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December 18, 2014

Posts by henry1


Total # Posts: 203

English
I can't send you my post. What can I do, Writeacher? It appears a sentence saying that I've made error 403. What does that mean?
April 14, 2012

English
I'd like to know if the following sentences are possible. 1. He drove over the ramp (I can't find an example). He followed the signs to Milan and then left the motorway. 2. He stopped at the tollbooth and inserted the money in the ...
December 26, 2011

English
Could you please check these sentences, too? I tried to rephrase the first lines again. 1) Hamlet wonders whether it is better (for him) to endure the assaults of shameless fortune ("the slings and arrows of an outrageous fortune") or to fight against his mass of ...
November 20, 2011

English
I urgently need you to revise these sentences, too. I made some variations, but I have to be sure that everything is OK. I don't know if sentence 1 can make sense. 1) Two philosophical positions, which remain unreconciled in Hamlet's monologue, are expressed in the ...
November 20, 2011

English
I checked the rephrase as you recommended to me. Thanjk you 1)Hamlet wonders whether it is better to bear the nasty things which luck throws his (our) way or to make a stand against his mass of troubles. 2) He can oppose his troubles either by committing suicide or by killing ...
November 20, 2011

English
I left out this sentence. I just wanted to know if it is possible. Can you help me rephrase the second sentence, please? "Nature, however," 1) In Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Marine, nature is again personified and presented as a living being. Nature, ...
June 23, 2011

English
Could you please check these two sentence? Thank you. The deposit I paid for the hotel room will be retained (??) by the hotel if I cancel my booking a week before due/arrival. 2) In Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (in italics) the storm, for example, is ...
June 23, 2011

English
Could you please check this sentence for me? I am interested in student writing exchanges but my students are in first grade. How old are first-grade students? (This is a real question)
June 23, 2011

English
Could you please check these three sentences, please? 1) Describe the kind of technique adopted by 20-century writers to represent the unspoken activity of the mind. Provide an example of its use from the readings done in class. 2) I had to authenticate all the students' ...
June 22, 2011

English
Could you please check these last two sentences, please? Thank you for your help. 1. Britain entered the First World War in 1914 by declaring war on Germany after the German invasion of Belgium. Peace was made at Versailles in 1919. Many British war poets expressed their ...
June 21, 2011

English
I chose the five sentences I was most doubtful about. I really hope you can check them. 1) The First World War, or the Great War as it used to be called, is rightly thought of as bringing cataclysmic changes in life, thought and social forms not only in Britain but in the ...
June 21, 2011

English
Could you please help me check these sentences? Thank you very much in advance. 1) The First World War, or the Great War as it used to be called, is rightly thought of as bringing cataclysmic changes in life, thought and social forms not only in Britain but in the whole of ...
June 21, 2011

English
Can you please check these statements? I'm not sure about the word choice. 1) Explore the theme of the double as it occurs in the works of the writers we studied in class. (I need to change "we studided in class") 2) Describe (I need a synonym) the kind of ...
June 17, 2011

English
Can you please check these two sentences, again? I had misspelt a noun in my previous post. 1) Define the interior monologue providing an example of its use from the readings done in class. Explain then in what way it differs from the stream of consciousness. 2) Focus on Joyce...
June 17, 2011

German
I really need someone to check this short paragraph for me. I'm not a German native speaker and I need to prepare it for tomorrow's language exam. Thank you very much in advance. IT'S URGENT!! Wenn ich an meinen ersten Schultag denke, kann ich bestimmt sagen, dass ...
June 17, 2011

English
Can you hel me formulate the first sentence better? Thank you very much. 1) Define the interior monologue providing an example of its use from (is it wrong?) the readings done in class. Explain then in what way it differs from the stream of consciosness. 2) Focus on Joyce'...
June 17, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following questions. I really hope you can have a look at them. I need you to improve question 2. Thank you. 1) Define the interior monologue providing an example of its use in the readings done in class. Explain then in what way it differs from the ...
June 17, 2011

