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March 29, 2015

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I left out the following sentences. Can you please check them? I hope they are the last on the same subject. I really rely on your invaluable help. 1) Caliban feels like a slave. He has o obey Prospero's orders because of Prospero's magic powers. There is a maleficent ...
April 8, 2012

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Can I use the simple past (as used by Shakespeare) to refer to the initial relationship between Prospero and Caliban? I added a few more sentences. 1) One day Caliban tried to rape Miranda, so Prospero gave up taking care of him. 2) At the beginning Prospero taught Caliban the...
April 8, 2012

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I left out two sentences. I find it difficult to check number 2.Thank you. 1) Most Shakespeare's plays have a tragic ending. However, in the Tempets criminals are prevented from cuasing death and they are finally forgiven. 2) Finally, the theme of magic: Prospero is able ...
April 7, 2012

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I did some of the corrections myself. Can you check them, please? 1) Caliban curses himself for having shown Prospero the secrets of the island. 2) Prospero pens him up in a cave like pig and he wishes he could use all the magic spells of Sykorax against him. 3) Caliban ...
April 7, 2012

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Writeacher, I just wanted to know if the expressions "to make a less-savage out of him" and "turned him into a slave" are acceptable. I added a few more things. Thank you. 1) When Miranda and Prospero were friendly living with Caliban, they tried to teach ...
April 7, 2012

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I left out these sentences. 1) There are three main themes: forgiveness, reconciliation, and the element of magic. There are two kinds of magic: the beneficent used by Prospero only for good purposes and the maleficent used by Sykorax to harm its victims. Correction: 2) There ...
April 7, 2012

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I tried to do some of the corrections myself. I really need you to check them now. 1) Caliban is a half-beast half-man creature who has always lived on the island on which the play takes place. 2) He inherited it from his mother, the witch Sykorax, and he showed all its ...
April 7, 2012

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you very much. 1) The Tempest is the last one of Shakespeare’s plays and it’s very different from his previous ones. In fact it is not a tragedy, like Macbeth or Hamlet, but a romance based on forgiveness and reconciliation. ...
April 7, 2012

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Thank you very much. Here are some more sentences I'd like you to check, Writeacher. 1)Caliban s a half-beast, half-man creature who has always lived on the island in which the play takes place. 2) He inherited it from his mother, the witch Sykorax, and he showed all its ...
April 7, 2012

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you very much. I find it difficult to reorganize the sentences. 1) Prospero may be seen as a theatre director (through his magical art he controls all the events? but also as the projection of Shakespeare himself. 2) Prospero, who ...
April 6, 2012

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Thank you very much. Here are some more sentences I'd like you to check, too. In particular, I need to revise the following sentences. 1) For Prospero Caliban becomes the "most lying slave", though he really is filth. (" I have used thee -Filth as though art...
April 6, 2012

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In my previous post I wrote "You should have used the past simple to refer to both Prospero's and Miranda's behaviours towards Caliban when they first arrived on the island. I still have to include a few other sentences. 1) In question 1 you were asked to describe...
April 6, 2012

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Can you please help me check this paragraph containing several grammar mistakes? Thank you. 1) Caliban is a sort of monster half man half beast. There is hostility between Prospero and Caliban. 2) Thanks to is magic art Prospero subdued all the spirit living on the island, ...
April 6, 2012

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I left out a few sentences. Thank you. 1) Then, the characters introduce one another using letters instead of speech, and the action is made up by a series of scenes with no general summaries. Another feature is its immediacy. 2) As stated by Richardson himself, this kind of ...
April 5, 2012

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Here is the last part concerning the narrative technique. Thank you. 1) Pamela is (was) written in epistolary form, as a “series of familiar letters” written by the protagonist and some also by her parents. 2) Richardson places himself in the role of an editor, ...
April 5, 2012

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Writeacher, I urgently need to rephrase (in modern English) Chaucer's the wife of Bath. Can you suggest an internet site? Thank you.
April 4, 2012

