grammatically correct? Thank you very much in advance. 1)Your dissertation should include five chapters. The first should contain the introduction to your work, followed by a literature review....

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I wonder if you could check these sentences on fashion I'm still not sure of (expressions you are likely to use in a clothes shop). Thank you a lot for your help! 1.I usually wear casual clothes such as/like a pair of skinny jeans with a patterned T-shirt or a striped hood...

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Thank you very much for your corrections. I still have a few doubts about the following alternatives. I really hope you can look at them, too. 1.Lucrezia fears that the passers-by could have noticed her husband’s strange behavior. 2.All the characters are hypocrites. The ...

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Can you please check the following sentences, please? Thank you very much in advance. 1.She looks at/observes the furniture and notices that it drips with wet and looks shabby. 2.In the interior monologue the narrator lets the character’s thoughts flow without control as ...

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Thank you very much for being so cooperative, Sra. I still have a few more sentences for you to check. 1) In the tales there were the class of the military, the clergy and the middle classes. Correction: in the tales Chaucer describes different social classes such as ..... 2) ...

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I really hope someone can tell me if my corrections are correct. As you can see, I took your advice and I corrected them myself! 1) The pilgrims arrived from different parts of society. Correction: The pigrims belong to different social classes. 2) The tales were never complet...

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Thnak you for your invaluable help. Can you please check these sentences, too? 1) The pilgrims are directed towards Canterbury Cathedral, where the holy shrine of Thomas Becket is kept (?). 2) She was careful to appear beautiful and smart. (she cared for appearance) 3) Nature ...

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As I'm not a mother-tongue speaker I'm still doubtful on the word choice. As promised, I selected the sentences I'm not sure or. I really hope the . 1)The aristocracy is not present (is not represented, portrayed, described) in the tales. 2).They begin their journe...

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Can you check if all the sentences are grammatically correct? Consider also the expressions in paretheses, please. 1.He describes all the classes but not the peasants and the aristocracy. 2.They couldn’t have afforded to pay for the journey. 3.They set off on a journey to...

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Thank you very much for your help. I still have problems with a few sentence. I hope you can have a look at them too. 1)Can't I switch from the present to the past if I want to refer to a historical event? 2) Do not use contracter forms when writing your composition. 3) Th...

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Can you help me check these sentences, please? Thank you very much in advance. 1) The new factor in the Canterbury Tales is that there is individualization (?) . THe character exists because he has reactions and is in movement. 2) His individualization (?) is therefore dynamic...

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Can you please check if the following sentences are possible? Thanks in advance. 1)Sterne breaks the rule of the conventional biography since Tristram’s birth occurs only in the third episode. 2)Furthermore, he doesn’t follow a story-line since the novel consists mai...

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Thank you for your invaluable help. Can you please consider these sentences, too? 1) As for her behaviour, she cried when she saw a mouse caught in a trap. 2) He makes a potrait of English society but he does not portray the aristocracy and the peasants. 3) The peasants are no...

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Can you please consider these sentences from a grammatical and lexical point of view? Thank you in advance. 1) Since the last years of the 19th century Europe started to live a very deep crisis. (Since the last years.... had been experienced?) 2) Freud introduces the idea of t...

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Can you please check this sentence for me, please? Thank you for your invaluable help. 1) I like this singer for his determination and energy transmitted (?) during his concerts. In spite of his illness, which affected the last years of his life, he remained faithful to his f...

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I forgot to include the following sentences. 1) Among English teenagers are popular skinny jeans. 2)Gulliver takes an aversion for every thing at home because European society is losing its values.

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Thank you very much for your last corrections. I really hope you can check these sentences, too. 1) I'm wearing a dark blue plain (?) zip-up hoodie. 2) I'm of white skin. Or I'm white or I have got a fair complexion. 3)You should help your mum with the housework (c...

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Can you tell me if the following sentences or phrases are possible? Thank you very much in advance. 1) I'm wearing a pair of blackt trainers withe the logo Nike on them, 2) Did you have to work this weekend? 3) I usually wear patterned, checked or striped T-shirts over a ...

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Can you check these sentences for me, please? Thank you very much in advance. 1) You mustn't speak in a loud voice in the library. 2) In Britain you must drive on the right. 3) A make-up artist is someone who puts make-up on actors' and actresses' faces. 4) A scrip...

