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English
Is it correct to use the simple past when referring to Poe's ideas and the present when referring to the characters in his tales? 1) Poe believed(simple past) that this impulse, which was hidden in every material and spiritual portion of the universe, ruled the dark side ...
December 13, 2011

English
I left out these last few sentences. I urgently need you to check them. Thank you. 1) Completely cut off from social life, his characters develop an exceptional acuteness of the senses which makes them lose their sanity. 2) Another common theme of the tales is that of ...
December 12, 2011

English
Sorry. I forgot to check the last sentences. Thank you very much for your corrections. 1) He then left for Boston where he published his first collection of poems. As these works didn’t bring him any money, he decided to enlist in Army (to enter the Army) where he ...
December 12, 2011

English
Could you please check these sentences on Poe's life? Thank you. 1) List the sounds and the movements made by the following animals: owl, goose... 2)Edgar Allan Poe was born as Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts. He is considered part of the American Romantic Movement and ...
December 12, 2011

English
Thank you very much! Could you please tell me if the sentences are all possible? Complete with the correct preposition. 1. I’m capable …… climbing over a wall. 2.Are you familiar …….. using an I pod? 3. My husband doesn’t want to interfere …...
December 12, 2011

English
I checked the sentence as you told me. I included a few other sentences I need to prepare on Poe. 1) In July 1814 the couple fled to France and later moved to Switzerland, where they rented a house on the banks of Lake Geneva. 2) Under the influence of her husband she was ...
December 12, 2011

England
Could you please check these sentences, too? Thank you. 1) While the monster is learning the ways of humans, he is confined to a cottage, and is only able to leave it at night. 2) Mary Shelley’s parents were heavily influenced by the ideas of the French Revolution and ...
December 12, 2011

English
Can you please check these sentences? Thank you. 1) I had her go and get the children from school. 2) The technician had the machine going in no time. 3) She kept/left me waiting outside. You'll waste your time trying to get him to study. 4) Did you manage to find his ...
December 12, 2011

English
Thank you. The exercise is not complete but aims at revising the use of the infinitive (with or without to) and the gerund after certain verbs. She didn’t dare to speak/speak (both possible?) to him about that.
December 11, 2011

English
Could you please check if the following fill-in-the-blank activity is possible? 1. The woman denied __________ (be beaten) by her husband. 2. She admitted __________ (be abandoned) when she was a child. 3. He stopped __________ (drink) a glass of water and then he went home. 4...
December 11, 2011

English
Could you please check if the following questions are possible? 1) List the sounds made by the following animals: duck, lion, owl, rabbit, swan. 2) Focus on the readings done in class and answer the following questions: 3) When is the cheetah reintroduction programme kicking ...
December 11, 2011

English
Shall I type the title of the story in italics? Thank you. Describe the narrator’s personality in Poe’s story, The Tell-Tale Heart. Explain his feelings and above all his obsession. Then focus on how he murders the old man. Name and describe the senses that are ...
December 11, 2011

English
I think I should rephrase the first question. I urgently need you to check this sentence. Thank you very much. 1) Briefly describe the narrator’s personality in Poe’s story, "The Tell-Tale Heart". Explain his feelings and above all his obsession. Then focus...
December 11, 2011

English
I urgently need you to check these sentences. Thank you very much in advance! 1) Briefly describe the narrator’s personality in Poe’s story The Tell-Tale Heart. Explain what has caused him to feel like this and then focus on how he murders the old man. What senses ...
December 11, 2011

English
Just one more doubt. Are all alternatives possible except the last? Which is best then? Thank you. 1.I watched a new drama series and last night wat the first episode. 2.and last night they broadcast/transmitted the first episode 3.and there was the first episode last night. 4...
December 11, 2011

English
I left out two last sentences. Thank you very much in advance. 1) At first the two teens were (also: got?) very upset, but at the end (or "then"?) they were better than before (or: they were better behaved than before?) 2) They didn't want them to use bad ...
December 10, 2011

