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November 28, 2014

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I just wanted you to clarify a few doubts. You have already checked the first sentence. I just wanted to know if the use of the present is correct. 1) He imagines that even all the water from Neptune's ocean could not wash away the burden of guilt that weighs (not weighed...
November 2, 2011

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I left out the last two parts. Thank you very much. 1.The fifth part continues the process of soul’s revival. The ship begins to move and celestial spirits stand by the corpses of the dead men. 2. In the sixth part the process of healing seems to be made difficult. 3. In ...
November 2, 2011

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Thank you very much. I'm posting the whole summary to you again because I think there are a few more things to check. 1.In the first part the ancient Mariner stops a wedding guest to tell him his dreadful tale. He tells how he and his fellow mariners reached the equator ...
November 2, 2011

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Shall I use the present simple when describing the various parts of the Mariner's tale? Thank you for your corrections. 1) The ancient mariner narrates of how he and his fellow mariners reach(ed) the equator ad the Polar regions after a violent storm. After several days an...
November 2, 2011

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I forgot to include the following examples. Thank you. 1) She risked being run over by a lorry while she was crossing the road. Macbeth is regretful but not repentant (of his sins???). 2) Can repentant be followed by a preposition? Shall I write "he doesn't repent of ...
November 2, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences? Thank you. 1) Have you thought about (of?) selling your second-holiday home? Have you considered selling your house? 2) She mentioned selling her house and moving into a smaller one. She doesn't feel like having an ice cream. 3) ...
November 2, 2011

English
Could you please check the following sentences? 1) Why not meet at six o'clock? 2) Why don't we meet at six o'clock? In what way is sentence 1 different from 2? Is the speaker not included in sentence 2? 3) She tells her husband he must pretend to be sleeping. He ...
November 2, 2011

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Is this sentence still correct though if I use "had to" instead of "must"? 1) Macbeth admits that if he had to acknowledge his deed, then it would be best for him to lose all knowledge of himself. Thank you. English - SraJMcGin, Tuesday, November
November 2, 2011

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I forgot to add two doubts. Thank you very much. 1) Macbeth regrets having killed Duncan but doesn't repent of his sin. As a matter of fact, the word Amen stuck in his throat. 2)Do you say "clean his hands of the burden of the guilt which weighs on his soul?" Is ...
November 2, 2011

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I still have a few doubts on the use of infinitive and gerund. I hope you can check these sentences, too. 1)It took a lot of time for Jane to arrive.(is it wrong to say "It took Jane a lot of time to arrive?") 2) Why not go to the theatre, instead? (Is it the same as...
November 1, 2011

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I left out the following two sentences I varied. Thank you very much! 1) Macbeth hears a supernatural voice telling him that in murdering Duncan he has deprived his life of sleep. 2) He compares sleep to an innocent murder victim, to someone who repairs clothes, death, rest ...
November 1, 2011

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I agree with your correction but as I found the following sentence in an Italian book I just wanted to know if, in your opinion, an English mother-tongue expert could have written it. She is such a one-sided character, however, as (?) never to hesitate. Correction ......, that...
November 1, 2011

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How do you call a meeting of teachers headed by the school principal? Thank you. I need to include the correct word in the following sentence. 1) I really hope that the teachers' conference will approve/welcome/agree with/ the decision of a partnership betwenn our schools...
November 1, 2011

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I left out these two sentences. Thank you very much. 1) Every noise scares Macbeth. He fears that his guilty hands will pluck out his eyes. (What does this sentence mean? 2) He would like his eyes to be removed so that he won't have to see the blood and therefore ...
November 1, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences I varied from a summary I made two weeks ago. Thank you very much. 1) Lady Macbeth asks Macbeth to return the daggers he has mistakenly brought from the scene of the murder. Then, she urges him to wash the blood form his hands. 2) The ...
November 1, 2011

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I forgot to include the following sentence. 1) Write a ten-line paragraph about you. describing your physical apperance and character. Then refer to the things you like and to a typical school day.
October 31, 2011

