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December 22, 2014

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Thank you very much for your last corrections. I forgot to include these ones. 1)As he intended to open the window (In an attempt to open it), he knocked his knuckles through the grass and tried to seize it. 2) He saw a face looking through the window. As he couldn't shake...
February 25, 2010

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Can you help me check the following stataments? Thank you very much. 1) I'v been teaching (to) them since last year. 2) We played tug-of-war and archery on the beach. 3)Her head is always up in space (can you say up in the air or in the clouds) 4)Mr Lockwood is taken to a ...
February 25, 2010

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I forgot to include the following statements. 1) He decided to raise a tempest in order to make them been shipwrecked (??)make them be shipwrecked? 2) The island had been put under a spell by the witch Sykorax,who locked up some spirits in bodies (??) of trees. 3) Prospero ...
February 24, 2010

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Can you please help me check these sentences? Some of them don't make sense at all.I tried to check some of them though. 1) Brutus has a strong sense of republican liberty 2) Brutus fears what Caesar could (would/may) become if he were crowned. 3) He is not sure about this...
February 24, 2010

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Can you please tell me if the following words are still used in English and if not, what shall I use instead? Baker's, butcher's, chemist's, newsagent's, tabacconist's, optician's, fishmonger's, shoe shop, shoe repairer, bookshop, jewellery shop, ...
February 23, 2010

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I forgot to include the following statements. 1) Answer four out of (or just "of") the following six questions. 2) do you usually use do with the following sports activities: aerobics, athletics, karate, ballet 3) go + cycling, water rafting, paragling (? or do), ...
February 23, 2010

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Can you tell me which of the following statements are correct? Thank you very much. 1) For my main course I'd like grilled chicken breast (and not a grilled chickne breast) with boiled potatoes and peas. 2)For my starter I'll have a soup of the day and for my dessert (...
February 23, 2010

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As you suggested to me, I omitted all the question marks. Can you please check if all the sentences are grammatically correct? 1) Avoid repeating concepts over and over again and making personal. comments which you cannot substantiate. 2) Try to stick to the question. Don not ...
February 22, 2010

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Thank you for your last corrections. Can you check these statements, too? Thank you very much. 1)They finally arrived on an island, where once had lived the witch Sykorax and which was inhabited now by her son Caliban and Ariel, the spirit of air.
February 22, 2010

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I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you a lot! 1.Avoid repeating concepts over and over again and making personal comments which you cannot substantiate .. (?). Try to stick to the question. 2.Antony doesn’t care about the good of Rome (is not interested in...
February 22, 2010

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Can you please check if the following statements are correct? Thank you. 1.Antony uses a rhetoric language. 2.He makes a comparison (draws a parallel) between his uncle and his father. 3.Hamlet refers to Claudius as a pickpocket of the Empire since he took the crown and put it...
February 22, 2010

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I forgot to include the following two statements. Thank you very much for your help. 1)He believes a good slogan needs to be short,to have rhythm and above all to sound natural. That’s why slogans tend to go out of date very quickly. 2) He doesn’t want to get away ...
February 21, 2010

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Thank you very much! I would like you to check these few more statements, too. 1) Summarise briefly (or briefly summarise) the history of England from the prehistory (or from its prehistoric inhabitants) to the Anglo-Saxon invasion (or to the Anglo-Saxon invaders) 2)His cousin...
February 21, 2010

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Thank you very much for your last suggestions! Can you check these last statements of the day, please? Thank you 1) The mirror is a recurrent theme in the poetry of the American poetess Sylvia Plath. Describe its characteristics, qualities and symbolic meaning with reference ...
February 21, 2010

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Can you help me rephrase this sentence? Prospero was set adrift with her daughter Miranda on a boat (set adrift???) on order of his brother Antonio. Thank you
February 21, 2010

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I forgot to include the following statements. Thank you very much!! 1)He fears that when Caesar will become (becomes) king he will turn into a dictator depriving the Romans of their liberty. 2)The ghost asks Hamlet to take revenge for his death (murder) 3)If something bad was ...
February 21, 2010

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Can you please tell me if the following statements are correct. In particular, if the ones in parentheses are also possible? Thank you. 1)The old king Hamlet is linked with (associated with) beauty and justice, whereas Claudius is linked with a filthy envoronment, with ...
February 21, 2010

