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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 ...
April 20, 2010

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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 ...
April 20, 2010

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Thank you very much for helping me. These are he very last sentences of thed day. 1)These are the reasons why she stands apart even from her elder sister. 2)Their love is not a love at first sight. They will fall in love only later, after an argument in which she accuses him ...
April 19, 2010

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Thank you very much for your last corrections. I forgot to include a few other sentences I’m still not sure of. 1)Queen Victoria’s reign has been one of the most flourishing (?) in Great Britain’s history. She reigned constitutionally and avoided the rebellions ...
April 19, 2010

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I really find it hard to correct these sentences as I'm not a mother-tongue speaker. I've tried to correct some of them myself but I'm still doubtful. Can you please help me check the grammar? Thank you very much in advance. 1.A woman always depended on her father ...
April 19, 2010

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GuruBlue, thank you very much for telling me about popular clothes in America. What does the word "bill forward" mean? Can you please tell me if I made any mistakes in describing clothes? I'm typing you the sentences again. Thank you in advance. 1)I don’t ...
April 18, 2010

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Can you check the adjectives in the following sentences, please? I really don’t know if you can use them in English. I wonder if you could possibly help me make a list of clothes which are “fashionable” at the moment in the USA. Thank you very much in advance. 1...
April 18, 2010

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Thank you for your last corrections. Can you check these sentences, too? Thank you very much in advance. 1) Go straight on (but not go straight on Crown Street?) but go along Crown Street. 2) Where is cinema in Crown Street and how do I get (can I use “arrive”?) ...
April 18, 2010

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Thank you so much for helping me. I really hope you could check a few more sentences on the same subject. 1) She understands at last that her love for Heathcliff is not a romance. Actually, it is concerned with a breaking through beyond the self. 2) She doesn’t seem to ...
April 17, 2010

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Thank you very much for your corrections. I have some sentences I'd like you to check. Just say "yes" if they are correct. 1a) The first reform Bill passed in 1832 It is common practice to consider 1832 as the year in which the Victorian age started (though queen...
April 17, 2010

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Can you please tell me if the following sentences are correct please? Thank you very much for your invaluable help. 1) Catherine is not in love with Edgar and their relationship is wholly unsentimental. 2) Catherine fears what people may think if she marries Heathcliff. 3) For...
April 16, 2010

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Thank you very much for helping me! Here is the lyrics of the song I have to rephrase. You know parents are the same No matter time nor place They don't understand that us kids Are going to make some mistakes So to you other kids all across the land There's no need to ...
April 15, 2010

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Can you help me rephrase first part of the song "Parents just don't understand",please? Thank you very, very much in advance 1) Parents just don't understand that children are going to make mistakes. 2) The song says that once a mother took his child (the ...
April 14, 2010

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Can you please check the tenses (and word choice) in the following sentences, please? Thank you very much indeed. 1) In Chapter 2 the Lilliputians are on Gulliver’s body and are inspecting his clothes. 2) They find a very large piece of coarse cloth in his right coat ...
April 14, 2010

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Can you check these sentences for me, please? Thank you very much for your help. 1)Big Brother is a TV programme (or a reality show?) about people and relationships. 2) In particular, contestants have to stay in the same house for ten weeks. 3) They have to make their own food...
April 13, 2010

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Why am I unable to post you my questions?
April 12, 2010

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Can you please check if the following sentences are possible? Just say "yes". Thank you very much in advance 1)The main themes of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are forgiveness, reconciliation and the element of magic. 2) All ends in peace with music ...
April 12, 2010

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Thank you very much for your corrections. These are the very last sentences of the day.I need to rephrase a few sentences, too. Thank you very much in advance. 1.Can you say “the aristocracy grew in importance/lost importance”? 2.First the serpent slithered forward, ...
April 10, 2010

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Thank you for correcting my last sentences. I forgot to include a few more on the same subject. 1) Chaucer probably began writing the Canterbury Tales in about 1387 but he never completed it. 2)It was a huge project which would have included 120 tales if it had been finished. ...
April 10, 2010

