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October 30, 2014

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Can you please check these other sentences? Thank you. 1) Jasmine admits that people are ofen intolerant towards (of) albinos. She thinks it is better not to be very sensitive and not to take people's comments too hard (I don't know how to express it). 2) People should...
October 6, 2011

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Ccn you check if everything is correct? Thank you very much. 1) The Red Death has always killed many people. So Prince Prospero decides to shut himself with his friends in his castle. 2) Nobody can leave or enter it. It has rooms and windows of the same colour except for one ...
October 6, 2011

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Could you please check the following summary I tried to make shorter? 1) The Red Death has always killed many people. So Prince Prospero decides to shut himself with his friends in his castle. 2) Nobody can leave or enter it. It has rooms and windows of the same colour except ...
October 6, 2011

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What do you call a meeting of teachers head by the head master? Thank you.
October 6, 2011

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Could you please check this letter I have to write to the principal of a school? Thank you. 1) The principal of my school is enthusiastic about the idea of starting a partnership with your school. 2) As you know, our students are between 14 and 18 years old, which correspond ...
October 6, 2011

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I left out a sentence. I don't know which form is best. 1)I would be really grateful to you if you could send me the names of Irish high schools which might be interested in a partnership with our school. 2) It doesn't matter if German is not taught at their school. 3...
October 5, 2011

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I still have some doubts and a few sentences to check I can't understand. Can you help me? 1) How was Elizabethan theatre structured? 2) Do you say "correcting fluid" or corrector fluid? 3) Student's card OR student card. I also need to check these sentences...
October 5, 2011

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I just wanted to know if it is better to include "the" or not in How was (the) Eizabethan theatre structured. Here are other questions I'd like yout to check. 1) When and where did the Aesthetic Movement originate? Describe how the aesthetes lived and what they ...
October 5, 2011

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I left out one more thing. 1) I have a doubt: How is Elizabethan theatre structured (or the Elizabethan theatre) structured?
October 5, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences (the various alternatives). Thank you very much. 1) "I didn’t give him my password,” she said. 11) “Shall I wrap the chocolate for you?”, the shop assistant asked me. 2) She denied giving him her password. She ...
October 5, 2011

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Could you please check these last sentence? 1) I believe people shouldn't be discriminated against just because of the colour of their skin. 2) In my opinion, we should all be treated as equal and should be given the same opportunities in life. 3) We should stand (?? I ...
October 4, 2011

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Shall I use the simple past only for the following two questions (which refer to history)? I included other doubts. Thank you. 1) Who were the King's Men? 2) Who was the real Macbeth. 3)What does Malcolm tell his soldiers to do when the army reaches (or reach) Birnam Wood...
October 4, 2011

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I'm including the questions to the answers. Thank you. 1)Her plan was to drug the soldiers guarding the king and then blame them for the king’s murder. 2)The real Macbeth was King Duncan’s general. He killed him in 1040 and ruled until 1057 when he was defeated ...
October 4, 2011

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I urgently need to know if the following questions are correct? As they refer to Macbeth's plot, do you think I should use the simple present? 1)What is (was) Lady Macbeth’s plan? 2)Who is (was) the real Macbeth? 3)Who is blamed for Duncan’s death in Act II? 4)...
October 4, 2011

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Could you check the following sentences on indirect speech, too? Thank you. By the way, how do you pronounce "Keruac", the surname of the famous American writer? 1)He invited me to go for a walk. 2)One of the guests apologized for breaking the vase. 3)He suggested I ...
October 4, 2011

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What do you thing of an exercise on reporting verbs like the one that follows? I'm postin you just some examples. Put the following into the indirect speech using a suitable reporting verb. 1) "You took my money", he told Emma. 2) "I think you should do ...
October 4, 2011

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Are these two sentences possible? Thank you. I had my bedroom wallpapered and my child's bedroom whitewashed.
October 4, 2011

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Is it OK to say "the plane was delayed by two hours?" Thank you for all your previous explanations. Can you say " I had my blood tested"?
October 3, 2011

