Franco

Popular questions and responses by Franco
  1. English

    I have a few more questions to ask you. I really hope you can answer them, too. 1)He lied to her about what his last words had been. 2)He lied to her about his last words. 3) She wears her hair in a plait today. 4) He's got a pierced nose and pierced ears.

    asked on October 13, 2010
  2. English

    I need your help to paraphrase the description of the Merchant in Chaucer's Prologue to the Canterbury Tales. I'll include the description at the end. Thank you . 1)The merchant had a forking beard and wore a motley (I need a symonym: multicoloured) dress,

    asked on November 28, 2010
  3. English

    1) Can you please suggest an internet site listing everyday computer language? In particular, I need to carry out some research on computer phrasal verbs as well as on phrases, English people normally use when referring to their conputer work. 2) By the

    asked on February 2, 2011
  4. English

    I have a few doubts regarding the use of the present perfect. I really hope you can have a look at them, too. Thank you!! 1) How long ago did you (last?) see him? 2) When did you last see him? 3) How long haven't you seen him? (Is it wrong?)Haven't you

    asked on October 3, 2010
  5. English

    Here are some sentences on Robinson Crusoe I'd like you to check. Thank you. 1) After rowing for seven kilometres, a huge wave took the boat and threw them into the air like a ball. 2) Robinson fell into the sea, water filled his mouth (his mouth was

    asked on September 26, 2010
  6. English

    I forgot to include the following seven points. Can you please check them too? 1) Portia asks Antonio to give the ring back to Bassanio. When Bassanio sees the ring, he is astonished and can't believe it is the ring he gave to the judge. 2) Graziano and

    asked on September 7, 2010
  7. English

    Can you help me paraphrase the meaning of the following lines? 1)The plants are described as "veins bathed in liquor of such power as brings about the engendering of the flowers". The plants are described as veins soaked in a liquor of such power that it

    asked on May 5, 2010
  8. English

    GuruBlue, thank you very much for telling me about popular clothes in America. What does the word "bill forward" mean? Can you please tell me if I made any mistakes in describing clothes? I'm typing you the sentences again. Thank you in advance. 1)I

    asked on April 18, 2010
  9. English

    Can you check the adjectives in the following sentences, please? I really don’t know if you can use them in English. I wonder if you could possibly help me make a list of clothes which are “fashionable” at the moment in the USA. Thank you very much

    asked on April 18, 2010
  10. English

    Thank you for your last corrections. Can you check these sentences, too? Thank you very much in advance. 1) Go straight on (but not go straight on Crown Street?) but go along Crown Street. 2) Where is cinema in Crown Street and how do I get (can I use

    asked on April 18, 2010
  11. English

    Can you please tell me if the following statements regarding school rules are correct? Thanks a lot. 1) You must: do your homework regularly, always bring your books to class, put up your hand if you want to ask your teacher a question or answer your

    asked on March 23, 2010
  12. English

    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

    asked on March 11, 2010
  13. English

    Thank you very much for your last corrections! Can you check the grammar in the following sentences, please? 1) Antony uses his rhetoric to persuade people to mutiny against Brutus. 2) History was seen as a sort of moral teacher, where the Elizabethans

    asked on February 28, 2010
  14. English

    Can you please check the following five sentences? Thank you very much in advance. 1) The Elizabethan theatre had a circulal or octagonal wooden structure. 2) In the middle of which there was a pit opened to the sky. In it, there was the apron stage, the

    asked on November 28, 2013
  15. chamistry

    how do you calculate the mole fraction of HCl in an acqueous solution that contains 33.6% HCl by mass?

    asked on February 23, 2011
  16. English

    I forgot to include the following sentences. I hope you can have a look at them too. 1) The slave trade between Europe, Africa and the America lasted for about 400 years, between 1500 and 1900. 2) The cities involved in the slave trade became very rich.