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I had problems in sending you my sentences on the Canterbury Tales. Can you please check them and let me know if the word choice is correct? Thank you very much in advance. 1)The tales are structured as a series of interlinked stories, told by a group of pilgrims who are going...
April 10, 2010

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Thank you very much for your last corrections. Can you please check the following sentences I wrote on the Canterbury tales, please?
April 10, 2010

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Thank you very much for suggesting me such useful sites! I still have a few more sentences to prepare for tomorrow. I really hope you can have a look at them, too. (just say "yes" if it is possible) 1 ) Another feature of the epic poem is that it contains formulas (...
April 9, 2010

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Thank you very much for your last corrections. Can you please help me find better words to assess these other paragraph? Thank you very much in advance! 1) You have often strayed from the point. Actually, you have introduced a lot of themes you hadn’t been asked for. Bear...
April 9, 2010

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Thank you very much for helping me! Here are some more sentences I'd like you to check. Thank you very much! 1) In fighting against the dragon, Beowulf performed (can you use “did” too?) three actions. 2) First he, concealed by the barrow, raised his shield. OR ...
April 9, 2010

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Thank you very, very much for your last corrections! Can you tell me if the following expressions are possible and therefore correct? 1) When approaching/charging the dragon, Beowulf raised his shield and drew his sword. Differently, in contrast, (can you suggest to me other ...
April 8, 2010

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Can you please tell me if the following expressions are all possible? Thank you very much in advance. 1)The church played (and not had?) a fundamental role in medieval times. 2)It gave consolation to the oppressed and assistance to the poor. (is the preposition correct?) 3)...
April 7, 2010

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Can you please tell me if all the sentences typed below are possible? Thank you very much in advance. 1) Under the feudal system the King owned all the lands (all land: are both correct?) which were then given to the vassals in return for goods and services, especially ...
April 7, 2010

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Thank you very much for your last corrections. Can you check these sentences, too? Thank you very much in advance. 1)Th urban population was affected by serious diseases such as smallpox nd typhus. 2)The majority of children died before the age of five (before they reached the...
April 4, 2010

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Can you please tell me if the following corrections are all right and help me improve them? Thank you very much in advance. 1)During Walpole's government England was fortified in economy and in the relationships between other countries. Correction: ... economy could ...
April 4, 2010

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Can you check these sentences and tell me if they are possible? Thank you very much in advance. 1) The author employed first-or third-person narration (and not "the" first person narration). 2)A preface by the author precedes Defoe's novels. 2) Robinson aims at ...
April 3, 2010

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Can you please help me check the grammar in the following sentences and tell me if the alternatives in brackets are possible? Thank you very much in advance. 1)The island is the ideal place for Robinson to prove his qualities and to organize a primitive empire, thus becoming (...
April 2, 2010

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1) Yesterday you told me that "at" was possible in the sentence "He raised his sword and gave a mighty blow at the beast". Are you sure you can't use it? Are both "He gave the beast a mighty blow" and "he gave a mighty blow to the beast&...
March 30, 2010

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Can you please tell me which of the following two prepositions is best? 1) Beowulf gave a blow to the beast or at the beast ( with his sword)? Thank you
March 30, 2010

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Can you please check the grammar in the following sentences, please? Thank you very much in advance. 1)If I hadn’t missed it, I would have arrived on time at the theatre and I could have seen Murphy’s performance. 2) I don’t feel well and I’d prefer to go ...
March 29, 2010

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Thank you very much for your corrections! Can you please tell me if the following sentences are possible or mean the same? I really hope you can check them, too. 1) The dragon was enraged but Beowulf did not flinch. He raised his sword and gave a mighty blow at the beast (can ...
March 29, 2010

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Can you tell me if the following household chores are possible? Please, let me know if there is a better expression. I have to: sweep, vacuum and mop floors wipe counters, stove top, table and cupboards. sort the clothes, put them into...
March 28, 2010

