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October 23, 2014

Posts by Henry2


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I left out the following statements. Could you please if they are possible, please? 1) Oscar Wilde was a great novelist. Moreover/Furthermore/Further/ he wrote very funny comedies. Italy is wonderful. In addition, Italian people are very friendly. 2) This hotel is very big as ...
November 21, 2011

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Thank you very much. Here are the last sentences of the day. 1) Please, use Italian when emailing our science teacher so she won't have problems in understanding. 2) Many people believe it is inhumane to keep animals in captivity. Others, on the other hand, belive that ...
November 21, 2011

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I urgently need you to check a few more sentences (infinitive/gerund) . Thank you very much. 1) After that, we can establish an e-twinning-platform so that our students can start emailing to one another. (is "establish" possible?) 2)I can’t afford to buy new ...
November 21, 2011

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I need your help to translate a German word "eine e-twinning-Plattform einzurichten" in English. 1) After that, we can establish a e-twinning-platform so that our students can start emailing to one another. 2) I'll type in (I'm attaching/how do you express ...
November 21, 2011

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I urgently need your to revise these statements. Thank you. 1) Our science teachers are enthusiastic about the idea of carrying out a common science project in English with both your and the French school. 2) However, the head of our science department would like to discuss ...
November 21, 2011

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I can't find a good example with "except" followed by the gerund. I tried to include the other examples myself. Can you please check them? Thank you. 1) She missed having an accident. Is the sentence possible? 2) She approved of his leaving for Paris. They ...
November 21, 2011

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I need to give example of these verbs when followed by the gerund or the infinitive. I hope you can help me. 1) She missed being run over by a lorry. She excepted ... (I can't find a good example) 2) She failed to answer all the questions. 3) She tends to forget things. ...
November 21, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences I need to include in an email? Thank you. 1) I have just talked to two of the science teachers who would be involved in the project. 2) Before receiving your proposal by email, they would like to discuss it in further detail with you ...
November 21, 2011

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I left out a few more sentences. I really hope you can check them,too. 1) Hamlet considers the reasons which may lead us to take our own life. He thinks of the punishments and insults which people who are good and quiet take from those who are unworthy. 2) In particular, he ...
November 20, 2011

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I tried to clarify the last concept. Thank you for helping me. 1) The image is of the face which loses its healthy red colour and becomes pale when the body is sick. The kind of thought which prevents men from committing suicide is not far from a moral conscience. 2)The effect...
November 20, 2011

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Thank you very much. I still need your help to revise a few more lines. 1) A quietus was a statement which released an accountant from his responsibility for the accounts he was working on; the full Latin phrase was quietus est, “it is at peace”, i.e. there is no ...
November 20, 2011

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Here is the second part. Thank you very much. 1) If death,unlike sleep, is an end in itself, then it is desirable and therefore preferable to life's suffering. Once we have 2) As in sleep there is the possibility of dreaming, Hamlet wonders if there will be dreams after ...
November 20, 2011

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I really need you to consider this rephrase of Hamlet's monologue "To Be or not To Be" and help me check it. I added a few more things and I'd like know your opinion. Thank you. 1)Hamlet wonders if it is better to bear the slings and arrows of outragous ...
November 20, 2011

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I still have a few more doubts. 1) Thank you for being so quick in answering my letter. 2) I wish you all a nice weekend and I look forward to receiving your email. (Can you help me express these two concepts). 3) Could you start a question with "in between which students...
November 18, 2011

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I may write this. I need to know if you both agree to include students from years 10/11.
November 18, 2011

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I urgently need you to revise these sentences. 1) Do you intend to start the project before Christmas? 2) I need to know which and how many students you are going to involve. 3) What do you think of our proposal of including 20 students from year 11? 4) I would be grateful to ...
November 18, 2011

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I urgently need you to check these sentences. Thank you. 1) As our students we'll probably have to learn science in English in their last year of high school, we would rather they used English as the lingua franca for their Comenius project. 2) I think either your school ...
November 18, 2011