    asked on February 2, 2011
  17. English

    Can you check if the following statements are possible please? Thank you very much. 1) After 1810 the greater part of African Americans in slavery were born in the United States. 2) White slave owners were afraid of African customs because they couldn’t

    asked on February 2, 2011
  18. English

    Can you please check if these sentences are grammatically correct,please? Thank you very much. 1)It’s two years since I last saw him (OR I saw him last?) How long is it since you last saw him? 2) I last (is last placed between subject and verb?) saw him

    asked on January 30, 2011
  19. English

    Are the following sentences possible? Thank you very much. 1) He shot me in the leg. 2) He showed me the way to the supermarket. 3) He likes shooting. 4) He shouted at him. 5) I always show my gift card to the check-out clerk so that I can get a discount

    asked on January 26, 2011
  20. English

    Can you please check these short conversations? Thank you. 1.Doctors have to wash their hands and put their gloves on before operating on patients. 2.Safety guards make sure that no-one enters the hospital without permission. 3. He was operated on his

    asked on January 25, 2011
  21. English

    I forgot to include these other sentences. Thank you for your help. 1) He tries to remember what London was like when he was a child. Actually, he cannot remember anything about his childhood, except “a series of bright-lit tableaux, occurring against no

    asked on January 17, 2011
  22. English

    I still have a few more sentences on the same theme. I really hope you can look at them too. 1)In any case, the face of Big Brother symbolizes the Party in its public manifestation; he is a reassurance to most people (the warmth of his name suggests his

    asked on January 17, 2011
  23. English

    Can you check how I rephrase the opening to the first chapter of Orwell's 1984? Thank you . 1) This extract is taken from G. Orwell’s 1984 and gives an insight into life (I need a synonym) in London, the capital of Oceania, a totalitarian state where the

    asked on January 17, 2011
  24. English

    I forgot to include the following sentences. 1) I had a stomachache OR I had stomach ache? 2) I have a terrible sore throat. I think you should take a dose (can you say an effervescent tablet) of anti-inflammatory after main meals (lunch, dinner) and a

    asked on January 16, 2011
  25. English

    I forgot to include these three more sentences. Thank you 1)He wants his audience to realise that it is industry that is responsible for the dull appearance and atmosphere of the town. 2) The brickwork is then described as having “the painted face of a

    asked on January 12, 2011
  26. English

    I did three more corrections myself. Can you see if they are OK? 1)Also the doctor lives and works in a small laboratory and the monster learns the human civilization closed in a small cottage. Correction: The doctor lives and works in a desolate

    asked on January 10, 2011
  27. English

    Can you pleas check these sentences for me, please? Thank you. 1) Your sentences are either confused or do not make sense at all. You mixed tenses, gender and even invented words! I think you should re-write each paragraph checking in your literaure book

    asked on January 6, 2011
  28. English

    Can you check the following sentences for me, please? Thank you. 1) Introduce the English Renaissance focusing your attention on their view of nature, of man and their conception of the universal order. What was the literature of the period characterized

    asked on December 19, 2010
  29. English

    Can you please check if the following definitions are possible? Thank you 1)The iamb is an unstress-stress pattern like the word "upon". 2) The anapaest is the unstress-unstress-stress pattern. 3)The oxymoron is a figure of speech in which two

    asked on December 4, 2010
  30. English

    I need to know if the following sentences are possible. Thank you very much! 1) Lake Titaca is situated (lies) between Bolivia and Peru and is the highest large lake in the world. Can I replace "highest large" with "largest"? What is the difference?

    asked on November 17, 2010
  31. English

    Can you please tell me which of the following alternatives are possible? 1) Which is the lowest mark a student can be given in the USA? (I really need to know the answer to this question). 2) If I catch you cheating, I'll give you the lowest possible (?)

    asked on November 10, 2010
  32. English

    Can you help me paraphrase the poem "A Dirge" by P.B. Shelley? Thank you very much! 1)A dirge is a song that is sung at a funeral. The poet piles one image of nature upon another to describe the grief he feels. (It is normally assumed that in this poem

    asked on October 24, 2010
  33. English

    I have some doubts concerning a few sentences. I really hope you can check them. Thank you very much in advance. 1)I did rhythmic gymnastics two years ago but I had to give it up to prepare for (?) my school-leaving exam. 2)My favourite book is "Heart of

    asked on October 23, 2010
  34. english

    I forgot to include the following statements. I really hope you can have a look at them, too. 1)I have football training twice a week. It lasts two hours and is very wearisome. 2)I like playing football very much (and not: I like very uch playing..) 3)I