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Here is the second part of the same summary. Thank you very much, Writeacher. 1) According to the puritan middle class ideal of the age, marriage was the highest achievement in life, the only way open to women to improve their social status. 2) Their marriage is the reward ...
April 4, 2012

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I urgently need you to check these sentences. Thank you very much. 1) “Pamela” is an epistolary novel, that is a collection of letters written by a virtuous girl, Pamela Andrews, to her parents. The plot is very simple and built around the interrelation between the ...
April 4, 2012

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Could you please check these sentences, Writeacher? 1) We were in /on a talent show which lot of people watch. We didn't win unfortunately, but it's created a lot of publicity (for us). 2) Since then, we've been writing new songs in the studio and we've also ...
April 3, 2012

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Can I finish the mail with this sentence, Thank you very much for your cooperation. Have a good Easter. or I take/seize the opportunity to wish you all the best for Easter. Best regards, I included a sentence I need to translate: Last week we did an interview (also we went for...
April 3, 2012

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I urgently need you to check this mail, Writeacher. I also included a few other sentences. Thank you very much. 1)I'm Mr. ....., the father of ...,who will be taking a summer course in Oxford from ... to.. 2) I just wanted to know if you have received all the required ...
April 3, 2012

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I forgot to include the following things. Thank you very much for helping me! 1) Overgrown ( a place overgrwon by jungle) Synonym: covered (?) 2) a spectacular city. Synonym: a prominent/outstanding/striking (which is best?) 3) Tourists are amazed at the scale of the place. ...
April 2, 2012

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Writeacher, I used one of the website you suggested to me. I made a few changes and I need your revision. In particular question 2 1) What is Siem Reap like and why do most people visit Siem Reap? (It is a small town near the world famous... People visit it because it is a ...
April 2, 2012

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Could you please tell me if the instructions are possible? I included a few more things. 1) Complete the following sentences with the appropriate form of the verbs in the box + a reflexive pronoun (8 pts.) 2) Jack would like to know you better. Answer his questions. 3) Have ...
April 2, 2012

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A few more things.Thank you. “Why don’t we go to the seaside for the weekend?” he asked (us). He proposed going to the seaside. He proposed that we should go...(??) Can you tell me if the names below are female or male names? Thank you. Helen (F) Ellie (f) ...
April 1, 2012

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A last question. Can you please check these sentences? 1) “Would you like to go for a motorbike ride?” he said to me. 2) “What about making pizza for dinner?" he said. (or asked?)
April 1, 2012

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Thank you, Writeacher. Just a question on punctuation. “Would you like to go for a motorbike ride uphill?”, he said to me. 2) “Shall I phone Mary for you?,” said Bill. 3) “If I were you, I’d leave tomorrow morning,” he said. Is the position ...
April 1, 2012

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I left out the following sentences. Can you please check them, too? 1) “Congratulations for passing your driving test”, Peter said to me. He congratulated (me) on/for passing my driving test. 2) “I’m terribly sorry I dropped your glasses on the floor”...
April 1, 2012

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Writeacher, the website you suggested to me for reading comprehension is excellent but the texts are too short. They should be twice as long. Do you have other ideas?
April 1, 2012

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Writeacher, thank you very much for giving me advice. Can you please tell me if my sentences are possible? 1) "What about making pizza for dinner”,he said. He suggested making pizza for dinner. 2) “OK. It was me who broke the vase”, she said. She admitted ...
March 31, 2012

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I can't send you my post. I hope this time I can. 1) Rewrite the following sentences using wish (I think I need to express this better). 2) She is not here with me. (I wish she were here with me) I couldn't talk to her. (I wish I could have talked to her). I didn't...
March 31, 2012

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I left out the following sentences on the third conditional. 4) She was angry with me. I didn't tell her the truth.
March 31, 2012

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Thank you very much, Writeacher. Can you also suggest to me short reading comprehension (to be done in 15 minutes) with a set of comprehension questions at the end (intermediate level) ? Can you check if my sentences to turn into indirect speech are possible? 1) “Would ...
March 31, 2012

