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    Good day!

    Are the ff. sentences correct? If they aren't please correct them and explain what made them wrong. Thanks in advance!

    1. What kind of movies do you like watching?
    2. She's working for a trading company.
    3. quite a good number of length of stay in the company
    4. Can you please share with me your travel experiences last year?
    5. I got married two years ago and have a daugther
    6. I travelled to Australia several times last year for a business trip.
    7. My family includes four people.

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    Hello drifter
    1. What kind of movies do you like watching? Okay, but "'do you like to watch" is a bit more likely.
    2. She's working for a trading company. Okay
    3. quite a good number of length of stay in the company I'm not sure what you mean here.
    4. Can you please share with me your travel experiences last year? Not quite - it's like you're asking me to tell you about it last year - obviously impossible. Use "Of last year" if you want to use this, but this is more natural: "Please tell me about the experiences you had last year in your travels."
    5. I got married two years ago and have a daugther. Okay (I added the period.)
    6. I travelled to Australia several times last year for a business trip. Either "for business" or "on business trips." You wouldn't travel several times for a single business trip.
    7. My family includes four people. I wouldn't say this is bad grammar, but "There are four people in my family" is more natural.

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    Thanks Barb_D. That helps a lot!

    However, I still have some questions.

    For 2. She's working for a trading company. > Isn't it more grammatically correct to use the preposition "in" than "for"? I am now confused with the proper use of for and in.

    With 7. My family includes four people. You said you wouldn't say it's a bad grammar. Your alternative answer is better, but what I want to know is if sentence 7 is grammatically correct?

    Thanks again.

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    In the US, you usually use "for" when you describe your employer.

    I'm working for an environmental firm, she's working for a trading company, and he's working in the finance industry.

    Prepositions are tricky - sometimes it will be right in one situation and not in another.

    Your final sentence was NOT ungrammatical, in my opinion. Dinner includes a salad, entree, dessert, and beverage. - That's the same format.

    {Still not a teacher, and others may like your last sentence less than I do.}

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    Quote Originally Posted by drifter View Post
    Good day!

    Are the ff. sentences correct? If they aren't please correct them and explain what made them wrong. Thanks in advance!

    3. quite a good number of length of stay in the company
    my try

    At lenght there was a good number of chances to start working for the company.



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