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    Dear teachers pls help me!

    I have written some answers but I am sceptical about whether they are grammatically correct or not.Please have a look at them and write to me if there is any error and the correct answer.Thanks in advance.Pls help me.
    Q1. Where did the writer used to live?
    A. The writer used to live in a village.
    or
    The writer lived in a village.

    Q2. Why did his uncle buy a dog?
    A. His uncle bought a dog to help him look after the goats.
    or
    His uncle bought a dog to help them look after the goats.

    Q3. Why did the black goat feel restless?
    A. The black goat felt restless in the shed as it was allowed to move about freely by the other farmer.

    Q3.How often was Lucky bathed?
    A3.Lucky was bathed once a week.
    or
    Lucky was bathed once in a week.

    Q4.Why did they look after Lucky so well?
    A4. They looked after Lucky well as he was a very fine dog.He was an alert, intelligent, brave, clever and hardworking dog.He did the jobs assigned to him with utmost dedication and loyalty.

    Q5.Why did the writer make another visit to the village?
    A.The writer made another visit to the village to see his uncle.
    or
    The writer made an another visit to the village to see his uncle.

    Q6.Which town did the writer go to?
    A6.The writer went to Kuantan.
    or
    The writer visisted Kuantan.

    Q7.Who put up the big signboard on the beach?
    A7.The government put up the big signboard on the beach to attract tourists.

    Q8.Was therea tea plantation near the beach?
    A8.No,there was no tea plantation near the beach.

    Q9.Did the two boys like to study?
    A9.No, they did not like to study.

    Q10.What did Sin Ho put in his school bag?
    A10.Sin Ho put some clothes in his school bag.

    Q11.How did the boys go to the city area?
    A11.The two boys went to the city area by bus.
    or
    The two boys went to the city area by a bus.
    Q12.What kind of jobs did the two boys try to get?
    A12.The two boys tried to get some odd jobs.

    Q13.Why didn't their parents scold them?
    A13.The two boys' parents did not scold them because they were frightened.
    or
    They did not scold them because they were frightened.

    Q14.Why were their parents happy?
    A14.Their parents were happy to know that their boys were safe.

    Q15.Why were the hens stretching out their necks?
    A15.The hens were stretching out their necks to find out what was in the hole.

    Q16.What did the writer and his friends use the changkols for?
    A16.The writer and his friends used the changkols for digging a hole.

    Q17.Why was a great crowd of people waiting for the writer and his friend?
    A17.A great crowd of people was waiting for the writer and his friend to have a look at the snake.

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    Re: Dear teachers pls help me!

    Quote Originally Posted by samfat33 View Post
    I have written some answers but I am sceptical about whether they are grammatically correct or not.Please have a look at them and write to me if there is any error and the correct answer.Thanks in advance.Pls help me.
    Q1. Where did the writer used to live?
    A. The writer used to live in a village.
    or
    The writer lived in a village.
    Either can be used

    Q2. Why did his uncle buy a dog?
    A. His uncle bought a dog to help him look after the goats.
    or
    His uncle bought a dog to help them look after the goats.

    Either can be used

    Q3. Why did the black goat feel restless? [delete "feel" - it is a better and more sensible question without it : Why was the black goat restless?]
    A. The black goat felt restless in the shed as it was allowed to move about freely by the other farmer.
    The black goat was restless in the shed because it was not allowed into the field.

    Q3.How often was Lucky bathed?
    A3.Lucky was bathed once a week.
    or
    Lucky was bathed once in a week.

    Q4.Why did they look after Lucky so well?
    A4. They looked after Lucky well as he was a very fine dog.He was an alert, intelligent, brave, clever and hardworking dog.He did the jobs assigned to him with utmost dedication and loyalty.
    Somewhat overblown -

    He was an intelligent dog that did all he was asked to do.

    Q5.Why did the writer make another visit to the village?
    A.The writer made another visit to the village to see his uncle.
    or
    The writer made an another visit to the village to see his uncle.

    Q6.Which town did the writer go to?
    A6.The writer went to Kuantan.
    or
    The writer visisted Kuantan.
    The second one answers the question "Which town did the writer visit?"

    Q7.Who put up the big signboard on the beach?
    A7.The government put up the big signboard on the beach to attract tourists.

    Q8.Was there a tea plantation near the beach?
    A8.No,there was no tea plantation near the beach.

    Q9.Did the two boys like to study?
    A9.No, they did not like to study.

    Q10.What did Sin Ho put in his school bag?
    A10.Sin Ho put some clothes in his school bag.

    Q11.How did the boys go to the city area?
    A11.The two boys went to the city area by bus.
    or
    The two boys went to the city area by a bus.
    I would omit "area" = ...go to the city. or replace it with "centre" - ...go to the city centre.

    Q12.What kind of jobs did the two boys try to get?
    A12.The two boys tried to get some odd jobs.

    Q13.Why didn't their parents scold them?
    A13.The two boys' parents did not scold them because they were frightened.
    or
    They did not scold them because they were frightened.

    It is not clear from the sentences who is frightened.



    Q14.Why were their parents happy?
    A14.Their parents were happy to know that their boys were safe.

    Q15.Why were the hens stretching out their necks?
    A15.The hens were stretching out their necks to find out what was in the hole. grammatically ok, but an odd sentence.

    Q16.What did the writer and his friends use the changkols for?
    A16.The writer and his friends used the changkols for digging a hole. [what are "changkols"?]

    Q17.Why was a great crowd of people waiting for the writer and his friend?
    A17.A great crowd of people was waiting for the writer and his friend to have a look at the snake. Sorry - what!?
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    Last edited by Anglika; 15-Nov-2007 at 00:21.

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    Re: Dear teachers pls help me!

    Thanks once again Anglika.I am really thankful to you.In the future if you need any help, I will try my best.. Thank you one million times.

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