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    Are these sentences correct?

    Hello teachers,

    Are these sentences correct?

    1) I hate anything troubles me.

    2) I want anyone capable of doing that job.

    3) What could have been done should have been done.

    4)When do such thoughts start germinating in your mind from?

    5)Don't make(or allow) such thoughts to get into our mind.

    6)Do you think, am I presentable?

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Hello teachers,

    Are these sentences correct?

    1) I hate anything troubles me. No

    2) I want anyone capable of doing that job. Yes, this is possible.

    3) What could have been done should have been done. It's awkward, but it's gammatical.

    4)When do such thoughts start germinating in your mind from? No.

    5)Don't make(or allow) such thoughts to get into our mind. No.

    6)Do you think, am I presentable? No.
    Are your learning any grammar? I think it would help you a lot, over time.

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Are your learning any grammar? I think it would help you a lot, over time.
    Sir, thank you for your reply.

    When one learns something, one is bound to make mistakes.So,I don't worry about committing
    mistakes and at least I have the courage to commit those, of course not deliberately, without the fear of being pointed out.

    and as far as the sentences are concerned, I somewhat know the correct form of telling but I just want to know whether it can be put it in another way.

    1) I hate anything troubles me.(I hate anything that troubles me)

    I wanted to know whether it was possible without "that".


    4)When do such thoughts start germinating in your mind from?

    From when do such thoughts start germinating in your mind?

    5)Don't make(or allow) such thoughts to get into our mind.

    (I do not know How to put this. Please help me with this)

    6)Do you think, am I presentable? Do you think, I am presentable?

    I knew the correct one but it is what said in the movie.


    P.s your corrections is always very helpful sir.

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Sir, thank you for your reply.

    When one learns something, one is bound to make mistakes.So,I don't worry about committing mistakes and at least I have the courage to commit those, of course not deliberately, without the fear of being pointed out.

    Of course. We all make mistakes when learning something. I makes lots of mistakes in Spanish, and when I'm learning the Tango. But if I do something which is wrong, and I ask my teacher if it's right, I expect her to tell me "No".

    and as far as the sentences are concerned, I somewhat know the correct form of telling but I just want to know whether it can be put it in another way.
    Yes, I do that too. But I still expect to be corrected when I do something wrong, especially if I'm only trying out something on a whim, without giving my teacher a clue that this is what I'm doing - which, to me, is what you seem to be doing. If my teacher knows why I'm doing it, she is more likely to be able to correct me usefully, rather than just to tell me not to do it.

    1) I hate anything troubles me.(I hate anything that troubles me)

    I wanted to know whether it was possible without "that".
    It might be more useful to say what you are attempting. That way, you might get a better response. If you just give an incorrect sentence, and ask if it's right, all one can do is say, "Not, it's not."


    4)When do such thoughts start germinating in your mind from?
    From when do such thoughts start germinating in your mind?
    The problem with the original is that it suggests that you mean both "When" and "From where".

    5)Don't make(or allow) such thoughts to get into our mind.
    (I do not know How to put this. Please help me with this)
    What do you want to say? I can think of two possibilities. 1) "Don't indoctrinate us" (put thought into our heads) 2. "Protect us from corruption" (Don't allow someone to put such thoughts into our mind).


    6)Do you think, am I presentable? Do you think, I am presentable? This is also wrong.
    I knew the correct one but it is what said in the movie.
    A correct sentence might be "Do you think I am presentable?" There's no comma.

    P.s your corrections is always very helpful sir.
    Thank you.
    You are correct in saying that there's nothing wrong with a learner being wrong. You therefore don't have to pretend to know the correct answer. If you are simply asking about forms that occur to you, it would be better, I suggest, for you to say something like:
    Can I leave out the "that" in "I hate anything that troubles me." rather than simply asking whether "I hate anything troubles me" is right or not. This would have the advantage that your respondent would know what you were thinking, and could therefore make a more relevant answer, and also s/he would be less confused about where your strange sentences are coming from.
    Last edited by Raymott; 10-Dec-2011 at 05:45. Reason: Fix typo

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Thank you so much sir for replying.


    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You are correct in saying that there's nothing wrong with a learner being wrong. You therefore don't have to pretend to know the correct answer. :.

    I humbly tend to disagree with you sir. I haven't pretended and I do not intent to pretend to know the answer. My only fault is that I tend to believe that I know the correct answer.
    Hereafter I will post the question as you suggested sir.

    By the by, In your reply shouldn't the verb be make instead of makes.

    I makes lots of mistakes in Spanish.

    Thank you.
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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Thank you so much sir for replying.

    I humbly tend to disagree with you sir. I haven't pretended and I do not intent to pretend to know the answer. My only fault is that I tend to believe that I know the correct answer.
    I'm sorry then. I must have misinterpreted your line, " I somewhat know the correct form of telling but I just want to know whether it can be put it in another way."


    Hereafter I will post the question as you suggested sir.

    By the by, In your reply shouldn't the verb be make instead of makes.

    I makes lots of mistakes in Spanish.
    Yes it should, but that's just a typo - which I'll correct above. (Well picked up!)

    Thank you.
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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I'm sorry then. I must have misinterpreted your line, " I somewhat know the correct form of telling but I just want to know whether it can be put it in another way."
    Sorry is a strong word for a teacher to use to a student sir.

    What I meant through that line is " I think I may know the answer".

    Thanks for taking the effort to correct my mistakes sir.



    Sorry for posting this post twice. It is by mistake.

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I'm sorry then. I must have misinterpreted your line, " I somewhat know the correct form of telling but I just want to know whether it can be put it in another way."
    Sorry is a strong word for a teacher to use to a student sir.

    What I meant through that line is " I think I may know the answer".

    Thanks for taking the effort to correct my mistakes sir.

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Sorry is a strong word for a teacher to use to a student sir.
    "Sorry" is not a strong word in English for a teacher to say to a student, if the teacher has made a mistake. It might be inappropriate with your cognate word in Tamil. If you are learning English, you should probably learn about some English culture as well.
    In any event, if you think you are more experienced or knowledgeable in the appropriate use of politeness functions in English discourse than I am, I'm willing to listen to your opinions, and to correct them.

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