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I forgot to include the following statements. Thank you very much!! 8.He is linked/attached to the past 9.He gives this description of his father to underline that (or the fact that?) he is the only one able (or who is able) to govern 10. In front of the crowd (?) his words ...
February 21, 2010

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Can you please tell me if the following statements are correct. In particular, if the ones in parentheses are also possible? Thank you. 1. Hamlet’s father is described/defined/delieneated/portrayed/represented/outlined as a murderer, a villain, a slave, a vice of King and...
February 21, 2010

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Thank you for your last corrections! Can you help me check these sentences, too? 1) For lunch I went to my parents' house (or is it better: I had lunch at my parents' house?) 2) For the rest of my holiday(S) I did my homework (or I spent the rest of my holidays doing ...
February 20, 2010

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I forgot to include the following statements. Thank you very much for your help. 1.On the seventh of January my holidays were finished (or finished, had finishes) and I went back to school. 2.On New Year’s Eve I was invited to a party at a friend’s house. 3.At ...
February 19, 2010

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Can you please check the following statements with me? Thank you very much. 1.I suggested to my mum what she should buy for my father as a Christmas present. 2.My dad made (prepared) the Christmas lunch.What did he prepared for lunch? 3.On Epiphany I stayed all day with my ...
February 19, 2010

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I really hope someone can correct some of the sentences I sent you. Thank you very much in advance!
February 18, 2010

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Can you help me check these are five sentences, please? Thanks a lot 1) When I was a child, in a hot afternoon my father went fishing with one of his friends. 2) They went there with their own cars (?) and when they were on their way to (?) home on a road which passed through ...
February 18, 2010

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I forgot to include the following statements.Thank you very much for your help. 1)The Victorians were extremeley prooud (?) of their empire, which extended into Asia, Africa, Central America and Oceania. 2) British polireme are still known as bobbies from their founder’s ...
February 18, 2010

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Thank you very much for your last corrections!! Can you check these sentences for me, please? 1) Queen Victoria reigned constitutionally but she never overruled (?) Parliament: 2) She was beloved by the middle class, who shared her moral and religious views. 3) During her ...
February 18, 2010

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Thank you very much for your last corrections! Could you possibly check these other sentences, too? Thank you. 1) In 43 AD the island was conquered by the Romans, who introduced their language and culture and built towns connected by roads. 2) In 409 the Roman soldiers ...
February 17, 2010

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I forgot to include the following statements: Thank you very much in advance. 1) Yesterday I read the following news in the newspaper. 2) On Sunday morning a young man, who was drunk (?) and had spent his Saturday night in a disco, drove his car at top speed in the centre of ...
February 17, 2010

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Can you check the following sentences for me? Let me know how I can improve them, please. 1) England was invaded by some Germanic tribes, known under the name of (?) the Anglo-Saxons, then by the Vikings, who were defecate by the Normans. 2) As far as religion s concerned...
February 17, 2010

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Can you check these sentences for me, please? 1)He is a superstar now and he is slamming (a synonym?) on his guitar. 2)He is responsible for the building (?) of Westminster Abbey. 3)He withdrew from Britain to defend Rome against (or from?) a Barbarian attack. 4)According to ...
February 16, 2010

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I beg you all to check these sentences I need to prepare for tomorrow. Thank you in advance. 1) The Anglo-Saxons were organised in clans and had to swear allegiance to the other members as well as to the lord of the tribe. 2) They praised physical courage and personal freedom ...
February 16, 2010

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Can you check these sentences, please? In particular, let me know if the words occurring before the parentheses are OK. 1) Jane Austen disapproves of relationships based only on wealth or on sudden violent passions.According to her, a good marriage should be based on calm ...
February 15, 2010

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I looked up the synonyms in the thesaurus. Can you please check if everything is correct? 1) The tempest is caused by Prospero. 2) Prospero confesses Miranda (or to Miranda?) that he was .... 3) I couldn't find a synonym for "set adrift" : Prospero was set adrift...
February 15, 2010

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Thank you for your suggestion. Can you just tell me if the grammar is OK in all sentences?
February 15, 2010

