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    Unhappy plz correct them

    Plz correct the following sentences.

    (1)I was downstairs lately and feeling suffocated, that's why i got up on the roof in the open air. and now i am feeling much better.
    (2)I don't think anything is wrong in going there.
    (3)There are a few sums in this exercise which i always find difficult to be soved.
    (4)I always find difficulty in solving a few sums of this exercise.
    (5)What are you doing downstairs, it very fine there on the roof.
    Thanks a lot.
    Last edited by sweetaish; 11-Aug-2005 at 21:04.

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    Sorry. We try not to do homework assigments for you.

    Hint: There are a few punctuation errors. Note, every sentence has a main verb, and every sentence should end in a period. (Psst. When in doubt, count the verbs).

    Additionally, work on the underlined words and phrases.

    (1)I was downstairs lately and feeling suffocated, that's why i got up on the roof in the open air. and now i am feeling much better.
    (2)I don't think ________ anything is wrong in going there.
    (3)There are a few sums in this exercise which i always find difficult to be soved.
    (4)I always find difficulty in solving a few sums of this exercise.
    (5)What are you doing downstairs, it very fine there on the roof.

    Try it again, then send it back.

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    I tried to correct them with the help of your hints, but i am still confused.I w'll be vey gratful to u if u guide me to corrct my mistakes

    (1)I was lately downstairs, feeling suffocated . That's why, i got up on the roof in the open air. And now i am feeling much better.
    (2)I don't think there is anything wrong in going there.
    (3)There are a few sums in this exercise which i always find difficult to solve.
    (4)It is always difficult for me to solve a few sums of this exercise.
    (5)What are you doing downstairs, it is very fine there on the roof.
    Last edited by sweetaish; 12-Aug-2005 at 01:43.

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    Well, good try, Sweetaish. There are still errors, though. It's a homework assignment, right? Wish I could give you more help, but I doubt your instructor would be please with us if we helped you with the assignment. Sorry.

    Best of luck,

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    Hello!
    I don't understand why you cannot help me ? It isnt amy homework assignment. It is just an effort to be good in English spoken. Actually, i keep trying to express myself in English becouse it is necessary to be fluent in English spoken. Whenever i face some problems, I consult you so that i could practice correct english.
    I w'll be really vey thankful to you if You help me impove my English.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetaish
    Hello!
    It isnt amy homework assignment. It is just an effort to be good in English spoken.
    Oh, all right, then. Would it be possible to give us the title of the book or the address of the website where you got the exercise from? I'd like to know more about the kind of exercise it is and what its focus is.

    We await your quick reply.

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    In the first, the word 'lately' needs changing. We use 'lately' to cover a longer peiod of time: I haven't seen him lately= in the last few weeks, or days.

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    Cassiopeia I didn’t get this exercise from any website or any book. As I have told you before that I try to translate Urdu into English in order to practice english. And it is what I did in the exercise I sent u you for the correction, but which reply i still didn’t get in details.
    Well, I do take help from the “Oxford Advanced learner’s Dictionary by A S Hornsby” It’s really a wonderful dictionary for the English learners because in it every word has been explained with very good examples. Above all, you also find keys to improve your English grammar. And I also receive lessons as trial few and far between from the website “english essential.com” . Though I am not member there but I try to make the best of these lessons.
    I would like to ask Tdol that if “A little time ago” or "a little before"will work at the place of “lately.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetaish
    I try to translate Urdu into English in order to practice english.
    I see. I didn't know it was your attempt at translating Urdu into English; now I know. Thanks.

    (1) I was downstairs earlier, feeling suffocated, which is why I came up to the roof, to be in the open air. I am feeling much better, now.

    (2) I don't think there's anything wrong in/with going there.

    (3) There are a few sums in this exercise which I always find too difficult to solve.

    (4) I always find that a few sums in this exercise are difficult to solve.

    (5) What are you doing downstairs? The temperature is cooler on the roof.

    All the best,

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