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October 22, 2014

Posts by Henry2


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I left out the following sentences. Thank you. 1) The animal becomes his wife’s favourite pet, whereas the narrator immediately starts disliking it. The more the cat is fond of its master, the more he hates it . 2) His hatred grows when, one morning, he finds that one of ...
September 1, 2011

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I rewrote all the sentences in the simple present as you suggested to me. Can you please check them? 1) The narrator writes that he has always been fond of pets. He has had pets at home since he was a child. He has continued having pets at home even after getting married. 2) ...
September 1, 2011

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you very much for your help. 1) That night there was a fire and his house was completely destroyed. 2) When he visited the ruins the day after, he saw a gigantic cat with a rope round its neck against the wall that had been behind his ...
September 1, 2011

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Thank you very much. Couldyou check these other sentences,please? 1)When reporting a story written in the past, can I use the simple present (present perfect)? Example: the narrator had always been fond of pets. He had had pets at home since he was a child. Changes: The ...
September 1, 2011

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I left out the following descriptions of the room. Thank you very much for your invaluable help. 1) I left out the following description of the room. The rooms are all set in a way that one cannot see from one room to another; besides, each room has a Gothic window (of stained...
August 31, 2011

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I made the changes you wrote. Can you please check if everything is OK? 1) The rooms are all set in a way that one cannot see from one room to another; besides, each room has a Gothic window and ornaments of the same colour. 2) Only the last one is all black with a red window...
August 31, 2011

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you. 1) In particular, he decides to gather a thousand friends in his castle. After five or six months of their stay there, he decides to hold a masked ball, which will take place in seven rooms. 2) The rooms are all set in a way that ...
August 31, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences for me, please? Thank you. 1) The story takes place in Prince Prospero’s castle, a big fortress with thick walls and refined furniture. 2) There are seven rooms for parties, each of which has a Gothic window and ornaments of the same...
August 31, 2011

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you. I also included the sentences you told me to divide. 1) How was it possible that they could not hear it? In fact, the police officers must have heard it, the narrator decided. And they must have suspected him of a crime all along...
August 30, 2011

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I'd like you to check these sentences on the same subject. Thank you. 1)The police appeared completely satisfied that nothing criminal had occurred in the house. However, they continued to chat idly, staying much longer than the narrator had expected. 2) By and by, he ...
August 30, 2011

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Here are some more sentences. "He" is always the narrator. Thank you. 1)To hide the old man’s body he cut off his head, arms and legs. After moving the bed aside he took three floorboards, secured the old man between the joints, and replaced the boards. 2) He ...
August 30, 2011

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Here are some more sentences belonging to the same summary.Thank you very much for helping me. 1) On that particular night, unlike the preceding seven nights, the narrator opened the door with greater caution than the nights before but he made a noise when he was going to open...
August 30, 2011

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Thank you very much for correcting my sentences. Here are some more I'm doubtful about. 1) The narrator feels very nervous. A disease has caused (caused??) the acuteness of his senses. 2) He wants to prove to the reader that he is not mad. To prove his sanity he tells the ...
August 29, 2011

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I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you. 1) So he decides to make himself a hiding place. The narrator examines the material with which the ship was made (has/had been made?) and finds them strange. In particular, he notices that though well armed it is not a ...
August 29, 2011

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I'm sending you the sentences again. (Is it incorrect to use the simple past??). Thank you. 1)Though the narrator gets frightened the captain decides to sail. (OR The captain decides to sail, despite the narrator’s fears. 2) He feels uneasy and can't sleep. So he ...
August 29, 2011

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you. (They refer to the same summary) 1)Though the narrator got frightened the captain decided to sail. (OR The captain decided to sail, despite the narrator’s fears. 2) He felt uneasy and couldn’t sleep. So he went upon deck...
August 29, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences for me? Thank you. In particular,the tense choice and the sentence connectors. Could you suggest to me a site where I can find a list of expressions generally used when summarizing a story? 1)The tale starts with a description of the ...
August 29, 2011

