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    Covered in/with bruises

    https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/bruise_1?q=bruise https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/covered?q=covered Could you have a look at these two articles from a dictionary. The exercise is taken from Upstream Proficiency by Virginia Evans and...
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    Are lack of /exctra commas are considered as mistakes in tests for English as a second language?

    Could you tell me whether mistakes in commas lower the score in the written section of exams (like IELTS, TOEFL or the like)?
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    Assess my essay (recent news story)

    I'm preparing for the writing section of TOEFL. English is my hobby, I don't have a teacher and I am not a student of any university. Could you assess my essay? It is question 2 (independent writing). Could you score it 0-5. What recent news story has affected you the most? In what ways has...
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    Education(al) supplement

    Thank you. Sounds strange for me. I was more inclined to educational. Reason: Oxford Learner's Dictionary gives 'the Times Educational Supplement'. https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/the-times-educational-supplement?q=educational+supplement
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    Education(al) supplement

    This is Upstream Proficiency by Virginia Evans and Jenny Dooley. Could you tell me whether it is education supplement or educational supplement.
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    Complex object with "can't stand"

    Could you tell me whether this construction is psible: I can't stand him to speak like that.
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    We all listened with great interest to the speaker criticizing the new book.

    I know about that, thank you. But I'm learning ing-forms now.
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    We all listened with great interest to the speaker criticizing the new book.

    I can't agree with you. The gerund is a non-finite form of the verb. It is not a noun. It has some noun features, but is not a noun. The gerund can have a direct object. Example: I like doing morning exercises.
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    We all listened with great interest to the speaker criticizing the new book.

    Grammar by Golitsinskij (ISBN 978-5-9925-0587-0). We all listened with great interest to the speaker criticizing the new book. I answered that this is a gerund. But the answer key states that this is a participle. This is strange to me. As I consider this case: 1. Similar to this: We all...
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    Indefinite Gerund to express previous actions

    Well, I may be unable to add something to what I already mentioned. There were small footnotes in a textbook next to these verbs, which stated that in this case the action denoted by the gerund relates to a previous action and we can use both Perfect Gerund and Indefinite Gerund. In these...
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    Indefinite Gerund to express previous actions

    In a textbook I've read that after some verbs Indefinite Gerund is often used to express previous actions instead of Perfect Gerund. Examples: remember, punish, mention. I remember reading about it in a newspaper (instead of having read). I consulted some dictionaries in the hope of finding...
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    If one haven't caught something while doing a training for IELTS.

    What do you tell your students when they do listening and reading tasks imitating the exam as their hometask? To fill? To leave the gap? How to analyze such mistakes (when the studend has no idea which answer is correct)? And make conclusions out of such mistakes?
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    If one haven't caught something while doing a training for IELTS.

    Please, pay attention that the question is not about an exam. It is about learning. What to do in the learning process when you don't know the correct anser. And how to work on your mistakes after you have finished checking your answers against the key.
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    If one haven't caught something while doing a training for IELTS.

    Let it be a preparation for IELTS (reading, listening). But the question is relevant to any test. There are cases of choosing one variant or of multiple choice. In a real exam if you have no idea of what to write as an answer, you write just anything. Because with certain probability you may be...
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    As soon as I have done my homework, I will go for a walk.

    As soon as I have bought the book, I will begin reading it. The book bought, I will begin reading it. Could you tell me whether these sentences means absolutely the same or I have distorted the meaning?
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    Upload content from the Net

    The textbook is Upstream Proficiency by Virginia Evans and Jenny Dooley. Could you tell me why it is "upload from"? I would say "download from the Net". Or "upload to the Net". But this confuses me.
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    As soon as I have done my homework, I will go for a walk.

    Future and participles substituting finate verb forms Examples from a textbook Grammar by Golitsinsky (ISBN 978-5-9925-0587-0). 1. Could you tell me whether Perfect Participle Active can refer to the future? In other words do these examples convey the same information? As soon as I have done...
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    ... dried off thoroughly in a towel robe during the twenty minutes or so he was on his knees

    HOTEL BY ARTHUR HAILEY As he did most mornings, Curtis O'Keefe showered first and prayed afterward. The procedure was typically efficient since he came clean to God and also dried off thoroughly in a towel robe during the twenty minutes or so he was on his knees. I can't understand what is...
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    Asterisks in a TV programme

    Upstream Proficiency by Virginia Evans and Jenny Dooley Could you tell me what the asterisks mean? In the teacher's book there is nothing on this subject.
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    They must be an entity

    I suppose, this is not the same construction. They (all the newspapers) should not be used as a propaganda tool (one tool). They are all used just like one tool. Anyway, this may be because of misunderstanding about what an entity is. I can't imagine that all the newspapers represent one...
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