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September 20, 2014

Posts by Henry2


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English
Writeacher, I left out these sentences on the same topics. I included various possibities. Thank you. 1) Sorry, I’ve been out of touch. (Sorry, I haven’t been in touch is the same? How are things with you? Any good news? I’ve been busy with my mum recently since...
February 29, 2012

English
I urgently need you to check these sentences on the use of the present perfect. Thank you. 1) I’ve never messaged my friends in another country or posted a message on a message board.I have never missed meals because of the Internet and have never spent more than three ...
February 29, 2012

English
Writeacher, I left out the following sentences. Can you please check them, too? 1) How are things? I'm sorry we haven't been in touch with each other recently. I've had a busy month. We've been on holiday, and we only got back last week. 2) I spent two weeks in...
February 28, 2012

English
Could you please check these sentences, please. Thank you. 1. Connect the sentences with a relative pronoun and make any necessary changes. 2. Write in brackets the relative pronouns that can be omitted. 3. Complete the sentences with a suitable word. (8 pts) pts stands for ...
February 28, 2012

English
Writeacher, I left out a sentence I would like you to check. 1) Mr. Gradgrind's name is composed of two words: Gradgrind: Grade: a particular standard or level of quality of a product + Grind: to crush into powder. Actually, he crushes his students with rules.
February 27, 2012

English
I urgently need you to check these few sentences, Writeacher. Thank you very much. 1) I'm happy (pleased) to read (know) that you have found colleagues interested in setting up an email partnership among our students. 2) My students are all looking forward to receiving the...
February 27, 2012

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Writeacher, I left out an email I need to write to a school's principal. I really need to "persuade" him to start a school exchange programme. I wonder if you could help me check it. I didn't include tje presentation of the school because you have already ...
February 27, 2012

English
Thank you very much for all your explanations. I still have a few doubts. I included two sentences you have already checked. I just wanted to be sure I used the best alternative. 1) They cut off our gas, light, and phone because we didn't pay the bills. 2) I fell off my ...
February 27, 2012

English
I left out the following sentences on phrasal verbs. Thank you. 1) She was a spy and gave away secret information during the war. You'd better revise (go through is a synonym?) your maths notes before tomorrow's test. 2) The police is (are) going through his suitacases...
February 27, 2012

English
Writeacher, could you please check these sentences on the same theme? Thank you. 1) He always sneezes, blows his nose, and can't breathe. I tripped over a step. I fell off and sprained my ankle. 2) I cleaned the wound (or injury???) under running water,I sprayed a ...
February 27, 2012

English
I forgot to include these sentences. Thank you. 1)If you don't want to catch your teacher's eye, you'd better not yawn. The doctor prescribed a painkiller to be taken (is "to use" possible?) twice a day on a full stomach. 2)My leg hurts/aches/is sore/ I&#...
February 27, 2012

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Writeacher,can you please check if everything is correct? Thank you. 1) Can you give me a hand to finish this exercise, please? 2) The answer to your question is on he tip of my tongue. 3) Behave yourself! Don't shrug your shoulders! 4) I can't see at a distance. I ...
February 27, 2012

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Writeacher, I'd like you to help me check this paragraph. Thank you. 1) We are urgently looking for an English school, which is interested in a long-term cooperation (??) with our school. We would like to start with an email partnership followed by a student exchange ...
February 26, 2012

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Writeacher, I need you to check a paragraph I wrote some time ago. You revised just part of it. Thank you. 1)Speaker 4 has had lots of interviews lately. He was getting a bit blasé by the time he had my last interview. What he hadn't planned though was he had to ...
February 26, 2012

English
Writeacher, I rephrased the sentences as you told me. I would also like you to help me rephrase question 1. 1)Go over George Orwell's life focusing your attention on those episodes which strengthened his indifference to accepted values and strong-mindedness. 2) They should...
February 26, 2012

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Thank you very much. I would like you to help me rephrase question 1, and check 2 and 3. 1)Go over George Orwell's life focusing your attention on those episodes which strengthened his indifference to accepted values and strong-mindedness 2) What sort of personality should...
February 26, 2012