English
Which of the following alternatives are possible? Thank you. 1) They went to families with very strict parents. 2) They stayed with families ... 3) They were sent to families with .. 4) They went to stay with families with ... 5) There was a prize for the person whi helped ...
December 10, 2011

English
Thank you very much! I still have a few other sentences I'm not sure of. 1) "Lost" was popular because it had (not it has?) an unusual plot. (also: because of its unusual plot). 2) Forty-eight out of three hundred and twenty passangers survived the crash. 3) By ...
December 10, 2011

English
I left out a sentence. What is the meaning of "as" in the following sentence? As she was leaving the room, she dropped her scarf so I ran after her. Does "as" mean "when/while/the moment that"?
December 10, 2011

English
Thank you very much! Here are a few other sentences I need you to check. 1) Whales are marine mammals who use a method termed echolocation to communicate with each other (or one another?) . This method consists in producing sounds which are very similar to the songs composed ...
December 10, 2011

English
I urgently need you to revise this paragraph on dinosaurs. I need to simplify it using synonyms. 1) Whatever killed off (synonym??) the dinosaurs almost certainly had a bearing (I need a proper synonym) on the rest of the mass extinction, which was on a global scale and ...
December 10, 2011

English
Do you generally say: 1) We cooked food on the plane or in the plane or from the plane. (In this sentence I just want to say that we cooked our meals ourselves when we were travelling on the plane) Thank you.
December 10, 2011

English
I forgot to add these two long sentences. I really need to improve the punctuation. 1) A group of journalists followed the drama series but most of them were negative about it because in their opinion "Kid Nation" was too difficult for young people and it exploited ...
December 10, 2011

English
I have a few doubts on two sentences. 1) Can you say that a TV programme is nice or beautiful? 2) Last night was the first episode. The first episode was last night. 3) Last night there was the first episode. In sentence 2 the subject is after the verb. When is this possible? ...
December 10, 2011

English
Could you please check these definitions? Thank you very much in advance. 1) The programme was very good (is "nice" possible?) An episode is a part of a long TV series. 2) An episode is one of the several parts of a story. An advert is a short film which presents a ...
December 9, 2011

English
Could you please check if the following sentences are possible? Thank you. 1) Did you watch TV last night? Yes, I watched a new drama series and last night was the first episode. 2) Last night they broadcast the first episode (possible?) 3) What was it called? It was called ...
December 9, 2011

English
I left out a few sentences I urgently need you to check. Thank you. 1) The programme was first broadcast in 2004.(Can you also say: the fist time it was broadcast was...) 2) They lived building homes from the trees and eating the food which was on the plane. 3) The main ...
December 9, 2011

English
Could you please help me check these few sentences? Thank you. 1) I'm happy our head science teacher is so enthusiastic to carry out a project with your and the French school. 2) I read you both agreed to hold the meeting on 27 January and that you are going to provide for...
December 9, 2011

English
I left out the following sentences. Could you please check them? 1) Colin decided to try to become a real eco-warrior and reduce his family's impact on the environment (I need a synonym for impact). 2) For one year in his familiy there wasn't a TV or a fridge, they ...
December 6, 2011

English
Could you please check if everything is correct? Thank you. 1) angry/annoyed/furious/cross/happy/glad upset ABOUT something / WITH someone FOR doing something. Are you annoyed/furious/angry with me for being late? 2) excited/worried/nervous/crazy/cheerful/ enthusiastic/sad/...
December 6, 2011

English
Could you please check these two sentences, please? Thank you. 1) When I set the table, I lay on the the table cloth, the cutlery, the napkins, the soup and dinner plates, the water and wine bottles, the oil and vinegar bottles, the pepper shaker and the salt cellar. (What ...
December 6, 2011

English
I left out a few sentences. Can you please check them? 1)England turned from an agricultural into an industrialized (not industrial) country. 2)The Indutrial Revolution caused an improvement in life (or in the living conditions). 3) The Luddites organized riots in order to ...
December 5, 2011

English
Could you please check these sentences, too? Thank you. 1) There was a shifting of the population from South to North. 2) You reported my notes without changing a single word. A paragraph mustn't be the exact repetition of my summaries. 3) Furthermore, some sentences are ...
December 5, 2011