English
Could you please check these statements, please? It's really urgent. 1)How are the flowers introduced in the first stanza of William Wordsworth’s poem “Daffodils”? What view of nature is presented in the poem? 2) Briefly outline the relationship between man ...
June 16, 2011

English
Can you please check the word choice and let me know which expressions sound better? (The parts in parentheses) Thank you! 3)I couldn’t believe people could eat the meat of animals such as crocodiles or zebras. (I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw people eating the ...
June 16, 2011

English
Can you please check the following sentences? It is really urgent. Thank you very much. 1) Last summer I went to South Africa with my family. In my opinion, it was the most exciting holiday I have ever had. 2) Actually, South Africa has got a lot of wild animals such as lions...
June 16, 2011

English
Thank you for your corrections. I'm still doubtful on a few things. I did some corrections myself. Can you please tell me if they are possible? it's really urgent. 1)My name is Michele and I was born in Torino on 23 March 1997. When I was three years old, I moved with ...
June 13, 2011

English
Could you please check this paragraph? It is really urgent. Thank you!! 1)My name is Michele and I was born in Torino on 23 march 1997. When I was three years I went to Rome with my family. 2) Now I have got 14 years old and I go to secondary school . 3)I have got a lot of ...
June 12, 2011

English
Can you please suggest a site where I can find information on Roosevelt and the New Deal to be used in a class of EFL speakers? Thank you very much!
June 12, 2011

English
Is this sentence grammatical? The ship is caught in a violent storm, then by mist and snow. Thank you
June 6, 2011

English
Can you please check this paragraph on the roaring twenties in America? Thank you in advance. What were the roaring twenties in America characterized by? 1)The 1920s were good times for the Americans. National income was high, industry prospered making vast quantities of ...
June 6, 2011

English
I forgot to include theses last two sentences. Thank you. 1) The style of symbolist poets was characterized by the use of allusive language and development of the multiple association of words. 2) Furthermore, great importance was given to the sound of words as conveying “...
June 6, 2011

English
Can you please check if the following sentences are grammatical? Thank you. (especially questions 1-2) 1) Outline T.S. Eliot’s poetic theory as expressed in his essay Tradition and individual talent. 2) Outline T.S.Eliot's poetic theory and then draw a comparison with...
June 6, 2011

English
Thank you very much. Could you please check if the answer to question is grammatical? 1) At the beginning of the voyage the ship is caught in a storm then by mist and snow and finally is surrounded by ice. The storm is represented as a huge bird, chasing the ship with its ...
June 5, 2011

English
Can you please reconsider questions 1,2 and 3 and tell me if they are grammatically correct? 1) How are Joyce's Dubliners arranged and what are its two recurrent themes? 2) What features do all the characters in Joyce's "Dubliners" have in common? 3) Refer to...
June 5, 2011

English
I really don't know how to express questions n. 1-2 better. Can you please help me? 1) How are Joyce's Dubliners arranged and what are its two recurrent themes? 2) What features have all the characters in Joyce's "Dubliner" have in common? 3) In Joyce'...
June 5, 2011

English
I left out the following three sentences on the same theme. Thank you. 1) The moral of this novel is that every excess must be punished and reality cannot be escaped: when Dorian destroys the picture, he cannot avoid the punishment of all his sins, that is, death. 2) The ...
June 5, 2011

English
Thank you very much. In point 1 I need to formulate my question better. As for the other points I'd like you to revise the language, especially in point 4. 1) Why is Wilde's "The picture of Dorian Gray profoundly allegorical? What does the picture symbolize and ...
June 5, 2011

English
Can you please help me rephrase these questions? I know they are grammatically correct but I need to express them differently. Thank you. 1) Give a brief description of the monster as referred to by Dr Frankenstein in Chapter 5 of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Explain what...
June 4, 2011

English
I forgot to add these two other sentences you checke before. I just wanted to be sure. 1) He created a potion capable of releasing (or to release) his evil side. 2)The individual is left in front of two choices. (is given only two choices/has only two choices). Which one is ...
June 4, 2011