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Can you tell me if the alternatives in parentheses are possible too? Thank you very much in advance. 1) As you got into a flap (can you suggest a more formal expression to me?) during your oral test I'll test you again next week. 8) Each narration focuses on the impression...

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Can you please tell me if all alternatives are possible? Thank you very much in advance. 1)How can you make a good impression on your interviewer? 2) How should you behave and what should you wear (?) if you want to make a good impression in a job interview? 3) How should you ...

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As "flap" is too informal, how can I replace it? Can you also tell me if the alternatives in parentheses are correct? Thank you a lot for your invaluable help. 1) As you got into a flap (meaning: get anxious?) during your oral test I'll test you again next week. ...

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Can you please tell me if the following senences are possible? 1)I'm always stricter than him (or than he is) when evaluating the students' tests. 2) In spite of being ill (Can you say "despite being ill"), he decided to go for a walk. 3)He was ill. Yet (stil...

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Thank you very much for your last corrections. Can you check these sentences too? 1)Particular attention is paid to the analysis ad recollection of the impressions that an outside event causes in the inner world of the characters. 2) The facts are presented from different poin...

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Thank you for your corrections.Can you check the very last sentences of the day, please? 1) The sound of the music coming from the street organ triggers Eveline’s flashback to the night of her mother’s death. 2) On her mother’s deathbed Eveline promised she woul...

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Thanks for your last corrections. Can you check these sentences too? 1)Particular attention is paid to the analysis ad recollection of the impressions that an outside event causes in the inner world of the characters. 2) The facts are presented from different points of view at...

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I forgot to include the following sentences. I hope you can look at them as well. 8) The second theme, epiphany, describes a sudden revelation in the everyday life of the characters due to (or caused by?) a trivial gesture, an external event or a bad situation which leads them...

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Can you check these sentences for me? Thank you in advance. 1) Eveline belongs to a collection of fifteen stories which was completed in 1904, but not published until 1914, under the title “Dubliners”. 2) As the title suggests, the stories are set in Dublin and are a...

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I forgot to include these sentences. I rally hope you can have a look at them too. 1) Eveline recollects episodes from her childhood. In particular, she thinks of (?) the field near her house, in which sh used to play with her brothers. 2)Her brother was the only one who never...

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Thank you very much for your last corrections. Can you please examine these sentences too? Thank you very much in advance. (In particular the words in parentheses) 1)"Gulliver's travels" deals with (tells?) the adventures of Samuel Gulliver. 2)He finds himself (h...

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Can you check these sentences for me, please? 1) He is carried to his new house. 2)He is impressed by them because they are more rational than he is.(than him?) 3)On (and not in) his last voyage he recognizes his similiarity with the animals. For this reason, he decided to get...

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Thank you very much for your help. Can you please check these sentences, too? 1) He recommended I should phone him that evening. 2) He promised to drive me to school. 3) He accepted to drive me to the airport. 4)She denied that her sister had stolen the jacket. 5) Who drives ...

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Can you check if all the words are possible (especially those regarding clothes)? Thank you very much in advance. 1)You mustn't speak loudly (or in a loud voice) in the library. 2)You don't have to book (reserve?) a table at the restaurant. 3) Watch out !(look out, be ...

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Thank you very much for all your corrections.I still have some queries. 1) Can you possibly e-mail me the vocabulary activities in (on) literature and the recent parliamentary election in the UK you prepared for the fourth class? If you can't, I beg you to download them i...

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Can you help me word this question, please? I don't want to sound too wordy!! Thank you very much. Could you possibly download the vocabulary activies on literature and the political election on the computer near the door in teacher's room in a folder you'll call &...

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Can you please tell me which is the best choice? I really hope you can have a look at it today. Thanks a lot! 1) He's going to take his car to a mechanic ( or mechanic's?) 2)How are the different pilgrims presented and what are the main themes covered in the tales? 3) ...

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Can you check if everything is OK? Thank you very much for your invaluable help. 1) You mustn't bully your friends. 2) You mustn't disturb the lesson. 3) You must forge your parent's signature in your school report. 4) Are you going to be tested in history tomorrow...

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I forgot to inclue a few more sentences. Are the parenthetical statements all possible? Thanks for your invaluable help 1) What clothes are popular among English teenagers at the moment? Skinny, washed-out jeans, striped T-shirts, sneakers and baseball caps. Did I forget anyth...

