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    correction of a few sentences

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the feasibility of the following sentences?

    1. Experiments provided most interesting data; nevertheless, a detailed theoretical study is necessary to look deeper into the phenomena.
    2. She looked wistfully at the photographs of herself when she was young and beautiful.
    3. We are longing to see you.
    4. She longed for him to say something.
    5. The children are longing for the holidays.
    6. I had the ill grace to do something wrong with her.
    7. You have to give me a week’s grace.
    8. Her character is graced by every virtue.
    9. She had the good grace to concede defeat.
    10. The whole Europe was long time under the heel of Hitler.
    11. The thief ran off with an angry crowd at his heels.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    V.

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    Exclamation Re: correction of a few sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the feasibility of the following sentences?
    1. Experiments provided most interesting data; nevertheless, a detailed theoretical study is necessary to look deeper into the phenomena. OK, You have got some data which need further study to obtain a clear idea.
    2. She looked wistfully at the photographs of herself when she was young and beautiful. OK, It can beShe looked wistfully at her photographs when she was young and beautiful.
    3. We are longing to see you.OK very badly want see you and talk about some urgent matter
    4. She longed for him to say something.OK
    5. The children are longing for the holidays. OK, I am longing for a seaside resort.
    6. I had the ill grace to do something wrong with her.OK, May be under pressure. However some players display ill grace in defeat.
    7. You have to give me a week’s grace. OK = one week extra time
    8. Her character is graced by every virtue. OK
    9. She had the good grace to concede defeat.OK accept defeat in good spirit
    10. The whole Europe was long time under the heel of Hitler. OK = fully under the contro of Hitler.
    11. The thief ran off with an angry crowd at his heels. Ok, not able to catch him

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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    Re: correction of a few sentences

    [QUOTE=vil;517365]Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the feasibility of the following sentences?

    1. Experiments provided most interesting data; nevertheless, a detailed theoretical study is necessary to look deeper into the phenomena.
    The experiments provided data that was most interesting; nevertheless, a detailed study is necessary to look more deeply into the phenomena.
    (possibly "phenomenon" is the right word)


    2. She looked wistfully at the photographs of herself when she was young and beautiful.
    (This is fine)

    3. We are longing to see you.
    (Fine)

    4. She longed for him to say something.
    (Fine)

    5. The children are longing for the holidays.
    (Fine)

    6. I had the ill grace to do something wrong with her.
    This is probably: I had the ill grace to do her a wrong.

    7. You have to give me a week’s grace.
    This may be a British saying.
    In America, if it were said at all, it would be:
    You have to give me a week's grace period.

    8. Her character is graced by every virtue.
    (Fine)

    9. She had the good grace to concede defeat.
    (Fine)

    10. The whole Europe was long time under the heel of Hitler.
    The whole of Europe was for a long time under the heel of Hitler.

    11. The thief ran off with an angry crowd at his heels.
    (This is fine.)

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