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I have a doubt on my personal sentences. Thank you. By the way, is the sentence "her vocal cords will be operated on next week" correct? What if I want to start the sentence with "she"? I'm going through a bad time (I'm not going through a very good...
January 10, 2012

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I need to ask you a few more things about my letter. I hope you can have a look at them. 1) I'm terribly sorry that I didn't manage to write you (or to you?) earlier. ...... 2) Some of our science teachers would like to include twenty students taken from one single ...
January 10, 2012

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I left out a few more things.Thank you 1) I urgently need to know what you think about this idea before tomorrow so that I can express your point of view to them. (I also mispelt "Internet site Kahn)
January 10, 2012

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I would like you, Writeacher, to check my letter since you know everything about the project and can help me with the word choice. I noticed I wrote two unfinished sentences in the first part of the letter. I'm posting them to you again. 1) I'm terribly sorry I didn&#...
January 10, 2012

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This is the second part of my letter. I know it is still very confusing but I don't have a clear idea about the project yet. Thank you very much for helping me! 1) As a matter of fact, our school had, within the scientific branch, a sort of course of excellence for science...
January 10, 2012

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I urgently need you to check these sentences for my Comemius project!!! I know it is long but what I need to say is quite complicated. I really hope you can help me. Tell me what you think of the project. 1) I'm terribly sorry I didn't manage to write you before but I...
January 10, 2012

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I urgently need you to improve this exercise on kitchen equipment. I wanted to include an exercise on vocabulary related to kitchen equipment. Can you please help me find examples? I think I should improve my exercise. 1) Complete the following sentences with a suitable word. ...
January 10, 2012

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I realized I included a wrong sentence in my previous post. 1)I ………………(had to) go on the school trip but I wanted to. I'm posting a few more sentences I hope you can still check today! 2) The woman in the bottom left (Can I say that when ...
January 9, 2012

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I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you. I wanted to include an exercise on vocabulary related to kitchen equipment. Can you please help me find examples? I think I should improve my exercise. 1) Complete the following sentences with a suitable word. 1) A …...
January 9, 2012

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I urgently need you to check if the following exercise are appropriate. Thank you. 1. Complete with the correct form of must or have to. I... go on a school trip but I wanted to. 2. ....you ....leave early tomorrow? 3. You ....go to that club. It’s great. 4.You …&#...
January 9, 2012

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I urgenlty need to know if the following exercise is possible. Thank you. (Can you suggest a site with exercises on "have to"/ "must" and/or "should" for intermediate students? What about adjectives followed by prepositions?) Thank you. 2. ...
January 9, 2012

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I urgently need you to help me express the following sentences. Thank you. Express your agreement (?) with the statements listed below (Or Agree with..) 1) My friend doesn't like Maths. I've been to Spain. I got a bad mark in my exam. I haven't got any money. Mike ...
January 9, 2012

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I left out the following sentences.Thank you very much! 1) The description of the monster reinforces the doctor's disgust and repulsion against (??) him (I think "for"?), who is he result of a crime against nature and life and is represented as a demoniac figure...
January 8, 2012

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are some more sentences I'd like you to check. 1) An example of a desolate place is Frankenstein’s laboratory, where the scientist is confined in order to create the monster. 2) Frankenstein is not set in a dark castle ...
January 8, 2012

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I left out two sentences I really find it difficult to rephrase. 1) Frankenstein uses a thin ray of light of the lantern in order to enlighten the plae blue eye of the old man. 2) The last gothic characteristic is the fear caused by the action of the monster that becomes a ...
January 8, 2012

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I forgot to include the following sentences. Could you please check them, too? 1) It wasn’t frightened of humans. Stay home/at home. (both possible?) I didn’t dare speak/to speak (I think both are possible) 2) He offered to come with me the next day. He confessed ...
January 8, 2012

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Could you please check these sentences, too? Thank you very much. 1)The project was about searching a breeding site for the cheetahs. They followed and pounce (on) their prey without being heard (or seen) in semi-arid grasslands (or grassland?) 2)They live in semi-arid regions...
January 8, 2012

