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    Hi

    Today in class I said to my teacher " I took your book by wrong"

    is that correct ? or should I say " I took your book by a mistake"



    Thanx for helping in advance shwq.net
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    " I took your book by wrong"

    " I took your book by a mistake"
    Last edited by 5jj; 26-Jun-2012 at 00:30. Reason: blunder corrected
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    " I took your book by wrong"

    " I took your book by a mistake"
    Excuse me, but I think you just might have left an extra word in there!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Excuse me, but I think you just might have left an extra word in there!
    . Thanks. I have corrected it. It's time I went to bed!.
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    Default Re: Took it by wrong/a mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr,T View Post
    Hi

    Today in class I said to my teacher " I took your book by wrong"

    is that correct ? or should I say " I took your book by a mistake"



    Thanx for helping in advance :)
    Hello, Mt,T.

    You are using spaces incorrectly. It may seem unimportant: if there is nothing written there, why should we worry about it? But spaces are important. We are used to seeing spaces in certain places and not seeing them in others. When they are placed incorrectly, it distracts us and makes reading more difficult.

    The question mark never has a space before it. You should write

    Is that correct?


    and not

    Is that correct ?

    Quotation marks always stick to what is inside them. It is incorrect to write

    " I took your book by wrong."


    You should write

    "I took your book by wrong."


    (Of course, as 5jj said, the sentence is still incorrect. But even when you are quoting an incorrect sentence, you should use quotation marks and spaces correctly.)

    Your punctuation is also incorrect. The problem with your punctuation is that there is too little of it. Remember that every sentence in English must have a punctuation mark at the end. It can be:



    or


    Also, remember that every English sentence begins with a capital letter.

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