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    #1

    please ... error analysis

    how are you all ??

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    I need the correction for these sentences ( error analysis )

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    1) I dont think I can be able to go



    2) It started to rain while we had played tennis .


    3) I know all about that film because I was seen it twice


    4) Neither you nor is he to be blame


    5) Each day and each hour bring its duty





    thank you


    best wishes

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    #2

    Re: please ... error analysis

    Quote Originally Posted by Saudi---m View Post
    how are you all ??
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    I need the correction for these sentences ( error analysis )
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    1) I dont think I can be able to go

    I don`t think I can go [ "to be able to" is the equivalent of the modal "can"]or
    I don`t think I`ll be able to go.
    I don`t know if I can go.
    I am not sure about the meaning you want to convey in your sentence: physical ability, possibility...

    2) It started to rain while we had played tennis .

    It started to rain while we were playing tennis.[continuous action in the past simple]

    3) I know all about that film because I was seen it twice
    I know everything about /I know that film because I have seen it twice.

    4) Neither you nor is he to be blame
    Neither you nor he is to be blamed. /Neither is to be blamed.

    5) Each day and each hour bring its duty.
    I am not sure about the message conveyed by the sentence above.

    thank you
    best wishes
    Regards
    Last edited by Teia; 21-Jan-2007 at 19:56.

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    #3

    Re: please ... error analysis

    Quote Originally Posted by Saudi---m View Post
    how are you all ??

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    I need the correction for these sentences ( error analysis )

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    1) I dont think I can be able to go

    I don't think I will be able to go....

    2) It started to rain while we had played tennis .

    It started raining while we were playing tennis.
    3) I know all about that film because I was seen it twice

    I know all about the film because I have seen it twice.
    4) Neither you nor is he to be blame
    Neither you nor he is to blame.

    5) Each day and each hour bring its duty




    thank you


    best wishes
    I don't quite understand what you want to say in the last sentence.

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    #4

    Re: please ... error analysis

    Hi

    More possible reformulations of the 5th sentence :

    Every day brings its tasks.
    Every hour is a challenge to me/us.
    Every day is challenging.
    Everyday tasks are challenging.

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    #5

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    my teachers , thanks millions





    good luck

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