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  1. #1
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    please check and help!

    hi all!!

    hopefully want to enrol on a celta course. just have to complete the tasks as an application.

    could you please check it and see if i am doing it right and on the right path?

    if not please help me understand to correct my mistakes..any tips/ideas/help..much appreciated.

    thank you!




    A. Correcting student mistakes.
    Each of the following sentences contains a mistake. For each one:
    - underline the mistake
    - write the correct version
    - write the explanation you would give to a student for the correction.

    1.I need some advices.
    I need some advice.
    Explain that advise is when you have a problem and you go and ask someone what they think you should do.
    So you are asking them for advise.
    There is no such word as advises.






    2.I am watching T.V. every night.
    - I watch tv every night.

    Using the word watching is used in the present tense. So you are doing this now.
    Are you watching tv now? In the classroom?
    When do you watch tv?
    The words every night . Means you are watching tv every night.
    So if I ask:
    Do you watch tv every night ?






    3.A: Have you seen John recently?
    B: Yes, I have seen him last week.

    B. Yes, I saw him last week.

    - seen is used in the past tense. The correct word is saw.
    Last week is something in the past.






    4.A: Morning, what can I get you?
    B: I wonder if you would mind giving me a packet of Benson & Hedges.

    B. Would you mind giving me a packet of Benson & Hedges.





    5.I not come to college everyday. I only come on Mondays and Fridays.
    I don't come to college everday. I only come on Mondays and Fridays.

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    Re: please check and help!

    I think nobody wants to do tasks for somebody else. Try to do this on your own and then in the case of doubts, post all the possible questions here.

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    Re: please check and help!

    2.I am watching T.V. every night.
    - I watch tv every night.

    Using the word 'watching' is used in the present tense.


    Yes - and so, too, is 'watch' 'in the present tense.)
    What are they called, and what is the difference in their use?

    3.A: Have you seen John recently?
    B: Yes, I have seen him last week.

    B. Yes, I saw him last week.

    - seen – is used in the past tense. The correct word is saw.
    Last week is something in the past.

    Both 'seen' and 'saw' are 'in the past tense'.

    YOU NEED TO GO BACK OVER THE TENSE FORMS OF VERBS AND UNDERSTAND THEIR DIFFERENCES.
    Last edited by David L.; 23-Mar-2009 at 16:04.

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