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Can you, writeacher, please tell me if the following statements are correct?

1)The mirror spends its time looking at the opposite wall. The only time when he changes his observation (can you suggest to me a better word?) is when a woman bends over it to look at herself in it (?)
2)The moon and the stars are said to be liars because they aren't as objective as they may seem (or as they seem?)
3) The growing process is described as a terrible fish.
4) The narrator makes digression about (?) the society of his time.
5) A metonymy is the subsitution of a word for another whose meaning is closely associated.
6) The wind and the man share the idea of tiredness and weakness.
7) The poem is divided into (and not "in) two stanzas.
8) A comparison between two dissimilar things is made through the use a connective word such as "like" or "as".

  • English -

    A metonymy is a figure of speech in which an attribute of something is used to stand for the thing itself.

    The wind and the man both share the characteristics of being tired and weak.

    The poem is divided into two stanzas.

    A comparison between two dissimilar things is made through the use of the connective words; like and as.

  • English -

    Franco, several of us have responded to lists and LISTS of numbered sentences (which, I think, are in reality sentences that should be in paragraphs and essays).

    Grow some self-confidence and start proofreading these yourself. You cannot continue to be dependent on other people to proof YOUR work.

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    Please go over your paper with the following in mind. Thanks to PsyDAG for the following:

    In the future, if nobody is available to proofread your work, you can do this yourself. After writing your material, put it aside for a day — at least several hours. (This breaks mental sets you might have that keep you from noticing problems.) Then read it aloud as if you were reading someone else's work. (Reading aloud slows down your reading, so you are less likely to skip over problems.)

    [You can also either read it aloud to someone else or have someone else read it aloud to you! (The latter works really well!)]

    If your reading goes smoothly, that is fine. However, wherever you "stumble" in your reading, other people are likely to have a problem in reading your material. Those "stumbles" indicate areas that need revising.

    Once you have made your revisions, repeat the process above. Good papers often require many drafts.

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    And here are three really good websites that will help, too.

    http://blog.eduify.com/index.php/2009/10/28/editing-secrets-everyone-should-know/

    (Broken Link Removed)

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/proofing.htm

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