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I think I used "punch" incorrectly. 1) What do you call the machine into which you insert your train ticket and you get the date and time stamped on it (??). Before you go on the train, you have to ..... your ticket.
October 3, 2011

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I left out a few words I'd like you to check. I think sentences 4-5-6 are too confused. Would you please help me check them? Thank you. 1) Can I have an aisle/window seat? Can I have a seat in the front (of the aircraft)? 2) We'll have to make a stopover/layover in ...
October 3, 2011

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Here are some sentences on the same theme I'd like you to check. I included a few sentences on reading habits and a few words I don't know if they exist. 1) Is the verb "punch" correct in the sentence: Punch your ticket (check), then go on the platform. 2)I ...
October 3, 2011

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Thank you. Here are a few sentences I wrote on travelling by train. I don't know the correspondent English terms. I hope you can help me. 1) Check the train times and the fare. Then buy your ticket at the ticket office. You can buy a single or a return ticket. 2) In Italy ...
October 3, 2011

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Thank you very much for teaching me both the British English and the American English alternative. By the way, do you say "What time do we land?" Is the use of the simple present correct in this sentence? I just want to make sure the following two sentences I need to...
October 3, 2011

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Here is the second part of my summary. Can you please check if everything is OK now? By the way, do you say "On which carriage or in which carriage is your seat?" Which bus number goes to the city centre OR Which number bus goes ....? 1) Go into the departures lounge...
October 3, 2011

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Thank you both for helping me. I just wanted to know if the folliwing two words are correct:"them" and "alerts". 1) Go through security and show your passport.Put your hand luggage and any metal object in a basket for them (?) to be scanned. 2) Then walk ...
October 3, 2011

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I urgently need to know if the word choice and tenses are correct. Thank you. 1) Enter the airport and check your flight number and the boarding time of your flight on the departures board. 2) Before going to the check-in desk make sure your baggage doesn't exceed 20 kilos...
October 3, 2011

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I rewrote the procedures passengers go through when travelling by air. I sometimes doubt whether it is better to use the imperative or the you-form. Can you please help me check them? 1) Enter the airport and check your flight number and the boarding time of your flight on the...
October 3, 2011

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Could you check these few sentences n travelling. Thank you 1) Go to the check-in desk. Put your luggage on the conveyor belt for it to be weighed. 2) Once you get your boarding card, go through security. Put any metal thing in a basket for it to be scanned. Collect your ...
October 2, 2011

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Thank you very much. Here are the very last sentences on the same theme. Thank you!!! 1) Alan Campbell was an extremely intelligent young man with a passion for science and music. He had first met Dorian at Lady Berkshire’s during a Rubenstein recital. 2) After 18 months ...
October 2, 2011

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I forgot to include these last two sentences. Thank you very much. 1) But now that she has experienced the true essence of love, everything else seems false and artificial. 2) Dorian is very angry and disappointed and instantly severes their relationship. Dorian will later ...
October 2, 2011

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I urgently need you to check this paragaph. Thank you very much!! 1) Sybil Vane is an actress Dorian meets in an absurd theatre in the East End of London. Lord Henry is pleased with Dorian’s sudden love for Sybil Vane because it makes his creation more interesting to ...
October 2, 2011

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These sentences refer to the definition of tragedies. Can you please check the grammar? Thank you very much in advance. 1) Classical tragedies were usually introduced by a prologue from a chorus, who commented on the main action or advised the main characters. 2) Emotions were...
October 2, 2011

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I really need you to check these sentences I wrote on the drama. Please help me! 1) The tragedy is the oldest and once most popular form of drama. It consists of a dramatic work in which events move to a tragic conclusion. 2) Tragedies are generally introduced by a prologue ...
October 2, 2011

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I'm posting you the ones I'm most doubtful about. 1) The Romantics turned to earlier verse forms. They saw society as an evil (force?) which destroyed the individual's personality. 2) In some of them (?) this spirit of revolt led to ......In others (?) it led to ...
October 2, 2011