English
What if I used the word "both" to refer to the two adjectives? Translate the following words into English; then choose two adjectives describing a person's character and define them both briefly.
October 31, 2011

English
Could you please revise the following sentences, please? 1) As a matter of fact, two among our science teachers are willing to partake in the project where English would be the lingua franca. 2) Translate the following words into English, then choose two adjectives describing ...
October 31, 2011

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1) How do you usually quote the title of a chapter within a book? Thank you. Example: Jonathan Swift (author) Gulliver’s Travels (novel: italics + bold?) Beloved Horses, Hateful Men (title: italics?) 2) Full/complete reading of the abridged edition of Wilde's The ...
October 31, 2011

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I included the last sentences on cheetahs and a few more on the use of gerund/infinitive. Thank you. 1) This project aims at establishing a second, independent population of Asiatic lions and will hopefully enable the subspecies to survive, too. 2) This centre will be located ...
October 31, 2011

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Thank you very much for your corrections! Here are other statements on the same newspaper article. 1) The cheetah reintroduction programme is kicking off (starting?) with a meeting of experts in September. 2) The project includes the foundation of a breeding site in which ...
October 31, 2011

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I really need your help to revise a paragraph on Asian cheetahs. I'll post a part each time. 1) The Asian cheetah, once common in India and valued by aristocrats for its ability to catch deer (antelopes), is on the point of dying out around the world. 2) It is thought that...
October 31, 2011

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Could you please check the following verbs concerning the movements or the sounds made by certain animals? 1) A pig grunts/snorts and squeals. 2) A mouse squeaks. 3) The eagle swooped down on its pray. 4) A mouse scurries. 5) I'm able to walk, trot and canter a horse but ...
October 30, 2011

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I left out this short summary. I really hope you can check this, too. Thank you. 1) Elephants are afraid of coming up close and personal (a synonym?) with humans because they have always been heavily poached. 2) The author of the article writes that he worked on a conservation...
October 29, 2011

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1) Writeacher, I need the help of a science teacher to find a theme high-school students (aged 16 and 17) can investigate with their German and French partners. Our students study biology (also bilotechnologies) , chemistry, and earth science. 2) Can you check these two ...
October 29, 2011

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Can you please check the following sentences? I had left them out. Thank you. 1) They fell out over something really stupid but made up a week later. (or made it up?). Her friends will never let her live it down. 2) They have been going out with each other for two months.
October 27, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences, please? Thank you very much for your invaluable help. 1) This TV programme concerns young people with discipline problems. They are sent to different parts of the world and live with families with very strict parents. 2) The first ...
October 27, 2011

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I urgently need you to check these sentences. Thank you. 1) We'll agree on which students to include in the project during our parent-teacher class committees, (which will be held) in November. 2)It’s no use trying to convince him. It's no good (I need an example...
October 27, 2011

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Thank you. Can you check these sentences for me, please? 1) When do you think we should hold our first meeting to agree on a common theme for our Comenius project? 2) I think that we’ll agree on which students to include in the project during our parent-teacher class ...
October 27, 2011

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I left out 2 doubts. Thank you. I wrote in a notebook OR on a notebook. I wrote on a fooscap sheet (is it possible?)
October 26, 2011

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I forgot to add the following things. Thank you very much. 1) Coco Chanel rose to become ( I need a synonym) one of the foremost designers in France. 2) She was probably the most influential female designer ever. (What is the meaning of "ever" here?) 3) Chanel No. 5 ...
October 26, 2011

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I mispelt a word in my previous post. Thank you. 1) This can be a drawback not so much to the wearer but as to those around him. 2) Who is a "mill master"? 3) During the day of Peterloo, which alludes to the Battle of Waterloo, a man had his nose cut from (off?) his ...
October 26, 2011

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Thank you. I have a few doubts on a summary I made. 1)A set of apparel items is the same as a set of clothing items? 2) She caused something of a scandal by (for is wrong?) having love affairs with wealthy men. 3) Versace used to give only an ambiguous drawing of his designs...
October 26, 2011