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Could you please check these few sentences, please? Thank you very much! 1) Can't you say "cheat in the maths test"or is only on possible? She invites me for a walk (is it a mistake? She invited me to go for a walk) 2) She makes a living by teaching. She was ...
January 8, 2012

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you very much. 1) The government plans to import cheetahs from Africa. This project includes building a breeding site. 2) At first, the elephant stood on the edge of the camp but, after twenty minutes, one elephant dared to get into ...
January 7, 2012

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I forgot to include the following sentences. Could you please check these other sentences, too. 1) Rewrite the exercise three times after learning the use of reporting verbs. 2) Revise carefully the verbs followed by the infinitive and the gerund in your book and then do the ...
January 7, 2012

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I have a few more doubts about a few sentences. Thank you. 1) He denied robbing (instead of stealing?) the money. 2) I couldn't do anything but copying the Maths test (instead of "cheating during/in the Maths test). 3) On walking in front of her room (instead of "...
January 7, 2012

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I just wanted to know if the following rephrases are possible. 1) African cheetahs stalk their prey in semi-arid grassland. 2) They catch, capture, their prey in semi-arid grassland. (are these verbs possible to rephrase "stall"?) 3) They follow their prey quietly in...
January 6, 2012

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I still have a few more doubts. Could you please check these sentences, too? 1) He said he would come the following day, the next day, the day after (is the last a mistake?). 2) She agreed to come (she accepted to come is a mistake?) the next day. 3) The teacher requested me ...
January 6, 2012

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Could you please check these statements, please? Thank you. 1) the first who trusts/to trust are both possible? 2) "Let's check the answer to those exercises" She proposed checking the answers... She told/ordered us to check.... She suggested checking the answers...
January 6, 2012

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Here are a few other doubts.I hope you can have a look at them. Thank you. 1) When they built a camp near the Marula trees, the elephant stood on the edge of the camp, but after twenty minutes, he dared to walk quickly into the camp. 2) This elephant represents hope for the ...
January 6, 2012

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I left out these last sentences on Hamlet and a few other sentences on grammar. I hope you can check if they are grammatically correct. 1) Hamlet's father's ghost appears to Hamlet to tell his son that he was murdered by Claudius. 2) Hamlet arranges a play at court ...
January 6, 2012

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I'm really sorry. The last two sentences in my last post shouldn't be there because you already checked them. I really apologize for that.
January 6, 2012

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I left out three sentences. Could you please check them too? I did some of the corrections myself. 1) Hamlet has been troubled since his father _________ in tragic circumstances. (died, was murdered but not "has been murdered"?) His uncle Claudius _______ to the ...
January 6, 2012

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Could you please tell me which of the following phrases are possible? Thank you. 1) Hamlet wants to ____ ______; Hamlet wants to take revenge Hamlet wants to avenge his father Hamlet wants to revenge himself 2) Hamlet is sure that Claudius is the murderer (is "killer"...
January 6, 2012

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I'm reposting you a few sentences I checked myself again, because you told me they were too wordy. Could you please have a look at them? Thank you 1)A ghost appears to Hamlet and asks him to take revenge and kill his murderer, Claudius. 1) Correction: A ghost appears to ...
January 6, 2012

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Here are some more sentences I'd like you to check. Thank you very much. 1) Quietus est is a Latin statement which was used when someone repaid all their debts. (The sentence is wrong both as to the content and as to the grammar: can you say it?) 2) Hamlet uses this ...
January 5, 2012

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I tried to do some of the corrections myself. I think some changes must still be made. Thank you very much. 1)A ghost appears to Hamlet and asks him to take revenge and kill his murderer, Claudius. 1) Correction: A ghost appears to Hamlet and asks him to avenge his murder by ...
January 5, 2012

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Many, many thanks for your invaluable help, writeacher! I'd like to take the opportunity to wish you all the best for the New Year!
January 5, 2012

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I really need your help to find a very simple science book in English which helps non-native English speakers to talk about biodiversity in water and water ways in English. Thank you.
January 5, 2012

