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Writeacher, I urgently need you to check these sentences. Thank you.




1) They got him to give back the animal: He was persuaded to give back the animal. They had him give back the animal: He was requested (kindly invited) to give back the animal.
2) He forgot closing the door. He forgot that the door had been closed. I agree with you to go home early this evening.
3) You deserve to have a good score in this work. I hope to go on holiday to Greece this summer. Carl offered to help me. He offered me a helping hand (??). My mother promised (to me?) to go to the doctor. She invited me to her birthday party. Can I invite you to have dinner with me this evening?
4) Can I propose having dinner …. (?). I’m resisting being attacked by the enemy. He resents having to do this exercise. I have been told to go directly home.
5)I warned you not to trust him. I talked you out (??) Parking is not permitted here. It is not allowed parking the car here. You can’t stop me doing (from doing?) what I want.
6) He needs to go to the dentist.
He has an appointment with the dentist.
He has a dentist's appointment.
He needs to make an appointment with the dentist.
7) take/write an exam (do is a mistake?)
make a decision (take a decision is a mistake?

  • Art -

    1. All are fine, but the last one is a bit odd. I would not use it.

    2. He forgot that he had closed the door. He forgot that the door had been closed. He forgot he had closed the door.

    I agree that you should go home early this evening. ("agree with you to go" is not a normal combination of words for this context)

    3. You deserve to have a good score in this work. I hope to go on holiday to Greece this summer. Carl offered to help me. He offered me a helping hand. <~~All are OK.

    My mother promised to go to the doctor.
    OR
    My mother promised me she would go to the doctor.

    She invited me to her birthday party. Can I invite you to have dinner with me this evening? <~~All are OK.
    The last sentence would be better like this: Would you have dinner with me?

    4. Can I propose having dinner …?

    I’m resisting the enemy's attack.

    He resents having to do this exercise. I have been told to go directly home. <~~All are OK.

    5)I warned you not to trust him.

    I talked you out (??)<~~I don't know what you mean to say here.

    Parking is not permitted here. <~~OK

    Parking is not allowed here.

    You can’t stop me from doing what I want.

    6) He needs to go to the dentist.
    He has an appointment with the dentist.
    He has a dentist's appointment.
    He needs to make an appointment with the dentist. <~~All are OK.

    7) take/write an exam (do is a mistake?)
    <~~The first two are right; "do" is not.

    make a decision (take a decision is a mistake? <~~"make" is right; "take" is not.

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