    asked on October 23, 2010
  35. English

    Can you please check these sentences for me I'm not sure of. Thank you very much. 1) My sister and I are high school students.I want to play in a football team but my parents don't want me to. 2) I don't study French at my school. I'm of white skin (or

    asked on October 23, 2010
  36. English

    I forgot to include the following statements. I really hope you can have a look at them too. 1) They regretted missing OR having missed the bus. 2) They escaped with a ship or by a ship. 3) I have my groceries delivered by the supermarket. 4) Petra lives

    asked on October 17, 2010
  37. English

    Thank you very much for your corrections. I would kie to know if everything is OK in these sentences, too. 1) Mickey phoned about the audition for Best Days.He’d like to know what time the audition starts. 2)The secretary tells him the audition starts at

    asked on October 17, 2010
  38. English

    I forgot to include the following two alternatives. Thank you very much for your cooperation. 1)"Shall I get a candle?", he said. He wondered whether he should get a candle. He wanted to know if he should get a candle. 2)He asked me if I would like to have

    asked on October 17, 2010
  39. English

    I'd like to know if the following sentences (+alternatives) in indirect speech are possible. Thank you very much in advance. 1) “Would you like to have lunch with me on Sunday?”, he said to me. He invited (and not: "requested, offered) me to have lunch

    asked on October 17, 2010
  40. English

    Can you please check the following sentences, please? Thank you. 1) Shylock is worried about his daughter going away with Antonio but he’s more concerned about the money she has cost him. 2)Antonio suggests Shylock should pay a fine to the court and give

    asked on October 8, 2010
  41. English

    As promised, I just included the first five sentences I wasn't sure of. 1) One day he got to the beach and saw it was covered with human bones. He realized that cannibals had eaten men on his island. He believed that cannibals ate other men because they

    asked on September 26, 2010
  42. English

    I forgot to include the following sentences which belong to the same summary. Thank you for you help. 1) One day he got to the beach and saw it was covered with human bones. He realized that cannibals had eaten men on his island. He believed that cannibals

    asked on September 26, 2010
  43. English

    Here are some more sentences on Defoe's Robinson Crusoe I'd like you to check. Thank you very much in advance. 1) As he hadn’t eaten anything since the day before, he decided to take off his clothes and swim to the ship to look for food. He tried to get

    asked on September 26, 2010
  44. English

    Can you help me checked if the following sentences are grammatically correct? Thank you very much. 1) On what condition can Shylock take a pound of flesh from Antonio? On condition that he doesn't drop(?) a single drop of Antonio's blood. 2) Why can have

    asked on September 26, 2010
  45. English

    I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you very much in advance. 1)I had a very good holiday (OR I spent nice summer holidays??). I ate a lot of ice-cream(s) during my summer holidays. I finished my homework late (?) because I’m a lazy guy.

    asked on September 16, 2010
  46. English

    I forgot to include these other sentences I'm not sure of. 1) I joined the Scouts in 1990. I went on a summer camp with the Scouts in July. 2) We camped in the mountains. We put up our tents as soon as we got there. 3) In the evenings() we made bonfires

    asked on September 13, 2010
  47. English

    Thank you very much for helping me. Can you check these sentences, too? Thank you. 1) According to Venetian law a debtor was given a thirty day grace period after the deadline in order to pay his debt. 2) If the debtor failed (or had failed) to pay the

    asked on September 13, 2010
  48. English

    Can you please check these other sentences for me? Thank you very much for your invaluable help. 1) Portia disguises herself as a judge and Nerissa as her clerk. They come to court to defend Antonio unknown of their husbands. 2) Portia advises Shylock to

    asked on September 7, 2010
  49. English

    Can you please check if the following sentences are ok? Thank you in advance. 1) "Express your regret for the following situations using a wish construction". Example: I didn't study for the test. I got a bad mark. I wish I had studied for the test. 2)

    asked on June 29, 2010
  50. English

    Can you please check if the following sentences are possible? Thanks in advance. 1)Sterne breaks the rule of the conventional biography since Tristram’s birth occurs only in the third episode. 2)Furthermore, he doesn’t follow a story-line since the

    asked on May 24, 2010
  51. English

    Thank you for your invaluable help. Can you please consider these sentences, too? 1) As for her behaviour, she cried when she saw a mouse caught in a trap. 2) He makes a potrait of English society but he does not portray the aristocracy and the peasants.