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You forgot to check these other sentences. I really hope you can go through them, too! 1)Can you check the following sentences for me, please? Can you please tell me a synonym for the words in parentheses? Thank you. 1)Alonso is shipwrecked near an enchanted island with his ...
February 15, 2010

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I forgot to include the following statements. Thank you very much for all, 1) The three main themes of the play are forgiveness, reconciliation and the element of magic. Prospero forgives his brother for deposing him and takes possession of his lost dukedom. 2) The are two ...
February 15, 2010

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Can you check the following sentences for me, please? Can you please tell me a synonym for the words in parentheses? Thank you. 1)Alonso is shipwrecked near an enchanted island with his son and the Duke of Milan. 2) The tempest was raised (synonym? caused, provoked)by Prospero...
February 15, 2010

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Can you check the following sentences for me, please? 1) She was a still a young girl when she fell in love for a punk skater boy 2) She wanted him but her friends were prejudiced against him because of his baggy clothes. 3) She had a pretty face but her head was up in space (...
February 14, 2010

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Can you check these sentences for me, please? Thank you very much 1) They are going on a weekend school trip to Stratford and are excited about it. 2) They are meeting at Paddington Station at 7.30 3) They are staying at the Falcon Hotel. 4)They are having breakfast and dinner...
February 14, 2010

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Can you check if the following statements and questions are correct? Thank you very much. 1) Answer one among the following four questions. Write five lines only. 2)What does the ghost urge Hamlet to do in Act III Scene IV? 3)What or How (?) did the Elizabethans think of ...
February 14, 2010

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These are the very last questions of the day. Thank you all in advance 1) How did the Elizabethans conceive the universe and by whom did they belive it was ruled? 2) Outline the characters of Brutus and Antony and refer to their attitude towards the crowd. 3) Why does Hamlet ...
February 14, 2010

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I forgot to include the following sentences. I really hope you can help me. 7) The poet makes use/employs of musical devices such as repetition, assonance and alliteration (all singular??). 8) The wind, for examples, is treated like (as?) a human being, who taps at the poet&#...
February 14, 2010

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Can you please check if the word choice is correct and if the words in parentheses are also possible? Thank you in advance. 1)Work out both the poem's rhyme scheme and its metre/rhythm The poem is written in rhyming couplets /in iambic pentameters. Each line consists of (...
February 14, 2010

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Thank you very much indeed for your last corrections!! I still need your precious help to check a few more sentences.In particular, I would like you to tell me if the words in paranthes are also possible 1) The action takes place/happens, occurs in ....(are they all OK?) 2) A ...
February 14, 2010

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Can you please check the following sentences for me, please? Thank you 1) The first inhabitants of Great Britain were the Iberians. They were followed by the Celts. 2)) They were organized in tribes (or used to live in tribes?) and were skilled (a synonym? experienced, ...
February 13, 2010

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Can you check the following sentences for me, please? 1) Last year my brother and I went for a ride on our motorbikes (Can you also say: "I went for a motorbike ride with my brother?) 2) We were riding on a digged up road. (how can I say that the road was unsurfaced, dirt...
February 13, 2010

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Thank you for your last correction. Can you explain to me why I can't use the past simple in sentence (1) as the action is finished? I really hope you can check all the other sentences too 1) He makes clear that he had to overcome his prejudice towards her ..... (he is ...
February 11, 2010

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Could you check the following statements, please? My doubts concern the words before the parentheses.I really hope you can help me!! 1) Elizabeth believes her closest friend Charlotte has demeaned herself in (?) marrying Mr Collins. Though she is disappointed with her choice...
February 11, 2010

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Could you check the following statements, please? 1) Elizabeth believes her closest friend Charlotte has demeaned herself in (?) marrying Mr Collins. Though she is disappointed with her choice, she promises to visit her in Kent. 2) The Chapter starts with Darcy’s proposal...
February 11, 2010

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Can you check the following questions for me,please? Thanks you a lot! 2) Where did Mary Stuart spend her childhood? 2) Who did she get married to? 3)What sort of disease is smallpox? When did it spread in England? 4) What disease did Elizabeth develop/contract? 5) Why did ...
February 10, 2010

