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    Default Is long distance call charge by minute of flat rate.

    1) The car in front of me had to do a sudden stop and caused me to jam my brake.
    2) The car in front of me stopped suddenly and caused me to jam on my brake.
    3) The snow melt away very fast.(can I say melt away?).
    4) Is long distance call charge by minute of flat rate?
    5) My stopped in time to avoid collision.


    Can somebody tell me if the the above sentences are correct? If no, can somebody teach me how to rewrite it. Thanks
    Last edited by Jit833; 31-Mar-2013 at 05:39.

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    Default Re: Is long distance call charge by minute of flat rate.

    They all have at least one error. Look at your verbs, your tenses and, in one case, an omitted word. #2 needs the least work. #4 needs the most work.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Is long distance call charge by minute of flat rate.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    They all have at least one error. Look at your verbs, your tenses and, in one case, an omitted word. #2 needs the least work. #4 needs the most work.

    Thanks for replying. I have made some correction to the sentences as follow.

    1) The car in front if me made a sudden stop and caused me to jam on my brake.2) The car in front of me had to stop suddenly and caused me to jam on my brake.
    3) The snow melt away quickly.(can I say melt away?).
    4) Is long distance call charge by minute or by flat rate?
    5) My car stop in time to avoid collision.


    I hope I get it right this time. :)

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    Default Re: Is long distance call charge by minute of flat rate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jit833 View Post
    Thanks for replying. I have made some correction to the sentences as follow.

    1) The car in front if me made a sudden stop and caused me to jam on my brake.2) The car in front of me had to stop suddenly and caused me to jam on my brake.
    3) The snow melt away quickly.(can I say melt away?).
    4) Is long distance call charge by minute or by flat rate?
    5) My car stop in time to avoid collision.


    I hope I get it right this time. :)
    No, try again.

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    Default Re: Is long distance call charge by minute of flat rate.

    Here's a clue for 1 and 2. We don't use "jam my brake".
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    Default Re: Is long distance call charge by minute of flat rate.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Here's a clue for 1 and 2. We don't use "jam my brake".
    Thanks again for replying. I have made some changes to sentence 1 and 2.



    1) The car in front of me made a sudden stop and caused me to slam on the brake.
    2) The car in front of me had to stop suddenly and caused me to slam on the brake.


    I hope they are coreect this time. What about the other sentences, did I phrase them correctly?

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    Default Re: Is long distance call charge by minute of flat rate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jit833 View Post
    Thanks again for replying. I have made some changes to sentence 1 and 2.



    1) The car in front of me made a sudden stop and caused me to slam on the brakes.
    2) The car in front of me had to stop suddenly and caused me to slam on the brakes.


    I hope they are coreect this time. What about the other sentences, did I phrase them correctly?
    Much better! As you can see above, we usually say "brakes" when using the noun.

    So - question 3 - look at your tense. If you want to use the present tense, you have got the form wrong. It seems more likely to me that you would use the past tense in which case "melt" is wrong.
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    Default Re: Is long distance call charge by minute of flat rate.

    You have the wrong tense in #5 as well.

    Can you see how muddled a thread gets when you ask a number of unrelated questions?

    In future please ask separate questions in separate threads.

    Rover

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    Default Re: Is long distance call charge by minute of flat rate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You have the wrong tense in #5 as well.

    Can you see how muddled a thread gets when you ask a number of unrelated questions?

    In future please ask separate questions in separate threads.

    Rover
    That's why I was trying to deal with them one at a time, in numerical order.
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    Default Re: Is long distance call charge by minute of flat rate.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That's why I was trying to deal with them one at a time, in numerical order.

    Thanks for replying. I apologize for the inconvenience and confusion that I've caused.
    I have made some changes to sentence 5 as following:

    1) My car stopped in time to avoid collision.

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