    asked on May 24, 2010
  52. English

    Can you please consider these sentences from a grammatical and lexical point of view? Thank you in advance. 1) Since the last years of the 19th century Europe started to live a very deep crisis. (Since the last years.... had been experienced?) 2) Freud

    asked on May 24, 2010
  53. English

    I forgot to include the following sentences. 1) Among English teenagers are popular skinny jeans. 2)Gulliver takes an aversion for every thing at home because European society is losing its values.

    asked on May 23, 2010
  54. English

    Thank you a lot for your corrections. Let me know if everything is OK now. 1) First, Chaucer describes the genle spring rain, which ends the drought of March. 2) Then he mentions the plants whose life source has such a powerful liquid that it sprouts the

    asked on May 5, 2010
  55. English

    Can you help me simplify or correct these sentences,too? Thank you very much in advance 1) In fact she resists all her master’s advances protecting her (?) virtue and in her turn gains a proposal of marriage which she accepts obtaining a social position

    asked on April 25, 2010
  56. English

    Could you please check the following questions? Which of the first two questions is better expressed? 1) Briefly outline the features of the 18th-century novels. Focus then on Defoe’s novels and examine their structure and characterization. 2) What were

    asked on March 24, 2010
  57. English

    I forgot to include these last two sentences. Thank you very much for your last corrections! 1) The guilds controlled the proper quality of goods, laid down the rules concerning apprenticeship and organised fairs where their members sold their produce.

    asked on March 2, 2010
  58. English

    You forgot to check the grammar in the following sentences yesterday. Thank you. 1) You referred to question number 4 when answering question number 1. Your paragraph is off the subject (or you wandered off the subject?) 2) Express yourself in your own

    asked on February 28, 2010
  59. English

    I forgot to include the following statements. Thank you a lot for your help. 1)Brutus fears what Caesar would become if he were elected king. 2) Brutus tries to convince the mob hat he was right in killing Caesar. 3)Political power is compared to an

    asked on February 28, 2010
  60. English

    Thank you for your last corrections. Can you check the grammar in the following sentences, please? 1) A: "What would you like to drink?" B: "I'll have a coke, please". A: "What about you?" (and not "And for you?")C: I'd like an orange juice. 2) The Celts

    asked on February 28, 2010
  61. English

    I forgot to include the following statements. 1) Use the simple past when reporting historical events and the simple present when referring to the main events in a plot. 2) The fact that Hamlet refers to himself using adjectives such as dullo

    asked on February 28, 2010
  62. English

    I forgot to include the following statements. 1) Answer four out of (or just "of") the following six questions. 2) do you usually use do with the following sports activities: aerobics, athletics, karate, ballet 3) go + cycling, water rafting, paragling (?

    asked on February 23, 2010
  63. English

    I forgot to include the following statements: Thank you very much in advance. 1) Yesterday I read the following news in the newspaper. 2) On Sunday morning a young man, who was drunk (?) and had spent his Saturday night in a disco, drove his car at top

    asked on February 17, 2010
  64. English

    Can you check the following sentences for me? Let me know how I can improve them, please. 1) England was invaded by some Germanic tribes, known under the name of (?) the Anglo-Saxons, then by the Vikings, who were defecate by the Normans. 2) As far as

    asked on February 17, 2010
  65. English

    Can you check the following sentences for me, please? 1) Last year my brother and I went for a ride on our motorbikes (Can you also say: "I went for a motorbike ride with my brother?) 2) We were riding on a digged up road. (how can I say that the road was

    asked on February 13, 2010
  66. English

    Thank you for your last correction. Can you explain to me why I can't use the past simple in sentence (1) as the action is finished? I really hope you can check all the other sentences too 1) He makes clear that he had to overcome his prejudice towards her

    asked on February 11, 2010
  67. English

    Can you check the following questions for me,please? Thanks you a lot! 2) Where did Mary Stuart spend her childhood? 2) Who did she get married to? 3)What sort of disease is smallpox? When did it spread in England? 4) What disease did Elizabeth

    asked on February 10, 2010
  68. English

    I forgot to include these other two sentences, I would like you to check 1)I had luck with the weather. OR I was lucky/unlucky with the weather 2) In/on/over/during my Christmas holidays I went skiing (Which prepositions is wrong???) Thank you.

