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    Default correction of a few sentences 9

    Dear teachers,

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

    Here everything is broken and smashed to pieces.
    The drunked man smashed up all the furniture.
    The firemen smashed in the doors.
    Don’t smash the door open – I have a key!
    The car smashed into a wall.
    The boat smashed onto the rocks.
    He was near to death after a car smash.
    He gave me a smashing blow.
    It is the public who decide if a film is a smash or a flop.
    The dance was an absolute smash.
    The teapot fell with an awful smash up.
    He fell and hit his head an awful smash up on the curbstone.
    There has been a terrible smash up on the railway.
    The place was badly smashed up in the air-raids.
    When the banks failed, many business were ruined in the smash that followed.
    They had smashed their way to the town.
    I sneezed my head off.
    Coughs and sneeze spread diseases.
    Use a handkerchief when you make a sneeze.
    A prize $80 in the lottery is not to be sneezed at.
    Don’t sneeze at their offer.
    to sneeze at = to consider lightly
    This offer may not he what you desire, but it's not to be sneezed at.
    I sneeze at your opinion.
    That sum of money is nothing to sneeze at .
    He is not to be sneezed at.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: correction of a few sentences 9

    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?

    Here everything is broken and smashed to pieces. Ok
    The drunked man smashed (up) all the furniture. OK but up is unnesasary.
    The firemen smashed against/in the doors.OK with against.
    Donít smash the door to open Ė I have a key! Use preposition to.
    The car smashed into a wall. OK
    The boat smashed onto the rocks. OK
    He was near to death after a car smash.OK
    He gave me a smashing blow. Ok
    It is the public who decide if a film is a smash or a flop. OK
    The dance was an absolute smash. OK
    The teapot fell with an awful smash up. Smash up means an accident on road or rail. In that sense I am not sure to call the falling of teapot a smash up
    He fell and hit his head an awful smash up on the curbstone.
    There has been a terrible smash up on the railway. Ok
    The place was badly smashed up in the air-raids. Ok
    When the banks failed, many business were ruined in the smash that followed.
    They had smashed their way to the town. Ok
    I sneezed my head off. OK
    Coughs and sneeze spread diseases. OK
    Use a handkerchief when you make a sneeze.
    A prize $80 in the lottery is not to be sneezed at.Ok
    Donít sneeze at their offer. OK
    to sneeze at = to consider lightly=to treat with contempt
    This offer may not be what you desire, but it's not to be sneezed at. Ok
    I sneeze at your opinion. OK
    That sum of money is nothing to sneeze at . OK
    He is not to be sneezed at. Ok

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    SKP

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