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I have a few more doubts. Thank you. 1) I waited for her to prepare heself (?) How high is the fare to London? Are there any reductions for students? 2) How large is the population of Italy? To the North Italy borders to Austria, Switzerland etc (is "to the north" ...
November 17, 2011

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I have a few more doubts. Thank you. The next morning (Can you say "on the next morning?) We are being showed (is is a mistake or "shown" is correct?) I waited for her to prepare/get ready (Are both possible?)
November 17, 2011

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Thank you very much. What do you think of such a project? I need your help to check vocabulary on endangered species. Which words are possible? 1) A conservation programme is a programme helping endangered species to survive. 2)It protects endangered species from dying out/...
November 17, 2011

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Here is the second part of the email. 1) We plan to involve a group of 18/20 students in year 11 who are high-achievers and are willing to devote sufficient time and energy to the project. 2) By the way, is the French school or your school acting as a coordinator of the ...
November 17, 2011

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I urgently need you to check these sentences I have to include in an e-mail. As far as the project is concerned, I would like to know the opinion of your science teacher. I hope they will help me find the proper words. 1)Thank you for your email of today. I must compliment /...
November 17, 2011

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Can you please help me rephrase this song? 1)The song is about a successful city-dweller caught in a rat race. However, he is tired of continuously competing for success and leading a very stressful life in the city. 2) He decides to move to the country to relax.Now he lives ...
November 17, 2011

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Do you think I should consider this sentence (1) as wrong? (I included it in a test) . 1) He tells how his ship was caught in a violent storm, then by mist and snow and finally was surrounded by ice. 2) I need to find a reading comprehension at intermediate level to be ...
November 16, 2011

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I urgently need you to revise this email. Thank you very much in advance. 1) My science colleague is willing to work on a project in English concerning ecology with some of her students in the years 10-11. 2) Though we haven't got a bilingual branch at the moment, she has ...
November 16, 2011

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Thank you. I still have a few doubts. So both sentences are correct: 1) " the ship was caught in a violent storm, then by mist and snow" OR "the mariners were struck by a violent storm .." 2) The sun rose on the left out of the sea, shone bright over the ...
November 16, 2011

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I have included the sentences I was most doubtful about. 1) The ship was cheered and they left the harbour. They went below the prow (I think "kirk" is the archaic word for "prow") 2)The mariners were then caught (can you say "struck") in (not by...
November 16, 2011

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Could you please help me revise the rephrase of these sentences from Colerdige's The Ballad of the Ancient Mariner? 1) "The ship was cheered, the harbour cleared, Merrily did we drop Below the kirk, below the hill..." The ship was cheered and they left the ...
November 16, 2011

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Could you please check these last sentences? Thank you very much. 1) I'm quite long, straight, brown-haired.(Should there be a hyphen to separate adjectives?) 2) After homework I help my mum with the housework. 3) Can you say “at 13:45 o’clock”? It’s a ...
November 15, 2011

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Are these constructions possible in English? I know they are possible in German. 1.I'm long-, curly- and dark-haired. 2. She is a curved-eyebrowed person. 3. She is narrow-mouthed. 4. She is a thick eye-lidded girl. 5. I hardly every sulk about people (???) 6. The bus ...
November 15, 2011

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I still have a few doubts about some more sentences. 1) wide-apart eyes : is "distant" eyes possible? 2) pale-skinned: is fair-skinned possible? 3) happily: is "contently" possible? I watch TV (is the TV also possible?) a quite large mouth (or quite a large...
November 15, 2011

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Shall I consider the following sentences as gramatically wrong? 1) How many times do you do your homework after dinner? (instead of "how often") 2) I always do my homework with attention (instead of "carefully") 3) I think that two thousand three (2003), ...
November 15, 2011

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Could you please chech the writing of the dates in letters? I included a few questions on Macbeth. 1) 2003: two thousand and three/twenty oh three 2) 1805: eighteen oh five/eighteen hundred and five. 3) What are the most dominant themes in Shakespeare’s Macbeth? 4) What ...
November 15, 2011