    asked on February 6, 2010
  69. English

    Can you check these very last sentence of the day, please? 1) One day (and not once)the thieves jumped through the window of my house 2) One day the thieves got into my house through my bedroom's window. Actually, I had left it open through negligence. 3)

    asked on January 30, 2010
  70. English

    Can you help me rephrase the poem “Mirror” by Sylvia Plath? 1) The mirror is silver, exact and four-cornered. It has no preconceptions. It is truthful, not cruel. It swallows whatever it sees, unmisted by love or dislike (How can I replace unmisted?)

    asked on January 21, 2010
  71. English

    1)The ghost is sympathetic to Gertrude )is sympathise with a synonyn?) 2)In the morality play characters stood for human qualities, either good or bad (or good and bad??) 3)show sympathy for someone, to feel pity for (is "to pity someone also correct?)

    asked on January 18, 2010
  72. English

    Can you check these sentences, please? 1)If you want to reduce this problem (a synonym for reduce?) 2)He thought that in a man there are good and evil parts (there is a good and an evil part) 3)You have to reuse them (instead of use them more times) 4)He

    asked on January 7, 2010
  73. Trigonometry

    prove that [(sin 2 t / sin t )] - [( cos 2t ) / cos t ] = sec t and sin (2t - t ) = sin t

    asked on March 28, 2008
  74. ENGLISH

    Is this sentence possible? While I was getting up my parents were sleeping.

    asked on May 29, 2018
  75. English

    Can someone check my my post? Thank you very much in advance. Franco At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, millions of people emigrated to the USA as they wanted to escape from poverty, unemployment, and political and

    asked on January 7, 2015
  76. english

    I would like to know if writeacher is doing well. Ms Sue, could you please let me know? Many thanks. Franco

    asked on November 23, 2014
  77. English

    Can someone check these sentences describing Mr Gradgrind? Thank you very much in advance. Mr Gradgrinds's appearance mirrors his beliefs. His eyes contain no light as the square forehead containing facts prevents him from seeing any. His mouth is not more

    asked on January 6, 2014
  78. English

    I have an urgent question. I'm going to Australia for my holiday. I can speak English pretty well and i could practise it while I was there. (is it grammatically correct? Is the meaning that of a conditional clause? Thank you very much in advance

    asked on December 9, 2013
  79. English

    I urgently need you to help me with these sentences. Thank you very much in advance! 1) Theatres were designed as large wooden structures with three tiers of galleries surrounding a pit, open to the sky. Into this yard projected a roofed stage, raised

    asked on December 2, 2013
  80. English

    Can someone check my sentences? They are really urgent. Thank you in advance. 1) The Reformation was caused by the refusal of Pope Clement VI to declare invalid Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon. 2)Elizabeth I continued her father's policy. She

    asked on November 29, 2013
  81. English

    Can someone check my post? It's urgent. Thank you very much in advance! I like the urban look the most/the worst because it is so cool. These clothes are baggy and comfortable enough to wear anywhere/for work/for school/at parties/to go out. I like to wear

    asked on November 15, 2013
  82. English

    I left out two last sentences.Which are grammatica? Thank you very much. 1)When I was five I was able to ride a bike/When I was five I could ride ... 2) Did they manage to book a table...? Were they able to book (is a mistake?)

    asked on November 8, 2013
  83. English

    Can someone from you help me with these sentences? Which of the options are grammatical? Which are best? It's really urgent..... •She wasn't able to speak until she was... •She couldn't speak until she was •It is better to book a holiday with a

    asked on November 8, 2013
  84. English

    Can someone help me check the grammar in these sentences? Thank you very much in advance. 1)If I go on a short flight journey, I’d rather take a hand luggage with me. 2)If I’m going on a tropical island, I’d like to stay in a hotel next to the beach

    asked on September 27, 2013
  85. English

    Can someone check these sentences, please? Thank you very much. 1) The ghost wears a white shroud and a notice hangs from its neck saying “ The Otis Ghost The Only True and Original Spirit ignore all imitations”. (Is the punctuation correct?) 2) When