English
I still have a few doubts on some sentences. Thank you very much. 1) Thanks to the development (introduction) of steam engine, the manufacture of cloth became cheaper (or to manufacture cloth became cheaper). 2) The poet personifies the elements of nature. 3) As for the ice, ...
December 5, 2011

English
Could you please help me check these sentences, please? I have a few doubts on sentences you checked some time ago. 1) This ballad is composed of seven parts consisting of four-line stanzas. 2) The mariner's glittering eyes force the wedding guest to listen to his tale. ...
December 5, 2011

English
I left out 2 sentences. Can you help me check it? Thank you. 1) She is not the complement to her husband,but (?) rather the driving force behind her husband. In spite of the fact that we tried to save him, he died.
December 4, 2011

English
Could you please check these sentences? Thank you. 1) Humanism spread in the whole country. 2) The English Renaissance developed (spread is possible?) later than its European equivalents. 3)Puritans wanted a balance of power between the king and (the?) Parliament. 4) Charles I...
December 4, 2011

English
I urgently need to check sentence number 1. Thank you. 1) She seems like a man, more than her husband, surely. She is more of a man than her husband.
December 4, 2011

English
Can you tell me if sentence 2 is a mistake? Thank you. I remember going to primary school.. I remember I went to primary school..
December 4, 2011

English
I just wanted to know how you would evalute these sentences, which are part of an essay. 1) "The monologue is when the actor is alone on the stage and he gets speaking while the soliloque is when there are some actors and one gets speaking as something he is thinking ...
December 3, 2011

English
I left out the following statements. Thank you very much. 1)Lady Macbeth is more ambitious than him (Macbeth) OR than he is. Duncan's murder has deprived his life of sleep. 2) She is more of a man than he is. She tries to remove her husband's hesitations by telling him...
December 3, 2011

English
Could you please check these statements, please? Thank you. 1) Both the witches' prediction and Macbeth's ambition increase Lady Macbeth's thirst/desire for power. 2)Sleep is seen/regarded/described/personified (are they all possible?) an innocent murder victim. 3...
December 3, 2011

English
I really need you to check these sentences. Thank you. 1) Shakespeare meditates whether time is preordained or not inevitable, the result of human activity. 2) The concept of the universe as a cosmic dance was derived (induced) from the new scientific discoveries, which ...
December 3, 2011

English
I left out a few sentences belonging to the same post. Thak you. 1) We, on our side (??) will choose only students who are high achievers and who are willing to devote time and energy to the project. 2) All my students are very anxious (?looking forward to getting to know) to ...
December 3, 2011

English
I urgently need you to check a few sentences 2-4 which I need to include in an email. 1)The universe was conceived in the forms of a chain of being and a cosmic dance. (Can I replace "in the forms of" with "like" or "as"?) 2) As you are both a ...
December 3, 2011

English
Thank you very much. Here are a few other sentences I'm doubtful about. 1)The universal order was conceived like a chain of beig/as a chain of being/in the form of a chain of being. Which ones are possible? 2) Man/or men had the unique function of joining together all ...
December 2, 2011

English
I urgently need you to check the following sentences. Thank you. 1) The dominant themes in Shakespeare's Macbeth are as follows. (I don't think " as follows" is correct because it should be followed by a colon) 2) The regicide brings about chaos. Actually, ...
December 2, 2011

English
Sorry, I included the wrong post. I still have a few doubts on the following sentences. 1) The traffic isn't very heavy. 2) A security officer will control (check?) you for metal. 3) Get on the plane (not in), find your seat and wait for your flight (plane) to take off. 4...
December 1, 2011

English
Thank you very much. I left out the following sentences. 1) I like everything in (of) the place where I live. My town is famous for its wines and truffles among other things. 2) There are a lot of sports facilities:tennis courts, a football pitch (ground?) and two outdoor and ...
December 1, 2011

English
I urgently need you to check these sentences, please! 1) My favourite places are the woods (??).I live in a little village surrounded by a hilly landscape. 2) More than one thousand people live there (or here?). 3) I'd prefer to live in Milan even if (??) the countryside ...
December 1, 2011