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I forgot to include this sentence. Thank you. 1. Complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the first.
November 14, 2011

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Thank you. Where should I include commas? Can you check if I set them correctly, please? Explain to a friend of yours, who has never flown, what he/she should do before boarding a plane. 2) Talk about the place where you live using the following grid: . – What is your ...
November 14, 2011

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I urgently need you to revise these sentences (instructions), please. 1)Explain to a friend of yours who has never flown what he/she should do before boarding a plane. 2) Talk about the place where you live using the following grid: . – What is your town like – How ...
November 14, 2011

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Thank you very much. Could you please check these sentences, too? 1) Explain to a friend of yours who has never flown what he/she should do before boarding a plane? 2) Talk about the place where you live using the following grid: . – What is your town like – How long...
November 14, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences, too? 1) To begin with, I’ll have potato soup. I couldn’t help laughing. 2) I’m worried about Brian’s arriving so late. She admitted eating all the cakes. 3)I couldn’t do anything but put off (postpone) the ...
November 14, 2011

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Here is another exercise I include on the use of the infinitive/gerund. Complete the following sentences using gerund or infinitive (with or without to) forms of the verbs in brackets. 1. She swore (tell) __________ the truth. 2. She mentioned (move) __________ into a new ...
November 14, 2011

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Could you please check this other exercise on reporting verbs? Thank you. 1) “Would you like to go for a motorbike ride uphill?”, he said to me. He invited me to go ..... 2) “I’m sorry, I broke your glasses.” He admitted breaking the vase./He ...
November 14, 2011

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Could you please check this exercise in which sentences need to be changed into the passive using the personal construction? 1) They say he lived in New York. He is said to live in NY. 2) Journalists report that the famous couple is flying to Paris next Monday. The famous ...
November 14, 2011

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I urgently need you to revise the following sentences I have to include in an email. 1) Thank you for answering my last email and letting me know you are going to find another theme for our Comenius project with your French partner. 2) As I'm holding a meeting with my ...
November 14, 2011

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I urgently need you to check this rephrase.I added another sentence. "The ice did split with a thunder-fit; The helmsman steered us through." 1) The ice split as (?) the sound of the thunder and the helmsman steered them through. 2) The white Moon glimmered through a...
November 13, 2011

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I urgently need you to check these other examples. I can't find a good example with " The swan glides.../The swan hisses ..." Could you help me? 1)You will be asked to walk, trot and canter your horse around the ring. 2) The lion pounced on its pray. 3) The ...
November 13, 2011

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Could you please revise these sentences. I have two doubts concerning my previous post. 1) When I arrived at/on the farm (which preposition is best??) 2) A rabbit was thumping (its paw??) in the rabbit hutch 3) The theme of reversal of values is best embodied by the thee ...
November 13, 2011

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Thank you for your help. I think I made a mistake in my previous post (sentence 1). I added a few more examples I'm unsure of. 1) There is no point in (not of) worrying about his behaviour. He won't change it. It is no use/no good worrying about his behaviour. It is ...
November 13, 2011

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I need to revise animal sounds. I wonder if there are children's short poems, songs or riddles I can use to memorize them. 1) What sound does the cat (all other animals) make? I made up a series of short sentences to help memorization. 2) When I arrived at/on the farm, a ...
November 13, 2011

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I left out the following verbs. Thank you very much. 1) I'm capable of climbing over a wall. I'm nervous about having to write a maths test tomorrow. 2) My village is famous for growing (producing?) good wines. 3) He is responsible for letting the government fall (or ...
November 12, 2011

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you very much. 2) I’m fond of listening to country music. I’m sad about getting low marks at school. 3) I'm familiar with driving to .. (I can't find a good example). I’m worried about his going out alone. 4) I ...
November 12, 2011