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Writeacher, I need your help to find exercises on the following grammar topics: 1) Defining and non-defining relative clauses. (e.g. two sentences to combine ...) 2) Wish (+ simple past, past perfect, would + inf.) 3)Indirect speech (reporting verbs such as apologize, remind, ...
March 30, 2012

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I urgently need you to help me express the following sentence. Thank you. 1) In the past my daughter has suffered from a disease called oxyuriasis which can affect a person's intestine. I'll give her the proper medication in case she develops/contracts/catches this ...
March 29, 2012

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I realized I sent you the wrong sentences. Can you please have a look at them? 1) Our history teacher has included a new email address to be used only by the students participating in the project:...... All the post your 17 students have sent so far has been transferred to the...
March 29, 2012

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Writeacher, I'd like you to revise these sentences, please. Thank you. 1) Our history teacher has included a new email address for the students participating in the project:...... All the post your 17 students have sent so far has been transferred to the new email address...
March 29, 2012

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Just a question. If you had to write this sentence in the second conditional: If the weather is bad, I won't go out. If the weather was/were bad, I wouldn't go out
March 28, 2012

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Can you check if everything is OK in my rephrase of Owen's poem? 1) In the first stanza the soldiers are retreating towards their trenches. Instead of being youthful, strong fighters, they are presented as prematurely old and weak. 2) They are bent over like old men, ...
March 28, 2012

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Could you please check the following sentences? Thank you very much. 1) He gives Coketown human characteristics (not "a human aspect"). 2) Coketown starts to assume human characteristics/connotations He personifies the town. 3) He refers to his students emphatically ...
March 28, 2012

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Thank you, Writeacher. A few more things. I hope you can have a look at them. Can I start my interview by asking: 1) Tell me a little bit about yourself: Are you married? Do you have any children? If yes, how many? 2) Mr. Gradgrind makes an overall impression of a threatening...
March 28, 2012

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I think I'm tired. I left out part of a sentence, again. Thank you.. 1) How much did you earn from selling your first Apple computers? 2) The assertion of the predominance of the church of England was favourably greeted by most people, who had felt oppressed by the ...
March 28, 2012

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I misspelt the word "invest in the Pixar project"
March 28, 2012

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I urgently need you to check these questions: 1) When and where were you born? 2) What did your parents do (as a job)? 3) What was your first job? 4) What was your dream when you were a child? 5) How much did you earn by selling Apple computers? 6) How did you invent the Apple...
March 28, 2012

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I left out the following sentences. Thank you very much. 1) His dictionary definition of a horse underlines how Mr. Gradgrind has choked his Bitzer's imagination. 2) The black of the soot (can soot be replaced by ash and smoke?). 3) Dickens compares the up-and-down ...
March 28, 2012

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Can you please check these sentences? I just need to know if they are ok. 1) When do you usually get off work? He took a day off work to drive me to the airport. 2) The manager has just laid off Peter’s father. Can you put me through to the manager, please? He has taken ...
March 28, 2012

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Can you please check these sentences, too? Thank you. 1) Unless you improve your handwriting I won’t check your next paragraphs. 2) Unlike Sissy, who is described as a black-haired and black-eyed girl, Bitzer has a fair complexion, emphasized by the light hair and light ...
March 27, 2012

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I still have to include the following sentences. I really hope you can help me check them. 1) All the commas in your paragraphs are set in place of periods. Divide your long sentences into shorter sentences consisting of subject, verb and complements. 2) Link them using ...
March 27, 2012

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I left out a few sentences. Could you please check them? Thank you. 7) During William of Orange's reign a number of laws were introduced, which were to fix the course of modern Parliamentary England. The Bill of Rights established that no decisions could be taken (by the ...
March 27, 2012