English
Writeacher, I'd like you to check questions from 1 to 4 and improve them. Thank you very much. 1) Give a detailed description of Winston Smith as it appears in the opening to George Orwell's 1984. Refer to the place where he lives, the instrument used by the party to ...
February 26, 2012

English
Writeacher, here is the other question I'd like them to answer. 1) Go over George Orwell's life focusing your attention on those episodes which strengthened his indifference to accepted values and strong-mindedness. (I don’t want students to repeat Orwell’s ...
February 26, 2012

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Writeacher, I need your help to improve the questions below. I included part of the answers to make sense of the questions. Students should be able to develop their answers by writing ten-line paragraphs. 1) Describe the details of Winston Smith's life as they appear in ...
February 26, 2012

English
I also need to find information about the following questions. I really hope you can help me, writeacher. 1) How important do you think it is for young people to feel part of a group? 2) Do you think that if a child has very strict parents, he or she will rebel against them ...
February 25, 2012

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Thank you very much for your help. I tried to include a few things, though I couldn't find much about how to prepare for an interview. 1) During the interview you’ll be asked to talk about your interests, show your personality and offer an impression of who you are. ...
February 25, 2012

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Writeacher, I need to know the vocabulary generally used when comparing pictures. I need you to check these sentences and improve them. 1) Why may people have to wear these clothes? The people in the picture may have to wear these clothes because I think they work in an office...
February 25, 2012

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Writeacher, I really need your help to write a short paragraph (100 words) on how best to prepare for a university interview. I'll have to write a report for students giving them some advice on what to do. I should include information on how to dress, hot to prepare for ...
February 25, 2012

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Writeacher, I need to write phrasal verbs related to work. I wonder if you could help me. I wanted to include them in a story but some phrasal verbs are more used in dialogues. 1) My mum works as a secretary for the personnel manager in the Ferrero firm. She usually starts ...
February 24, 2012

English
Writeacher, could you please check my post, I need to prepare for tomorrow? Thank you!! Could you please check these phrasal verbs i'm unsure of? thank you. 1) They are cutting off the water/gas supply tomorrow. The chairman cut him out of the discussion. 2) The light went...
February 23, 2012

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Could you please check these phrasal verbs i'm unsure of? thank you. 1) They are cutting off the water/gas supply tomorrow. The chairman cut him out of the discussion. 2) The light went off (out is possible?) all of a sudden. Can you switch off /put out the light, please? ...
February 23, 2012

English
Writeacher, Can you please check these sentences. I urgently need to know the difference in meaning among the various sentences. 1) She often makes herself pasta. (= She often makes pasta for herself) She often makes pasta herself. (= She often makes pasta personally) She ...
February 23, 2012

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Could you please check these few sentences? Thank you 1) I've been a Tim subscriber for two years. I top up my mobile every two weeks. I recharge it every evening. 2) I keep in touch with my friends by sending them email and by chatting on Facebook. 3) I joined Facebook ...
February 22, 2012

English
Can you help me complete the sentence? I'm worried about Brian's +ing Thank you.
February 22, 2012

English
Could you please check if all the sentences are correct? Thank you. 1) To start with, I’ll have a tomato salad. I couldn’t help crying. I’m worried about Brian’s getting low marks at school. 2) He admitted eating all the biscuits. I couldn’t do ...
February 22, 2012

English
Writeacher,I have a question on the sonnet I rephrased yesterday. I hope you can check it. "And summer's green all girded up in sheaves, Borne on the bier with white and bristly beard..." He sees the summer's crops tied (up is possible) in bales and taken to ...
February 22, 2012

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Could you please check if everything is OK? Thank you very much. 3) Put the following into indirect speech using a suitable reporting verb (10) 1) “Would you like to have dinner with me on Saturday?”, he said to me. He invited me to have dinner ... 2) “Shall I ...
February 22, 2012

English
Could you please tell me if the following verbs can take the -ing form in the examples below? I included a sentence I need to write in an email. 1) I'm smelling the perfume of the flowers. I'm testing a red wine. 2) I'm hearing him coming (I think you can only say...
February 22, 2012