    asked on September 11, 2013
  86. English

    I forgot to include these other sentences. I hope you can check them, too as I need them for tomorrow. 1) This obviously represents the secret and evil side of nature. Hyde is only ever seen here, never at the front of the house. 2) Furthermore, the most

    asked on March 14, 2011
  87. English

    Here are some more sentences I'd like you to revise. 1) Several symbols are used to explore the theme of the double. The setting of the novel is ambivalent since it seems to be halfway between England and Scotland, London and Edinburgh. 2.Both capitals

    asked on March 14, 2011
  88. English

    Can you please check these sentences I'm doubtful about? Thank you. 1)Can you dress the Christmas tree with festoons? 2) hall we go to the cinema? I'd rather stay at home./I'd prefer to stay at home. 3)I'd like (a?) grilled chicken breast, (a) home-baked

    asked on February 22, 2011
  89. English

    Can you check these sentences for me please? Thank you. 1) Who were the Druids and what was their role within the Celtic social system? Refer also (or also refer?) to the etymology of their name. 2) When did te bubonic plague strike England and what were

    asked on February 10, 2011
  90. English

    Can you please check these sentences? Thank you very much 1)King Philip II of Spain plans to take over England and wants his daughter to become Queen of England in Elizabeth's place. 2) On the other hand, Elizabeth is pressured (or pressurized)? to get

    asked on February 9, 2011
  91. English

    I forgot to include these last sentences. Could you check if the sentences are OK? Thank you. 1)Where has Peter gone? There he is. I've never flown in an plane before. 2)If don't run, you'll arrive late. She'll buy herself a mobile phone, as soon as she

    asked on February 7, 2011
  92. English

    These are the sentences I'm not sure of. I included the doubts in parantheses.Thank you. 1) Briefly outline the main features of the epic poem. Refer then to the seventh-century (?) epic poem "Beowulf" and to what it celebrates. 2)In the song "Help" the

    asked on February 7, 2011
  93. English

    Can you please check my sentences? Thank you. I'd rather you went to bed early tonight. 2) I'm used/was used to drinking a lot of water in the morning. 3) I'd rather go to the dentist today than tomorrow. 4) He asked me if I could leave him a message on

    asked on February 7, 2011
  94. English

    Can you please check if these are correct? Thank you. 1) Outline briefly what the Romantics showed an interest in and what they reacted against. Refer then to how they viewed nature and man, with particular reference to childhood. 2) Describe how Kurtz's

    asked on February 7, 2011
  95. English

    As promised, picked out the 4 statements I was most doubtful about. 1) Lady Macbeth, we learn in the course of the play, had been the able and efficient wife for such a man. 2)The crown will bring them the highest worldly honour available to them and

    asked on February 6, 2011
  96. English

    I forgot to include the following statements. I really hope you can have a look at them, too. 1) Macbeth was most likely written in 1606, early in the reign of James I, who had been James VI of Scotland before he succeeded to the English throne in 1603. 2)

    asked on February 6, 2011
  97. English

    Can you check these sentences for me please? Thank you. 1) The girl in the picture is wearing a tall necklace consisting of one kilo rings, ankle bracelets and knee rings. 2) They are very popular in Burma. The man in the picture is in his sixties. He is

    asked on February 6, 2011
  98. English

    Can you please check these sentences for me? Thank you very much. 1) The hotel is very near from here. How far from here is the hotel? 2) The hotel room was awful. What was the hotel room like? 3) He got in by climbing over the wall. How did he get in? 4)

    asked on February 6, 2011
  99. English

    Can you check these sentences for me, please? Thank you 1) He flew to New York with an early morning flight. 2) He was supposed to travel to New York at 10 am. The plane was delayed by the thick fog till the following day. He was stranded at the airport

    asked on February 6, 2011
  100. English

    Can you check these statements I'm not sure of, please? Thank you. 1) Is there a difference between a soup plate and a soup bowl? 2)I dress my salad with oil, vinegar and salt. I season my steak with pepper and oregano. 3)Before serving coffee, I lay the

    asked on February 4, 2011

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