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    #1

    Smile Sentence Corrections Needed

    What's wrong with the following sentences?
    1. Please pass a sugar to his coffee.
    2. Please pass to him a sugar to his coffee.
    3. Locked away in a case, I was surprised to find my key.
    4. Locked away the case, I was surprised to find my key.
    Extra:
    Is "the" the only definite article?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Sentence Corrections Needed

    Hello tony.

    Sorry. We try not to do homework assignments. Here are a few hints for you to work with:
    1. Please pass a sugar to his coffee.
    2. Please pass to him a sugar to his coffee.
    3. Locked away in a case, I was surprised to find my key.
    4. Locked away the case, I was surprised to find my key.


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    Re: Sentence Corrections Needed

    Are my corrections correct?
    1. Please pass the sugar to his coffee.
    2. Please pass to him the sugar to his coffee. OR Please pass to him a cube of sugar to his coffee.

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    Re: Sentence Corrections Needed

    Hint #2
    1. Please pass (the) sugar to his coffee.
    2. Please pass him (the) sugar to his coffee.
    3. Please pass him a cube of sugar to his coffee.


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    Would it be correct if i change "to" to "for"?

    Or can you tell me what's wrong with "to" in grammar? I have no idea why you highlight "to".

    Thank you.

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    Re: Sentence Corrections Needed

    That's correct. "for" is the right choice.


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    What's the meaning of "locked away"? I cannot find this in the dictionaries.

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    Re: Sentence Corrections Needed

    'locked away' means, hidden, out of sight.


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    How about these corrections?

    Locked away in a case, I was surprised to find my key.
    ->
    - Searching in a locked case, I find my key surprisingly.
    - Locking away in a case, I was surprised to find my key. (I think it's wrong)
    - I was surprised to find my key which is locked away in a case.

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    Re: Sentence Corrections Needed

    1. Locked away in a case, I was surprised to find my key.
    => It means, you were locked away in a case.

    2. Searching in a locked case, I find my key surprisingly.
    => It means, you were inside a locked case and seaching.
    => 'find' should be 'found'.
    => Try, While searching in an unlocked case, ...

    3. Locking away in a case, I was surprised to find my key.
    => Again, you were locking away in a case.
    => 'locking away' is incorrect. You lock away something

    4. I was surprised to find my key which is locked away in a case.
    => was ... was locked
    => no need for 'which was'.

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