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Writeacher, can you check these sentences, please? Thank you very much. 1) The Great Fire broke out in London in 1665. 2)London was hit by the Fire in ... 3) The Great Fire burst out (?) in London in.. 4)This accelerated a secret plan to bring in William of Orange, the husband...
March 27, 2012

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Writecher, I need your help to revise this. Thank you. 1) I really hope that you read my presentation of your school and that you liked it. As a matter of fact, I've just emailed it to our history teacher, who is going to set up a link to your school tomorrow. 2) Do you ...
March 26, 2012

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I still have a few doubts on a few sentences. Thank you very much, Writeacher. 1) I need to write an example containing the verb "awake/awoke/awoken". Could you please help me? 2) Do you remember when/why/the reason for which/ the place in which/ how/ the way in ...
March 26, 2012

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I urgently need you to check these sentences. Thank you very much, Writeacher. 1) I'll take an umbrella in case (that) it rains(it may rain/it might rain) You can go to the cinema providing you finish your homework. 2) He should have repaired his car. She complained to the...
March 26, 2012

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I think in the last sentence I should vary "to learn of" and leave out "of"
March 25, 2012

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Thank you very much. I left out a few sentences I'm unsure of. 1) My school is not close enough for me to walk there. My school is too far for me to walk there. (Shall I include there in both sentences). 2) I didn't have enough time to visit her yesterday. He confessed...
March 25, 2012

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Thank you very much. Here are a few sentences I urgently need you to check. 1) I wish it hadn't rained so often. I wish they would stop arguing (with each other) 2) I wish she were here with me. If I had studied harder, I would/could/might have passed the exam. 3) He would...
March 25, 2012

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Could you please check my sentences, please? Thank you, Writeacher. 1) You can't get out of it: you must confess that you have broken the vase. We were having dinner when the lights went out. 2) The teacher invited me to look up the unknown words in the dictionary. 3) ...
March 25, 2012

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Writeacher, here are the sentences I urgently need you to check. 1)Though you are still a student, refer to the type of approach to work you may adopt when working. Would you work at a job, at a career, or at a passion? 2) Write at least five phrasal verbs that are related to ...
March 25, 2012

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Writeacher, I'm still working on my paragraph on the presentation of the Irish school. I really hope you'll be there in three hours' time to check if everything is OK. By the way, can you suggest a website, on which (?) phrasal verbs are grouped according to their ...
March 25, 2012

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Can you please check of these sentencesa are possible? Thank you. 1) When will you get around to phoning me? 2) He forgot to switch the gas off and he burned the cake. 3) His mother took a day off to drive him to the beach. 4) Peter got at his brother for scolding him ( ...
March 24, 2012

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I left out these sentences. Thank you very much. I really need your revision. Thank you very much. 1) His last voyage leads him to the island inhabited by the Houyhnhnms, horses endowed with reason that rule over the ....., a vile and filthy species of animals similar to human...
March 23, 2012

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I urgently need you to revise this paragraph I need to prepare on Gulliver's travels. Thank you 1) Gulliver’s Travels, which can be regarded as Swift’s masterpiece, consists of four books, each dealing with the various adventures of the ship’s surgeon Lemuel...
March 23, 2012

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Can you please check these sentences and tell me which one are possible? Thank you. 1) He didn't let on the secret to anyone. He didn't let out the secret to anyone. 2) He didn't let on that he knew Mary's secret. He didn't let out that he knew Mary's ...
March 23, 2012

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Can you please help check the sentence again. I forgot to include the verb. If you want, you can help me write a short description of your school including the summer courses and the students' mobility opportunities your school offers.
March 23, 2012

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I forgot to include this sentence. Thank you. If you want, you can help me write a short description of your school including the summer courses and the students' mobility opportunities.
March 23, 2012

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Writeacher, can you please check these sentences? Thank you very much. 1) My list included 27 students, including an older student from class IV F who would like to be involved in a science project to be carried out in English. 2) As you can see 17 of your students sent email ...
March 23, 2012

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How do you call the washing podwer for the washing machine? A box of washing powder? Thank you.
March 22, 2012

