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    Default perusing and eventually fixing of a few sentences

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to peruse the following sentences? What is your opinion concerning their correctness?

    1.Nothing will induce me to take it.
    2.Nothing will compel me to take it.
    3.Nothing will make me to take it.
    4.Nothing will force me to take it.
    5.Look out! There is a car coming.
    6.Be careful! There is a car coming.
    7.Take care! There is a car coming.
    8.He resented being interrupted.
    9.He disliked being interrupted.
    10.He hated being interrupted.
    11.It’s a nuisance having to do it over and over again.
    12.It’s a annoyance having to do over and over again.
    13.It’s a pain having to do over and over again.
    14.I hate being a nuisance, but I’d like to ask you another question.
    15.I hate causing you trouble, but I’d like to ask you another question.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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    Default Re: perusing and eventually fixing of a few sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to peruse the following sentences? What is your opinion concerning their correctness?

    1.Nothing will induce me to take it.
    2.Nothing will compel me to take it.
    3.Nothing will make me to take it.
    4.Nothing will force me to take it.
    5.Look out! There is a car coming. A car's coming.
    6.Be careful! There is a car coming.
    7.Take care! There is a car coming.
    8.He resented being interrupted.
    9.He disliked being interrupted.
    10.He hated being interrupted.
    11.It’s a nuisance having to do it over and over again.
    12.It’s a annoyance having to do over and over again.
    13.It’s a pain having to do over and over again.
    14.I hate being a nuisance, but I’d like to ask you another question.
    15.I hate causing you trouble, but I’s I'd (typo) like to ask you another question. I hate bothering you, but...
    Vil, the words in blue are just suggestions.
    I think the 'to' in read should not be there.

    [I am not a teacher]
    Last edited by Offroad; 13-Jun-2009 at 17:31.

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    Default Re: perusing and eventually fixing of a few sentences

    As I am neither a teacher nor a native speaker of English, I wonder if the teachers agree with me concerning the post above.

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    5.Look out! There is a car coming.

    I see no error in this sentence.

    Highway Hawk ~ Safety Tips
    If there is a car coming, wait until the car passes or comes to a complete stop, before you step off the curb.

    Dictionary of World Philosophy - Google Books
    On this view, to explain how one knows that there is a car coming, one can appeal to one's tracking the truth of the proposition "there is a car coming," ...

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