English
I urgently need you to check these sentences. 1) Tourists spend their holiday in bed and breakfasts and go to restaurants. 2) I like the countryside because the air is cleaner and the atmosphere is quieter.There is always something to do, like going for a walk or cycling. It&#...
December 1, 2011

English
I left out the following adjectives. 1)I'm cheerful about (I can't find an example). 2) She was depressed about the hard wprk.
December 1, 2011

English
I urgently need you to check these sentences. Thank you. 1) I'm angry/annoyed/upset(?)/ furious with him for arriving late. I'm angry/upset about his behavior in class. I'm fed up with his behavior. 2) I'm dissatisfied/satisfied with my exam result. 3) I'm ...
December 1, 2011

English
I left out a few more sentences I'm really doubful about. Thank you very much for helping me. 1) In the summer my village is very lively. There are a lot of tourists who spend their holiday in bed and breakfasts and go to restaurants. 2) You didn't vary a single word ...
November 30, 2011

English
I urgently need you to check these sentences. Thank you. 1) My village is a ten-minute drive from Milan. 2) It's ten minutes' drive from Milan. 3) I like living here because I don't have to watch out for traffic all the time. 4) There are only two hundred people in...
November 30, 2011

English
I rethought them all. Thank you very much. 1)The following morning he is very polite to the old man and continues to carry out his duty asking the man how he has spent the night. 2)At 4 a.m., just when he has finished his work, the narrator answers a knock at his front door. ...
November 30, 2011

English
In my original version I had the simple past and past perfect. I tried to use the simple present (in place of the simple past) and nearly always the present perfect (in place of the past perfect). However, I’m still unsure. Could you please check them again? 1)The ...
November 30, 2011

English
I urgently need your help to find the proper words. Thank you. 1) Thank you very much for answering my email. I hope you don't mind me writing in English (to you) instead of German. Feel free to answer in German. 2)I'm very pleased to start working with you on a common...
November 30, 2011

English
I urgenlty need your help to express a few things. Thank you 1)Before starting the e-mail partnership I'd like to know if we could choose a topic concerning history and art for our Comenius project, in which the lingua franca will be English. 2)We know you have a bilingual...
November 30, 2011

English
I just have a doubt on a few sentences. Thank you. 1) A pair of robins has (not have) been building a nest in the porch since last week. 2) If you want to visit the USA, you must (not have to) get a passport. 3) When Dorian sees the corrupted image on (in) the portrait, he ...
November 29, 2011

English
Could you please check these sentences, too? THank you. 1) I've just received an email from our national agency informing me that the deadline to apply to them for a preliminary visit to define the topic of our project was 18 November. What do you think we can do now? Do ...
November 29, 2011

chemistry
I wonder if your science experts can help me find material (general information, word lists, books) in English about biodiversity in water and waterways and microbiological analysis of water. This would be for Italian biologists who are familiar with the subject but don't ...
November 29, 2011

English
I urgently need you check these statements. Thank you very much. 1) Unfortunately the deadline to apply to our national agency for a preliminary visit for our project (to define the topic of our project) was 18 November. 2) What do you think we can do? The visit is not ...
November 29, 2011

English
Thank you very much for your suggestion. What do you think of the book "Marine Biology: Function, Biodiversity, Ecology, by J.S. Levinton? Could you also suggest a book which could help us get to know the relevant English terminology?
November 29, 2011

English
I wonder if your science experts can be help find material (general information, word lists) in English which is needed to talk about biodiversity in water and waterways and microbiological analysis of water. This would be for biologists who are familiar with the subject but ...
November 29, 2011

English
I urgently need you to check these sentences. Thank you very much. 1) Think about a TV programme among the ones analyzed in class. Briefly describe what it was about, what was happening in it and if you would recommend it. 2) Give a brief definition of the following words...
November 29, 2011

English
I urgently need you to check these sentences. I have a few doubts on how to vary past perfect tenses (when turning the summary into the present). I included my doubts using question marks. Thank you. 1) After moving the bed aside he takes three floorboards, secures the old man...
November 28, 2011