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Could you please check these few sentences? Thank you. 1) I clapped him for good luck. As the curtain went down, everybody clapped and cheered. (Do these two verbs have the same meaning?) 2) While she was pouring milk into the cup, she dripped some over the table. What do you ...
August 27, 2011

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Coud you please check these few sentences? Thank you. 1) I have just finished (with) make-up exams and I won't start school till 12 September. 2) Have you found out a suitable payment method for our purchases on the net? 3) My nephew would be interested in taking ...
August 27, 2011

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A last doubt. Who did the Tories descend from? What did the Tories .... Where did the Tories ...? The Royalists would be the answer. Which is best? Thank you.
August 23, 2011

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Three last questions to make sure everything is correct. Thank you. 1) Outline the main features of Shakespearian play (why not "a" Shak. play) of your choice. 2) The Tories descended from the Royalists. 3) Who did the Tories did descend from? What delayed the ...
August 23, 2011

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I still have a few questions to ask you. Thank you. 1) Unlike the Italian Renaissance, the English Renaissance was less linked to the visual arts. 2) Henry VII wanted the Pope to declare his marriage to Catherine of Aragon void. 3) As the Pope refused to grant him divorce (...
August 23, 2011

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These are the last questions. Thank you. I hope you are not too tensed-up for your make-up exam. 2) In what way did Elizabeth use her being unmarried as a political weapon? 3( How did the English ships manage to defeat (to win over is possible?) the Spanish fleet? How did she ...
August 23, 2011

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Thankk you very much. I still have some more sentences for you to check. 1) What part will Mickey and his friends play in a sci-fi film? They will be extras. 2) Will they get paid? Will they have to take a day off school? 3) What is Mickey going to do? Why is the director ...
August 23, 2011

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Ileft out the following questions. Could you please have a look at them, too? Thank you. 1) To which period of Shakespeae's work does the Tempest belong? Can you refer to the two types of evil described in the play? What do you generally ask if you want to know the plot or...
August 23, 2011

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Can you please check these other questions, too? Thank you very much. 1) What characterized the 18-century novel? 2) How did the writer achieve the ideal of realism in the 18-century novel? 3) Refer briefly to the structure of Defoe's novel? 4) What kind of narration dos ...
August 23, 2011

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I forgot to include the following sentences,please. Thank you very much for your help. 1) However, European law says that animal testing cannot be used for beauty and cleaning products. 2) Those who support animal testing say that it is a necessary evil since it helps ...
August 23, 2011

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Can you please check these sentences for me, please? Thank you. 1) Why was the 18th century England called Augustan? 2) What were the Augustan (not Augustan) interested in? 3) Who were the first political parties and who did they descend from? Who were they supported by? 4) ...
August 23, 2011

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Can you please check these few sentences? Thank you. 1) I spent the whole afternoon tidying up my second-holiday home. Are you going to get upstairs by lift/ to take the lift up to the second floor? 2) Are you going to walk upstairs? We spent an awful lot of money to hire a ...
July 31, 2011

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Can you please check these statements? Thank you. 1) My child likes throwing (tossing?) things into the air. He doesn't seem to bother with the consequences of his actions. 2) He spends most of his time playing with his Pokemon cards or with marbles. 3) In particular, he ...
July 28, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences on illnesses, please? Thank you in advance. 1)I’ve got backache as a consequence of my slipped (herniated?) disc. I need to express this when I’m at the chemist’s or at the doctor’s. I need also to express that I need ...
July 26, 2011

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I left out the following sentences. By the way, thank you very much for helping me with the use of containers. 1)I’m staying over at Sheila’s tonight. The factory has shut down, and 2,000 people have lost their jobs. 2) My father is taking these tablets to keep the ...
July 25, 2011

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Can you please check these sentences on phrasal verbs? Thank you in advance. 1) Can I have two chops of lamb (or lamb chops?) and a roast chicken (or a chicken roast?)? 2)Our teacher will go over our mistakes during our afternoon’s revision course. 3)You’ll have to ...
July 25, 2011