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I forgot to add a sentence on tragedies. Thank you. 1)The tragedy is the oldest and oce most popular form of drama. It consists of a dramatic work in which events move to a tragic conclusion. 2) Classic tragedies were generally introduced by a prologue spoken by the chorus, ...
October 2, 2011

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Thank you very much. Here are a few things of Romanticism I'd like you to check. 1) The Romantics turned to earlier verse forms. 2) They saw society as an evil (force?) which destroyed the individual's personality. In some of them this spirit of revolt led to a sort of...
October 2, 2011

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Thank you very much. I still find it difficult to rephrase this sentence: Macbeth says that if he must know his deed, than (?) it would be best to lose all knoweledge of himself. Does it mean that "he would rather lose knowledge of himself than acknoledge his crime"...
October 1, 2011

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I left out three sentences. Thank you very much. 1) There are several reasons why the murder takes place off-stage. First of all representing a regicide on stage was regarded as an offence towards the figure of the king. 2) Second, the open structure of the Elizabethan stage ...
October 1, 2011

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Here is the second and last part of my rephrase. Thank you very much for your cooperation! 1)She will paint their faces with the golden blood. (To gild is to colour with gold, and blood was sometimes spoken of as gold). 2) Macbeth wonders whether all Neptune’s ocean can ...
October 1, 2011

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I still have two more parts I'd like you to revise. Thank you very much for the information! 1)Macbeth is regretful and upset by guilt. His sense of guilt makes him unable to act even to protect himself from discovery, and Lady Macbeth completes their plans. 2) Lady ...
October 1, 2011

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I forgot to include this part I rephrased myself. 1) Macbeth is regretful and upset by guilt. His sense of guilt makes him unable to act even to protect himself from discovery, and Lady Macbeth completes their plans. 2) Lady Macbeth is not free of guilt since she believes in ...
October 1, 2011

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I can't rephrase the following sentences from Shakespeare's Macbeth (the part: Sleep tha knits up ...). Could you please help me? MACBETH Methought I heard a voice cry, “Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep”—the innocent sleep, 1) Sleep that knits up...
October 1, 2011

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Thank you very much for helping me. Here are some more sentences on the same theme (a continuation) I need you to check. Thank you. 1) In Shakespeare’s day the second course was the main part of the meal. 2) Waking life is imagined (was imagined?) as the first course, ...
October 1, 2011

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I really need you to check my rephrase of "Macbeth". I also included a sentence from a letter. Thank you very much. 1) If you need further information about the school, you can either contact me or go on the school's internet webpage ...... 2) Lady Macbeth tells ...
October 1, 2011

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I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you. 1) Our school is renowned for the study (?) of bio-technologies and is equipped with state-of-the-art physics and chemistry laboratories. However, it also offers a course of study with an emphases on languages where the ...
October 1, 2011

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Can you check the grammar in these two sentences, please? Thank you. 1) Best would be to know the name of the principal "and" the teacher who is designated with these programs; if I find that information I post it to you. 2) Addressing both would be considered as ...
October 1, 2011

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Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are two sentences for you to check. 1) Thank you for your prompt reply. How could I start and finish off my letter addressed to the principal of a high school? 2) Could you suggest to me an internet site where I could find schools...
October 1, 2011

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Can you help me check these sentences on Macbeth, please? Thank you. 1) When Macbeth enters, he tells his wife that he has done the deed. But they are both nervous, for they ask each other a series of quick questions about noises they have heard. Every sound frighten them. 2) ...
September 30, 2011

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I forgot to add these following sentences. Thank you very much. 1) Our school has got about 1000 students and is situated in a hilly area, about 60 km from Florence. It is world renowned for its production of red wines and white truffles. 2) It is also seat of a famous candy ...
September 30, 2011

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I'm posting you the sentences again. Thank you for your corrections. 1) I teach German in a high school with an emphasis on applied sciences. Our students are between 13 and 18 years old and are all motivated to learn. 2) They will therefore go to university at the end of ...
September 30, 2011

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Can you help me check this letter, please? 1) teach German in a high school with an emphasis on applied sciences. Our students are between 13 and 18 years old and are all motivated to learn. 2) They will therefore go to university at the end of 3) The principal of my school ...
September 30, 2011