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Can you please check the following questions as I need to prepare them for tomorrow. Thank you very much in advance. 1) Examine the main features of Queen Victoria's reign and its contributions to the shaping of modern Great Britain. 2) Explain how Catherine describes her ...
March 28, 2010

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Can you please help me point out the difference between "I was travelling by train and I was travelling on the train"? Thank you very much.
March 25, 2010

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Can you please check if the following questions I need to prepare for tomorrow? Thank you very much in advance. Which of the first two questions is better expressed? 1) Briefly outline the features of the 18th-century novels. Focus then on Defoe’s novels and examine their...
March 25, 2010

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Could you please check the following questions? Which of the first two questions is better expressed? 1) Briefly outline the features of the 18th-century novels. Focus then on Defoe’s novels and examine their structure and characterization. 2) What were the 18th- century ...
March 24, 2010

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I really hope you can check the following questions and statements. 1) Of which classes did the 14th century see the rise? 2) Which role did the church play in medieval times? 3) What was the planetary system like according to Ptolemy? 4) Who is Beowulf and how is he presented...
March 23, 2010

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I forgot to include a few more sentences I'm not sure of. Thank you. 1) You mustn't modify or change (?) the marks on your school report 2) You mustn't fake (Or counterfeit) your parent's or teacher's signature on your school report or (how do you call a ...
March 23, 2010

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Can you please tell me if the following statements regarding school rules are correct? Thanks a lot. 1) You must: do your homework regularly, always bring your books to class, put up your hand if you want to ask your teacher a question or answer your teacher's question...
March 23, 2010

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I reallly hope someone of you can check these sentences I need to prepare for tomorrow. 1) The healthcare reform, which is expected to become law soon, marks the biggest change to the US system for decades. 2)It provides cover for (or it offers coverage to?) more than 30 ...
March 22, 2010

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Can you please check the following sentences I need to prepare for tomorrow please? Thank you very much for your help. 1) The healthcare reform, which is expected to become law soon, marks the biggest change to the US system for decades. 2)It provides cover for (or it offers ...
March 22, 2010

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Can you please check if the following questions are correct? 1) Which Lennon’s song became a special song for peace? 2) In which other Lennon’s song is there a strong anti-war message? 3) Who was Vietnam a colony of? Or Which country was ..? Vietnam was a French ...
March 22, 2010

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Thank you very much very much for your help. I just wanted to make sure about the grammar in the following sentences, too. 1) He found many things which he wanted to take ashore. Therefore/so, he began searching for a boat in order to transport them to shore. 2) Which Lennon&#...
March 21, 2010

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I forgot to include the following sentences which are part of the same summary. I really hope you can find time to check them, too.Thank you a lot. 7) The boxes of food had not been damaged by the water. He found many things, including biscuits and rum, which he wanted to take...
March 21, 2010

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I wonder if you could have a look at the following summary of Chapter 4 of Robinson Crusoe which I need to prepare for tomorrow. I thank you in advance. 1) When Crusoe woke up, he found the weather clear and the storm over. The ship had been carried by the tide almost to the ...
March 21, 2010

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Can you please tell me if the following statements are possible? Thank you very much for your help! 1) The action of the piston of the steam engine likens/is similar to/resembles/is like/ the head of an elephant in melancholy medness. 2)The town is described through (and not ...
March 18, 2010

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Can you please see if my corrections are ok? Thank you very much for helping me. 1) Refer then to the point of view from which a narration (instead of narrative story) can be told and the types of characters involved. 2) What message of nature does Davies want to convey in his...
March 18, 2010

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Thank you very much for your last corrections. Can you please let me know if the following statements are correct? 1)Briefly outline the different types of narrator you can encounter when reading a narrative text/or in a narrative text? Refer then to the point of view from ...
March 18, 2010