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I left out a few sentences. I hope you can have a look at them too 1) The play finishes with the killing of the King, Hamlet,Queen Gerturde and Laertes. 2) According to the medieval perspective the body is the prison of our mind. 3) However, the human mind doesn't know ...
January 5, 2012

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I still have some more sentences I need to check. Can you please have a look at them, too? 1) Hamlet arranges a play at court in order to expose his father's murdere. So in the third act there is the-play-within-the play that is paradoxically the only true thing in the ...
January 5, 2012

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I left out the following statements which I really find it difficult to rephrase.Thank you very much! 1) He considers death from two perspectives: one is the stoic attitude to put an end to life and human misfortune, the second is the hesitation about an afterlife. 2) He ...
January 5, 2012

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Could you please consider the following sentences, too? Thank you 1) Death is considered from two different points of view: medieval and Renaissance. For the medieval (?) death is the liberation from the prison of the body instead the Renaissance doubted the existence of an ...
January 5, 2012

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I urgently need you to revise these sentences, please. 1) The ghost of Hamlet’s father appears in front of him and Horatio because he wants to explain how he was killed and who killed him. 2) The play ends with the deaths of Laertes , the King, Queen Gertrude and Hamlet ...
January 5, 2012

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I forgot to include the following statemets. Can you check them too? Thank you 1) The isolation of the hero can turn into (is “to” possible’) madness. This expedient turns (the?) actors into audience 2) Humans are reluctant to take their own lives and prefer to ...
January 5, 2012

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Thank you very much for your corrections! Here are some more sentences I need you to revise. 1)There is the appearance of a ghost which urges the hero to commit the revenge. (Correction: to avenge, get/have/take revenge on Claudius/to seek revenge for his own murder). 2)A ...
January 5, 2012

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Could you please check these sentences I tried to correct myself. Thank you. 1)Hamlet pretends to be mad so that he can carry out his plan. He arranges for a troupe of actors to re-enact the scene of his father’s murder to let the audience know that Claudius murdered the ...
January 5, 2012

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As to my previous post, I thought I could use the infinitive with to if the action was perceived from the beginning to the end (I was seen to steal the watch/ Active: He saw me steal the watch). I'm finding it difficult to check these other sentences. Please, help me! How ...
January 4, 2012

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Could you please check these sentences? Thank you. 1) "It's a pity you didn't read that book," he said. He regretted that I hadn't read that book. (Is it the only possible form?) 2) Try eating less. Try to eat less. (Are both possible?) 3) He was seen ...
January 4, 2012

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I'm finding it difficult to check these sentences. Could you please help me? Thank you. 1)A ghost appears to Hamlet and asks him to take revenge and kill his murderer, Claudius. At the end of the play Hamlet manages to kill Claudius, but he also dies and his mother as well...
January 3, 2012

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I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you very much. 1) The story is mainly set at night. The setting in time of the story is the night (is this possible?) 2) Another important theme is that of fear. 3) Dr. Frankenstein challanges the laws of nature as soon as he ...
January 3, 2012

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Thank you very much. Could you help me check these sentences, too? 1) The protagonist is obsessed with the old man's eye that reminds him that of a vulture. 2) On the eighth night the old man is scared by the lantern and awakes. So the narrator kills him and then he buries...
January 3, 2012

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I find it difficult to check these sentences since the punctuation is missing, the word choice is unclear and they contain grammar mistakes! I really hope you can help me. I think we need to simplify the sentences. 1) Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, unlike the other gothich ...
January 2, 2012

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you very much. 1)His sallow skin enables one to see the pulsing work of his muscles, veins and arteries. Victor dreams of Elizabeth (but he dreams about Elizabeth walking in Ingolstadt). 2) Victor is closed in his laboratory with human...
January 1, 2012

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I'm finding it difficult to check these sentences. Could you please help me? Thank you. 1)The senses involved are the hearing, because the protagonist can feel the heartbeating of the old man and the sight, because when he sees the vulture eye the protagonist becomes ...
January 1, 2012

