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    Questions. Correct the errors

    #1 We enjoyed very much at the party.
    -> We enjoyed ourselves very much at the party.
    We enjoyed the party very much
    #2 Many Japanese people like thing which comes from foreign country.
    Many Japanese people like things which come from foreign countries.
    #3 When she was child, she had cat.
    When she was a child, she had a cat.
    #4 A friend of mine was stolen his purse in Tokyo.
    A friend of mine was stolen of his purse in Tokyo.
    A friend of mine had his purse stolen in Tokyo.

    I appreciate any correction. Thank you very much.

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    Re: error correction

    Quote Originally Posted by Progress View Post
    Questions. Correct the errors

    #1 We enjoyed the party greatly.
    -> We enjoyed ourselves at the party.
    We enjoyed the party very much
    #2 Many Japanese people like things from foreign countries.
    Many Japanese people like things produced in foreign countries.
    #3 When she was a child, she had a cat.

    #4 A friend of mine had his purse stolen in Tokyo.
    A friend of mine has lost his purse in Tokyo.


    I appreciate any correction. Thank you very much.
    To enjoy oneself means to have a good time. You can say to enjoy something greatly. And I hope you know the construction "to have something done".

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    Re: error correction

    Quote Originally Posted by Progress View Post
    Questions. Correct the errors

    #1 We enjoyed very much at the party.
    -> We enjoyed ourselves very much at the party.
    We enjoyed the party very much
    #2 Many Japanese people like thing which comes from foreign country.
    Many Japanese people like things which come from foreign countries.
    #3 When she was child, she had cat.
    When she was a child, she had a cat.
    #4 A friend of mine was stolen his purse in Tokyo.
    A friend of mine was stolen of his purse in Tokyo.
    A friend of mine had his purse stolen in Tokyo.

    I appreciate any correction. Thank you very much.

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    Re: error correction

    BTW, wouldn't a 'friend of mine had her purse stolen' fit better?

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    Re: error correction

    Thank you very much Harry Smith and Anglica

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    Thanks Tdol Purses should be for women.

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    Re: error correction

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    Thank you very much Harry Smith and Anglica
    You're welcome, Progress!

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    Re: error correction

    Quote Originally Posted by Progress View Post
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    A friend of mine was stolen of his purse in Tokyo.
    A friend of mine had his purse stolen in Tokyo.

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    I think what you're thinking of here, Progress, is 'robbed of'; it would be possible to say 'A friend of mine was robbed of his purse in Tokyo', though I think your second option is more natural. 'Robbed of' sounds better to me with figurative 'possessions' - 'dignity', 'the initiative' - abstract things like that.

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