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Can you suggest to me a site where I can listen to and read the American anthem? Thank you.
October 26, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences? Thank you. 1) If I'm not wrong (mistaken?), the deadline for a Comenius partnership is 2nd February. 2) When do you think of holding our first meeting to agree on a common theme (for our Comenius project? 3) The school principal is ...
October 26, 2011

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Could you please check these few sentences for me, please? Thanks 1) He is ambitious and thirsty for power. He turns into a murderous tyrant as a result of his ambition. 2) A vote was taken (do you know a synonym) in the late afternoon. On July 4 (on July fourth) but on the ...
October 26, 2011

English
Could you please check this sentence I need to include in a letter? 1) Thank you very much for your last e-mail. Unfortunately, I couldn't read the document attached to it. 2) Actually, it was blank. Can you post (send) it to me again (once more, another time).
October 26, 2011

English
I'm terribly sorry. I included that sentence again by mistake. Thank you very much for your corrections!
October 26, 2011

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Can you please check these last sentences, please? 1) The blood on his hands is on the one hand symbolic of the evil crime he has committed and on the other hand is representative of Macbeth's guilt which cannot be escaped. 2) Nothing can make his hands innocent. He will ...
October 25, 2011

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Can you please check my sentences? Thank you very much for your invaluable help. Which sentence (2 or 3) paraphrases the concept of sleep? 1) Sleep is imagined as a bath after heavy work, in which the body can relax and recover from injury. 2) Sleep is then compared to a ...
October 25, 2011

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I tried to fix the run-on myself. I added a few other sentences I would like you to check. Thank you very much for the help. 1) Sleep is imagined as a bath after heavy work, in which the body has a chance to relax and recover from injury. 2) Sleep is then compared to a little ...
October 25, 2011

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I tried to rephrase these lines from S's Macbeth, again. Could you please have a look at them and help me with them? 1) Macbeth: "Methought I heard a voice cry, “Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep”—the innocent sleep,Sleep that knits up the ...
October 25, 2011

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I urgently need you to help me rephrase the following lines (you once told me they were wrong.number 2). Macbeth: "Methought I heard a voice cry, “Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep”—the innocent sleep,Sleep that knits up the raveled sleave of care,...
October 23, 2011

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I can't understand how I can check sentence 1. Can you please examine the other sentences, too. Thank you very much for your invaluable help! 1) His hand is more likely to turn red the great gathering of seas, making the green of the water red, than being made clean by all...
October 23, 2011

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I left out the following sentences on the same theme. Thank you. 1) If Duncan is bleeding, she will smear the grooms’ faces with blood and she goes to perform to task. 2) She will paint their faces with the golden blood. 3) Macbeth wonders whether all Neptune’s ocean...
October 23, 2011

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I urgently need you to check these sentences on Macbeth. Thank you. (The use of tenses in the paraphrase). 1) In Shakespeare’s day the second course was (is) the main part of the meal. Waking life is imagined as the first course, which gives some food to existence, but it...
October 23, 2011

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Can you please check these sentences? Thank you. When I was "little" (young is better) could play the guitar quite well. Can you say "yesterday evening" in British English (instead of last evening?) He insisted that he hedn't broken the vase. He ...
October 22, 2011

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Could you check if the following alternatives are possible, please? Thank you. 1) I didn't know your address but I was able/managed to find you. (succeeded in finding you??? ) 2)When I was young, I could/was able to (NO: managed to/succeeded in ) 3) I called her up several...
October 22, 2011

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Could you plase check these sentences for me? Thank you. 1) She paid the gardener 300 Euros. She always boasts about her excellent school performances. 2) She jokes about my absent-mindedness. She sulks about being left alone (??): I need to give example of "sulk about&...
October 21, 2011

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I still have a doubt. Could you check these sentences, too? I last saw Mary a month ago. The last time I saw Mary was a month ago. It has been two months since I last saw her. It has been two months since I saw her for the last time
October 20, 2011