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I still hae a few doubts on the Beowulf as well as on street directions. I really hope you can check these sentences. 1) The breath of the dragon flared up and the ground boomed. 2) Beowulf summoned the strength to swing his sword so hard that it snapped against the dragon'...
March 16, 2010

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I made a few more changes. Let's hope everything is fine this time. Thank you. 1) Mr Utterson decides to look for Mr.Hyde. At last, Mr. Hyde appears. Utterson hears his steps approaching the end of the street. 2) He is a small, plainly dressed man and his appearance shocks...
March 15, 2010

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Thank you for your suggestion. I just wanted to be sure that I paraphrased the following 4 sentences correctly. I really hope you can have a look at them. 1) Mr Utterson heard his steps approaching (or getting closer?) as Mr Hyde was turning the end (getting to the end?) of ...
March 15, 2010

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I found it difficult to rephrase a few sentences taken from Stevenson's D Jekyll and Mr Hyde. I included them into inverted commas. i really hope you can help me clarify their meanings. 1) Utterson decided to look for Mr.Hyde. As he was waiting for him at the entrance to ...
March 15, 2010

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Thank you very much. I was pleased I didn't make any mistakes this time. I still have a few more sentences I forgot to post to you. 1)The hero of the novel was always the bourgeois man with his problems. He was generally the mouthpiece of the author. The reader was ...
March 14, 2010

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Thank you for your corrections! I wonder if you could possibly have a look at these other sentences on Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. My doubts concern the words preceding the question marks. Thank you very much for being so cooperative. 1) He attacks them and he manages to ...
March 14, 2010

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I forgot to include these sentences. If you could possibly tell me if they are OK? I'm preparing a dissertion on this as part of my university course. 7) In addition, he told him that only desperate men and very fortunate men went abroad, he said. He was neither desperate ...
March 14, 2010

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I just want you to check my word choice. There are a few sentences I rephrased I'm not sure of.(Sentences 2.3.4). I really hope you'll help me improve my writing skills. Thank you for your help. 1) His father was a German from Bremen, who first settled in Hull and then...
March 14, 2010

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Can you, writeacher, please tell me if the following statements are correct? 1)The mirror spends its time looking at the opposite wall. The only time when he changes his observation (can you suggest to me a better word?) is when a woman bends over it to look at herself in it...
March 11, 2010

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Can you writeacher tell me if the following statements are correct. I know they are not dictionary definition but I would like to know if they are possible in English. Thank you for your cooperation. 1) A third-person narrator tells the story in third person/using the third ...
March 11, 2010

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I forgot to include the following statements I need to prepare for tomorrow. Thank you very much for your last corrections writeacher! 1)An omniscient narrator has an unlimited point of view OR He tells the story from an unlimited point of view. An internal narrator is also a ...
March 10, 2010

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Can you writeacher please tell whether or not the following sentences are all possible?As they are not dictionary definitions, I just like to know if they are grammatically correct. 1) An external narrator stands outside the story/is a voice outside the story/ (but not out of ...
March 10, 2010

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I forgot to include the following statements. I really hope you can correct them as well. 8)The wind goes away from her house or the wind left her house? 9)The omniscient narrator can be divided into obtrusive and unobtrusive (is it correct? Or would be better to say “the...
March 10, 2010

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Can you check the grammar in the following statements I need to prepare for tomorrow, please? I just want to make sure that the use of the prepositions and pronouns is correct. Thank you very much in advance. 1)A simile is a stated comparison between two dissimilar things (...
March 10, 2010

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Thank you writeacher for your corrections! These are the very last sentences for you to check. 1) An epic contains formulas, that is, conventional expressions easy to remember, and kennings, which are metaphorical expressions. Beowulf 2) Beowulf is a young Scandinavian hero ...
March 9, 2010

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As agreed, I'm sending you the sentences I rephrased myself. I'm looking forward to your prompt reply (as I need them for tomorrow). Thank you a lot 1) The breath of the dragon flared up from the rock and the ground boomed (re-echoed?) Beowulf, concealed (“...
March 9, 2010