English
You have already checked these sentences. I just wanted to know if I could use the present simple to narrate it. Thank you. 1)The police appeared (appear OR appears) completely satisfied that nothing criminal had occurred in the house. However, they continued to chat idly, ...
November 28, 2011

English
I selected the five I was most doubtful about. Thank you. 1) Your paragraph lacks an introduction as well as a conclusion. You referred to the requested topic only near the end of your paragraph. 2) You wandered off the subject focusing your attention on the description of the...
November 28, 2011

English
Could you please check these sentences? 1) Your paragraph lacks an introduction as well as a conclusion. You referred to the requested topic only near the end of your paragraph. 2) You wandered off the subject focusing your attention on the description of the ballad instead of...
November 28, 2011

English
Can you please check these sentences for me. It's really urgent. 1) Our science teachers are enthusiastic about your proposal of holding our first meeting in Italy. 2)However, prior to our meeting, the head of our science department would like to discuss the theme of our ...
November 28, 2011

English
Could you please check of I used synonyms correctly in the following phrases? Thank you. 1) Cheetahs are on the point of dying out around the world. They are on the brink of global extinction. (on the brink of dying out ??) 2) The importation of breeding pair of cheetahs from ...
November 27, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you very much. 1)Ding believes that global warming comes from different parts of the world,including poorer countries. He claims that the only way to improve the situation is for rich and poor countries to work together. 2) (...
November 27, 2011

English
I have a few more statements to check, please. Thank you very much. 1)The ICC project began in 2007. It gives young people the opportunity to speak publicly on climate change as well as to encourage action to reduce its effects. Each country involved selects three teenagers to...
November 27, 2011

English
I urgently need to check the following statements concerning global warming. 1.I think it is important to protect our planet for the future generations. 2.We must respect the environment instead of polluting it. 3.I agree with Sophia that teenagers can change older people’...
November 27, 2011

English
I still have a few doubts. Thank you very much for helping me. 1) I'm writing some letters at the moment. But: I'm going to write some letters (future) . 2) I spend a lot of time (a long time/much time) doing homework. (Which are possible?) 3) He set off on a journey ...
November 27, 2011

English
Could you please clarify these doubts for me? Thank you. 1.He admitted to eating all the biscuits. (I s “to” necessary??) 2.I’m worried about Brian’s arriving so late. (about Brian arriving so late/ that Brian arrives so late). Are the two forms in ...
November 27, 2011

English
Thank you very much for explaning everything to me! Here are a few other things I'd like to know. Thank you. 1) He advised me to leave the next morning. He advised that I leave .... He recommend that I leave ... 2) She earns/makes a living by working as a waitress. 3) He ...
November 26, 2011

English
I would like you to clarify a few point to me (Can you say that?) Which is the best verb to be used with "doubt"? 1) The teacher made me repeat the exercise. Passive: I was made to repeat the exercise (by the teacher : can it be omitted?) 2) He requested me to go for...
November 26, 2011

English
I left out these sentences. Thank you very much. 1) I would appreciate receiving some news from you. 2) Did you remember to lock the door? I remember going to primary school with my grandfather. 3) She mentioned moving into a bigger house. 4) The woman admitted to being ...
November 25, 2011

English
I just wanted to know if my reporting verbs are possible and if I should include others. 1) "Let's make pizza." He suggested/proposed making pizza. (Can you think of other verbs?) 2) "Ok, I'll phone Mary for you." She agreed/promised/offered to ...
November 25, 2011

English
Could you please check these last sentences, please? 1) He is wearing a grey sleeveless T-shirt and a pair of tracksuit pants. 1) Most penguins at the Blackbrook Zoological Park are swimming actively in the water except for a sad-faced one, who (which?) is standing on a rock. ...
November 24, 2011

English
I included the sentences I was most doubtful about. Thank you. 1) In each episode there was a flashback, which showed what the characters were doing before the crash. Through the flashbacks (?) the audience learned more about the characters (could learn more about the ...
November 24, 2011