English
Writeacher, where shall I "who"instead of which" in the sentence below? Thank you. 1) In all revenge tragedies a sexual or violent crime is committed against a family member of the hero, which (stands for the "crime") for various reasons cannot be ...
February 22, 2012

English
Could you please check this paragraph I varied on the tragedy of revenge? Thank you. 1) Shakespeare’s Hamlet shows all the features of the revenge tragedies, whose rules were set by Seneca. In all revenge tragedies a sexual or violent crime is committed against a family ...
February 21, 2012

English
I realized a left out a few considerations. Could you please have a look at them? 1) The sickle stands for the inevitable passing of the time, whereas the adjective ‘brief’ points out the transience of beauty and time. 2) In the first two quatrains the poet dwells ...
February 21, 2012

English
Thank you very much Writeacher! I added a few more things. I'd like you to check them, please 1)At the end of sonnet 12: The image of time as death, bearing a scythe (typical in medieval and Renaissance iconology) is left impotent by the presence of the fair youth’s ...
February 21, 2012

English
Writeacher, I'm posting the last sonnet I need to rephrase for tomorrow. I really hope you can have a look at it. 1) Sonnets 116 is about love in its most ideal form. The poet thinks that true love is to be based on mutual trust and understanding. 2) True love doesn’t...
February 21, 2012

English
I'm including an introductory part I wrote on Shakespeare's sonnets. Can you please check it, Writeacher? Thank you!! 1) Shakespeare’s sonnets were published in 1609, although they were probably written in the 1590s. The collection includes a hundred and fifty-...
February 21, 2012

English
Thank you very much for your revision! I just wanted to know if I can use indirect speech in this rephrase: Then the poet has doubts about the fate of a fair youth. Will he also undergo the ravages of time since sweet and beautiful creatures don't stay that way forever; ...
February 21, 2012

English
I tried to rephrase Shakespeare's sonnet myself. I really need your revision, Writeacher. I urgently need your help. I included the sonnet itself.Thank you very much!!! 1)First, the poet looks at the clock ticking away the time (or and notices the time ticking away?). Then...
February 21, 2012

English
Writeacher, I need to rephrase a few verbs related to film stars. I also wanted to prepare a sort of vocabulary to be used when describing music groups. Can you suggest a website? Thank you very much. 1) She's been involved in show business (?) since she was 7 years old, ...
February 21, 2012

English
I included my doubts using question marks. I need to rephrase "hopefuls", "disposable" and the last sentence. I really hope you can help me. 1) Craig Jones is not only an office worker, but he is also a talented singer who dreams of becoming a star. 2) He ...
February 21, 2012

English
Could you please check this dialogue and tell me if the expressions are commonly used in American English? Would you have written them differently= 1.How are things with you? Any news? 2.We’ve moved house. 3.Where did you move to? 4.We moved to Villiers Terrace, just ...
February 20, 2012

English
Thank you very much. Here is a summary I need to prepare for tomorrow. I also need to rephrase the last sentence. Thank you very much, Writeacher! 1) Though Craig Jones is an office worker, he is also a talented singer who dreams of becoming a star. 2) He has already won a ...
February 20, 2012

English
I urgently need to check this paragraph. Can you help me, Writeacher? 1) St. Valentine's Day is the feast's day of the Patron Saint of love called St. Valentine. He was priest in the third century in Rome. 2) He was killed because Emperor Claudius II said that soldiers...
February 20, 2012

English
I left out the last sentences on "fiction". Thank you very much, Writeacher! 1) The point of view can be fixed, when the story is told from a single point of view, as in Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, or shifting, when perspective moves from one character to another. ...
February 20, 2012

English
Here is the second part of my summary I really need you to revise. Thank you. 1) Details of the behaviour, clothes and so on of the characters are part of the social setting of the story. Characters are the people who appear in a novel and represent the most important ...
February 20, 2012

English
I urgently need you to check this summary I wrote on "fiction". I'm sending it into two separate posts. Thank you very much, writeacher!! 1) The setting is the time and place in which the action of a book happens. The setting can reveal a great deal about the ...
February 20, 2012

