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    Hi All,

    I here is what I wrote yesterday to improve my written English. It is simply the narration of one of the party I attained. Please let me know the good structure for the sentences and also grammar part..

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    I was very excited for a momís meet up at last weekend. Firstly my husband was volunteered to baby sit for my children. Secondly driving on highway was fascinating me. Itís because I hardly get a chance to drive on high way as its always my husband who takes up this responsibility. So it could be a wonder full chance to practice driving all alone without kids and husband. My husband is not so generous always when it comes to baby-sit but since this party is of his interest as his bossís wife was also joining to this party. And itís always better to have a good relation with the bossís family.

    I made a cake for the party and moved on well ahead of time as highway driving is always been nerve-racking so far for me. I reached on time. I had a warm welcome from the group as it was the first time for me to meet-up the group. I joined this group a year ago but never got a chance to meet them in person. Though, I had been involved in all the group emails.

    Being new to the group, people were interested in knowing me and about my family. To start the talking, one lady asked me, ďHow many kids do you have?Ē. I replied,Ē twoĒ and prepared instantly with the forthcoming questions regarding the kidís age, schooling etc. Contrary to this, the other lady finished the conversation stating, ďSo you are all doneĒ. Every one started laughing and I also joined them.





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    Thanks in advanced
    Gauri

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    Re: meet up

    I'd like to add two points:

    I was very excited for a mom’s meet up...
    for - about

    moved on well ahead of time - started off

    nerve racking - nerve wrecking

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    Re: meet up

    Thanks Gill and ted for the correction. I am improving every day through this forum.

    Warm Regards
    Gauri

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    Re: meet up

    Hi Gill,

    What would be difference between

    "My husband was ready to take of my husband".

    and

    "My husband took /(had taken) care of my children"

    Thanks & Regards
    Gauri

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    Re: meet up

    Hi Gill,

    What would be difference between

    "My husband was ready to take of my husband".

    and

    "My husband took /(had taken) care of my children"


    the difference between

    I joined them also
    and
    I also joined them .
    Thanks & Regards
    Gauri

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    Re: meet up

    Quote Originally Posted by gauri_agr View Post
    Hi Gill,

    What would be (the) difference between

    "My husband was ready to take care of my husband" children.

    ready - prepared but has not done it yet
    and

    "My husband took /(had taken) care of my children"

    too/had taken care - done, action completed


    the difference between

    I joined them also
    and
    I also joined them .
    they are the same
    Thanks & Regards
    Gauri
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    Re: meet up

    Thanks a lot Ted for the correction and the explanation.
    You said that both of these sentences are correct

    I joined them also
    and
    I also joined them .

    Then why Gill has modified the last sentence of my writing about the "meet up" below.

    Thanks & Regards
    Gauri

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