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I'm having problems with containers? Can you please help me? Thank you. 1) I bought a 6-pack of eggs, a packet (?) of cow's milk cheese and 3,5 ounces (100 gr.) of cooked ham, a bottle of washing liquid and one of floor cleaner. 2) I also bought a two-pack of yoghurt, ...
July 24, 2011

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Could you please check these few sentences? Thank you. It's urgent! 1) Though you are not a qualified Spanish teacher, I'll be happy to have conversation classes with you during my stay in Madrid. 2) I hope we can meet around 5 p.m. every day starting from 5 August. 3...
July 22, 2011

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Can you please check these sentences on phrasal verbs, please? Thank you very much in advance. (I don't know if their use is correct). 1) The plane will lift off at 9.00 o'clock. 2) They will head off at six a.m. tomorrow. 3) He cleared off without saying goodbye. 4) ...
July 21, 2011

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Can you please check these few sentences, please? Thank you very much in advance. 1)I let you know about our daily timetable as soon as possible. 2) I believe you could meet at the hotel every day at around 5.45 for one or two hours of conversation depending on the day. 3) We...
July 20, 2011

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1) My sister is going to spend three weeks, from 4 August to 24 August in the USA. 2)In particular, they will be visiting Disneyworld first, then they'll be flying to Yellowstone Park and finally they will round off (?) their journey with a three-day stay in New York. 3) ...
July 15, 2011

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I'm going to write a list of simple sentences to be used with my six-year-old child in an attempt to make him learn English. Can you help me, please? 1)Go and get your beach towel? 2) How do you call plastic bowls you can use on the beach? Is the white bowl called "...
July 14, 2011

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Can you please help me express the following concepts in English? Check the word choice, please. 1) My mother wanted to make a great pianist of me. She always reminds me of my inability to play the piano. 2) The English language is made up of a collection of dialects so ...
July 13, 2011

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Can you please check these last sentences,please? 1) How do you pronounce the word UNO (United Nations Organization)? 2) Unfortunately we couldn't find any vacancy for a cabin for the required period. 3) Where did he get inspiration for his book? 4) Who did he get ...
July 7, 2011

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I forgot to add the following sentence. Thank you very much. 1) The symbol of the cross can be found in the image of the albatross or in that of the crossbow. The albatross is greeted by the mariners as a symbol of good omen, as if it had been a Christian soul. 2) It appears ...
July 7, 2011

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Could you please check this letter, please? Thank you. 1)I'm still looking for an accommodation in Yellowstone Park but everything is sold out from 8 to 12 August. 2)My husband booked a cabin in Old Faithful lodge last week under the name "Grande" and sent you ...
July 7, 2011

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I forgot to include the following few sentences. Thank you. 1) Virginia Woolf abandoned the traditional technique of novel writing for a new, more modern form. 2) What did she turn to? She turned into an interior monologue* . In her need to shift back and forth in time and ...
July 6, 2011

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Could you please check these few other sentences? Thank you. 1) Can you refer to the most prominent episodes of the Second World War? 2) In what historical context did we mention the intervention of the Royal Force? Who was the Battle of England won by? 3)The eye is a ...
July 6, 2011

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Could you please check if everything is OK? Thank you. 1)Where does the world Holocaust originate and what do you associate it with? 2)George Best's parents recognized their son's love for football from an early age. 3) He started playing for the local boys club in ...
July 6, 2011

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Could you please check these other sentences on the same theme? Thank you. I tried to revise the punctuation myself. 1) A Jewish council was established to regulate the internal life of the ghetto. 2) Jews were regularly sent to either a concentration camp or a death camp. 3) ...
July 6, 2011

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Can you please check grammar and punctuation mistakes? Thank you 1) When did the persecution of the Jews (the Jewish people) begin? It began on April 1, 1993, when the Nazis organized a boycott of all Jewish-run businesses. 2) When were the Nuremberg Laws issued and what did ...
July 6, 2011