English
I considered the website you suggested to me but I find it difficult to rewrite it in prose. I simply varied all the instances of “I” with “he” , that is the poet, but I don’t know how to simplify it and how to vary “you”, “your”. ...
February 20, 2012

English
Writeacher, I urgently need to rephrase Shakespeare's sonnet "When I do Count the Clock that Tells the Time". The rephrase must be simple and straightforward. Can you recommend a website? Thank you very much!!!
February 20, 2012

English
Could you check if the following instructions are correct? Thank you. 1) It takes me ten minutes to go to school by motorbike 2)Complete the sentences with the correct form of the Present simple or the Present continuous 3) Complete Mary’s story with the correct form of ...
February 20, 2012

English
Writeacher, I urgently need to rephrase these questions. I didn't want to repeat exactly the same questions but the answers, of course, must be the same. Can you help me rephrase them? 1) How was Elizabethan theatre structured? Focus your attention on the description of ...
February 20, 2012

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Here is the second part of the rephrase. Thank you very much, Writeacher! 1) Mr. B. charges her with overreacting and, by way of giving her some more substantial grounds for anguish, invites her to sit on his knee. As a matter of fact, Mr B attempts to rape her taking ...
February 20, 2012

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Writeacher, I'm posting you the rephrase again. I varied a few things, Thank you very much for you cooperation. 1) Mr. B refers briefly to the incident in the summer house. He excuses himself by saying that on that occasion he didn’t want to do her any harm but be a ...
February 20, 2012

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Here is the rephrase I hope you can check. Thank you very much in advance. 1) Mr. B refers briefly to the incident in the summer house. He excuses himself by saying that on that occasion he didn’t want to do her any harm but be a little kind to her. 2) He scolds her for ...
February 19, 2012

English
This paragraph serves as an introduction to the rephrase. I summarized briefly what happened before their conversation. I will include the rephrase in my next post. Thank you. 1) In letter XV of Richardson’s Pamela, Pamela recounts to her mother what happened to her as ...
February 19, 2012

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I'm finding extremely difficult to rephrase this letter taken from Richardson's Pamela. I really need your help. 1) In letter XV of Richardson’s Pamela, Pamela recounts to her mother what happened to her as she was concluding her previous letter. 2) Mr. B. again ...
February 19, 2012

English
I'm including the last part of the rephrase. I hope you can read it because I had problems with my previous post. By the way, they and them in my previous post referred to the horses. 1) When Gulliver comes back home in England, his wife and his other family members ...
February 19, 2012

English
Thank you very much for helping me, Writeacher! I have a question. As in chapter 11 chapter refers to his last year (fifth year in England) shall I use the past in the rephrase, when he recalls the time he spent with the horses? Here is the third part of my rephrase. 1) Then ...
February 19, 2012

English
Here is the second part of my rephrase. Hopefully I can send it to you, Writeacher! Thank you. 1) Then he likens both his family and friends to the horses for their shape and disposition (?). Though more civilized and endowed with the gift of speech, they seem to use their ...
February 19, 2012

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There were problems with my last post last night. I was ill and I didn't manage to include they things on Gulliver's travels I wanted you to check. Here is the first part of the rephrase. I've tried to rephrase the beginning of Chapter 11. 1)At the beginning of the...
February 19, 2012

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I couldn' post my last sentences. I'll try again. Thank you very much. 4) This habit is so rooted in himself that his friends tell him that he trots like a horse. He considers it as a compliment. He admits that he sometimes happens to modulate his voice in the manner...
February 18, 2012

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Could you please check these other sentences? Thank you. 2)Then he describes his family and friends as ...... both in shape and disposition (rephrase) though more civilized and endowed with the gift of speech. These qualities, however, do not make them any better. Moreover, ...
February 18, 2012

English
Could you please check these other sentenes. Thank you.
February 18, 2012

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Could you please checke my summaries? Thank you. 1)At the beginning of the passage, taken from Chapter 11 of Swift’s Gulliver’s travels, the Houyhnhnms are described as strong, beautiful, wise and fast horses full of virtues and intelligence. 2) Gulliver never refers...
February 18, 2012

