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    Could you please proofread these sentences for me? Part 1

    Hello, everybody!

    I've just spent two hours typing the contents of some flashcards I made. I know some of the sentences I've been learning contain mistakes, and I want to remedy that. (This sounds off...)

    Could someone please proofread my vocabulary flashcards? It shouldn't take too much time for a native English speaker, and I can't proofread the sentences myself. :(

    Please suggest better alternatives for the sentences that don't read well. I really need to learn this vocabulary for university. The sentences are all pretty short and if I don't get them verified, I won't be sure that I'm not learning mistakes.

    Thank you!


    GLOW (v.i. & n.) Indicates latent light with or without heat. This can be cold phosphorescent, or reddish warm light.

    A cigarette glows in the night.

    Embers glow in the fireplace.

    The glow-worm glows.

    The luminous dial of a watch glows.

    IDIOMATIC:

    Her face glowed with good health/indignation (cf. BLUSHED
    with embarrassment).

    His eyes glowed with desire (latent sexual).

    FLICKER (v.i. & n.) A wavering light, not necessarily on point of extinction.

    The firelight flickered on the wall.

    The shadows of the firelight flickered on the wall (a projected

    not a reflected image).

    The flickering screen explains why in the old days one didn' t
    go to the "cinema "in England: one went to "the flicks".

    The grave-diggers worked in a high wind by the light of flickering
    hurricane lamps.

    ~ NOTE: If the light is dying out it will probably "gutter": A moment she saw his face by the light of the GUTTERING candle, then she was plunged into darkness.

    A flicker of interest showed in his eyes.

    A flicker of comprehension showed in his eyes (cf. GLIMMER).

    TWINKLE (v.i. & n.) Original light which obtains intermittent effect through reflection or filtering.


    The stars twinkle in the sky. (The atmosphere acts as a veil.)

    The lights twinkle on the Christmas tree. (The tinsel and silver
    paper move and reflect the light.)

    ~ IDIOMATIC:

    His eyes twinkled with amusement (often of an ironic or sardonic
    kind).

    GLIMMER (v.i. & n.) Like TWINKLE a filtered light. but the "veil" dims and obscures the light. Usually associated with a feeble light, or a light seen fitfully at a distance.

    The lights of the house glimmered through the fog.

    The glimmering tail-light disappeared round a final bend
    (cf. GLEAM - which is clearer and unmoving),

    ~ IDIOMATIC:

    His eyes glimmered with understanding (indicates effort by a mentally very dense mind). FLICKER, with understanding, implies
    a temporary realization - either the person is very dull and cannot grasp the matter, or he is ill, in a state of shock, etc. which precludes him from sustained effort of concentration.

    His eyes glimmered at me from behind bi-focal spectacles
    (refers to very myopic person - no other figurative connotation).

    FLARE (v.i. & n.) A sudden and brief, but intense increase in light associated with the burning of a highly combustible object.

    Old-time photographers worked with magnesium - when they lit it
    there was a flare of white light which allowed them to take the
    photograph.

    I have more vocabulary to type up and I will post it as soon as possible.

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    Re: Could you please proofread these sentences for me? Part 1

    ~ NOTE: If the light is dying out it will probably "gutter": A moment she saw his face by the light of the GUTTERING candle, then she was plunged into darkness.

    For a moment

    Otherwise I think they are all correct.

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    Re: Could you please proofread these sentences for me? Part 1

    Those are going to be some of the largest flashcards I have ever seen in my life! If you "flash" them up in front of someone's eyes and they can take in all that information, they must be from Krypton!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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