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    knowing much

    Please, dear teachers, could you proofread this for me?

    1) You don't have to study that much, you already know enough to pass the exam that will be applied on June 8th.

    2) You don't have to study so much, you are the guy and the exam will be easy to you.

    3) You don't have to kill yourself at study, you're such a good student and the victory is already yours.

    4) There's no need to study so hard, as your friend's said, you always kick ass with exams.

    5) My girlfriend is an only child, almost all only child can do anything all by its own.

    6) Any only child is faded to learn everything in the short run as time goes by.

    Many thanks.

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    Re: knowing much

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Please, dear teachers, could you proofread this for me?

    1) You don't have to study that much. You already know enough to pass the exam on June 8th. [deleted "that will be applied"]

    2) You don't have to study so much
    . You are "the guy," and the exam will be easy for you. [this sentence has a lot of slang with they use of "the guy"]

    3) You don't have to kill yourself at study
    ing. You're such a good student that and the victory is already yours. [again, "the victory is yours" is very much slang]

    4) There's no need to study so hard;
    as your friend [delete the 's] said, you always kick ass on exams.

    5) My girlfriend is an only child
    .Almost all only children can do anything on their own. [Although I've attempted to correct this grammar in this sentence, I'm not sure what the sentence really means]

    6) Any only child is faded to learn everything in the short run as time goes by. [I don't know what this sentence means. Sorry!]

    Many thanks.

    I hope that helps?? Note that when you have two complete ideas (or independent clauses) with a subject and a verb, you cannot use only a comma to separate them. The easiest thing to do is to use a period after the first, and start a new sentence.

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    Re: knowing much

    Quote Originally Posted by AntieAnnie View Post

    3) You don't have to kill yourself at studying. You're such a good student that and the victory is already yours. [again, "the victory is yours" is very much slang]

    I can't understand the usage of "that" in this sentence, could you teachers give me an explanation?

    4) There's no need to study so hard;
    as your friend [delete the 's] said, you always kick ass on exams.

    example:
    Sara
    kicks ass with English. Anyone could kick ass on English. Are they right?

    6) Any only child is faded to learn everything in the short run as time goes by. [I don't know what this sentence means. Sorry!]

    Is it poor English ?
    Many thanks.
    Last edited by Offroad; 23-Apr-2008 at 03:12.

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    3) "You don't have to kill yourself at studying."

    Does this sentence really make sense? Don't you delete the "at"?

    kill
    verb
    1 to make sb/sth die: [vn] Cancer kills thousands of people every year. Three people were killed in the crash. He tried to kill himself with sleeping pills. I bought a spray to kill the weeds. (informal) My mother will kill me (= be very angry with me) when she finds out. Don’t kill yourself trying to get the work done by tomorrow. It can wait. I nearly killed myself carrying that suitcase all the way here. [v] Tiredness while driving can kill.

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    Re: knowing much

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    3) "You don't have to kill yourself at studying."

    Does this sentence really make sense? Don't you delete the "at"?

    Actually, I think they should be like this:

    You don't need/have to kill yourself at study(ing). I prefer 'study'.
    or
    You don't have to struggle studying so hard.


    kill

    verb
    1 to make sb/sth die: [vn] Cancer kills thousands of people every year. Three people were killed in the crash. He tried to kill himself with sleeping pills. I bought a spray to kill the weeds. (informal) My mother will kill me (= be very angry with me) when she finds out. Don’t kill yourself trying to get the work done by tomorrow. It can wait. I nearly killed myself carrying that suitcase all the way here. [v] Tiredness while driving can kill.
    Thank you Daruma,

    I've noticed you have been reading all my old posts.
    By that time I had no idea of how careful I should be when using certain words.

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    De nada, marciobarbalho. Como vai?

    3) "You're such a good student that and the victory is already yours."

    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    such
    used before a noun or noun phrase to add emphasis:
    That's such a good film.
    It seems like such a long way to drive for just one day.
    Oh Richard, you're such an idiot!
    Such cruelty really is beyond my comprehension.
    I'd put on such a lot of weight that I couldn't get into my trousers.


    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    so
    very, extremely, or to such a degree:
    The house is so beautiful.
    Thank you for being so patient.
    Don't be so stupid!
    I didn't know she had so many children!
    You can only do so much to help (= There is a limit to how much you can help).
    UK INFORMAL She's ever so kind and nice.
    I'm so tired (that) I could sleep in this chair!
    I'm not so desperate as to agree to that.
    The word itself is so rare as to be almost obsolete.
    I've never been to so expensive a restaurant (= such an expensive restaurant) before.


    marciobarbalho:
    The blue "that" and the red "that" works in the same way. Do you understand?

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    Re: knowing much

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    De nada, marciobarbalho. Como vai?
    Tudo tranquilo, não exatamente como deveria ser, mas estamos na estrada certa. Então você fala o Português?

    3) "You're such a good student that and the victory is already yours."

    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    such
    used before a noun or noun phrase to add emphasis:
    That's such a good film.
    It seems like such a long way to drive for just one day.
    Oh Richard, you're such an idiot!
    Such cruelty really is beyond my comprehension.
    I'd put on such a lot of weight that I couldn't get into my trousers.


    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    so
    very, extremely, or to such a degree:
    The house is so beautiful.
    Thank you for being so patient.
    Don't be so stupid!
    I didn't know she had so many children!
    You can only do so much to help (= There is a limit to how much you can help).
    UK INFORMAL She's ever so kind and nice.
    I'm so tired (that) I could sleep in this chair!
    I'm not so desperate as to agree to that.
    The word itself is so rare as to be almost obsolete.
    I've never been to so expensive a restaurant (= such an expensive restaurant) before.


    marciobarbalho:
    The blue "that" and the red "that" works in the same way. Do you understand?
    Yes, I do. Thanks

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    Re: knowing much

    I wonder if "kick as with English" and "kick as on English" are grammatically correct.

    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    kick ass
    US informal + impolite
    1 : to succeed or win in a very impressive way ▪ a lawyer who kicks ass in the courtroom ▪ Our team kicked ass in the soccer tournament.

    marciobarbalho:
    I don't speak Portuguese at all.

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    Re: knowing much

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    I wonder if "kick as with English" and "kick as on English" are grammatically correct.

    Kick arse with English
    Kick arse on an English exam.
    Daruma, ass/arse in Japanese is 尻 (taboo word), so, be careful.

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    Re: knowing much

    marciobarbalho,

    I don't understand sentence 6. Can I ask you to rewrite it?

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