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I have difficulty in finding examples of the following verbs followed by the -ing form . 1) They always argued about letting her go out in the evening. 2) My child always complains about having to get up early in the morning. 3) The test consists of answering several questions...
November 12, 2011

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I urgently need your help to check these sentences. Thank you. 1) 2) I don't think our school can organize a first meeting so early but I can do my best so that our students will get to know each other very soon. 2) It would be nice if our students could practice their ...
November 12, 2011

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I did some of the corrections myself (in parentheses). Could you please check them? 1) I like doing (making/baking) cakes and reading, but I don't have time to do this (though I can't find time for reading???). 2) I've got a quite oval face. I'm friendly and ...
November 12, 2011

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you very much for your invaluable help! 1) I don't like reading novels because they are sometimes too abstract. I've got a quite oval face. 2) I like doing clothes shopping. At five o'clock I do to calisthenics training. 3...
November 11, 2011

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I urgently need to revise these sentences. Could you please help me? 1) In my family we are six of us: my father, my mother etc. 2) I like very much playing instruments. I don't like doing shopping. I like lots of sports. 3) My mum usually cooks breakfast for me. At 10.30 ...
November 11, 2011

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I urgently need to express these concepts. (Actually, I tried to express the same concept in two different ways). I hope you can help me. 1) Thank you very much for your cooperation in carrying out a common project involving both our school. 2) I can perfectly understand that ...
November 11, 2011

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Could you please help me express the following concept? I included two other sentences. 1) I need to start an e-mail saying that I'm extremely sorry for writing so late. (because I've been busy checking with students' tests). 2) Many animals risk dying out/are on ...
November 11, 2011

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Could you please check my sentences? Thank you. 1) What organization does the interviewee work for? 2) Why do endangered species serve as umbrella species? What poses the most serious hazard for the North Atlantic whales? 3) Which is the most successful way of combating risks ...
November 10, 2011

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I need you to check these expressions. 1) Don't keep/leave them waiting outside. Try to hurry up. 2) I suggest your going to the chemist's. 3) In my town there are two chemist's, a tobacconist's and two cafes. 4)He excused my arriving late. 5) The technician ...
November 10, 2011

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I forgot to add these few more things. They are really urgent. Thank you. 1) I told my collegues about the possibility of carrying out a Comenius project on how to write the screenplay and shoot (make) a film. 2) As a matter of fact, they would rather be involved in a project ...
November 10, 2011

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I urgently need you to check these few sentences.I need to reword sentence two. I need to convince them to start a partnership with our school. 1)Thank you very much for your last e-mail. I really hope your teachers will agree to work on a common project in English. The topic ...
November 10, 2011

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Could you please check these other sentences I left out? (The first refers to my previous post). Thank you. 1) This is a nonsense. She admits being guilty but then she says she would be ashamed of having a coward's heart (by not admitting her guilt?) 2)Lady Macbeth tells ...
November 9, 2011

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Thank you very much. I have a few other doubts concerning a paraphrase. Could you please check it? 1) He thinks that even the clear water of the ocean (from Neptune’s ocean?) will not be able to clean his hands and that the blood he has on them will rather make the water ...
November 9, 2011

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I checked the sentences myself.There were spelling mistakes to correct. I need to prepare this listening activity taken from a course book (again). I just want to be sure that everything is OK. 1) Travel and expeditions were much in the people’s mind. Perhaps the most ...
November 9, 2011

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I was referring to my previous sentence: they checked (in) their bags for cigarettes. I urgently need to check these sentences. I believe there are mistakes in the word choice,. Thank you. 1) Another blow (I need a synonym) to traditional beliefs came from the new philosophers...
November 9, 2011

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Is it a mistake if I include "in", then? Thank you.
November 9, 2011

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I forgot to add this sentence. I'm unsure on the use of the preposition "in". Do you think I can omit it? The new parents checked (in) their bags for cigarettes and listened to their songs to see if they contained bad language.
November 9, 2011