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I urgently need your help to translate this school profile into English. Thank you. I included another sentence, too. 1) Students aged between sixteen and eighteen can opt for the bilingual branch (??) and study subject like Geographie/Earth Science, biology and history in ...
October 20, 2011

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I forgot to add this sentence. 1)How long is it since it last snowed? ..... December. (Which is the correct preposition?)
October 20, 2011

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Thank you. Can you please clarify this doubt to me? If the answer is "since 1998" can the question be: How long is it since you got married"? Is the sentence "How long ago did you marry"? wrong. The verb is "get married". When did you divorce...
October 20, 2011

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I need your help with the following sentences. Are they grammatically correct? Thank you. 1) How long have you been married for? Since 1998. 2) Is it wrong: "How long is it since you got married? (The answer is not since 1998 but for three years). 3) How long is it since ...
October 20, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences for me? Thank you very much for your invaluable help. 1) I find it difficult to translate the following description into English since I don't know how old the students are in their fifth or sixth class. How old are the students ...
October 20, 2011

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I forgot to add the following sentences. Thank you. 1) Sybil is Dorian's love interest (I need to check this). She is an actress who belongs to a poor family (who was born into a poor family). 2) She is no longer an artist at the eyes of Dorian. In Dorian's opinion she...
October 19, 2011

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I need to check and simplify these long-winded sentences. I really hope you can help me. 1) After making/expressing his wish for eternal beauty,he starts leading a sinful life demonstrating a great insensitivity for every life he ruins. (??) 2) The portrait represents the ...
October 19, 2011

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Can you please check these sentences, too? Thank you very much for your invaluable help. 1)In his panegiric on beauty Lord Henry says that when people grow old, they become hollow-cheecked, dull-eyed and sallow. 2) The corrupted image on (or in) the painting (picture) stands ...
October 19, 2011

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Thank you. Could you please check these sentences, please? Thank you. 1) Storm is a participant in the triathlon competition. She is going to reach (I don't know the correct verb) the finishing line. She is wearing a pinkish half zip-up T-shirt with an orange T-shirt under...
October 19, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences? I urgently need them. 1) Decadent writers (the Aesthetes is possible?) fostered (??) the ideal of the Wildean dandy, a member of aristocracy who demanded absolute freedom and despised the Victorian values of work and morals. 2) His ...
October 19, 2011

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Thank you for helping me. I left out the following sentences. 1) Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world for its natural ability to absorb water. 2) Furthermore, it thrives naturally without the use of fertilizers or pesticides. 3)It is seldom eaten by pests or ...
October 18, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences, especially the use of sentence connectors? Thank you very much. 1) The lecturer is telling her students about using bamboo fabric for clothing/in the fashion industry. Whereas cotton has long, flat fibres, bamboo fibre has a round ...
October 18, 2011

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Could you please check these few sentences? Thank you. 1) In the foreground I can see Peter and Susan running on a crowded bridge to the audition place. 2) Peter is wearing a plain short-sleeved -T-shirt under a red-and-white striped apron. She is also wearing a pair of skinny...
October 18, 2011

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Could you please tell me if the sentence is possible? "Emotions/emotion, thanks to or through"? The sensory experience, for example the sight of the daffodils, sets the poet's visionary power in action. Thus the poet recollects and contemplates past emotion and ...
October 18, 2011

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I still have a doubt. Are the following sentences possible? 1) She accepted to drive me home. 2) Emma blamed me for taking her money. She accused me of taking her money.
October 15, 2011

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Could you check this sentence for me, please? Thank you. She offered/agreed/promised to drive me to the airport.
October 15, 2011

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I urgently need to know if the following sentences are all possible. Thank you. 1)I didn't know your address but I manged to/was able to/ (but not could) find you. 2) When I was young, I was able/could play the guitar quite well. 3) I called Mary many times yesterday ...
October 15, 2011

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I've chosen five sentences but I hope the other were possible.Thank you. 1) What are people intolerant about (is "of" also possible)? They are intolerant about the color of the skin, religion and clothes. 2) In the past, she got hurt (is "offended" ...
October 15, 2011