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I forgot to include the following statements. Thank you for your help. 1)A Jewish council was established to regulate the internal life of the ghetto. 2)Jews were regularly sent to either a concentration camp or a death camp. After Kristallnacht the number of Jews sent (...
July 6, 2011

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Could you please check these few statements about the deportation/transportation of the Jews to concentration camps, please? 1) When did the persecution of the Jews (the Jewish people') begin? It began on April 1, 1993 when the Nazis organized a boycott of all Jewish-run ...
July 6, 2011

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Could you please check these statements, please? Thank you very much. 1) When the monster comes to life, Victor is horrified by the monster's physical appearance. 2)His pearly white teeth and shiny black hair contrast with his dull, yellow eyes, shrivelled complexion and ...
July 6, 2011

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Could you check these sentences, please. 1) I went to Ferrero factory in my boss's car, since I had an appointment with the responsible of the technical office. 2) Before leaving home, I had to wait for my husband to take a shower. How long does it usually take you to have...
July 5, 2011

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I left out these very last sentences. Thank you. 1) What do all characters in Joyce's Dubliners have in common/share? How is /are Joice's Dubliners structured? Describe its two recurrent themes. 2) What triggers Eveline's flow of thoughts (flashback) to the night ...
July 5, 2011

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I left out two sentences. Thank you. I included many alternatives you can choose from. Thank you. 1) Your paragraphs lack cohesion since you failed to use appropriate sentence connectors. 2) How can you express the fact that the student failed to include his/her personal ideas...
July 5, 2011

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Can you please tell me if the term "overreacher" is appropiate is sentence 4 and if the word choice in the other sentences is correct? I need your help in expressing 5-6. 1) When considering your dissertation there is a link to the theme of the double which we dealt ...
July 5, 2011

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I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you.I included my doubts in parantheses. 1) What does Victor Frenkenstein stadn for and how does he try to create a human being? What is his first reaction when confronted with the monster (when he sees the monster for the ...
July 5, 2011

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Can you please help me express these concepts in a simpler way? Thank you. 1)What do you call mistakes concerning the agreement of subject and verb? (Just grammar mistakes?) You have shifted from the past to the present when 2) In your paragraph you failed to give an example ...
July 5, 2011

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1) Why is "at university" wrong? Does this word always be followed by "a" or "the"? Thank you. 2) Can you help me express this? You found it difficult to express your personal opinions as well as to revise your topics critically.
July 4, 2011

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Could you please check these last few sentences, please? Thank you in advance 1) What did you like most among the various topics we dealt with during your school year? 2) Are you going to continue your study of English at university? 3) Are you going to continue your studies (...
July 4, 2011

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I forgot to add these sentences. Thank you very much. 1) The rise in population caused an increase in the demand for clothes. As more energy was needed to drive machinery, the steam engine (power?) was introduced (developed?). 2) The introduction of the steam engine enabled ...
July 4, 2011

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I think I made a mistake. Which authors, among those you studied this year, were (not was?) born in Ireland?
July 4, 2011

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I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you. 1) Which authors, among the ones you studied this year, was born in Ireland? Can you make a distinction between the Wildean dandy and the bohemian? How does the Wildean dandy distinguish himself from the bohemian? 2) A ...
July 4, 2011

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Can you please check these statements, please? Thank you. 1) Britain was unprepared for the use of the terrible destructive modern artillery, machine guns and tanks, and the use of gas and shells durin the attacks. 2) Shell shock was the term used by doctors to allude to the ...
July 4, 2011

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Thank you very much. Can you please tell me if "get us together" is possible?
July 4, 2011

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Thank you for your hotel raccommandations! Do you think that "Holiday Inn" West Yellowstone is a good choice??
July 4, 2011

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A friend of mine wrote these sentences as part of a test. She told me the correct phrases should be: glow up together have/host a party become/be friends send e-mails write letters go on a blind date talk on the phone Actually, I don't know the meaning of "glow up&...
July 4, 2011