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Thank you very much. I need you to check these sentences. 1) My father took a day off work (not a day off from work) to take me to the seaside. 2) They took 20% off (not "from") the list price. 3) He let the students off with an warning. He let off the students with ...
March 22, 2012

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Can you please help me work out phrasal verbs related to work? When do you think will you come ...... to work? What are the possible prepositions? back .... are there others? What about "down"? Can you think of any phrasal verbs used with work (apart from take a day ...
March 22, 2012

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Which one is correct? You'd better go over your maths notes. You'd better go through your maths notes
March 22, 2012

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Can you please help me check these sentences? Thank you. 1) I'd like to make a career as a teacher. I'd like to make money from my hobby. I'd like to earn money by working as a lawyer. 2) I hope the weather will be fine but if there is heavy reain, I'll have to...
March 22, 2012

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Could you please check these sentences, too? Thank you. That's the man I talked at the conference to. That's the man I talked to at the conference. On the Ten Tors Challenge I'm wearing a yellow T-shirt, black tracksuit pants, and a red-and-white bandanna on my ...
March 22, 2012

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Writeacher, I need your help to check a few things. Thank you. 1) At the first time Clare didn't say if she was free, but the next day she confirmed she was able to go to the cinema. (Can you check this sentence for me?) 2) I would like to enrol at the faculty of ...
March 22, 2012

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Could you please check if everything is correct? Thank you. 1) Thank you very much for having your students send email to their Italian partners. 2) Tomorrow I will distribute the emails to my students so that they can start the partnership. 3) Four more students would like to...
March 22, 2012

ap world history
Well on the 2009 AP World history exam one of the essay topics is "For the period from 1500 to 1830, compare North American racial ideologies and their effects on society with Latin American/Caribbean racial ideologies and their effects on society." So College Board ...
March 21, 2012

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This is what I meant in the previous sentence. Thank you. 1)I want to say that if this person knows the password, he can check the names of the students who have already sent mail to their parterns.
March 21, 2012

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Could you please check these few things? Thank you, Writeacher. Here is the password connected to the students' class email address. If you want you can check the names of the students who have sent email so far. Could you please ask them all to send a short message so ...
March 21, 2012

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Can you check this sentence, please? Thank you. Imagine to be a competitor in the Ten Tors Challenge. Refer to what you will wear and the things you'll bring with you on the challenge.
March 21, 2012

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Writeacher, I can't vary the sentence, I just have to say which one is correct. Paris, which I visited last year, is one of the most romantic places in which I have ever been/I have ever been to. (I have to determine whether the correct preposition is IN OR TO. Thank you.
March 21, 2012

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The last exercise was a comprehension I downloaded from the internet site you suggested to me. (esl-lounge) I just wanted to know if my answers were correct. 3. The first time I ever met Clare, she was working in a clothes store in Chicago. I was feeling pretty embarrassed ...
March 21, 2012

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I still have a doubt on a few sentences. 1. They are criticizing everything that/which/no pronoun I do. Which are possible? 2. I found a toy car, whose (of which is a mistake?) flat tyre was missing. As to the comprehension you suggested to me is the last question true or ...
March 21, 2012

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Writeacher, as to sentence 2 should I stick to the present perfect? Paris, which I visited last year, is one of the most romantic cities TO WHICH I've been in which I've been (is a mistake) which I've been to I've been to I've visited. where I've been (...
March 21, 2012

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Writeacher, I urgently need your help to check a few things. 1) Which of them is the girl to whom you are enganged? 2) Paris, which I visited las year, is one of the most romantic cities I've been to/to which I've been/where I've been/where I've stayed/which I...
March 21, 2012

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Can you please check my sentences? Thank you. 1) I've been out for lunch. I've written a lot of tests at school. I've spent a lot of time revising for my English test. 2) I've bought a new lap top computer. I've participated in an athletic competition. 3) I...
March 21, 2012