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Can you please check if all the alternatives are possible? Thanks you very much in advance. 1) England defeated the Spanish Armada also thanks to bad weather. 2) Th spirits said that no-one/nobody/no man born of woman (or a woman) could defeat/hurt/harm him/do him any harm (ar...

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Thank you a lot for your corrections. Let me know if everything is OK now. 1) First, Chaucer describes the genle spring rain, which ends the drought of March. 2) Then he mentions the plants whose life source has such a powerful liquid that it sprouts the flowers. 3) Finally, h...

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Can you help me paraphrase the meaning of the following lines? 1)The plants are described as "veins bathed in liquor of such power as brings about the engendering of the flowers". The plants are described as veins soaked in a liquor of such power that it allows them ...

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I forgot to include the following sentences. I hope you can have a look at them as well. 1)Chaucer describes his appearance and profession. The merchant is a representative of the new emerging middle class in English medieval society. 2) Chaucer also wants to show how professi...

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Can you check once more how I paraphrased the beginning of the Canterbury Tales, please? Thank you in advance. 1) He describes rain as “sweet showers fall “ which “pierce the drought of March to the root”. Paraphrase: he describes the gentle spring rain whi...

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Can you check if these sentences are possible? Thank you for your invaluable help. 1) Remember to pick the children up at (or from?) the airport. 2) She promised she would give us a lift. She promised to give us a lift. 3) He is going to take the dog out for a walk. 4) The tea...

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Can you please help me rephrase a sentence taken from Virginia Woolf's Mrs.Dalloway? "And there the motor car stood, with drawn blinds, and upon them a curious pattern like a tree, Septimus thought, and this gradual drawing together of everything to one centre before ...

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I'm extremely sorry for letting you check a sentence which didn't make sense at all. I hope you can have a look at them now. 1) Septimus Warren Smith, a World War I veteran suffering from shell shock, is described as a man in his thirties with an apprehensive expressio...

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I forgot to include these sentences. I hope you can see them as well. 1) Septimus Warren Smith, a World War I veteran suffering from shell shock, is described as a man in his thirties with an apprehensive expression. 2) He has got a pale face, a beak nose and hazel eyes. He...

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Thank you very much for correcting my sentences. As I changed a few things, I wanted you to have a look at them. 1) It is a superb summer’s evening between six and seven. The episode takes place at Mulberry’s the florists in Bond Street, London. 2) Clarissa enters th...

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Can you check these sentences for me, please? Thanks a lot. 1) Can you say "he prefers working on his own rather than in a group?" or the only possible form is "He prefers working on his own to working in a group?" 2) It is a superb summer’s day betwee...

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Thank you very much for helping me. Can you please check these last two sentences, please? 1)Pamela’s father believes that a girl’s beauty should be evaluated on the basis of virtue and goodness . It should therefore not be confused with vanity or prettiness. 2) She ...

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Can you help me improve my last questions? Thank you very much for your invaluable help. Anna answered one of them.

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I forgot to include a few more sentences I would like you to check, too. 1) Pamela is embarassed at his giving her presents though she thinks there is no harm in what he said to her. She is going to put aside (?) vanity. Being a virtuous girl, she is not going to show off all ...

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I wonder if you could check the following questions and help me rephrase a few more sentences I’m not sure of. Thanks a lot in advance! 1) What historical period did the English Renaissance cover and what was it characterized by? Explain its (?) conception of order and th...

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I forgot to include the following three sentences. Thank you vry much for your help! 10) In this letter emerges the conflict between low class and aristocracy, embodied by the son of Pamela’s mistress. 11) Pamela’s father suggests she should be careful of her master&...

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Can you please help me rephrase these sentences taken from Letter 7 of Richardson's Pamelea, please? Thank you very much in advance. 1) Her master gave her two suits of fine Flanders laced head-clothes, three pairs of fine silk clothes, several ribbons and top-knots of all...

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Can you help me check the grammar and rephrase the parts in inverted commas? Thenk you very much in advance. 1) The tales that make up the Canterbury Tales are narrated by the different pilgrims. However, in “The General Prologue” we find the figure of Chaucer introd...

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Can you pleas check if the following sentences are correct? Thank you very much for your help. 1) He has been (or is?) guilt-ridden since the death of his friend. 2) He is unable to take (make?) decisions by himself. 3)News of his suicide brought by the Bradshaws intrudes upon...

