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    Default A text about Whang Miller - check it, please

    Could you help me with checking the text and some verbs in the text?

    Whang the Miller was very avaricious. Nobody LOVED money more than he, and he RESPECTED only those who WERE rich. When people WERE TALKING of a rich man, Whang always said: "I KNOW him very well; he and I HAVE BEEN friends since childhood", but when people WERE MENTIONING a poor man, he always SAID that he DOESN'T KNOW him and HAD never HEARD his name before, as he WASN'T fond of many acquintances. One day, as he WAS THINKING how to increase his wealth, he LEARNED that one of his neighbours, Hunks by name, FOUND a large pot of gold underground after he HAD DREAMED of it three nights running. The greedy miller greatly ENVYED his neighbour's luck and COMPLAINED every day to his customers that he IS unlucky, saying: I'VE BEEN WORKING from morning till night for so many years, but I'VE NEVER FOUND any gold. I wish I could dream like my neighbour!" At last he DREAMED one night that under a certain part of the wall of he mill there IS a huge pot of gold".
    He WAS DREAMING of the same pot of money the two succeeding nights and WAS therefore sure that he WOULD FIND the treasure in the place where he SAW it in his dreams. (????)
    So he GOT UP early the third morning, WENT to the mill alone with a spade in his hand, and BEGAN to dig under the corner of the wall. He HAS BEEN DIGGING for three hours when at last his spade struck a broad, flat stone, so large, that he COULD not remove it. He DECIDED that he GO home, TELL his wife everything and ASK her to help him. So he ran home and told his wife of his dream and of the treasure that WAS WAITING for them under the stone. They both RAN back to the place where Whang WAS DIGGING and found that their mill, which Whang UNDERMINED by digging, FELL and LIED in ruins.

    I would be very grateful for any help!!!

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    Default Re: A text about Whang Miller - check it, please

    Whang the Miller was very avaricious. Nobody LOVED money more than he, and he RESPECTED only those who WERE rich. When people WERE TALKING of a rich man, Whang always said: "I KNOW him very well; he and I HAVE BEEN friends since childhood", but when people WERE MENTIONING a poor man, he always SAID that he didn't KNOW him and HAD never HEARD his name before,

    as he WASN'T fond of many acquintances. -this is not clear - do you mean Whang didn't have many acquaintances? something like, wasn't partial to/keen on /bothered about having a large circle of acquaintances??

    One day, as he WAS THINKING how to increase his wealth, he LEARNED that one of his neighbours, Hunks by name, FOUND a large pot of gold underground after he HAD DREAMED of it three nights running. The greedy miller greatly ENVIED his neighbour's luck and COMPLAINED every day to his customers that he IS unlucky, saying: I'VE BEEN WORKING from morning till night for so many years, but I'VE NEVER FOUND any gold. I wish I could dream like my neighbour!" At last he DREAMED one night that under a certain part of the wall of the mill there was a huge pot of gold.
    He dreamt of the same pot of money for two successive nights and WAS therefore sure that he WOULD FIND the treasure in the place where he SAW it in his dreams. (????)
    So he GOT UP early the third morning, WENT to the mill alone with a spade in his hand, and BEGAN to dig under the corner of the wall. He HAD BEEN DIGGING for three hours when at last his spade struck a broad, flat stone, so large, that he COULD not move (or) lift it. He DECIDED that he would GO home, TELL his wife everything, and ASK her to help him. So he ran home and told his wife of his dream and of the treasure that WAS WAITING for them under the stone. They both RAN back to the place where Whang had been DIGGING and found that their mill, which Whang had UNDERMINED by digging, had collapsed and lay in ruins.
    Last edited by David L.; 18-Mar-2008 at 18:37.

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