English
Can you please help me rephrase these questions? They should appear as different questions though the meaning is the same. 1) Give a brief description of the monster as referred to by Dr Frankenstein in Chapter 5 of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Explain what the monster ...
June 4, 2011

English
Can you please check these sentences? I'm unsure about the use of synonyms. Thank you. 1)Dr Jekyll creates a potion capable to release (or of realising) his evil side. 2) For this purpose, he uses a particular salt, adds it to other componenents and brings them to the boil...
June 4, 2011

English
Can you please check these sentences for me, please? Thank you very much. 1) The word Victorian derives from Queen Victoria, who ruled constitutionally for more than half a century, from 1837 to 1901. 2) The Victoria Age was a complex area characterized, on the one hand, by ...
June 3, 2011

English
Can you check this sentence, it's really urgent. Before sending you details of my credit card, I would like you to confirm the offer made to me by Mr Smith, your Reservation Executive.
June 3, 2011

English
Can you please check these few sentences, please? Thank you. 1) I just wanted to know why two meals are not included in your rate and how much your hotel charges for a dinner. 2) Would you please be so kind and send me the details of your offer again?
June 3, 2011

English
I forgot to include these other sentences. I just wanted to know if the verb should be "originate" or "originated". Thank you. 1) He regarded imagination as a special intuition which enabled the poet to see things the ordinary man was blind to. He defined ...
June 2, 2011

English
I just wanted to know if the tense choice is correct. Thank you in advance. (The poet remembers seeing a crowd of daffodils). 1) In the first stanza Wordsworth describes the daffodils (as) lying beside the lake, beneath the trees. 2) In the second stanza the daffodils are ...
June 2, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following few sentences. Thank you very much. 1) If it hadn't been for (the action of) one brave woman, the boycot wouldn't have occurred. 2) I'm doubtful whether or not to stay with the same family as two of my classmates. (to share a room ...
June 2, 2011

English
Can you please check these sentences, please? Thank you. 1) The bus trip was very boring and I slept during the whole trip (all the trip is wrong) because I was very tired. 2) We moved (better we went) to Grado for lunch (and had lunch there also possible). 3) We "moved&...
June 2, 2011

English
I forgot to add these two sentences. Thank you. I'm annoyed with his behaviour. I'm annoyed/irritated/angry with him about his behaviour (??). I'm bored with my present job/I'm fed up with my job/I'm tired of my job.
June 1, 2011

English
Could you please check these adjectives referring to personality? Thank you very much. 1) I'm outgoing, sensible, sincere, touchy and hard-working. 2) I'm quite confident about myself. I'm anxious about next week's biology test. 3) If I were you, I'd study ...
June 1, 2011

English
Can you please check these two sentences? 1) He contrasts natural behaviour, which he regards as good to social behaviour, which was governed by reason and social conventions. 2) Long, low-neck T-shirts, which reach up to the tighs, are very popular among teenagers. 3) Can you...
June 1, 2011

English
Can you please check this short letter of enquiry, please? 1) My husband and I are looking for a double room plus an extra bed for my six-year-old child for 14 nights from 4 July to 18 July. 2) In particular, we would like to know your rates in half board (breakfast/dinner) ...
May 31, 2011

English
Is it a mistake to write "Nature ceased to be consideres "as" a real living being?" I included a few more sentences. Thank you. 1) In the fourth stanza the poet suggests that in order to hear the voice of nature we should be in a state of inner emptiness ...
May 30, 2011

English
Could you please check these sentences, please? I'm not sure about the rephrase. 1)In the first stanza the poet remembers wondering aimlessly and alone in the countryside. All at once he was amazed by the sight of a crowd of daffodils dancing ad fluttering in the breeze. ...
May 30, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. When I describe Wordsworth' conception of poetry, shall I use the present or the past? 1) Wordsworth believed poetry should deal with everyday situations or incidents and with ordinary people living in the countryside. 2) He ...
May 30, 2011

English
Can you please check these two sentences, please? Thank you 1) Nature ceased to be considered as a philosophical entity (concept?). It came to be felt as a real living being (real and living being) and to be described as it actually was. 2) The Romantics were concerned about ...
May 30, 2011

