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September 30, 2014

Posts by Matthew


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English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

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

English
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

English
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

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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
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

English
Writeacher, I urgently need you to revise the introductory part of Chapter 10 (Dr Jekyll and Mrs Hyde). Can you check tenses,please? 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 ...
March 18, 2012

English
I urgently need to check this paragraph. I need to revise word choice, punctuation, sentence connectors and grammar. I really hope you can help me. 1) The 18-th century novels represent the contemporary middle-class and its virtues and features; so the hero is always a self-...
March 18, 2012

English
Could you please check these sentences? Thank you very much, Writeacher. 1) Your paragraphs show a good knowledge of the literary contents. As to the grammar, you are still unsure in the use of tenses and prepositions. 2) As to cohesion, you failed to write an introduction or ...
March 18, 2012

English
I left out the following sentences. Thank you very much. 1) The sense of reward and punishment followed the Puritan ethics of the middle class. (but not: the rewards and punishments followed.....) 2) Other important "themes" are time and place, which are decribed in ...
March 18, 2012

English
Writeacher, I urgently need you to check these sentences. Thank you. 1) You forgot to mention the fact that Robinson keeps himself busy by writing (keeping) a diary using the paper, pen and ink he finds on the wrecked ship. 2) He realizes his gunpowder is running out. 3) The ...
March 18, 2012

statistics
Times for a surgical procedure are normally distributed. Method A has a mean of 28 minutes and a standard deviation of 2 minutes for completion. What is the probability that a surgical procedure conducted by method A takes at most 33 minutes to complete?
March 17, 2012

English
Could you please check these other sentences? They are the last on the same topics. Thank you. 1)You can't get around it: you must tell him the truth. 2) You can't get out of it: you must tell him the truth. My dad took a day off to take me to the sea (Or to the ...
March 17, 2012

English
I left out a few sentences. Thank you. I would like you to tell me the ones which are not possible.Thank you 1) I don't manage to get around to thanking you. Correctio: I can't get around to.. 2) She brought up three children by herself/on her own. She brought three ...
March 17, 2012

English
Writeacher, I really need you to check these sentences and tell me which are possible. Thank you. 1) I really hope we can start our students' email exchange next week. 2) Can you possibly write a short presentation of your school (age range of your students, list of core ...
March 17, 2012

English
Writeacher, I need you to check these things I need to include in an email. Thank you. 1) He has just received your principal's email and he is very pleased our schools will be working together on the accomplishments of various didactic (??) projects. I'm going to find...
March 17, 2012

English
I left out a sentence. He didn't let on the secret to anyone.
March 16, 2012

English
Writeacher, could you please check these examples? Thank you. 1) 'm glad you moved into a new house. I'm pleased you moved house. We were having dinner when the lights went off/out. We didn't 2) What kind of approach can a person have to work? He can work at a ...
March 16, 2012

English
I still have a few doubts, Writeacher. These are my last sentences. I really hope you can check them!! 1) I’ve just been on holiday to France with my family. (It means you have just come back?) I’ve just gone on holiday with my family. (I'm still there??) 2) My ...
March 15, 2012

English
I included the sentences I was most doubtful of. I hope you can clear my doubts. Thank you very much in advance. 1) My family and I have been on holiday in Greece. We stayed on a little island... There wasn't any wind. Unfortuanately I spent there only a week. 2) I have ...
March 15, 2012

English
Can you please check these sentences? I forgot to include them before. I really need to check them with you. 1) My family and I have been on holiday in (to?) Greece (he has come back from Greece). We stayed on (not in) Mikonos, a little island... 2) There wasn't (any ...
March 15, 2012

English
Could you please check these other sentences, please? Thank you. 1) I’ve just been on holiday with my family. I’ve just gone on holiday with my family. 2) My nephews did some pirates’ games. If you have just come back from your holiday: I was in Spain with my ...
March 15, 2012

English
I forgot to add the following data. Thank you very much. 1) You should make a short list of the job requirements before going for the interview. 2) There is nothing wrong with pulling out the paper with the company’s data on during the interview. 3) You should arrive to ...
March 15, 2012