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Sorry, for including so many sentences in a single post. I realized it only later. I included the ones I was doubtful of. 1) Customs duties in imports and exports of raw materials were removed. He was accused of corruption but he survived a change of monarch, when George I ...
February 18, 2012

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Here are the last paragraphs on history Thank you very much for helping me!! 1) The first political parties were the Whigs and the Tories. The Whigs descended from the Parliamentarians. 2) They were in power continuously from 1714 to 1760 and pressed for industrial and ...
February 17, 2012

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I'm not sure how you want me to link 10 and 11. Do I need to use capital letters after a colon or a semi colon? I included a third summary on history. Thank you. 1) The Augustan were interested in real life. Virtue came to have two meanings: Firstly, a disposition of ...
February 17, 2012

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Here is the second part on history. Thank you very much! 1) During his reign, a series of laws were introduced which were to fix the course of modern Parliamentary England. In 1689, the Bill of Rights established that the Crown would not be able to rule the country without ...
February 17, 2012

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As I made a few changes, could you please check there paragraphs again? Thank you very much!! 1) In 1660, Parliament invited Charles II (1660-1685) to return to his kingdom from exile in France. Charles’s first concern was to reassert (I need a synonym) the predominance ...
February 17, 2012

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Yes, you are right. Thank you very much for giving me advice, too! By the way, I need to include this sentence in an email. Could you please check it? 1) As promised, I'm sending you both the email address and the password of my first class so that your students can get in...
February 16, 2012

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Thank you very mch for comforting me. Actually, my son likes playing football though his performances are not very good. He likes getting enganged in the various activities and talking to his friends while doing them. He does his best to kick the ball, too. However, he is not...
February 16, 2012

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Writeacher, as you are a teacher, I would like to have your personal opinion about what I included below. (I'd like you to check the word choice, too) 1) At school teachers told me that he my seven-year-old child has got a great intelligence and logic capacity but he tends...
February 16, 2012

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I urgently need you to see if the sentence is OK now. Thank you!! 1) Moreover, this particular bacterium can survive in presence of arsenic and, therefore, won't die until its action of purification is completed. 2) This method is inexpensive and affordable even for those ...
February 15, 2012

English
Could you check this sentence, please? 1) Great Britain became the master of a powerful empire that brought her (Britain) in contact with various cultures.
February 15, 2012

English
Can you please check these two sentences? to spend much money to safeguard (or: on the safeguard/on safeguarding?) its water resources. The verbs underlined will be included in your test. The others will be tested orally)
February 15, 2012

Science/English
Writeacher, now that the grammar is OK, I just want to know if everything is correct from a scientific point of view. Could you please ask your science teacher, Bob Pursley? 1) After meeting with the engineer ......... we became interested in exploring the problems of water ...
February 15, 2012

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Just a doubt on my previous post. Isn't "bacteria" plural? Can I use bacterium for the singular? 1) In particular, we prepared (have prepared)a genetically modified bacterium (?), the ..., which can survive using arsenic instead of phosphorous in building its DNA...
February 15, 2012

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I tried to reduce the sentences myself though I think you still need to revise it. Thank you very much. 1) We decided to create an effective and inexpensive filter using knowledge of genetic engineering. 2) In particular, we prepared (have prepared)a genetically modified ...
February 15, 2012

English
Here is a presentation entitled "treatment plant from arsenic and pathogenic bacteria". I don't know how to check it as I'm not familiar with the content. I'd like you to help me check the grammar. The paragraph contain long-winded sentences with no ...
February 15, 2012

English
I need to write two short paragraphs. The first should be a description of the uses of a mobilie phone (I use my mobile phone to ......... It has got..... /functions ) The second should contain useful expressions needed when buying a mobile phone? Could you please help me?
February 14, 2012

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I left out these sentences. Can you please help me express them? Thank you very much! 1) I also use Internet to download music from different websites and then I save it on my computer or MP3 player. (where else can I save it? Flashdrive, USB memory stick…). I’ve ...
February 14, 2012