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I need to paraphrase some lines from Beowulf for tomorrow. I really hope you could answer this as well as the previous message I posted to you. Thank you in advance!! 1) The breath of the dragon billowed (how can I rephrase it? “rose and fell”, floated?) from the ...
March 9, 2010

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I forgot to include the following statements. I really hope you can correct them, too. 1)"The fleetness of the serpent wound itself together ": the serpent quickly (?) coiled itslef up. 2)Beowulf summoned the strength to swing his sword so hard that it snapped ...
March 9, 2010

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I forgot to include the following statements, too. Thank you very much for your help! 1) A narrator can be external to (?) the story and talk about events he has not taken part in. 2)A third-person narrator refers to the characters using the third person voice. 3)A character (...
March 9, 2010

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Can you check the grammar in the following sentences, please? 1)The narrator is a voice which (or who?) talks about the story (or who tells the events in a story?) 2) An omniscient third-person narrator can be either obtrusive or unobtrusive, depending on (?) whether he ...
March 9, 2010

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I forgot to include the following questions for you to check. Thank you very much. 7) The interviewee got together with two friends of him and they dressed up like a seventies pop group in Afro wigs and dark glasses. 8) His girlfriend had also arranged for a musician to come ...
March 8, 2010

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Can you check these sentences for me, please? Thank you very much in advance. 1) Beowulf and the Dragon wrestle amid sheets of fire. As the flames billow, Beowulf's companions rush away in terror. 2) Only one, Wiglaf, feels enough loyalty to come to the aid of his king. 3...
March 8, 2010

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Thank you for your last corrections! Can you please check the following statements,too? Thank you very much in advance. 1) She finds it very satisfying when she gets the right verdict. She can garantee that with Calstra telephone services he will make substantial savings on ...
March 7, 2010

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Thank you very much for your help. Here are some more sentences I need to prepare for tomorrow. 1) The mirror is presented as a truthful object. When someone is mirroring in it (is it correct: or "when someone looks at himself in it?) it reflects the truth (or "it ...
March 7, 2010

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I forgot to include the following sentences, which I really hope you can check, too. 1) The woman is horrified by (or at?) looking at her image reflected in the mirror because she can't accept growing old. (is the gerund correct?) 2)The mirror can be regarded as a symbol ...
March 7, 2010

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Thank you for your last corrections! Can you check following sentences, too please? 1) The narrator may be internal to the story, that is a character in the story, either the protagonist or a witness. It (?) may also be a voice outside the story, who tells events he has not ...
March 7, 2010

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Can someone help me check these sentences,please? Thank you in advance. 1)His fingers produced a music similar to (can I use "like") the sound blown into a glass. 2)A simile is a stated comparison between two things through (and not "with") the use of ...
March 6, 2010

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I forgot to include these last statements. Thank you very much for your help. 1)He recognized Heathcliff's voice and thought it better (or it was better?) to confess his presence 2) He apoligized for disturbing his sleep and attributed his yell to a frightful nightamre. 3)...
March 4, 2010

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Can you check the grammar in the following sentences, please? 1)In order to reach the branch Lockwood pushed his hand through the window , but an ice-cold hand grabbed his fingers. In vain he tried to release himself from its tenacious grisp, which was maddening him. 2)...
March 4, 2010

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Can you check these sentences for me, please and help me rephrase some of them? Thank you very much for yesterday's corrections! 1) Catherine is not going to forsake Heathcliff (can you say to separate from Heathcliff). If she did, she believes she would be meet the fate ...
March 4, 2010

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I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you very much for your invaluable help. 1) I went to church for (the) Christmas Mass. 2) How many hours (or just: how long is possible) did it take you to get there? 3) How many days (or just: how long) did your holidays last...
March 3, 2010