English
I left out the following sentences. Thank you very much. 1) In each episode there was a flashback, which showed what the characters were doing before the crash. Through the flashbacks the audience learned more about the characters (could learn more about the characters). 2) A ...
November 24, 2011

English
I urgently need to revise this paragraph about a program called "Lost". 1) Lost was first transmitted (broadcast) by ABC in 2004. It was soon very popular because of its unusual plot. 2) Lost is the story of the survivors of a plane crash in the Pacific Ocean. The ...
November 24, 2011

English
I think I should write "read" since it is an email I received. I'm pleased to read (in an email) that your school is going to act as a coordinator.
November 24, 2011

English
I urgenlty need you to revise this sentence. 1) I'm pleased to hear that your school is willing to undertake the task of coordination. (to act as a coordinator of the whole project).
November 24, 2011

English
I have a few more doubts. Thank you. 1) I keep fit by doing exercise every day. 2) What are you playing at? (How would you rephrase it?) 3) He is making breakfast on his own/by himself/alone (Do they have the same meaning?) 4) Get moving ! I'm on my way. (How would you ...
November 24, 2011

English
I urgently need you to help me express the following concepts. Thank you. 1) Thank you for your last email.I really hope our French partner will agree to use English as the lingua franca for our common project. 2) Since the project will last two years, I believe we should ...
November 24, 2011

English
I'm including the last part of the summary. Thank you. I hope this time the punctuation is better. 1) The creature tells him his story. He explains how he learned to talk by observing a poor peasant family through a chink in the wall. 2) He secretly performed many kind ...
November 23, 2011

English
Could you please check these sentences, too? Thank you. (especially the description of the monster). 1) Before leaving for Ingolstadt his father gives him the journal, his mother wanted him to have on his graduation. 2) It contains blank leaves to be filled with the deeds of a...
November 23, 2011

English
I need you to check these sentences I have to prepare for tomorrow. 1) The film opens with Captain Robert Walton on his ship sailing north of the Arctic Ice. His ship becomes ice-bound (I need a synonym) and Walton spots a figure travelling across the ice on a dog sled. 2) It ...
November 23, 2011

English
I'd like you to explain to me the use of the subjunctive after certain verbs such as "recommend". Where can I find further examples on line? 1)Hamlet asks Horatio to tell his story recommending that Fortinbras, prince of Norway, be elected King and then he dies. ...
November 23, 2011

English
Could you please check these sentences, please? Thank you. 1) It is advisable for you to do the exercise. 2) It would be better/best if he did the exercise. (but NOT for him to do) 3) It is difficult for him to do the exercise. It is easy for him to do the exercise. 4)I'm ...
November 22, 2011

English
Thank you. I have a doubt on Hamlet's plot. 1) Hamlet's father has been dead only two months, but but his mother, Queen Gertrude, has married her brother-in-law, Claudius, who has now become king. 2) Does it mean that "he had died two months before"? I wanted...
November 22, 2011

English
I added a few more things on a listening comprehension I find it difficult to simplify.I hope you can help me. 1) The House of Lords represented the aristocracy and the Church of England, whereas the House of Commons represented the merchants and the landed gentry. 2) The ...
November 22, 2011

English
Thank you. Could I use the simple past instead of the present in the sentence I posted you? It would be best if our science teacher spoke with you .... Can I say: I think it woud be best for our science teacher to speak with you directy?
November 22, 2011

English
I still have a doubt, Could you check this sentence, please? 1) I think it would be best if our science department (head??) teacher would get in touch with you directly so that you can discuss every detail before drawing up the project.
November 22, 2011

English
I urgently need you to check these sentences for me because I made some variations. Thank you very much. 1) The head of our science department would like to discuss the theme in further detail with you before deciding which students to include in the project. 2) Actually, she ...
November 22, 2011

English
When can I use "further" as a sentence connector? Thank you. I have a few more doubts. 1) One million people died of the famine (never: one million of people): 2) The uilleann pipes originally known as the Union bagpipe of Ireland. The uilleann pipes bag is inflated ...
November 22, 2011

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