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you. 1) My bed is next to the door against 2)Along the wall opposite the window there's a bookshelf. The children are playing happily. 3) I always do my homework carefully. 4) The students are behaving very badly. How far/How many ...
November 9, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences for me? Thank you. 1) She doesn't want me to watch it because she thinks it is a programme with no ideas, in which characters often shout at one another. 2) She gets on well with her younger brother. 3) They don't go out with each...
November 9, 2011

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I forgot to add the following sentences. Thank you. 1) When they came back home, they were much more respectful of their parents,didn't use any bad language and behaved correctly in class. 2) Their week (out of home)taught them to trust themselves and shoulder their ...
November 8, 2011

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I perfectly agree with you on sentence 2. I'm just wondering why the subject has been repeated twice. I added a few more sentences I'm not sure of. 1) The metaphor of the world as a stage was common in Renaissance culture, but in Shakespeare’s great works it...
November 8, 2011

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I urgently need you to revise these sentences. In particular, I don't think sentence 2 is grammatically correct. Thank you. 1) In "Macbeth", as in many of his comedies and tragedies, Shakespeare offers a profound reflection on a theme which is both modern and ...
November 8, 2011

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Could you please tell me if this sentence is grammatically correct? 1) Macbeth observes how much of a man she is compared with himself.
November 8, 2011

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I forgot to add the following sentences. Thank you very much. 1) Johnny is sitting on a bench and he is eating (biting in?? is it possible?) his hot dog. The hot dog is so gross because it is filled (stuffed?) with ketchup and mustard. 2) He is wearing a two-color V-necked T-...
November 8, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences? Thank you very much. 1)Lady Macbeth doesn't display stereotyped female behaviour and poses. 2) Actually, she is not the complement to her husband but rather the driving force of the play. 3) She is even more ambitious than her ...
November 8, 2011

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Thank you. When presenting the flowers in Wordsworth's poem "Daffodils" I should therefore use the simple present: The flowers lie/are set beside the lake, beneath the trees. (and not "lay")
November 7, 2011

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I'm including part of the poem for you to check. "No Nightingale did ever chaunt more welcome notes to weary bands Of travellers in some shady haunt, Among Arabian sands: a voice so thrilling ne'er was heard In spring-time from the Cuckoo-bird ....." 1) The ...
November 7, 2011

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I forgot to include the following sentence. I corrected it but I still have a doubt. 1) The poet says that the girl's song is more welcome than any chant of the nightingale to weary travelers in the desert, and that the cuckoo-bird has never sung with such a thrilling ...
November 7, 2011

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Could you please check this sentence? Is "of hearing" wrong? Thank you. 1) The language contains references to the senses of sight and sound (or of hearing?)
November 7, 2011

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you for your suggestions. 1) The song of the birds and the reaper arouse pleasure and relief. 2) The language of the poem contains references to the language of sight (line 1) and hearing (line 7). The language is quite simple but ...
November 7, 2011

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Could you please check which tense is best in the following sentences? Thank you. (The poet remembers a walk he went on with his sister, during which he was struck by the song of a Highland Lass.) 1) The poet doesn’t know the song she is singing. 2) As a matter of fact, ...
November 7, 2011

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The thing I can't understand is the inversion subject verb in the sentence with "as" 1) The Asiatic lions are in danger of extinction, as are the Asiatic cheetahs. (like the Asiatic cheetahs/ as the Asiatic cheetahs are) 2) They have accepted my proposal of a ...
November 7, 2011

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I have a doubt concerning the following structure: The Asiatic lions are in danger of extinction, as are the Asiatic cheetahs. (like the Asiatic cheetahs is also possible?) Where is this rule explained: as + verb + word like + word
November 7, 2011

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I ugently need to know the pronunciation of the following words "Gujerat", "Gir Forest", and "Madhya Pradesh".I included four other sentences.Thank you. 1) The threat of extinction concerns the Asiatic lions, too. 2) The Asiatic lions are on the ...
November 7, 2011