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I urgently need to know your opinion on this: Complete the sentences with the missing phrases: 1) g..... u.... together. 2) b....... friends 3) ......... on the phone 4) h......... a party How would you complete the phrases? Where .....live now? Where do you live/are you ...
July 4, 2011

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Why is it wrong to say " a child of six years old" and is possible to say "a six-year-old child"? Example: My family consists of /is made up of/ is composed of two adults and two children, six years old and ten years old. But: .... of a six-year-old child ...
July 4, 2011

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I'm looking for a nice four-star hotel near or in Yellow Stone Park for a family consisting of four people, two adults and two chilren of eleven and thirteen years old respectively. I hope someone from jiskha can help me because I've never been there. Do you happen to ...
July 3, 2011

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I forgot to include these other statements. ThANK YOU. 1)Where did the Aesthetic movement originate and what was it characterized by? 2) What affects the development of the human psyche according to Freud? What did Freud mean by super-ego? 3) The only possible spelling is: ...
July 1, 2011

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Can you please help me formulate these questions better? Thank you very much. 1)Whose point of view is adopted? Eveline's. What kind of technique is adopted to give voice to Eveline's thoughts? Free indirect thoughts. Where can I find a good definition of "free ...
July 1, 2011

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Women were considered as inferior to men (Why is as not necessary after consider?) Can you give a list of verbs followed by "as"? Thank you.
July 1, 2011

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Thank you very much. Where can I find exercises on the use of idioms, collocations and phrasal verbs? Here are some other corrections I'd like you to check. 1. To represent the unspoken activity of the mind twenty-century writers adopted the interior monologue. (Better: .....
June 30, 2011

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In your previous post you wrote "time is perceived as subjective" so I won't evaluate it as a mistake. What do you think? I still have two more doubts. 1) The character's thougts flow freely without any temporal structures. (correction: .... freely in time). ...
June 30, 2011

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As you advised me to do, I included four sentences I was most doubtful a) 1) The daffodils grow best under the shine of trees (correction: in the shade, under the trees) 2) Time is perceived subjectively / as subjective (both possible). 3) Drunk men (correction: drunken men, ...
June 30, 2011

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I forgot to add the following statements. Thank you very much for your cooperation. 1) What did you like most among the various topics we dealt with during your school year? 2) Are you going to continue your study of English at university? 3) Are you going to continue your ...
June 30, 2011

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Thank you very much for your corrections! I just wanted to know if I should evaluate these collocations as mistakes. I included some of the corrections myself. 1) Women had to provide an education to children. (Correction: provide someone with...) 2) Respectability consisted ...
June 30, 2011

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Can you please tell me which expressions are possible? Thank you. 1) Women had to provide an education to children Better: they had to provide children with an education, they were in charge of children's education, they were entrusted with (?)/responsible for/ children&#...
June 29, 2011

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Can you please check these sentences? Thank you. 1)How does Eveline earn a living? What is she like? She is submissive, tired, confused and unsure. 2) She was sexually abused by her father. 3) What does she think of while she is sitting waiting for the time to leave? What ...
June 29, 2011

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Can you check these few sentences, please? 1) Wait! I'll help you with your shopping. I'll take the shopping for you. 2) Do you know what will happen if you don't pay the bill? 3) As soon as he finishes school, he'll look for job. The station is too far from ...
June 29, 2011

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I left out a few sentences.Thank you for your cooperation. 1) Do/take an exam 2) Have a holiday/go on holiday/go to London for my holiday. 3) go for a bath (in the sea, at the swimming pool),take a bath (at home), take/have a shower. 4) Don't ride your bike on that road. ...
June 28, 2011

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Thank you very much for your help.I need you to check these sentences, please. 1) He plays more sports than Keith. Will you have to take a make-up exam at the end of Agust? 2) As our flight is due to land in London in the late evening, I wonder how far your hotel from the ...
June 28, 2011

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Can you please check these expressions? It's really urgent. The first set of expressions concerns husehold chores whereas the others refer to what you have to do when you do the washing. 1) I have to clean the bathtub, the sink and the toilet, dry the dishes dust the ...
June 28, 2011