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Could you check these few sentences, please? Thank you. 1) What are people intolerant about (is "of" also possible)? 2)They are intolerant about the color of the skin, religion and clothes. 3) They are prejudiced against people of other religions. 4) In the past, she...
October 14, 2011

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Sorry. I would like you to help me rephrase 2) because I'm not sure about its meaning. Thank you.I included a sentence for you to check. 1) I knew I shouldn't have left the apartment /I knew I should've stayed in watching TV/ If I'd looked at the moon and ...
October 13, 2011

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I'm posting you the part of the song I didn't include before. 1) I knew I shouldn't have left the appartement /I knew I should've stayed in watching TV/ If I'd looked at the moon and looked at my stars /I wouldn't be in this mess I'm in right now I ...
October 13, 2011

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Could you please check the word choice? Thank you very much. 1) Mary admits that she has always fancied Ian. Ian started chatting her up at Jessie's party. However, another girl turned up and Ian had a row with her. 2) At first, Mary didn't realize that the two of them...
October 13, 2011

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Can you please check these sentences for me? Thank you. 1) The dark-skinned girl in the picture is talking to a friend of hers on the phone. She's telling her that she was at Jessie's party (last)the previous Saturday. 2) She admits she has always fancied Ian. 3) On ...
October 13, 2011

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I just need to know if the sentences are correct though they are not complete. Thank you. 1) Imagine a school in which both German, French, English are studied... The school has got 130 students,45 of whom study only English whereas ..... study both English and French. None ...
October 13, 2011

English
How would you rephrase the sentence "fashion has gone to the dogs"? Thank you.
October 12, 2011

English
Thank you. I really need you to check this paragraph I prepared for a listening. 1) Bamboo fibre has a round surface which makes it soft and smooth. In contrast, petrol-based synthetic fibres cause skin irritation and in some cases a rash. 2) Another drawback to petrol-based ...
October 12, 2011

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I forgot to include that my students have always got top marks in their exams. Last year the mother-tongue examiner told me that their preparation was excellent! According to the headmaster, the results achieved by the students in their exams are unessential. What do you think...
October 12, 2011

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Of course not. I let them repeat things orally and I keep repeating things to them. I have them do listening tests and summarize them. The problem is that they don't want to learn. If I ask them to repeat, they complain to the headmaster about my "mechanical" ...
October 12, 2011

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Thank you very much. However, my first- and second-year students have both a course and an exercise book (with plenty of activities) to complete. The lazy and unmotivated students are those from the fourth and fifth year. They are expected to learn literature. They should be ...
October 12, 2011

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1) As I know you are a retired teacher, I'd like to know your opinion on that. I really need your help. The headmaster keeps giving me classes with a very poor knowledge of the language and my students don't like my method of teaching. What do you think I should do? It...
October 12, 2011

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I urgently need you to check these sentences. Whad do you think I should do? 1) I graduated with honours in modern languages and I know how important memory is in learning a foreign language. 2) The headmaster of the school I'm teaching at has warned me not to check and ...
October 12, 2011

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you very much in advance. 1) It was raised 4 feet FROM/OFF the ground (both possible?) 2)Elizabeth fought a big ship war (?? naval war) against the Spanish Armada. She made England a seafaring power also thanks to piracy against ...
October 11, 2011

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Here are some more sentences on the same theme. I hope you can have a look at them. Thank you.It's really urgent. 1)The upper stage was used as a balcony or by musicians. The inner stage was used, for example, for the Juliet’s tomb scene (can you say that???). 2)In ...
October 11, 2011

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you for your invaluable help. 1)The theatre was structure in wood: Correction: it was designed as a wooden structure, circular in shape. 2) The upper stage was used to represent a balcony scene/as a balcony/OR to represent a balcony. 3...
October 11, 2011

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Thank you very much. I included more sentences for you to check. I did the corrections myself. 1)No man born of woman (or a woman?) can hurt him. He believed witches could/were able (both possible?) cast spells. She encouraged piracy against the Spanish fleet. 2) She defeated ...
October 11, 2011