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Could you please check these sentences for me, please? Thank you. 1) This morning we met an American couple living in Munik. They had an eight-year-old girl and were very friendly to us. 2) Their daughter does the same ski group course as our son (also she is in the same group...
December 30, 2011

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could you please check these sentences? Thank you. 1) Today we celebrated our son’s birthday. We had a delicious strawberry cake made by the hotel cook and we bought some drinks for his birthday party. 3) After the party the kids club’s entertainer organized a ...
December 29, 2011

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I left out these sentences. Could you please have a look at them, too? 1) This morning we got up really late. It was almost nine o’clock and our ski lesson was at ten. 2) We had less than half an hour to get washed and dressed and go downstairs for breakfast. 3) We ate ...
December 28, 2011

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Could you help me check these sentences, please? They refer to the same theme as yesterday's ones. (Can you say that?) 1) We met my son’s ski instructor at the baby ski lift (?) at two sharp. 2) Most ski slopes are very simple and therefore suitable (right) for ...
December 28, 2011

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I really need your help to express a few things related to skiing. As a matter of fact, I don't know much about it. Thank you very much for your help. 1) Do you happen to know anything about an Ipad application called Siri, which should be able to send vocal messages? (...
December 27, 2011

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Could you please check these two statements, please? 1) At midday I went to my mother-in-law's (house) and I had lunch there. We had seven different kinds of starters. 2) The ones I liked most were breaded artichokes and watercress with cherry tomatoes and quail eggs. The...
December 25, 2011

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Are the following two sentences possible? Is "disguise" possible? Thank you. 1) My brother-in-law dressed up as Santa Claus (or Father Christmas) and my child didn't recognize him. 2) He disguised himself as Santa Claus and brought the Christmas presents to us all.
December 24, 2011

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you very much! 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, he...
December 21, 2011

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I urgently need you to revise this paragraph. Thank you very much in advance. 1) Dickens goes on to describe its residents. They look like one another and they are condemned to do the same monotonous work day after day with no possibility of escaping their soul-destroying ...
December 21, 2011

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I left oout the following sentences. Thank you very much. From your literature book Cakes and Ale: 1) Read and summarize "George Orwell and the theme of Anti-Utopia" on pp. 305-306. 2) Read "Big Brother is watching" from Chapter 1 of G.Orwell's 1984 (in...
December 21, 2011

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Could you check if the punctuation is correct? Thank you. 1) Revise last year's summary of the abdridged edition of Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. (in italics) 2) Read, translate and do the while-reading and post-reading activities of the following passages: 3) "...
December 21, 2011

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I left out these sentences. Thank you. 1) We are leaving from Alba for Genoa on 23 March at 12.30 am. We are meeting at Medford Square, just in front of the hotel called The Castle at 12.00 a.m. 2) We are scheduled to arrive in Genoa at 13.45. In the afternoon, we are going on...
December 20, 2011

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Shall I replace the word counter with section? For example, "sweets section, pasta section"? Could you please check these sentences? 1) When I go to the supermarket, I get a trolley or a plastic basket first and then I go to the meat and fish section(/to the deli ...
December 20, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences I'm not sure of? Thank you. 1)Who (amont you) gets the best marks in both English and science? Who achieves the best results in both English and science? We are going to choose high achievers who get the best/highest marks in both ...
December 20, 2011

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I need the help of your science experts to find a topic for a common science project to be carried out in English among three different schools. My question to you and your science experts is number 5. We need to find a project students can work on for two years and that is ...
December 20, 2011

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I urgently need you to check these sentences. Thank you. 1) I sort my rubbish into three separate containers at home. One is for paper; one is for plastic and one is for regular kitchen rubbish. 2) Then, I put my sorted rubbish (litter/trash) into the common trash barrels ...
December 20, 2011

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Can you please tell me if I used the words correctly? Thank you. I have problems defining the words in point 3. 1) Do you use a box of detergent to wash clothes in the washing machine? 2) Do you use a dish-washing liquid to do the washing-up? 3) How would you define "eco ...
December 20, 2011

