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    Default Please make these sentences grammatical!

    Hello,

    Please correct these sentences!

    1. At what station must I change car to go there?

    2. New York is larger than any other city in Korea.

    3. He is not the merchant what his father wants him to be.


    4. I have a little doubt that he stole the money.

    5. Reading is the act of interpreted printed and witten words.

    6. Anything more was not said about the painting.

    7. The number of illiterates has steadily declined.

    Thanks in advance
    Spoon

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    Default Re: Please make these sentences grammatical!

    This is the way I would write/say them:

    1. At what station must I change car to go there?

    "At what station do I need to change trains at, in order to get to Paris?"

    "station" implies a train or subway, "car" refers to a single car as a part of the whole train. So if you changed only the car you were on you would be on the same train.

    2. New York is larger than any other city in Korea.

    "New York is larger than any city in Korea."

    "other" implies that New York is in Korea.

    3. He is not the merchant what his father wants him to be.

    "He is not the merchant his father wants him to be."

    4. I have a little doubt that he stole the money.

    "I have little doubt that he stole the money."

    5. Reading is the act of interpreted printed and witten words.

    "Reading is the act of interpreting printed and written words."

    6. Anything more was not said about the painting.

    "Nothing more was said about the painting."

    7. The number of illiterates has steadily declined.

    Looks ok.

    Chris
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    Default Re: Please make these sentences grammatical!

    Very impressive!
    Thank you!
    My answers are almost the same with yours except two. Please check if these are possible.
    1. At what station must I change car to go there?
    -> At what station must I change cars to go there?

    7. The number of illiterates has steadily declined.
    -> The number of the illiterate has steadily declined.

    P.S. I didn't know the role of 'other' in the sentence. It's quite helpful.
    "New York is larger than any city in Korea."
    "other" implies that New York is in Korea.

    Have a nice day!
    Spoon

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    Default Re: Please make these sentences grammatical!

    1) Your answer works but again "cars" means railway cars you should use "trains" or else you would be staying on the same train. "to go there" is not very helpfull to the person you are asking - where are you going? Giving your destination will get you a more accurate answer.

    2) Your answer does work.



    Chris
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