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I left out a few more things and a short translation. Can you please check them, too? 1) Four of your students have sent email so far. Can you please send me the individual email addresses of your partecipating students so that we can start the email partnership? My students ...
March 20, 2012

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Can you please check these other sentences? Thank you very much. 1) Robinson makes Friday a slave. He calls him Friday because of the day the savage was saved. Better: after the day he is rescued/after the day of his rescue. 2) There were specific references to the names of ...
March 20, 2012

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Can you please check these other sentences,too? Thank you. 1) Every detail in the novel is accounted for in the most precise manner. 2) Friday's physical traits are similar to those of a European. Friday doesn't believe in God so he is not Christian. Friday is not ...
March 20, 2012

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I left out these sentences. I really hope you can check them, too. 1) When Robinson arrives on the island he brings some tools he took from the ship with him; He has got a Bible, some seeds, a diary, weapons and gunpowder. 2) He keeps himself busy by making himself a home and ...
March 20, 2012

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Writacher, I didn't revise these questions. Though they can be improved, I can't see anything wrong with grammar. 1) Provide a description of Friday as given in Chapter 16 of Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. 3) Outline the main features of 18th-century novels. Refer to ...
March 20, 2012

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I left out these other two sentences. Thank you very much. I need to fix sentence 2 using linkers. 1) From the ship Robinson takes paper, ink and a pen, which he uses to write a diary necessary for Robinson to mantain an ideal contact with his motherland. 2) Robinson has many ...
March 20, 2012

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Here are some other sentences I need to check with you. Thank you very much. 1) He writes a diary with everything he does on the island (and records everything he does on the island?). 2) To feed himself, in addition to goats’ meat and milk, he plants some corn seeds in ...
March 20, 2012

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I tried to check things myself but I still have a few doubts. Please, have a look at them. 1)A novel is retrospective when the narrator recollect memories from his/her past. 2) Friday is similar to a European in his complexion. However, he describes only few negative aspects ...
March 20, 2012

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Here are other sentences I need to check. Can you please help me to have a look at them? Thank you. 1) In his Robinson Crusoe, Defoe uses retrospective first person (or 1-st person) narration because he recalls memories from his past adventures. (Not because the characters are...
March 20, 2012

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I urgently need to check some paragraphs with you. I hope you can help me. I repeated the same sentence many times to see all the possible variations. Thank you very much. 1)Defoe's novels are fcitional and retrospective autobiographies always pretending to be true stories...
March 20, 2012

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Thank you very much. A few other things on sentences I need to check. They are really awkward to check. 1) Which of the following are possible? The novels were told/written in the first or third person singular (?). We have a first or third person narrator. 2) The author ...
March 19, 2012

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Writeacher, I'm glad you are with us again. I'm finding it difficult to check 2-4. I wonder if you could help me. Thank you 1) The teacher took two points off for each/every (any is a mistake) grammar mistake. Edward got back at his brother for being rude to him (...
March 19, 2012

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Can someone check these two paragraphs, please? It is really important to me. 1)In Chapter ten Dr Jekyll comes to the realization of the primitive duality of man. He admits that man is not truly one but two. He is sure that if he can separate his two identities, he will be ...
March 19, 2012

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As Writeacher is on holiday, I need someone of you, Ms Sue, to check my paragraph. In particular, sentence 1 (?) "he had daydreamed" and sentence 2 (the whole sentence). I really hope you can help me. 1)In Chapter ten Dr Jekyll comes to the realization of the ...
March 19, 2012

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Ms Sue, here is the second and last part, concerning Stevenson's biography. Thank you very much for helping me. 1) Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850. He spent most of his childhood in bed because of his poor health and grew up under the influence of his ...
March 18, 2012

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Ms. Sue, as Writeacher is not there, I'd like you to check if everything is OK in this rephrase I need to prepare for tomorrow. (Use of tenses) 1) In Chapter ten Dr Jekyll comes to the realization of the primitive duality of man. He admits that man is not truly one but two...
March 18, 2012

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