English
Can you help me express the following ideas in a letter? It is really urgent and I don't want to be misunderstood. Thank you. 1) We're looking for a double room plus extra bed for my six-year-old child for 15 nights from 4 August to 19 August. 2) In particular, we ...
May 29, 2011

English
1) They tied themseves together and climbed down. However, Joe fell and broke his leg. 2) They decided that Simon would lower him on his rope.The snowstorm became so intense that Simon accidentally left Joe hanging in the air. 3) Simon held on to the rope for over an hour but...
May 29, 2011

English
Here are some sentences I'd like you to check Midlands 1) Joe and Simon ad successfully climbed to the top of Siula Grande, one of the most difficult mountains in the Andes. 2) They decided to climb down the mountain in spite of the dangerous weather conditions. They roped...
May 28, 2011

English
Which word would you use in American English instead of "top up"? (When you put money on your cell phone) I need you to check these sentences, too. Than you. 1) They set out on a windy day though small boats had been warned to stay off (I need a synonym) the water. ...
May 27, 2011

English
I'd like you to check these few sentences for me. Thank you very much. 1) I'd hate to lose (and not losing) my ring because it was my grandmother's. 2) I use the internet to do school research and to look up information I need for school. 3) I'm a Tim ...
May 27, 2011

English
I left out this last sentence I would really like you to check. Thank you 1) I use the net to do (carry out) school research, look up information I need for school, keep up to date on what happens in the world and finally, to chat with my friends through (?) internet messanger.
May 26, 2011

English
I chose the five as you suggested to me. Thank you for your help 1) A white man asked Rosa Parks to give up her seat to him/to get up because he wanted her seat/to stand up-Are they all possible? 2) The boycot would have been a success, if Rosa Parks hadn't refused to give...
May 26, 2011

English
Can you please check these sentences I'm not sure of? Thank you very much. 1) A white man asked Rosa Parks to give up her seat to him/to get up because he wanted her seat/to stand up- Which ones are best? 2) The boycot would have been a success, if Rosa Parks hadn't ...
May 26, 2011

English
I saw your corrections and I thank you for your help. Shall I write this way: 1) The interior monologue has the following features: first, it is immediate since it lacks the conventional syntax and it is free from introductory expressions. Second, it is characterized by two ...
May 25, 2011

English
I left out three sentences, I hope you can see them. 1) Can you use his/her when writing a dissertion? Exmple: The character stays fixed in a place whereas his/her consciousness moves freely in time. 2) There was no use in (is "in" necessary?) thinking of what might ...
May 25, 2011

English
Could you please check these sentences,please? It's really urgent. I made some changes and I would like to know if they are correct. 1) The interior monologue has the following features. First, it is immediate since it lacks the conventional syntax and it is free from ...
May 25, 2011

English
I urgently need to find a site where I can get a video lesson with transcript of the Holocaust. By the way, could you check these sentences I'm not sure of? 1)Robinson’s ship was stuck (wrecked) in the sand and the waves were dashing over it. There was nobody there. ...
May 25, 2011

english
Do you say colorful or colored shirts?
May 25, 2011

English
Could you please check if everything is ok? It's really urgent. 1)The old woman is wearing an elegant black business suit with a white blouse and a white-and-blue striped scarf. 2)The boy in the picture is wearing a black leather jacket with a white short-sleeved shirt ...
May 25, 2011

English
Could you check these very few sentences. I also wanted to know why the sentence "He is said to send her messages" is wrong. Isn't it equivalent to "they say he always sends her messages"? Thank you for helping me. 1) A make-up artist is someone who ...
May 24, 2011

English
You are right but I just want to know if the following sentences are grammatically correct. Thank you. He is reported to be sending her messages. He is reported to have sent her messages. He is reported to have been sending her messages. He is reported to send her messages. I ...
May 24, 2011

