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    keep ckeck your tongue/how it goes/goe like this/driving at/

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether the following sentences sound likely for your refined ear?

    1.I advice you to keep check your tongue.
    2.I advice you to hold in check your tongue.
    3.I forgot how the song goes.
    4.The refrain goes like this.
    5.Thatís the point I was.
    6.He wonít be able to do it in so short time.
    7.Donít underrate the enemyís strength.
    8.She is a busy-body, always interfering in other peopleís affairs.
    9.It will cost you a handsome sum of money.
    10.It will cost you a substantial sum of money.
    11.They donít need such obsolete methods.
    12.They have no use for such obsolete methods.
    13.This is what I am driving at.
    14.This is what I am leading up to.
    15.What are you driving at?
    16.What are you about?
    17.What are you after?
    18.I have a good mind to put the matter before him.
    19.I am inclined to put the matter before him.
    20.The mocking laugher rang in his ears.
    21.The derisive laughter rang in his ears.
    22.He has the right qualifications to become a member of this club.
    23.He is eligible to become a member of this club.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    #2

    Exclamation Re: keep ckeck your tongue/how it goes/goe like this/driving at/

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether the following sentences sound likely for your refined ear?
    1.I advice you to keep a checkon (or control) your tongue. Use of control in place of keep a check sound good.
    2.I advice you to hold in check your tongue. OK
    3.I forgot how the song went (goes). Past form is right
    4.The refrain goes like this. OK
    5.That’s the point I was (making/raising/insisting).OK
    6.He won’t be able to do it in so short a time. OK after putting ‘a’
    7.Don’t underrate(uderestimate) the enemy’s strength. OK
    8.She is a busy-body, always interfering in other people’s affairs. OK
    9.It will cost you a handsome sum of money. OK
    10.It will cost you a substantial sum of money. OK
    11.They don’t need such obsolete methods. OK
    12.They have no use for such obsolete methods. OK
    13.This is what I am driving at. OK
    14.This is what I am leading up to. OK
    15.What are you driving at? OK
    16.What are you about? OK it means: what do you stand for
    17.What are you after? OK What are you after the quest for fortune.
    18.I have a good/sound mind to put the matter before him. OK but better sound in place of good
    19.I am inclined to put the matter before him. OK
    20.The mocking laugher rang in his ears. OK annoying noise to tease some one
    21.The derisive laughter rang in his ears. OK abusing vocally
    22.He has the right qualifications to become a member of this club. ok
    23.He is eligible to become a member of this club. OK ( better than the previous)


    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    SKP

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