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1) Do you say "a packet or a box of washing powder"? 2) Is it possible to use the word "washing-up liquid"? 3) They don't smoke or cut down on cigarettes because they know they harm our health (??) They are harmful
December 20, 2011

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I realized I made a mistake when talking about plastic bags. I think I should have written "reusable" instead of "disposable". I forgot to include the following sentences. 1) Plastic is one of the worst things for the environment because it isn't ...
December 20, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences? Thank you. In particular, I'm not sure about the use of "none" as a pronoun and a few words concerning ecology. 1) I give people a lot of/lots of/a few/few/no presents for Christmas. I don't think "none presents&...
December 20, 2011

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I urgently need you to check these sentences, please. 1.The second boy on the left is wearing a yellow T-shirt and khaki bottoms with pockets in both sides. The third boy is wearing a pair of white linen trousers with black knee- high gaiters and hiking boots. 2.The boy on the...
December 20, 2011

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I left out the following sentences. Could you please check them? Thank you. 1.In the foreground I can see a group of young boys taking part in the Ten Tors Challenge. They are all wearing a backpack and a sleeping bag on their back and a yellow T-shirt with the competition&#...
December 19, 2011

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I just wanted to know if the abbreviations are possible. (Ex. for exercise, p. for page and pp. for pages) Thank you. Christmas holiday homework. 1)Make ten-line summaries out of the following reading comprehensions: p.111 Ex. 13-14 + Exam strategies Ex. 7 p. 130 2)Consider ...
December 19, 2011

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I tried to check the you forms. Thank you for your corrections. Other minor adjustments can be made to improve people's situation at work. 2) First, a person should communicate his point of view with clarity. 3)Second, he should do his best to maintain a balanced lifestyle...
December 19, 2011

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you. 1) Other minor adjustments can be made to improve your situation at work. 2) First, you should communicate your point with clarity and respect. Second, you should do your best to maintain a balanced lifestyle by spending enough ...
December 19, 2011

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Shall I replace "you" with "people" or "we"? Thank you. 1.This newspaper article is about job satisfaction. It claims that the root of job satisfaction lies in people's attitude and expectations. 2) First, it is essential to consider the kind ...
December 19, 2011

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I urgently need you to check the following sentences on job satisfaction.Thank you. 1) This newspaper article is about job satisfaction. It claims that the root of job satisfaction lies in your attitude and expectations. 2) First, it is essential to consider the kind of ...
December 19, 2011

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I changed a few things trying to use synonyms. Can you please tell me they are possible? Thank you very, very much! 1) House swapping is a very common way to go on holiday if you can't afford a hotel room. 2) If you want to swap houses with others (better: with someone ...
December 19, 2011

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I urgently need you to check these sentences on house swapping. It's really important! I'm posting them to you again. 1) House swapping is a very common way to go on holiday if you haven’t enough money for a room in a hotel or in a bed and breakfast. 2) If you ...
December 19, 2011

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I urgently need you to help me check these sentences on house swapping. Thank you veru much. 1) House swapping is a very common way to go on holiday if you haven’t enough money for a room in a hotel or in a bed and breakfast. 2) If you want to swap your house with other ...
December 19, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences? Thank you. 1) In the conventional society of Jane Austen’s day, a woman’s role was fairly clear. Her position in life was defined by her father or her husband and she was expected to be modest, submissive and incapable of ...
December 19, 2011

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I don't know how to start the rephrase of Chapter 1 of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Can you please have a look at it? I didn't include all the details. Thank you. 1) Chapter one opens with what seems to be an aphorism by the author herself: it is a universal ...
December 19, 2011

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Could you please help me rephrase the author's description of Mr. Bennet's personality. Thank you. This is the description given by Jane Austen. 1) "Mr. Bennet was so odd a mixture of quick parts, sarcastic humour, reserve, and caprice, that the experience of ...
December 19, 2011

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I included the last sentences. I find it difficult to rephrase the author's description of the characters' personality. I'll include it in my next post. 1) He remarks that among (of?) all his daughters, Lizzy is his favourite because she is cleverer and livelier. ...
December 18, 2011