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Which one is best? Thank you. 1) She isn't at all shy OR She isn't shy at all ????.
September 30, 2011

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I corrected sentence 3 as you told me. I just wanted to know if sentence 2 is possible and if "tollbooth" is used. 1) I usually ride my bike to school. My father drives his car to work. You can drive at 50 kilometers per hour on an Italian urban road. 2) You can ...
September 29, 2011

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I forgot to include the following examples.I urgently need to know if they are possible. 1) I usually ride my bike to school. My father drives his car to work. You can drive at 50 kilometers per hour on an Italian urban road. 2) You can drive at 130 kilometers per hour (you ...
September 29, 2011

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Can you please check the following sentences? I just want to make sure that the tense choice is correct. 1.Enter the airport and look at the departures board to check your flight number and the departure time of your flight. 2.Go to the check-in desk to weigh your luggage. ...
September 29, 2011

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Can you please check if everything is OK, please? Thank you 1) At first, the three witches prophesy to Macbeth that he will be Thane of Cowdor and then king of Scotland. In the fourth act they tell Macbeth to beware of Macduff. 2) They also tell him that no man born of woman (...
September 28, 2011

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There are still two other sentences I need to rephrase. In particular, I need to simplify sentence 2. 1) Elizabeth wanted control of the immense markets which had been opened up by the discovery of America by Columbus in 1492 and the circumnavigation of Africa by Vasco da Gama...
September 28, 2011

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I'm posting you five questions, as promised. Thank you very much. 1)Under Henry VII England enjoyed a fairly long spell (I need a synonym) of unbroken peace and prosperity. 2) In particular, a mercantile fleet was created whereas the army and the navy were reorganized and ...
September 28, 2011

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Thank you very much. I wrote a few more sentences for you to check. 1)Under Henry VII England enjoyed a fairly long spell (I need a synonym) of unbroken peace and prosperity. 2) In particular, a mercantile fleet was created whereas the army and the navy were reorganized and ...
September 28, 2011

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I need to simplify the following three sentences. Can you please help me rephrase them? 1) The powerful aristocracy was replaced by a new Protestant aristocracy linked to the Tudors by thepurchase of the land confiscated from the monasteries. 2)Under the kings guidance, ...
September 28, 2011

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Can you have a look at these sentences, please? Thank you. 1)My favourite programme is Doctor House. It's an American fiction. It talks about a doctor, whose name is Gregory House. He tries to nurse (?) his patients with his assistants. 2) They are called Chase... His ...
September 28, 2011

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Thank you. I just wanted to know if everything is OK. Which sentence should I include (4 or 5)? 1) At the end of the lessons we walked in (??) Dublin and also visited some museums. 2) On weekends we made excursions. 3) On a Saturday we went to Kilkenny, a medieval city and saw...
September 27, 2011

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I urgently need to check these sentences. I included an alternative in brackets.Thank you. 1) I went to Dublin two weeks ago with the school. (better with other students from my school and two teachers) 2) I attended a summer course in Dublin for two weeks. I stayed with a ...
September 27, 2011

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Can you please check if everything is OK in these sentences? Thank you. 1) He can’t sleep for hours but then he falls asleep after drinking the drugged water. When he wakes up he can see the size of his prison and realizes that the pit is about half the size he calculated...
September 27, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences? Thank you very much. 1) Before he went to Celtic Camp, Johnny did some mock exams as a preparation (to prepare) for his A-level exams. 2) Kane suggests he should copy his essays from the net. Johnny refuses (to follow her advice) though ...
September 26, 2011

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I forgot to add a sentence at the beginning. I don't think the verb trust is correct. When Johnny moved to New York. Claire wondered how they could trust each other. By the way, can you recommend a site where I can find entry tests for students at a pre-intermediate/...
September 26, 2011

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Can you help me check these sentences, please? Thank you. I need to improve both the grammar and the vocabulary.It's urgent. 1) Claire was a sixteen-year-old girl from Texas when she met John, her future boy-friend. 2) They met each other at a friend's party and ...
September 26, 2011