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I checked the mistakes. Can you see if my corrections are ok? Thank you. I included my doubts in parentheses. 1)The stages raised in the center yard. Correction: in the yard projected a roofed stage, called apron stage. 2)2)This was five feet above the ground= this was raised ...
October 11, 2011

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Can you please check these sentences (and my corrections)? I urgently need them. Thank you. 1) The apron stage raised five feet from the ground (not form the floor of the theatre. /It was five feet above the ground but not It was five feet high from the ground. 2) In the yard ...
October 11, 2011

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Can you please check if everything is OK? Thank you 1)The witches predict Macbeth that he would be Thane of Cowdor. 2)They predict that he will be Thane... James I wrote in the Demonology what he thought witches were able to do. Corr: In his book "Demonology" James I...
October 11, 2011

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I forgot to add a few more sentences. I hope you can check them, too. 1) According to Wordsworth imagination sharpened a special intuition, which enabled the poet to perceive and see things the ordinary man is (or was??) usually blind to. 2) The bird never sang with a voice so...
October 10, 2011

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I'm posting you a paragraph I wrote containing phrasal verbs. This is more urgent than the previous one. Thank you. 1) My friend looked very upset so I thought she needed to brighten up. I invited her to the cinema and she accepted. I thought popcorns would cheer her up. 2...
October 9, 2011

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I made a few changes to a summary you have already checked. I would like to know if everything is correct. Thank you. 1) Prince Prospero decides to shut himself with his friends in his castle, whic ias a big magnificent structure with strong walls and iron gates. 2) All its ...
October 9, 2011

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I urgently need you to check this paragraph.I'm unsure about the use of phrasal verbs. Thank you. 1) Maggie and Fred met each other at a wedding party and hit it off immediately. 2) Maggie fell head over heels for Fred. He, in his turn, fitted in very well with her friends...
October 9, 2011

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I forgot to include the following situation (an exercise on phrasal verbs). Thank you very much. 1) First, Betty tells her husband Fred that Martin, her husband’s friend, saw him cheating on her with another woman. 2) Fred begs her not to listen to Martin because he is a ...
October 9, 2011

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I'd like you to explain to me the use of the gerund in the following two sentences.I included other sentences I'm not sure of. 1) One day, Prospero's frieds are having a party. They only stop when the pendulum is striking the hour. 2 The protagonist is thrown into ...
October 9, 2011

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I included some corrections I did myself and a message I need you to check. 1)The apron stage was circular in shape and was projected in the open air. Correction: it's projected into the yard. 2)The witches predict to Macbeththat he will be Thane of Cowdor and king of ...
October 7, 2011

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Was my correction OK? You can't say the Juliet's tomb scene (but scenes such as Juliet's tomb) I left out a sentence. 1)Women were not allowed to play so men had to play their roles. (Is this sentence OK?) Better: Female roles were replaced by boy-actors. 2)James I...
October 7, 2011

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I urgently need to check these sentences. I did the corrections myself. I just want to know if my corrections are OK. 1) A smaller stage, called inner stage, was hidden by a curtain at the bottom of the main stage and was used, for example, for the Juliet's tomb scene. A ...
October 7, 2011

English
Can you please tell me if the following phrases are possible? I really don't know if the adjetives or the school equipment is correct. 1) intolerant of albinos. 2) It is better not to be very sensitive and not to take people's comments too hard (to get offended by ...
October 7, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences? 1) I haven’t been here for long. How long have you been married? Since 1998. (Could you say: How long is it since you got married?) . 2) It’s two months since I last saw Mary. Mrs Brown hasn’t seen her son for three months...
October 7, 2011

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you. 1) Neil and his friend are sittin on a high step. Joe is showing Neil his new mobile phone. 2( Joe has got short, wavy, blond hair and is wearing a white short-sleeved T-shirt, black trousers and black lace-up shoes. 3) Neil has ...
October 6, 2011

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