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    Question Are these sentences wrong?

    Hi dear teachers!
    Art these sentences grammatically or logically wrong?

    1.Fill in the blanks with a suitable verb to complete the sentences. ( There are five sentences on the page.)

    2. Complete the following by adding a suitable phrase. (There are five incomplete sentences on the page.)

    3. Describe these nouns by putting an adjective before them. ( There are five nouns on the page.)

    I'm in a great hurry please!
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    Re: Are these sentences wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Hi dear teachers!
    Art these sentences grammatically or logically wrong?

    1.Fill in the blanks with a suitable verb to complete the sentences. ( There are five sentences on the page.)

    2. Complete the following (what??) by adding a suitable phrase. (There are five incomplete sentences on the page.)

    OR
    Complete the following sentences by using a suitable phrase.


    3. Describe these nouns by putting an adjective before them. ( There are five nouns on the page.)

    Describe these nouns using suitable / interesting etc. adjectives.
    OR
    List some possible adjectives to describe these nouns.
    OR simply
    Use adjectives to describe these nouns.
    OR
    Think of some adjectives / an adjecitve to describe these nouns.
    (I think they should know where to place an adjective!)


    I'm in a great hurry please!
    Best regards!
    Dawood

    I think your sentences are grammatically correct. But I have given you rewritten examples.

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    Question Re: Are these sentences wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcake View Post
    I think your sentences are grammatically correct. But I have given you rewritten examples.
    Thank you very much for your instant reply. Actually, someone told me that my sentences are incorrect. Instead, I should use plural words e.g. "Fill in the blanks with suitable verbs...", "Complete the following by putting phrases...", "Describe these nouns by putting adjectives... " etc. I used singular words everywhere as "a suitable verb", "a phrase", "an adjective" etc.
    Looking forward to the answer...
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    Re: Are these sentences wrong?

    I don't think your sentences are incorrect or illogical.

    You may try this:

    Fill in each blank with a suitable verb...

    OR

    Fill in the blanks with suitable verbs ...

    Fill in the blanks with a suitable verb might lead to the confusion that they only have to use ONE single verb that matches every sentence.
    There are different nouns / sentences etc. and therefore you need more than only one adjective / phrase etc.

    I think that is what the person had in mind when he criticised your version.

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    Re: Are these sentences wrong?

    Now, I've understood it pefectly. Thank you very much. You've been very helpful
    Dawood

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    Re: Are these sentences wrong?

    You're most welcome. I'm glad I could help.


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    Re: Are these sentences wrong?

    excuse my ignorance,i suck at life but
    can u help me with a problem of mine? if so, will u tell me which of these sentences is/are correct?

    1. I get irritated when he comes over(to,my) house.
    2. When he comes over(to,my) house i get irritated.

    1. If i calm down and do as u say will u let me borrow 5 dollars.
    2. Will u let me borrow 5 dollars if i calm down and do as u say.
    3. If i calm down and do as u say then will u let me borrow 5 dollars.

    _direstraits.

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