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Can you let me know if the sentences below are grammatically correct? Thank you very much! 1) She is wearing a long-sleeved cotton polo shirt with a slogan in the front and one in the back. 2)She's got a pony tail and a patterned hair-band over her head. She is also wearin...

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Yes, I did receive a response and I thank you a lot for helping me! However, as I'm not a mother-tongue speaker I still have a lot of doubts on how to name clothes. I included question marks next to the words I'm not sure of. I really hope you will consider my queries.

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You didn't answer my questions regarding clothes. Would you possibly tell me which sentences are correct and answer my questions (?)? Thank you very, very much in advance for your help! 1) She is wearing a long-sleeved cotton polo shirt with a slogan in the front and one i...

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Can you please check if these sentences on clothes' description are possible? Thank you very much in advance. 1)He is wearing a pair of straight-leg beige corduroy trousers with pockets on both sides. 2) He is wearing a long-sleeved cotton polo sweatshirt (or T-shirt?) wit...

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Thank you very much for your last corrections. Here are some more sentences on Virginia Woolf's biography. I really hope you can check them. 1) Virginia’s childhood was deeply affected by the death of her mother and the presence of an aggressive and domineering father...

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I forgot to include the following statements. I really hope you can correct them, too. 1) They both have a weak personality and depend upon their partners for stability and protection. 2) Though Clarissa attempts to gain freedom and independence, she is influenced by the extre...

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Thank you very uch for your corrections. Can you possibly hae a look at the following sentences on V.Woolf's Mrs Dalloway? 1) The “action” of Mrs. Dalloway is limited to the events of a single ordinary day (or to the events taken place on a single day?) in centra...

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Thank you very much for your last corrections. Can you pleasecheck these sentences , too? 1) She thinks of the books which have been given to her and inscribed by the poets themselves. 2) Though the furniture of their winter house (or second-holiday home?) drips with moisture,...

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Can you please tell me if these sentences are possible? Thank you very much in advance. 1) Are the following adjectives related to weather possible: What's the weather like? It's wet/damp. It's foggy/hazy/misty (are they synonyms?) It's boiling/sweltering/muggy...

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Can you help me simplify or correct these sentences,too? Thank you very much in advance 1) In fact she resists all her master’s advances protecting her (?) virtue and in her turn gains a proposal of marriage which she accepts obtaining a social position which only women f...

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I forgot to include these other sentences. Thank you vey much for your cooperation. 1) The main features of Richardson’s novels are as follows/Or R’s novels have the following features./ Within R’s novels you can (are there other ways of expressing it?) recogniz...

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Thank you very much for your invaluable help. I wrote a few more paragraphs on Richardson's Pamela I hope you can check, too.(the parts in brackets) 1)Pamela is (was) written in epistolary form, that is in the form of letters exchanged between Pamela and her parents. In pa...

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Can you please check the following sentences, please? Thank you very much. 1) As the letters are written in first-person, they provide different individual points of view on the same event, which can be fully explored. 2) Then, the characters introduce one another using letter...

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Can you please help me rephrase this paragraph taken from Chapter 5 of Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse"? 1) Mrs. Ramsay has James stand so she can measure a stocking she is knitting against his leg. 2) It is a stocking for the lighthouse keeper's little b...

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Thank you very much for your last corrections. Can you please tell me if the following sentences are possible? 1) She is wearing a zip-up tracksuit top with a hood or a hooded zip-up top? 2) Is this adjective order correct: opinion, size, shape, color, pattern, fabric and orig...

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Can you please tell me if the following words related to clothes and fashion are still used in English? As I'm not a mother tongue speaker, I need your supervision.I also included three descriptions at the end. 1) She is always well/smartly/elegantly/badly/shabbily dressed...

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Could you possibly please tell me if everything is OK in the following sentences? Thank you very much in advance. 1) There was an elegant Prioress. Her name was Madam Eglantine. She had a simple and timid smile. 2) Her strongest oath was by St Loy, the patron saint of goldsmit...

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Can you check if the following sentences are possible in English? Thank you very much in advance for your invaluable help. 1) The barons received lands (or land) from the king. 2) The land was held by the vassals. 3) In the medieval mind (?) there was also the theory of a eart...

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Can you help me rephrase a few lines taken from The General Prologue to the Prioress Tale? Thank you very much. 1) "Her way of smiling was very simple and coy. Her greatest oath was only "By St.Loy" 2) Rephrase: Her smile was simple and timid (?)Her strongest oa...

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