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This is the second and last stanza of the poem "Preludes" I need to rephrase. Thank you very much for your help. The morning comes to consciousness Of faint stale smells of beer From the sawdust-trampled street With all its muddy feet that press To early coffee-...
February 9, 2010

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I really need your help to rephrase the poem "Preludes" by T.S.Eliot. I don't need an intepretation of the poem, though. I)The winter evening settles down With smell of steaks in passageways. Six o'clock. The burnt-out ends of smoky days. And now a gusty ...
February 9, 2010

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Can you please check the following sentences for me? 1)The mirror compares itsself to a lake. A woman bends over it so see what she is really like. The mirror is important to her.She is addicted (?) to it to the point that she's searching for what she really is in the ...
February 9, 2010

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Can you check the very last sentences of the day? 1)The biker wanted to cheer his supporters or wanted to cheer to his supporters? 2) We toasted the New Year or we toasted to the New Year? 3)In order to stress the fact that the children were given very little to eat, Dickens ...
February 8, 2010

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Thank you very much for your last corrections. Can you please check these ten more statements? I still have some doubts about the words underlined or in parentheses. 1.She says that Netherfield has been rented (instead of let) by Mr Bingley. 2) He was playing in a second floor...
February 8, 2010

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I forgot to include these other three paragraphs. I really hope you can help me with them, too. I thank you all. 6) Elizabeth walks three miles to look after her sister. Mr Darcy feels attracted by her but he says her low connections prevent him from falling in love. He wants...
February 8, 2010

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I made the changes you suggested to me. Can you please check if my five paragraphs are correct? Thank you very much in advance. 1) In the first chapter Mrs Long tells Mr Bennet that Netherfield has been let by Mr Bingley, a rich young man from the north of England. Mrs Long ...
February 8, 2010

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I forgot to include the following paragraphs for you to correct. Thank you! 1) Unfortunately, Elizabeth overheard his conversation but didn’t take it hard because of her playful manners. 2) Mr Bingley soon fell in love with her. When he was asked which daughters he ...
February 8, 2010

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Can you please check my tenses. In particular, can you tell me, which tense I shall use when making a summary? Can I say “She says she was going to give a party?” when referring to her own words? Or shall I write “She said she was going to have a party”? 1...
February 8, 2010

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I forgot to include the following two statements 1) The Elizabethans believed that everyone was linked together by a chain of rights and obligations. If someone broke the chain (Can I say "when the chain was broken"), the whole system would break down plunging the ...
February 7, 2010

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Can you please check if the following statements are correct? 1) What is Brutus's decision to support the conspiracy based on? It is based on the possibility that Caesar may turn into a tyrant once made king. 2) What does Brutus compare political power to? He compares ...
February 7, 2010

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I forgot to include these five other doubts. 1) What did you like the most (doing) during your holidays? 2) What did you like the most OF your holidays? 3) I didn't go sightseeing in Paris because it was my third time there is it also possible "because I had been ...
February 7, 2010

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Thank you very much for your correction. I just want to make sure of the following expressions. 1)We really had fun and not We had really fun.(the adverb goes between the subject and the verb) It was a really boring day OR It was really a boring day? 2) I went to a party with ...
February 7, 2010

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I forgot to include these other two sentences, I would like you to check 1)I had luck with the weather. OR I was lucky/unlucky with the weather 2) In/on/over/during my Christmas holidays I went skiing (Which prepositions is wrong???) Thank you.
February 6, 2010

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Can you please tell me which is the best word choice in each sentence? Thank you in advance for your invaluable help!! 1.My friends gave me jewels (?) as Christmas presents. 2.On the following (or the next?) day I took the dog for a walk or for walks. I made a lot of presents ...
February 6, 2010

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I really hope someone can check my sentences on Christmas holidays. Thank you very very much in advance! 1) I had planned to do a lot of things during my Christmas holidays but unfortunately I didn't get around to doing them all. ( and NOT I had no time to do all of them) ...
February 5, 2010

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Thank you again for your last corrections! Can you help me check these sentences please? 1) I had planned to do a lot of things during my Christmas holidays but unfortunately I didn't get around to doing them all. ( and NOT I had no time to do all of them) 2) I decided...
February 4, 2010

