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    What is wrong with C?

    2: "most gravest" can't be right ("gravest") <--gravest means severe? "most severe hazards" <--- isn't that correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
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    What is wrong with C?

    2: "most gravest" can't be right ("gravest") <--gravest means severe? "most severe hazards" <--- isn't that correct?
    Is "gravest" an adjective? I don't know this word, but if it exists yes I'm wrong. I tought it was the superlative for "grave".

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    In the gravest of danger.

    It exists.

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    So what is wrong with C? Why?


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    What is wrong with C? Should it be "and foster"?

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    What is wrong with C? Should there be a period instead of a comma?

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    What is wrong with C? Why?

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    What is wrong with C? Why?

    http://www3.telus.net/superstar/6-18-04/eng777.jpg
    What is wrong with B? Should it be "rims has bought" Why "has"?

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    What is wrong with C? Why?

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    What is wrong with B? Why?

    http://www3.telus.net/superstar/6-18-04/eng3335.jpg
    What is wrong with B? Why? Should there also have a comma between "Although" and "we"?

    http://www3.telus.net/superstar/6-18-04/eng999999.jpg
    What is wrong with B? Why? Should there have a semicolon between "profession" and "ancient"? Why?

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    In the gravest of danger.
    Right, but isn't it the superlative of "grave"?

    1: I would say "...and to foster..."
    2: I would use a colon or semicolon "...1500 men; the rush had begun."
    3: ...would alone yeld...
    4: ...rode them downhill...
    5: ...has brought... (subject: "the use")
    6: Does "gold fields" make sense? I would say "gold mines".
    7: don't know...
    8: its origin
    9: yeah, the comma looks weird. I'd go for the semicolon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    In the gravest of danger.
    Right, but isn't it the superlative of "grave"?

    FRC
    Yes.

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    [quote="Francois

    7: don't know...
    FRC[/quote]

    We wouldn't use the past progressive here. In fact, I'd use the historic present 'tells'; we often use the present when tlaking about stories. It's correct to say 'Shakepseare says'.

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    Makes sense. Thank you!

    FRC

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    "Thanks to you great people." <--is this incorrect? how can i correct this sentence?

    "Thanks to all you great people." <--correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    "Thanks to you great people." <--is this incorrect? how can i correct this sentence?

    "Thanks to all you great people." <--correct?
    Both sound fine. (I like the second one.) :D

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