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1) Why do you say I'm writing to you to find out about hotel accommodation BUT I'm e-mailing you to find out ... thank you I'm passionate about photography is that same as I'm fond of photography?
June 26, 2011

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Just to be sure that everything is OK. 1) Explain the meaning of the word compromise (written in italics) applied to the Victorian way of life. Then outline briefly the main features of Victorian society. 2) I'm e-mailing to you (I'm sending you this e-mail; are both ...
June 26, 2011

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I urgently need you to chech the question and the answer to it. I considered your corrections. 1) Explain the meaning of the word compromise applied to the Victorian way of life. (Explain how the word compromise applied to the Victorian way of life). Then outline briefly the ...
June 26, 2011

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I forgot to include these statements about a letter of inquiry to a hotel. Which connectors shall I use to include my queries to the hotel? Thank you. 4) I'd like to know the following things: First, if the bus line in front of the hotel goes directly to the city centre; ...
June 26, 2011

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Can you check this question and answer?(I need to shorten the answer: points 2-3) 1) Describe the kind of technique adopted by writers (at the beginning of the 20th century OR by early 20th century writers) to represent the unspoken activity of the mind. 2) At the beginning of...
June 26, 2011

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Thank you very much for your help. I tried to correct all the things I made wrong. Can you check my question and answer one more time. 1) Explain then the meaning of the word compromise applied to the Victorian way of life. (Explain how the word compromise applied to the ...
June 26, 2011

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A last doubt. Which of the following sentences is best formulated? Which are grammatically wrong? Could you check the last 2 points, too? 1) The flowers are presented not as statically as in a painting, but as alive with motion. 2) The flowers are presented not statically as ...
June 26, 2011

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What do you think of this sentence? Thank you. 1) In the indirect interior monologue the narrator comments upon the thoughts of the character and maintains logical and grammatical organization.
June 26, 2011

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I need you to check the question and my answer to it. Shall I include more details in the question? In sentences 3 and 5 I don't know which connectors to use (to express a contrast between two different concepts). How can't find a suitable verb to finish of my ...
June 26, 2011

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In your previous post you wrote that this sentence was correct. 1) In the poem, "Daffodils", the flowers are presented, not as statically as in a painting, but alive with motion. Do you think I should omit "as"?
June 25, 2011

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I forgot to include these last sentences. Thank you. 1) What does the world outside her window remind Eveline of?/ OR make her think about? (both possible?) 2) Eveline and the other children used to play and shelter by vigilance against her father, who used to interfere with ...
June 25, 2011

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Can you please check these last questions, please? Thank you. 1) What major changes took place in England during the Industrial Revolution?/What changes did the industrial revolution bring to England? 2) What did the most important inventions concern? (They concerned machinery...
June 25, 2011

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Thank you. A few more things. I'd like you to check the word choice. 1)It is necessary to distinguish among three kinds of interior monologue. In the indirect interior monologue the narrator never lets the character’s flow of thoughts be without control, and maintains...
June 25, 2011

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I just have a few more questions to you. As for 1) I just want to know if punctuation is correct and if distinguish is followed by "among" or not. In 3) I just want to know if "and" is needed. In 2) and 4) I'd like you to check the word choice. 1) The ...
June 25, 2011

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Three very last questions for you. Thank you very much. (I made a few changes) 1) Outline the main values on which Victorian society was based. Then explain briefly the role of women and the Victorian view of the family. 2) Focus on the kind of technique adopted by 20th ...
June 24, 2011

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you. 1) Some schools valued their pupils' athletic achievements more than their academic ones. Team games became essential for inculcating discipline, obedience and sense of duty in the pupils. 2) Team games such as football, ...
June 24, 2011

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Could you check the following sentences, please? I replaced "summarize" with "describe" in sentence 1. 1) Briefly describe the relationship between man and nature in the Romantic Age. 2) Up to the late eighteenth century the Church had been in charge of ...
June 24, 2011

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