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Can you check the grammar in the following sentences, please? Thanks a lot for your last corrections! 1) It was fantastic to see how the sky changed from dark blue to violet and finally to yellow. 2) I drank an orange juice. 3)In the morning I put my clothes on (or better I ...
March 3, 2010

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Thank you for your last corrections. Can you check the grammar on the following sentences, please? 1) Can you say "mint pudding with fused dark chocolate"? 2) My aunt bought a perfume for me. (instead of the usual: she gave me a perfume for Christmas) 3) We had ...
March 3, 2010

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I forgot to include these last two sentences. Thank you very much for your last corrections! 1) The guilds controlled the proper quality of goods, laid down the rules concerning apprenticeship and organised fairs where their members sold their produce. Moreover, they prepared ...
March 2, 2010

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I forgot to include the following sentences for you to check. Thank you very much in advance. 1) The Black Death was caused by unhealthy living conditions, lack of sanitation and, above all, by fleas living on black rats which infested the ships travelling with Europe. 2) It (...
March 2, 2010

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Can you check the grammar in the following sentences, please? 1) Henry II succeeded the last Norman King, Stephen. He contributed to improving the military service and the administration of justice through reforms. 2) He reduced the power of the barons by introducing ...
March 2, 2010

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Can you please answer my last questions. I need them for tomorrow. Thank you very much in advance.
March 1, 2010

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I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you very much for your help. 1) The man thinks that that gang of teenagers back there is an absolute disgrace. 2) He believes that in a town that size there should be more for young people than just hang around the railway ...
March 1, 2010

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Can you check the grammar in the following sentences, please? 1) The most satisfying aspect of her work is that she doesn’t have to sit at a desk all day. 2) Though she has to write reports, she spends most of her time in court. 3) In particular, she has to question ...
March 1, 2010

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You forgot to check the grammar in the following sentences yesterday. Thank you. 1) You referred to question number 4 when answering question number 1. Your paragraph is off the subject (or you wandered off the subject?) 2) Express yourself in your own words next time and do ...
February 28, 2010

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I forgot to include the following statements. Thank you a lot for your help. 1)Brutus fears what Caesar would become if he were elected king. 2) Brutus tries to convince the mob hat he was right in killing Caesar. 3)Political power is compared to an ambitious man, who wants to...
February 28, 2010

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Thank you for your last corrections. Can you check the grammar in the following sentences, please? 1) A: "What would you like to drink?" B: "I'll have a coke, please". A: "What about you?" (and not "And for you?")C: I'd like an ...
February 28, 2010

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I forgot to include the following statements. 1) Use the simple past when reporting historical events and the simple present when referring to the main events in a plot. 2) The fact that Hamlet refers to himself using adjectives such as dullo pigeon-livered is symbolic of his ...
February 28, 2010

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Thank you very much for your last corrections! Can you check the grammar in the following sentences, please? 1) Antony uses his rhetoric to persuade people to mutiny against Brutus. 2) History was seen as a sort of moral teacher, where the Elizabethans would find and answer to...
February 28, 2010

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Can you please check the grammar in the following sentences? Thank you. 1) His father is the perfect king who symbolizes justice and strength, unlike (?) his uncle, who is pure evil. (or who stands for pure evil?) 2)He fears that when becomes King, he will turn into a tyrant. ...
February 27, 2010

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Can you please check the grammar in the following sentences? Can you also suggest to me a good site where to find the meaning of sentence connectors as well as exercises on their use in a context? Thank you very much for your help! 1) Prospero raises a tempest in order to have...
February 27, 2010

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Can you please check these sentences please I need to prepare for tomorrow? As he intended to open the window, he knocked his knuckles through the glass and tried to seize the bough. 2) He saw a face looking through the window. As he couldn't shake the creature off, he ...
February 25, 2010

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I'm sending you the first sentence again since I mispelt a word (grass must be glass). Thank you for your help.I hope in your prompt reply since I need it for tomorrow. As he intended to open the window (In an attempt to open it), he knocked his knuckles through the glass ...
February 25, 2010

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