English
I checked the site Sarah suggested to me on the personal construction with the passive voice. I hope someone can help me with my doubts. Maybe the sentences are just not possible. 1) They report that Peter is sending her messages. Peter is reported to be sending her messages. ...
May 24, 2011

English
I included my doubts in short sentences. Thank you. 1) What/how do you call a woman's suit made up of a jacket and a pair of trousers? I don't really know. 2) How do you call very short socks, which are completely hidden by the shoes and are usually worn in the summer...
May 24, 2011

English
I have a few more questions. I hope you can answer them. 1) What/how do you call a woman's suit made up of a jacket and a pair of trousers? 2) How do you call very short socks, which are completely hidden by the shoes and are usually worn in the summer? 3) Teenagers like ...
May 24, 2011

English
Can you check if the following sentences which I turned into the passive voice using the personal construction are correct? Thank you for helping me! 1) They report that Peter is sending her messages. Peter is reported to be sending her messages. 2) Peter sent her messages/her...
May 24, 2011

English
Can you check if the following sentences which I turned into the passive voice using the personal construction are correct? Thank you for helping me! 1) They report that Peter is sending her messages. Peter is reported to be sending her messages. 2) Peter sent her messages/her...
May 24, 2011

English
I selected the five questions I was truly unsure of. 1) Can you change this 100-Euro note into two 50-Euro notes, please? 2) I was last in the hospital when I had my tonsils/appendicitis/ adenoids out (or removed?) /when I was operated on my knee/when I had a hernia operation...
May 23, 2011

English
I have selected the five questions I was unsure of. 1) In 1945 the Labour Party came to power and introduced the welfare state, a system of social services organized and paid for by the government. 2) The National Insurance Scheme was set up in 1946 to give financial help to ...
May 23, 2011

English
I left out the following sentences.I hope you can have a look at them. 1) Can you change this 100-Euro note into two 50-Euro notes, please? 2) I was last in the hospital when I had my tonsils and adenoids out/when I was operated on my knee. 3) April is described as the ...
May 23, 2011

English
I forgot to add the following details. I really hope you can have a look at them. 1) In 1903 Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst set up the Women’s Social and Political Union. They campaigned with other women for more rights and recognition for women’s right to vote. 2...
May 23, 2011

Science
I did your corrections. I just wanted to know if all the sentences are correct from a scientific point of view. Thank you. 1) DNA contains instructions which decide which proteins a cell will make and consequently determines the whole chemistry of the cell. 2) DNA is found in ...
May 23, 2011

English
Can you check this very short summary on the second World War, please? 1) On 1st September 1939 Germany invaded Poland. England allied with France against Germany. 2) Germany entered France but British people managed to evacuate most of the English soldiers from France. 3) In ...
May 23, 2011

English
I forgot to add the following statements. Thank you. 1)Say, for example, a bit of a DNA molecule has a string of nucleotides in the order CCGCAG. Reading three “letters” at a time, CCG stands for the amino acid glycine. CAG stands for the amino acid valine. 2) So ...
May 23, 2011

English
I'd like you to check these sentences grammatically. I also would like you to see if the terminology I used is correct. Help me improve my paragraph, please. 1)DNA contains instructions which decide which proteins a cell will make and consequently determines the whole ...
May 23, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following two sentences and as well as few sentences in indirect speech. Thank you. 1)He invited me to go (not come) to the disco with him that evening. 2) This prescription must be shown (not "showed") to the doctor. 3) "Fire now", ...
May 22, 2011

English
I urgently need you to check these sentences for me, please. 1) Elizabeth I was unmarried and used this (?) as a political weapon because for the European princes was important to keep on good terms with England. (better "because she encouraged the hopes of European ...
May 22, 2011

English
I left out the following sentences, which are part of the same homework. Thank you. 1) A woman has been waiting for about ten minutes. She left home at five past six and got there at exactly a quarter to seven. The man apologises for keeping her waiting and believes that if ...
May 19, 2011

English
Could you pleae check these paragraphs I prepared on various listening comprehensions. Thank you very much. 1) Lucy is joining the tennis club. So she needs to buy the tennis equipment. She will be able to use Miranda's box of balls, which is in the cupboard. Unfortunately...
May 19, 2011

