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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    Yep, it should be whom.
    WHy is it "whom"?

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    The error in this sentence is A. Why?

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    The error in this sentence is C. Why?

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    The error in this sentence is A. Why? It is b/c "their" should be "there? If so, why? I don't get it.

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    The error in this sentence is B. Why?

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    The error in this sentence is A. Why?

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    The error in this sentence is B. Why? "..occured in Victoria recently.." so this sentence should be in present tensee? "when a cougar is spied freely.." <-- doesn't "is" mean present tense? " if i used "was", then it would mean past tense? So why is B wrong?

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    We use 'whom' directly after a preposition.

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    1: I don't know
    2: ...prior to our disembarking...
    3: prey
    4: strange sentence! ...the tourists instead of... (not sure of this one)
    5: Scientists, (missing comma)
    6: was spied. You need a past tense, because of 'such a time'.

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    Why is B incorrect? Is the qutation marks incorrect? If so, what is wrong with it?

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    What is wrong with A?

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    What is wrong with C?

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    1: No capital: "is to become familiar", not "Is to..."
    2: ...and using...
    3: at a site

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    "...and may switch to the sport full-time if he ever tires of bikes." <--is this correct? or should this be "ever gets tired of bikes."?

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    Both are fine.

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    "...and may switch to the sport full-time if he ever tires of bikes." <--what does the sentence mean if i add "gets" between "ever" and "tires"? How come i don't need "gets" for this sentence and it makes sense?



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    What is wrong with C?

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    What is wrong with C?

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    Tire- active verb
    Get tired = verb + past participle

    They both add up to the same meaning in this sentence.

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    1: ...remain (no s)...
    2: "most gravest" can't be right ("gravest")

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