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Could you check these other sentences, too? Thank you. 1) She proposed renting a house in the mountains. 2) She proposed that I rented a house in the mountains. 3) She said the banks must be closed. 4) “You must finish this homework for tomorrow.” She said I had to ...
September 25, 2011

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I'm reposting you the questions again. Thank you. 1)"I'll buy you lunch, "said Mark. Mark promised to buy me lunch. Mark promised (that) he would buy me lunch. 2) "You must see a doctor." John insisted that I saw a doctor. John demanded that I saw a...
September 25, 2011

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I forgot to include these sentences. Can suggest be followed both by the "subjunctive" and "should"? Thank you. 1)“I suggest/recommend that you should see a doctor." OR that you see a doctor. Reported speech: He suggested/recommended that I should...
September 25, 2011

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Thank you very much. Could you please check these sentence, too? 1)"I'll buy you lunch", said Mark . Mark promised to buy me lunch. Mark promised (that) he would buy me lunch. 2) 'You must see a doctor.' John insisted that I saw a doctor. John demanded ...
September 25, 2011

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I included other sentences I turned into indirect speech. Where can I find exercises on the use of indirect speech so that I don't have to invent all the sentences myself? Thank you. 1) Why don’t we go for a walk? She suggested going for a walk. 2)I gave you my ...
September 25, 2011

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I included other speech acts. Thank you. 1)“How would you like to go to the zoo?”, he said. “I’d love/like to”. “That sounds great”. 2)“Would you like to go to the zoo?”/”Do you want to go to the zoo?” “I’d love ...
September 25, 2011

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Here is the second speech act. Thank you for your cooperation. I also wanted to know if: A) Would you prefer it if we met at six? has the same meaning as B) Would you prefer to meet at six? Is "it" necessary in sentence number 1? Indirect speech: She asked me if I ...
September 25, 2011

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Here are other two speech acts I changed into indirect speech. I'm posting you them separately. Advising 1)“I think you should/ought to see a doctor”, she said. 2)“It seems to me that you should see a doctor”, she said. 3)“I (strongly) advise you ...
September 25, 2011

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I'm finding it difficult to turn sentences (or better speech acts) into indirect speech. Can you please check my sentences (for making arrangements)? Thank you!! Making arrangements 1)“Is it OK if we to meet/if we meet at seven o’clock for dinner?” 2) “...
September 25, 2011

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you very much. 1)I like wearing casual clothes, such as T-shirts, jeans and sneakers. This year I took a motorbike driving licence. I like motorbike riding very much. 2) I like studying the Italian and the world history.
September 23, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences for me? Thank you. 1) I haven't got any pet animals. In my free time I go out with my friends, I go to the cinema and I play my guitar. I also go swimming once a week. 2) I usually go horse riding (not "do horse riding") at ...
September 23, 2011

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I left out the following two sentences. Thank you very much. 1) My sister is in her second year a university. 2) My sister just entered her second year of university degree in medicine in Turin.
September 22, 2011

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Could you please check these sentences, please? Thank you I've got short, wavy, dyed blond hair. I've got a round face, heavy eyebrows, oval eyes, a large mouth and a small nose. I'm friendly and sensitive. I'm quite serious and clever. I'ma bit shy but I&#...
September 22, 2011

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Thank you very much. Can you please check these sentences for me? 1.People said that he lived in London. He was said to live in London 2.People say that he lives in London. He is said to live in London 3.People said that he had lived in London. He was said to have lived in ...
September 22, 2011

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Though you haven't read it, could you please tell me if there are examples of paradox (also called oxymoron) in the following sentences? I can’t find them. 1) "And beauty is a form of genius... is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of ...
September 21, 2011

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I really need to know where exactly are examples of paradox in Lord Henry's speech I sent you. I'm including three more sentences. Thank you. 1) I live in Madrid, at twenty three, Rodeo Road. 2) I love animals but I’ve got just (?) a dog: Billy. 3) The first and ...
September 21, 2011