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Could you please tell me if I should include "there" and "should" I wrote in parentheses? Thank you. 1) First, Mrs Bennet informs her husband that a rich young bachelor, Mr. Bingley, has just rented the nearby estate of Netherfield and is going to take up ...
December 18, 2011

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I hope I checked all the instances of "her" this time. Thank you! 1) First, Mrs Bennet informs her husband that a rich young bachelor, Mr. Bingley, has just rented the nearby estate of Netherfield and is going to take up residence (there) with some of his servants by...
December 18, 2011

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Sorry, I forgot to change her into his. Was everything correct? Thank you. 1) First, Mrs Bennet informs her husband that a rich young bachelor, Mr. Bingley, has just rented the nearby estate of Netherfield and is going to take up residence (there) with some of his servants by ...
December 18, 2011

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I checked my mistakes. Can you please see if the sentences are possible? 1) First, Mrs Bennet informs her husband that a rich young bachelor, Mr. Bingley, has just rented the nearby estate of Netherfield and is going to take up residence (there) with some of his servants by ...
December 18, 2011

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I wrote a few other statements I'd like you to check. Thank you very much! 1) First, Mrs Bennet informs her husband that a rich young bachelor, Mr. Bingley, has just rented the nearby estate of Netherfield and is going to take up residence (there) with some of his servants...
December 18, 2011

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I find it difficult to understand sentence 2. Can you help me simplify it? It refers to the first Chapter of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Thank you. 1) Chapter one opens with what seems to be an aphorism: it is a universal truth that “a single man in possession ...
December 18, 2011

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Could you please tell me if the questions are grammatically correct? Thank you very much. 1) What does the word “rub” denote and connote? Why does Hamlet arrange a play at court? What is the function of the “play within the play”? 2)Whose ghost appears to ...
December 18, 2011

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Thank you. Here are other statements I urgently need you to check. 1) How does Hamlet regard courage and cowardice respectively? Hamlet regards courage as the ability to cross the border between life and death, and cowardice, the ability to stay alive and bear the pain of ...
December 18, 2011

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I urgently need you to check these sentences? Thank you very much in advance. 1) From which perspectives does Hamlet consider death in his famous soliloquy “To Be or not to Be”? The Medieval perspective which considers death as physical liberation from the prison of ...
December 18, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences, please? Thank you. 1) Jane Austen appeared on the literary scene with her novel of manners based on the premise (synonym?) that there is (was?) a vital relationship between manners, social behavior and character. 2) They are usually set ...
December 17, 2011

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I left out a few more sentences I urgently need you to check. 1) Cowardice is the ability to stay alive and bear the pain of human condition. 2) What does the Latin term quietus mean? (I don't know how to express this) 3) A quietus was a statement which released an ...
December 14, 2011

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I'm including the other sentences. Thank you very much. 1) Death would be preferable to life's suffering if man was not scared by the thought of what there may be beyond it. 2) Death would be more desirable than earthly sorrow if man was not afraid by the thought of an...
December 14, 2011

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I really need to know if the rephrases are correct. I will post the sentences separately. Thank you very much. 1) Hamlet is debating whether it is better to act or to abstain from action. 2) Hamlet is wondering (or he wonders?) whether it is better to act or not to act. 3) He ...
December 14, 2011

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I urgently need you to check these sentences. Thank you. Rephrase the following sentences: 1) Hamlet is debating whether it is better to act or to abstain from action. 2) Hamlet is wondering (or he wonders?) whether it is better to act or not to act. 3) He wonders whether it ...
December 14, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences? Thank you. 1) Prospero lost his dukedom because of a plot set up by his wicked brother Antonio together with the king of Naples. 2) Prospero is not native to the island. 3) Thanks to his magic art Prospero subdued (made slaves of/...
December 13, 2011

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I left out the last two sentences. Thank you. 1) Walton is the double of Frankenstein since he manifests the same ambition, the wish to overcome (go beyond is possible?) human limits in his travelling towards the unknown. 2)Frankenstein and his creature are complementary: they...
December 13, 2011

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