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I vary the last sentence. Could you check it please? In conclusion, he says that though the populations of many marine species are decreasing very quickly, people have not been aware of the problems with ocean wildlife because these species are not visible.
November 6, 2011

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you. 1)Of (among?) the toothed whales Narwhal whales are his favourite. They are known for their unicorn-like tusk that grows (springs?) from their forehead, in the male of the species. This can be up to three meters long. 2)In ...
November 6, 2011

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I need your help to understand the meaning of a few words (descend, feeding apparatus) and check the word choice. Thank you. 1)According to the speaker, education is the most successful way of combating risks (threats?) to endangered species. The interviewee explains that he ...
November 6, 2011

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Could you please check the first part of an interview I need to prepare on engangered species? Thank you. 1) The interviewee works for an organization, which safeguards the conservation of hundreds of endangered species around the world. 2) These species need not only special ...
November 6, 2011

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I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you. 1) A volunteer (voluntary worker') has a little monkey on her legs. She is observing the monkey sucking a milk bottle. 2) A veterinary is stethoscoping (?)a dog. 3) In picture C I can see in the foreground a deer (or ...
November 5, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences? Thank you. 1) We're looking for a high school in which subjects such as biology or geography are taught in English so that in the future our students could carry out a project on a common theme in English. 2) I really hope your ...
November 5, 2011

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I left out three sentences on the use of "enrol" 1) I signed up for/I enrolled in the drama course. I enrolled a technical high school in 1998. 2) I joined the Scouts in 1998. I enrolled in the faculty (at university??) of Medicine 3) I enrolled my child in a guitar ...
November 4, 2011

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you. 1) We have been seeing each other a lot recently= We have been meeting each other.... 2) She is smelling the perfume of the flowers at the moment. She has been smelling the perfume of the flowers for five minutes. 3) I'm ...
November 4, 2011

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I have a few doubts.I hope you can help me.Thank you. 1) Can you recommend a site where children aged 6-7 can learn English? 2) My child likes playing games on his Nintendo DS. 3) How can you express this: what do you do when you finish surfing the net? You go off line (??) 4...
November 4, 2011

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Could you say: 1) Nobody is going to take/do (instead of "enroll" (which woul be the best choice?) 2) If they had taken a tent, they wouldn't have had to sleep in a field. Thank you.
November 4, 2011

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Could you please check the following sentences for me? Thank you. 1) She delayed taking a shower. 2) She was caught cheating (by a teacher). 3) Sha saw him chatting up a girl. He was seen to chat up a girl. 4) An animal's reaction to a drug is different from that of a ...
November 4, 2011

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I included a few more sentences I need you to check. Thank you very much for your help. 1) He likes zapping/switching channel/changing channel/zooming/trolling Do they have the same meaning? 2) Even in very large cities like London the majority of people live in terraced, semi...
November 3, 2011

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I'm posting you the ones I'm most doubtful of. 1) Where can I find a complete list of uncountable nouns in English? 2) What kind of television programmes do you like watching? I like watching current affairs programmes so I can keep up to date with what happens in the ...
November 3, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences? Thank you. 1) Where can I find a complete list of uncountable nouns in English? 2) What kind of television programmes do you like watching? I like watching current affairs programmes so I can keep up to date with what happens in the ...
November 3, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences? Thank you very much. 1) Young people aged between 12 and 16 lived and worked for forty days without adults to see if they were able to survive without them. Some of them didn't like being folled by cameras when they cooked,cleaned ...
November 3, 2011

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When do you use "will" to make an offer or request? 1) Will you have a sandwich? Will you do me a favour? 2) Will you want me to (is not possible) 3) I need other examples. 4) Will you have your children picked up from school(is not possible)
November 3, 2011

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I urgently need you to check these sentences. I included my doubts in parentheses. Thank you. 1) The bride, as red as a rose, has entered into (?) the hall (OR the hall /without into) 2) The ice split as (?) the sound of thunder and the helmsman steered them through. 3) A ...
November 2, 2011

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