English
Writeacher, I urgently need your help to check a few sentences on job. 1)When I go to the supermarket, first I get the trolley and then I go to the meat and fish section and finally to the check-out counter. I usually pay cash but sometimes by/with the credit card/I use the ...
March 15, 2012

English
I urgently need to check these sentences for the last time. Thank you. 1) The doctor prescribed a nasal spray to be used (is TO USE a mistake??) three times a day. Incorrect: The doctor prescribed me OR to me a nasal spray ... 2) Why don't you take SOME bicarb (or ...
March 15, 2012

English
I still have a few doubts. Can you please tell me if the sentences are all possible? Thank you 1) He cut his finger when he was slicing some bread. The surgeon gave him five stiches. The surgeon put five stiches in his finger. 2) The doctor put a cast on my ankle. The doctor ...
March 15, 2012

English
Thank you very much, Writeacher. Here are some more things I wanted to include. 1) Can you help me organize the introduction to the project? I will also include a group photo of the participating students as well as photos of our school. 2) Once the students know about our ...
March 15, 2012

English
Can you have a look at these sentences, please? 1. I’m emailing you the list of students, who are looking forward to starting the email partnership. As you can see, there are 25 pupils, coming from different classes and age groups. Do you think you can find other 4 pupils...
March 14, 2012

English
1) How can I shorten the word sixteen-year-old pupils? sixteen-year-olds? I need to include groups of students belonging to different classes. So I would like to identify them according to their age.
March 14, 2012

English
Could you please check these last two sentences, again? Thank you. 1) On one hand, I think it would be best to organize a student exchange program for next autumn and, on the other hand see the number of students who would be interested in spending an academic year at your ...
March 14, 2012

English
I left out the following sentences. Please, could you check them too? 1) My backpack is very heavy because inside (in it? are both possible) there are extra clothes, food, water (or food and water) for two days, a map, and a compass. 2) I'll take a big backpack with a tent...
March 14, 2012

English
Could you please check these sentences, please? Thank you. 1) The thieves stole a lot of things but they didn't damage the house. (turn this sentence into the passive/this is part of a test: A lot of things was/were stolen by the thieves but the house wasn't damaaged. ...
March 14, 2012

English
I left out these sentences. Thank you. 1) I hope the weather will be nice/good. I hope to have luck with the weather. If there is heavy rain, I'll have to wear walking boots. I also have a wind breaker in my rucksack in case it will rain. 2) All the boys and girls who will...
March 14, 2012

English
Imagine you are one of the competitors in the Ten Tors Challenge. Describe your clothes and the things you will take with you on the Challenge. (Can we use both the present continous and the future when described the clothes,: I will wear/ I will have to take ...) I gave two ...
March 14, 2012

English
I urgently need you to check this. Thank you, Writeacher. 1) Sorry for disturbing you again. Our secretary told me she hasn't received your headmaster's email, yet. 2) Can you please send it again to the following email address.....? We'll be organizing a link to ...
March 14, 2012

English
I still have a few sentences to check. Thank you very much, Writeacher. 1) During my last holiday I went to Switzerland. For my birthday my parents gave me cards for a horse jumping tournment in Zurich and I went to watch it. 2)We went to friends who have a house in Zurich and...
March 13, 2012

English
I urgently need you to help me check these sentences. Thank you, Writeacher 1) I'm sorry we havent' been in touch with each other for a long time. I've just been on holiday with my family. 2) I visited a medieval village and two islands on the Maggiore Lake. During...
March 13, 2012

English
Writeacher, can you suggest possible topics for email conversations among teenagers? 1) I will ask my students to introduce themselves, describe their daily routines, their hobbies and interests and the place where they live. They will do that with the help of our arts teacher...
March 13, 2012

English
I urgently need you to help me find the proper words. Thank you Writeacher 1) Thank you very much for sending me the list of your students. I was thinking of creating a link to our partnership ( I don't know how to express this) on my school webpage. 2) Five of your ...
March 13, 2012

English
Writeacher, here is my today's post. I varied my name from Henry to Matthew because there are too many Henry on Jiskha!!! In this way I can get to my post more easily. Imagine you have been on holiday with your family. Write an email to a friend telling him/her all your ...
March 13, 2012

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