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    Exclamation fix or tie

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    we should .....that plant to the wall to stop it from falling. (fix-tie)
    but of course we say
    the people of Lilliput tied Gulliver to the ground so that he couldn't escape.
    I guess that tie is correct for the first question,but the position vertically , I need some explanation with the correct answer

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    Default Re: fix or tie

    Quote Originally Posted by desperado774 View Post
    choose:
    we should .....that plant to the wall to stop it from falling. (fix-tie)
    but of course we say
    the people of Lilliput tied Gulliver to the ground so that he couldn't escape.
    I guess that tie is correct for the first question,but the position vertically , I need some explanation with the correct answer
    It is difficult to "tie" something to a wall. When someone is tied to the ground, the ropes have to be anchored to something projecting from the ground.

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    Default Re: fix or tie

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It is difficult to "tie" something to a wall.
    That's true, but when people attach a trellis to a garden wall and then tie tall plants to the trellis, they probably describe it as tying their plants to the wall. My mum does!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That's true, but when people attach a trellis to a garden wall and then tie tall plants to the trellis, they probably describe it as tying their plants to the wall. My mum does!

    thanks ,I appreciate it.

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    Default Re: fix or tie

    Quote Originally Posted by desperado774 View Post
    Thanks, I appreciate it.
    As you are an English teacher please take care to use correct capitalisation and spacing in your posts.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 05-Jan-2014 at 19:33.

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    Default Re: fix or tie

    Do you think that I should'nt have used comma after thanks.

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    Default Re: fix or tie

    bhai meant that you shouldn't have left a space between "thanks" and comma.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    bhai meant that you shouldn't have left a space between "thanks" and comma.
    That's one of the three slips bhai was referring to.


    @ desperado:
    Do you think that I should'nt have used comma after thanks.
    There are a missing article, a misplaced apostrophe, missing quotation marks and an incorrect punctuation mark in that sentence. As a teacher, you really must try to write correct English in this forum.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Thanks so much for your comments but does the spacing affect the meaning ?
    See you soon with many confusing questions that still bother me

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    Quote Originally Posted by desperado774 View Post
    Thanks so much for your comments but does the spacing affect the meaning ?
    When people come to this forum, they expect posts submitted by English teachers to be models of good English. Mistakes in spacing are mistakes, and need to be pointed out so that learners do not get the wrong impression.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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