Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Watching him

  1. #1
    Bassim is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Serbo-Croatian
      • Home Country:
      • Bosnia Herzegovina
      • Current Location:
      • Sweden
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    774
    Post Thanks / Like

    Watching him

    Dear teachers,
    Please would you help me, and correct these sentences. I am not sure if I have used correctly phrases like "demean yourself", "lower yourself" or "stoop to".

    1. Watching him, I asked myself how far he was going to demean himself.
    2. Peter had not expected that his friend would lower himself to such dishonesty.
    3. Nobody had expected that he would stoop so low to rob his own parents.

  2. #2
    MikeNewYork's Avatar
    MikeNewYork is online now VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    15,738
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Watching him

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Dear teachers,
    Please would you help me, and correct these sentences. I am not sure if I have used correctly phrases like "demean yourself", "lower yourself" or "stoop to".

    1. Watching him, I asked myself how far he was going to demean himself.
    2. Peter had not expected that his friend would lower himself to such dishonesty.
    3. Nobody had expected that he would stoop so low to rob his own parents.
    The construction in #1 is a bit odd. I would say "I asked myself how far he would go to demean himself."
    In #3, I would add "as" between "low" and "to".

Similar Threads

  1. I've just been watching
    By ostap77 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-May-2011, 01:55
  2. watching TV
    By san2612 in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19-Oct-2009, 14:47
  3. watching...
    By blouen in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 22-Nov-2007, 05:05
  4. watching your six
    By loretta buehrle in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-Jan-2007, 06:35
  5. watching on
    By possopo in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-Oct-2006, 11:36

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •