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    Default Check it for me, please!

    Dear teachers!
    Check them for me please.
    1. The villagers, though few in number, were incredibly friendly (LACKED)
    -> What the villagers lacked in number, they made up for in friendliness.

    2. My business partner and I are in complete agreement (DIFFERENCE)
    -> There is no difference in opinion between my business partner and I.

    3. In the end they left me to settle up with the restaurant (FOOT)
    -> In the end, they left me to foot the bill with the restaurant.

    4. Getting upset over Michael's departure is pointless (TEARS)
    -> There's no point in getting bored to tears over Michael's departure.

    5. Stop criticising everybody. (DOWN)
    -> Stop running everybody down.

    6. Everyone had a great deal of respect for Mr.Jones, the director. (HIGHLY)
    -> Everyone highly respected Mr.Jones, the director.

    7. On long journeys with children, arguments are inevitable (BOUND)
    -> On long journeys with children, arguments are bound to happen.

    8. I only have to think of all those children and I get a headache (THOUGHT)
    -> All those children only have to occur in my thought and I get a headache.

    9. The demand for guidebooks has been rising steadily this semester (RISE)
    -> There has been a steady rise in the demand for guidebooks this semester.

    10. For some reason, we never considered renting a car in UK. (OCCURRED)
    -> It never occurred to us to rent a car in UK for some reason .
    11. Contact the receptionists if you have any further problems. (GET)
    -> Contact the receptionists if any further problems get to you.
    12. My sister was offended when she was left out of the English club (EXCEPTION)
    -> My sister took exception to being left out of the English club .
    P/S: The bold phrases are given.

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    Default Re: Check it for me, please!

    4, 8, 10, and 11 are incorrect.

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    Default Re: Check it for me, please!

    2. '. . .between my business partner and me.'

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    hoangkha is offline Member
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    Default Re: Check it for me, please!

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    4, 8, 10, and 11 are incorrect.
    Thank Mr.JohnParis!
    I have no idea to rewrite them. Could you please correct them for me?

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