English
Thank you very much. Could you check these sentences about the interior monologue. 1) The American psychologist William James coined the phrase “stream of consciousness” to define the continuous flow of thoughts and sensations that characterize the human mind. 2) The...
May 18, 2011

English
Thank you very much for helping me rephrase it. I wonder if you could help me express the message Eliot wants to convey through his poem. What do the dried tubers symbolize? Thank you. 1) Eliot, however, prefers the winter because it lets men leave in peace forgetting the past...
May 18, 2011

English
I'm finding it difficult to paraphrase (word by word) the poem "The Cruellest Month" by Eliot. I'll include it here in the hope you can have a look at it and help me rephrase it. 1) April is described as the cruellest month since it breeds (stirs/awakens) ...
May 18, 2011

English
Just a question. Can you say: She is going to be two in two days'time (or in two days) I'm going to Sicily in a month's time. Is "time" optional? Thank you
May 18, 2011

English
Can you please check these sentences for me, please? Thank you very much. 1) There are other teenagers who like wearing baggy jeans. You'll listen to the test twice. 2) You are asked either to cross the correct alternative (among three) or to fill in the blanks with a ...
May 17, 2011

English
Can you please check these few sentences for me? The first two are on the same theme. 1) At the moment there are two types of teenagers (or teenage groups) in Italy. The former likes wearing large T-shirts and baggy jeans whereas the latter likes wearing skinny jeans and tight...
May 17, 2011

English
Could you please check these sentences for me? Can you help me express the following ideas better? Thank you. 1) If you don't get a "passed" out of your last written test you'll have to take a make-up exam in English August (to make up for your low mark in ...
May 17, 2011

English
A last doubt. I hope you can have a look at it. 1)How can I check this sentence: " We had free lunch in Trieste" We were free for lunch. We were given some free time for lunch. We were free to have lunch where we wanted (to). 2) We had a look at the castle and we ...
May 16, 2011

English
I forgot to add a few things I'm not sure of. Thank you for your help! 1) We went to Trieste where our hotel was (not: where was our hotel). 2) We had a free visit of Trieste (better: we went on an unguided sightseeing tour of Trieste). 3) We saw S. Sabbia rice mill, arice...
May 16, 2011

English
In my revious post you told me I could use the sentence: I had a lunch box prepared by the hotel. Can I keep using this or is it better to say "we had a box lunch from the hotel's kitchen."? Thank you very much!
May 16, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you very much. 1) She requested that we didn't go too near the river bank. (is it possible to use the subjunctive instead of the simple past?) 2) We were requested not to go too near the river bank. She insisted on paying ...
May 16, 2011

English
Could you please check these sentences I wrote containing phrasal verbs? Thank you. 1) I'll come with you as soon as I get through with my homework. We'll have to get together and choose a textbook for next year's students. 2) I gave away all me school books when I...
May 16, 2011

English
Can you please check these other sentences I'm not sure of? Thank you. 1) After visiting the Roman findings (better ruins/remains) in Aquileia, we had a "free lunch". (we were free for lunch, we were free to have lunch where we wanted, our teachers gave us some ...
May 16, 2011

English
Could you please check the details of this trip? Thank you very much 1) We left from Turin at 5 a.m. by bus. Six hours later we arrived in Aquileia and visited the remains (also ruins?) of the old Roman town. 2) In the afternoon we moved (better we got to) a place near Trieste...
May 16, 2011

English
Could you please check this paragraph for me and check if everything is OK? 1) When Jessica arrived in Hollywood, she got the impression of being in an unexciting suburb of Los Angeles. 2) She first went to the Mann's Chinese Theatre, famous for its courtyard, where well-...
May 16, 2011

English
I left out the following few sentences. Thank you. 1) He has a rational attitude and a practical mind. He is not inclined to admire the charm of nature or to daydream; he is active and ready to react to difficult situations. 2.The two main lexical items in this extract are the...
May 15, 2011

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