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Can you please help me find examples of paradox in the first part of Lord Henry's panegyric on beauty? Thank you!! (A paradox is a statement that seems impossible because it contains two opposig ideas that are both true.) 1) "And beauty is a form of genius... is ...
September 21, 2011

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Thank you very much. I just have two more doubts. "I like going clothes shopping OR shopping for clothes". How do you express a person's height? Do you express it using meters or feet? Can you please give me examples? 1.60 m.(how do you read it?)
September 21, 2011

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Thank you for your explanations. Here are some more sentences I'd like you to check. 1) I like very much sports like running, swimming and skiing. I love dancing and I do it four times a week. 2) I like staying with my friends. I like going to shopping centres and buy ...
September 21, 2011

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I urgently need you to answer this question: 1) Is class the American English for lesson? Because students are asked to choose among three alternatives (one must be correct): a) lesson b) subject c) course If your next ....... is chemistry, physics or biology, go to the labs...
September 21, 2011

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I just wanted to know which alternatives are better. Thank you very much for your help. 1)I hate doing shopping OR the shopping”?). 2) I do some football OR I play football). 3) I like reading war and car books OR war books and car magazines (?) and collecting model cars...
September 20, 2011

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I'm posting you your answers for the true-false activity again because I don't want to make them wrong. Lorenzo thinks that learning English is difficult. TRUE Lorenzo prefers geography lessons to English lessons. TRUE Though Lorenzo doesn't say it explicitly, you ...
September 20, 2011

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I'm still doubting about the true/false activity you corrected yesterday. I need to motivate my choice. 1) Lorenzo says: "I’m not very fond of French and English. I think learning foreign languages takes a lot of time and you have to revise too often. If you don...
September 20, 2011

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I'm posting you the ones I found most difficult to check. Thank you. 1)I hate doing shopping (“the shopping”?). I attended the primary and middle schools in Italy. I’ve got a pimply face with a pimply nose and a normal (?) mouth. 2) I’ve got small brown...
September 20, 2011

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Thank you very much. I still have a few more sentences to check. 1)I hate doing shopping (“the shopping”?) and eating Chinese food. I attended the primary and middle schools in Italy. I’ve got a pimply face with a pimply nose and a normal mouth. 2) I’ve got...
September 20, 2011

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Thank you very much. Here are some more sentences I'd like you to check. I thought the sentence "In my family, we are in three" was incorrect. 1)I like doing a lot of things like hanging out with my friends, cooking with my mum and travelling with my friends. 2) ...
September 20, 2011

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Can you help me check these sentences, please? I included the words I'm unsure of before the question marks. Thank you. 1)I find it (reading books) rather boring and sometimes a little too far away from the real world. I like reading science and history books instead. 2) I...
September 20, 2011

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Can you help me check these sentences on family and hobbies? I need to know if the word choice is correct. Thank you. 1)I’ve got short, curly, blond hair and blue eyes.In my family we are three: my mother, my father and I (not me). Correction: In my family there are three...
September 20, 2011

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I just wanted to ask you why you think the statement in 2 (with reference to paragraph 1 is "correct", I mean true). Thank you. 1)Lorenzo says:” I’m not very fond of French and English. I think learning foreign languages takes a lot of time and you have to ...
September 20, 2011

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Could you check these sentences, please? Thank you. 1)The protagonist soon sees a light coming from the bottom of the wall that make(s) the figures seem spectral and unbearable, like demons looking at him from different directions. 2) He devoted his entire life to the seach ...
September 19, 2011

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You told me they were inappropriate because there could be many combinations and not just one (for example: grow up, get up together, hold/host and have a party) Is it better to say "go on the internet" or "surf the internet"? I still have an exercise to ...
September 19, 2011

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Though you once told me this exercise was not very appropriate I’d like to know if there are alternatives to the ones I chose: Complete the verbs in the phrases p……… football play football g……… advice give advice b………… ...
September 19, 2011

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Thank you very much. I just wanted to know if the statement in 2 is correct or incorrect. 1)Lorenzo says:” I’m not very fond of French and English. I think learning foreign languages takes a lot of time and you have to revise too often. If you don’t, it’s ...
September 19, 2011

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