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Thank you very much for your last corrections! Can you please check these other ten paragraphs for me? 1)One day a man in a sport car approached a bend at top speed. He lost control of the vehicle, which jumped over a fence and fell into the river below. 2)Two hours later, a ...
February 4, 2010

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Can you check these sentences for me, please? 1.After Christmas I went to my second-holiday home in the mountains and I stayed there till January 30. 2.On Wednesday I returned home, because my parents were giving a party 3.My parents were having a party with their friends at ...
February 3, 2010

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Thank you very, very much for your help. Which of the following questions are you more likely to use? 1) How long did it take you to eat your Christmas lunch? OR How much time (How long) did you spend eating your Christmas lunch? 2)How much did it cost to eat at the restaurant...
February 3, 2010

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Thank you very much for your last corrections. Here are some more sentences about Christmas holidays I would like you to check. 1) How long did your Chrismas holidays last? 2) How long did it take you to eat your Christmas lunch? OR How much time (How long) did you spend ...
February 3, 2010

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Can you please tell if the word choice is correct and how I can improve it? In particular, I'd like you to consider the words in parentheses, too 1) I spent the first days of my Christmas holidays doing homework and studying 2) During the first weekend of my holidays, I ...
February 2, 2010

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Can you check the following paragraphs for me? Thanks a lot 1) I spent the first days of my Christmas holidays doing homework and studying 2) During the first weekend of my holidays I went to the seaside with my parents. The weather was nine and we enjoyed going for walks and ...
February 2, 2010

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Can you check these sentences,please? 1) It was too bad you couldn't go skiing with your boyfriend 2)I decorated the Christmas tree with lights, angels, bells, snowmen, ribbon, stars and baubles. 3) Antony succeeds in stirring the crowd against Brutus 4 I reiceved a golf ...
February 1, 2010

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Can you check the following sentences please I'm not sure of? 1) On Ney Year's Eve I took part in a torch-light procession on the skis (can you say that?) 2) I played barbilliards and snooker with my friends 3)I played on (?) my pinball machine and skittles 4) I ...
January 31, 2010

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Can you check these 6 paragraphs, please? 1) During my Christmas holidays I helped my mum dress the Christmas tree and wrap up the last Christmas presents. 2) I suggested her what she should give my father as a Christmas present. 3) I went shopping for clothes and I spent ...
January 30, 2010

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Can you check these very last sentence of the day, please? 1) One day (and not once)the thieves jumped through the window of my house 2) One day the thieves got into my house through my bedroom's window. Actually, I had left it open through negligence. 3) They walked ...
January 30, 2010

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Can you check the word choice in the following sentences? 1. We never did make to the stadium that day. 2. When the dog was jumping back on his pillow, he dragged the laptop with him. The laptop fell into the dustbin, which overturned spilling everything on the floor. 3. Once ...
January 30, 2010

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I forgot these other two sentences for you to check. 1) Her younger son did a one-week skiing course for beginners. 2) He also took private skiing (ski) lessons in the afternoon for a week 3) THe ski instructor taught him how to snowplough without ski poles. 4) He fell over ...
January 30, 2010

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Can you check the mistakes in the following paragraph please? One day, at primary school, a stressed and bored nine-year-old girl didn’t know what to do as she found school lessons really uninteresting. So she decided to do something amazing to surprise the teacher; she ...
January 30, 2010

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Can you check if the following sentences are correct and tell me how I can make them less wordy? 1) She tripped over a Christmas light wire and sprained her ankle 2) There was a police car waiting for him for a traffic offence. (OR: He was booked for speeding) 3)A few weeks ...
January 29, 2010

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Can you check the use of the following phrasal verbs, please? 1) First, Betty tells her husband Fred that Martin, her husband’s friend, saw him cheating on her with another woman. Fred begs her not to listen to Martin because he is a liar and he is making it up 2) Then, ...
January 29, 2010

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Thank you very much for the help with the run-on sentences! Can you check these three last paragraphs on accidents, please? 1)Once the dog escaped because there was a storm and it was afraid of lightning. It jumped over the fence and it went into my neighbour’s garden. ...
January 29, 2010

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Thank you very much for your corrections! Can you help me checking these other two paragraphs? 1) Last summer at my friend’s house, before a party, his dog was closed in a room where there was a lot of food for the dinner.(Better: the accident occured at a friend's ...
January 29, 2010

