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    pls correct these sentences

    hi,

    are these sentences ok?

    1) "you are making a mess out of it".

    if so, is "out of it" mandatory?

    2) "how often/frequently does the bus comes/passes here?"

    can i use "passes here"?

    thanks,
    jc

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    Re: pls correct these sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi,

    are these sentences ok? Start a sentence with a capital letter and always capitalize "I".

    1) "you are making a mess out of it".

    if so, is "out of it" mandatory? Yes, if you want to mean 'You are doing it badly.' (But you can omit "out". You are making a mess of it.)

    'You are making a mess.' means you are making the place dirty or untidy.

    2) "how often/frequently does the bus comes/passes here?" First of all, 'pass' and 'come' are the correct verb forms.
    The best verbs are 'come' and 'stop'. How often/frequently does the bus come/stop here?

    can i use "passes here"? "pass" is not good; it strongly suggests passing by/going by but not stopping.

    thanks,
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    Re: pls correct these sentences

    thank you very much.

    i am a little lazy when it comes to capitalizing letters (even when using my own language).

    regarding "out of it", the context is the following:

    somebody invites someone to play a game.

    the person invited loses, keeps regreting having lost the match and wants a revenge.

    then the first guy says: "you are taking it too seriously. you are making an issue out of it".

    i may have lost a few words from the actual conversation but that is the general idea.

    thanks,
    jc

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