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    Default Find mistakes in the text.

    Hello.

    Please, Read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct and some have a word that should not be there. If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word down.

    ..1 Flowers picked in high summer and leaves gathered in the
    ..2 autumn can be pressed and used to make beautiful designs,
    ..3 while larger the flowers and sprays of leaves can be preserved
    ..4 in an almost natural state by drying them,, which is best be
    ..5 done in the open air. Bunches of dried flowers make really
    ..6 beautiful winter decorations and will sometimes last you for
    ..7 years on end. Small, individual dried flowers can also be used up
    ..8 to make lovely designs on greetings cards. There is nothing to
    ..9 match the appeal of a card of which the sender has made by hand.
    ...10 It shows care and affection in such a way that a bough card can't
    ...11 possibly do so. If the flowers are carefully chosen for some
    ...12 personal meaning so much the better off. For example, primroses
    ...13 could be used to remind the recipient of a beautiful walk
    ...14 which you once shared together in woodland full of these
    ...15 beautiful flowers - which isn't to say why you should get the flowers for your card from the wild.


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    According to me, these are the mistakes I've found.



    ..1 Flowers picked in high summer and leaves gathered inthe
    ..2 autumn can be pressed and used to make beautiful designs,
    ..3 while larger the flowers and sprays of leaves can be prserved
    ..4 in an almost natural state by drying them, which bestbetter be
    ..5 done in the open air. Bunches of dried flowers make really
    ..6 beautiful winter decorations and will sometimes last you for
    ..7 years on in the end. Small, individual dried flowers can also be used up
    ..8 to make lovely designs on greetings cards. There is nothing to
    ..9 match the appeal of a card of which the sender has made by hand.
    ...10 It shows care and affection in such a way that a bough card can't
    ...11 possibly do so. If the flowers are carefully chosen for some
    ...12 personal meaning so much the better off. For example, primroses
    ...13 could be used to remind the recipient of a beautiful walk
    ...14 which you once shared together in a woodland full of these
    ...15 beautiful flowers - which isn't to say why you should get the flowers for your card from in the wild.


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    I'm not 100 percent sure though.

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    Default Re: Find mistakes in the text.

    Quote Originally Posted by EllyDiciuos View Post
    Hello.

    Please, Read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct and some have a word that should not be there. If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word down.

    ..1 Flowers picked in high summer and leaves gathered in the
    ..2 autumn can be pressed and used to make beautiful designs,
    ..3 while larger the flowers and sprays of leaves can be preserved
    ..4 in an almost natural state by drying them,, which is best be
    ..5 done in the open air. Bunches of dried flowers make really
    ..6 beautiful winter decorations and will sometimes last you for
    ..7 years on end. Small, individual dried flowers can also be used up
    ..8 to make lovely designs on greetings cards. There is nothing to
    ..9 match the appeal of a card of which the sender has made by hand.
    ...10 It shows care and affection in such a way that a bough card can't
    ...11 possibly do so. If the flowers are carefully chosen for some
    ...12 personal meaning so much the better off. For example, primroses
    ...13 could be used to remind the recipient of a beautiful walk
    ...14 which you once shared together in woodland full of these
    ...15 beautiful flowers - which isn't to say why you should get the flowers for your card from the wild.


    ***********************************************


    According to me, these are the mistakes I've found.



    ..1 Flowers picked in high summer and leaves gathered inthe
    ..2 autumn can be pressed and used to make beautiful designs,
    ..3 while larger the flowers and sprays of leaves can be prserved
    ..4 in an almost natural state by drying them, which bestbetter be
    ..5 done in the open air. Bunches of dried flowers make really
    ..6 beautiful winter decorations and will sometimes last you for
    ..7 years on in the end. Small, individual dried flowers can also be used up
    ..8 to make lovely designs on greetings cards. There is nothing to
    ..9 match the appeal of a card of which the sender has made by hand.
    ...10 It shows care and affection in such a way that a bough card can't
    ...11 possibly do so. If the flowers are carefully chosen for some
    ...12 personal meaning so much the better off. For example, primroses
    ...13 could be used to remind the recipient of a beautiful walk
    ...14 which you once shared together in a woodland full of these
    ...15 beautiful flowers - which isn't to say why you should get the flowers for your card from in the wild.


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    I'm not 100 percent sure though.
    A few suggestions in addition to or in place of your corrections.

    4/5 "which is best done"
    6/7 "which will last you for years."
    9 strike "of" before which
    11 strike "so"

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    Default Re: Find mistakes in the text.

    Thank you billmcd. You're right.

    Later on I will post another text through a link but I can't unless I make 5 posts.

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    Default Re: Find mistakes in the text.

    Here it is another text. Again I'm requested to find the mistakes.

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    Here's what I think I should omit:


    line ....wrong word
    0 .........of
    43 .......for
    44 .......of
    46 .......if
    47 .......to
    50 ......at
    52 ......(there's something wrong about it, I'm not sure)
    54 ......as (badly)

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    Default Re: Find mistakes in the text.

    Quote Originally Posted by EllyDiciuos View Post
    Here it is another text. Again I'm requested to find the mistakes.

    (click on the picture to get a full image)




    **
    Here's what I think I should omit:


    line ....wrong word
    0 .........of
    43 .......for
    44 .......of
    46 .......if
    47 .......to
    50 ......at
    52 ......(there's something wrong about it, I'm not sure)
    54 ......as (badly)
    My revisions:

    42.....strike "the"
    43.....strike "for"
    44.....strike "amount", replace with "degree of"
    45.....strike "just"; strike "and this" replace with "which"
    46.....strike "if not having", replace with "without"
    47.....strike "would cause to", insert "could experience" before "major problems"
    48.....strike "which", replace with "that"
    52.....strike "were"
    54.....strike "as"
    55.....strike "either"

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