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Thank you very much for the help. Can you check these two other paragraphs, please? 1) Once, last year, I was (too?) late for school and I had to run to catch the bus. But the day before it had snowed a lot and that morning the road was icy. (While I was running,) I fell over ...
January 28, 2010

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Could you check these two paragraphs for me, please? Thank you 1) Many years ago, when my uncle was only six years old, while he was playing on the balcony, which was on the second floor, one of his toys fell down and crashed on the ground. He wanted it back so he decided to ...
January 28, 2010

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Can you check the following two paragraphs please? Thank you in advance 1) Last year, on Christmas Day, my relatives came to my home (house) for lunch. At the end of the lunch my mum stood up to go the kitchen to get the dessert. She was talking and she wasn’t paying ...
January 28, 2010

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As agreed, I'm posting you the sentencens I'm still not sure of. Thank you in advance 1) I spent my Christmas holidays chatting with my friends on my computer and playing songs on my guitar. I also played on my Nintendo-DS and I went to volleyball training (?) twice a ...
January 27, 2010

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Can someone help me find the mistakes in the following sentences? The sentences are short but I want to be sure about the correct use of the prepositions. Thanks 1. I went skiing with my dad to St Moritz (OR in St Moritz) 2. At Christmas (or On Christmas Day) I ate a lot of ...
January 27, 2010

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Can you (Writeacher) check the following sentences, please? 1) During my winter holidays (can you say “in my….. “, is the singular possible?) 2) I stayed with my cousin (or it is better to say: I spent time with ..) 3) On Mondays I went to the volleyball ...
January 26, 2010

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Can you (Writeateacher) check the punctuation and word choice of my last three paragraphs please? Thank you in advance 1) Coketown was a town of red brick blackened by industrial pollution. Actually, it was dominated by chimneys from which smoke coiled up like snakes. 2) ...
January 25, 2010

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Can you check my punctuation and the word choice? Thank you. 1) Coketown was a town of red brick blackened by industrial pollution. Actually, it was dominated by chimneys from which smoke coiled up like snakes. 2) Dickens uses two similes to describe its dull appearance. First...
January 25, 2010

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As agreed, I'm posting you the paragraphs for correction. Thank you in advance for your invaluable help. 1) During a bike competition the biker who was going to cross the finishing line wanted to cheer his supporters and took both his hands off the handlebar. As he was ...
January 25, 2010

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Can you help me check the mistakes in the following paragraphs, please? 1) The biker who was in the first place was in a few metres from the arriving line but he put his hands in the air for cheering and he fell over because he lost control of the bike. Then the other bikers ...
January 25, 2010

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Thank you for your last suggestions Can you tell me if the following statements are all possible? 1) Antony stirs the crowd against Brutus 2) He turns the crowd against him 3) He urges/incites the crowd to mutiny against him 4) Is this sentence still wrong? If someone broke ...
January 24, 2010

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Can you check these sentences for me and help me find suitable synonyms? 1) Julius Caesar has just come back from a victorious (or triumphant) battle against his rival Pompey 2) Where has J. just come back from? 3) Some of his followers plot (synonym) against him and try to ...
January 24, 2010

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Can you help me check this paragraph? Thank you for your last corrections! 1) It was midnight. We were walking through the street. There wasn’t anybody, everything was quiet, when a fast car jumped out of the darkness. 2)The car crashed against a wall and the driver ...
January 23, 2010

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Can you help me check this paragraph? Thanks 1) When I was a child, I went to the seaside with my family and some of my parents’ friends. One day it was very hot so I decided to go into the water with my friends and our small inflatable mattress. 2)We swam dragging the ...
January 23, 2010

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Can you help me check this paragraph? 1) An afternoon we were at my friend Paul’s house to do our homework. We usually do homework together, and we were surfing the net because we had to find information for a school research. 2) On the table there was a laptop computer ...
January 23, 2010

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Thank you for your help. Can you help me find the mistakes in this paragraph please? 1) Last week we tried to go to the stadium, but during the trip we ran into very strange problems 2) First of all, a tyre burst, so we stopped the car, and we tried to change the wheel with a ...
January 23, 2010

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