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Can you please check these statements, Writeacher. Thank you.




1) If I hadn't been waiting for you, I wouldn't have arrived late.
I was having dinner (not: I had been having dinner) when the telephone rang.
2) He told me he had lost the keys of his car (or his car keys, or both?)
Newspapers report that she lives in Paris.
3) She is reported to live in Paris by newspapers.My parents let me go on holiday on my own. Passive: I'm allowed to go on holiday on my own by my parents.
4) He offered to have lunch with him that day.
He invited me to have lunch with him.
5) He offered to carry the suitcase for me.He proposed carrying the suitcase for me.She proposed having lunch with her that afternoon.

  • Art -

    1) If I hadn't been waiting for you, I wouldn't have arrived late. OK

    I was having dinner (not: I had been having dinner) when the telephone rang.
    Your "not" is correct!

    2) He told me he had lost the keys to his car (or his car keys, or both?) OK

    Newspapers report that she lives in Paris. OK

    She is reported to live in Paris by newspapers. very awkward

    My parents let me go on holiday on my own. Passive: I'm allowed to go on holiday on my own by my parents. OK

    4) He offered to have lunch with me that day.

    He invited me to have lunch with him. OK

    5) He offered to carry the suitcase for me. OK

    He proposed carrying the suitcase for me. stilted, but OK

    She proposed having lunch with her that afternoon. This is correct ONLY if "She" and "her" are two different people.

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