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I included a few questions and a short paragraph about a teenager talking about the internet (Do you think I should add other reasons for using the net?) 1) What does the sentence "I'm sick leaving" mean? Does it mean "I'm on scik leave?" 2) My ...
February 14, 2012

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I left out these sentences. Thank you. 1) If he wore a tuxedo and a pair of slide-on shoes, he would be more suitably dressed. 2) I need to give an example for the following phrasal verbs: Keep up: continue gear up for: get ready chase away screw up melt away Could you please ...
February 13, 2012

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Could you please help me rephrase these sentences? Thank you. 1) Dad took the day off to come with me. (Rephrase?) 2) Don't take too much work on (rephrase?) 3) They took 20% off the list price. They removed 20% from the list price (is there another verb I can use?) 4) It ...
February 13, 2012

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Could you give me some more examples of "bring off"? I included other examples of phrasal verbs. I also need to write the evacuation rules. Could you please help me? 1) I'm letting you off this time, but you must promise you'll never take any money from my ...
February 13, 2012

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Can you please help me rephrase these sentences? 1) It's getting on towards midnight. It's approaching midnight. He can't get his message across. He can't communicate his message 2) The deal was brought off at last It was accomplished. You can't always let ...
February 13, 2012

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I have a few doubts on certain phrasal verbs. I hope you can clear them (up)? 1) Can you give me an example of "lay on to"? I can't find any with the preposition "to". 2) He got off with a fine = He got away with a fine 3) The teacher let them off their...
February 13, 2012

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I urgently need you to check this sentence. Thank you. 1) In section F.4 concerning "integration into ongoing activity" our coordinating partner mistakenly wrote that our tenth classes instead of our eleventh classes, which correspond to the third classes in Italy, ...
February 12, 2012

English
I left out two sentences I need to write in an email. 1) I wrote to the two Irish school's principals you suggested (to me) but none of them replied to my email. 2) As I would really like to start a school exchange programme with an Irish school in your area, could you ...
February 12, 2012

English
Thank you very much for encouraging me to go on with my work! Here are some more sentences I'd like you to check. Can I start my exercise with: Fill in the blanks with an appropriate preposition. Complete the sentences using an appropriate preposition. 1) He is a trainer ...
February 12, 2012

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Thank you very much. By the way, what do you think of our Comenius project? Do you think we did a good job? I still have a few setences on phrasal verbs I'd like you to check. (especially the reprhase of 1) 1) I can't understand the various meanings of "bring on&...
February 12, 2012

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Here are the other phrasal verbs I need you to check (tell me of they are possible or of other are more often used) and which I also have to rephrase. Thank you very much! 1) Get your clothes off: they are all wet. 2) Get all that mess off your desk. I can’t get off that ...
February 12, 2012

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Thank you very much. Here is the second list of verbs I'd like you to check.I'd also need to rephrase each sentence using a verb which is not phrasal. Can you please help me? 1) A long strike threatened to bring down the Government 2) I’m sure this tablet will ...
February 12, 2012

English
I need to write sentences using specific phrasal verbs. I need to knwo if they are possible and supply the equivalent in formal English. I havent' found the meaning of "let on to" Does it exist? Thank you 1) One boy had let off a firework in class. Many fireworks...
February 12, 2012

English
I included an introduction to 18th-century novels (is it correct?) + the features of Defoe's novels. Thank you. 1) Structure of his novels His novels are fictional autobiographies always pretending to be true stories. 2) They are preceded by a preface by the author which ...
February 12, 2012

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Here is a part on Defoe's life you have already revised. THank you I added a sentence I need you to check (sentence 4) 1) He was born in London 1660 into a Puritan family and lead a life full of interesting and important events. He was educated in one of the best ...
February 11, 2012

English
Thank you very much! Can I divide my work into summary, narrative structure, and main themes? This is the very first part of the summary. I don't know if it is correct to use the present. Could you please revise it? 1) At the beginning of the novel we get to know that ...
February 11, 2012

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I need to turn these sentences (or notes) into a cohesive paragraph, using sentence connectors instead of points and improving the word choice. Could you please help me? Robinson’s education of Friday recalls the processes of modern colonialism, which follows a recurrent ...
February 11, 2012

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