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    revising of a few sentences 4

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?

    Then she began to bewail her loss, and said, 'Alas! if I could only get my ball again, I would give all my fine clothes and jewels, and everything that I have in the world.'

    He was bewailing his failure in the examination.

    bewail = to express sorrow or unhappiness over, bemoan, lament, weep

    No one lost their key assets.

    key assets = capital assets

    He gave me the dickens for being late.

    give someone the dickens = annoy or harass someone, reprimand

    He scared the dickens out of me.

    dickens = deuce = Satan

    What in the dickens is that?

    in the dickens = used as an intensive expression

    He was recalled from abroad by urgent private affairs.

    I don’t recall her name.

    I don’t recall you.

    There are many legends that recall the past.

    Let me recall a case within my own recent experience.

    We must to recall her to life.

    We have to recall their attention to the present subject.

    The Indians usually recall their gifts.

    She never recall her words.

    Can you recall your schooldays?

    I recall him as a very bashful child.

    They recalled him from retirement to active duty.

    recall = call back, call to the colors

    She recalled that she had an appointment.

    I could not recall where he had agreed to meet.

    recall = to remember; recollect

    He was boosted into power by business interest.

    Perhaps advertising might boost the sales.

    boost = give somebody or something a pish up

    An old man comes around regularly collecting scraps.

    Give the scraps to the dog.

    scrap = odds and ends, bits of uneaten food

    You ought to scrap that old bicycle and buy a new one.

    to scrap = throw away as unless or work out

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: revising of a few sentences 4

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?
    Then she began to bewail her loss, and said, 'Alas! if I could only get my ball again, I would give all my fine clothes and jewels, and everything that I have in the world.'

    He was bewailing his failure in the examination.

    bewail = to express sorrow or unhappiness over, bemoan, lament, weep
    Every one with tears bewailed her death.

    No one lost their key assets.

    key assets = capital assets=critical asset in any business which need to be protected. Copyright, company name, logo are some examples
    Every business be small or big must take care to protect its key assets.

    He gave me the dickens for being late.

    give someone the dickens = annoy or harass someone, reprimand

    He scared the dickens out of me.

    dickens = deuce = Satan= “Dickens" is thought to be a vague expression for "the devil," much as "gosh" is a substitute for "God," "heck" for "hell," Some speculate that "dickens" is a short form of an earlier term "devilkin," little devil, but this has never been firmly established

    What in the dickens is that?

    in the dickens = used as an intensive expression

    He was recalled from abroad on (by) urgent private affairs.
    An officer may be recalled from leave in the exigencies of public service.
    I don’t recall her name. Recall=recollect; remember. So say”
    I can’t recall her name or I am sorry, I don’t recall her name. (more polite)
    I don’t recall you remaining absent so often.

    There are many legends that recall the past.

    Let me recall a case within my own recent experience.Ok

    We must try to recall her to life. To recall = to revoke or withdraw or bring back, So this appears to be not a feasible statement.

    We have to recall their attention to the present subject. Ok

    The Indians usually recall their gifts. Is it? I have no such experience.

    She never recall her words. Ok

    Can you recall your schooldays? Ok

    I recall him as a very bashful child. Ok

    They recalled him from retirement to active duty. Ok

    recall = call back, call to the colors

    She recalled with surprise that she had an appointment. Ok

    I could not recall where he had agreed to meet. Ok

    recall = to remember; recollect

    He was boosted into power by business interest/in the interest of business.

    Perhaps advertising might boost the sales.

    boost = give somebody or something a push up

    An old man comes around regularly collecting scraps.

    Give the scraps to the dog.

    scrap = odds and ends, bits of uneaten food= useless things(noun)

    You ought to scrap that old bicycle and buy a new one.Ok

    to scrap = throw away as unless or work out(verb)

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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    Re: revising of a few sentences 4

    Hi sarat 106,

    Thank you for your phenomenal backing. Words fail me to express my gratitude.

    I take advantage of the opportunity to beg your pardon for my lack of discretion by citing the example sentence regarding the phrase “recall their gifts”, namely "The Indians usually recall their gifts".

    As a matter as fact there must be some misunderstanding. Please, take into consideration the written in the following link:

    Indian giver: Definition from Answers.com

    Regards,

    V.


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    Re: revising of a few sentences 4

    Every business be small or big must take care to protect its key assets.

    Every business, be it

    small or big: the more usual expression is,"big or small"

    must take care to protect its key assets.

    She never recall her words.

    She never doesn't recall her words.

    (It is rather strange to say of a person that they never recall what they say, unless they have dementia. If you insist on this phrasing, then:)

    She never recalls her words.
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    Exclamation Re: revising of a few sentences 4

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi sarat 106,

    Thank you for your phenomenal backing. Words fail me to express my gratitude.

    I take advantage of the opportunity to beg your pardon for my lack of discretion by citing the example sentence regarding the phrase “recall their gifts”, namely "The Indians usually recall their gifts".

    As a matter as fact there must be some misunderstanding. Please, take into consideration the written in the following link:

    Indian giver: Definition from Answers.com

    Regards,

    V.
    Hi Vil,

    Thank you for the clarifications. There is no cause for you to feel appologitic about it and the moment I read it, I took the same as unintentional followed by a casual reaction only.

    Regards.

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    Re: revising of a few sentences 4

    Style point.

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Then she began to bewail her loss, and said, 'Alas! if I could only get my ball again, I would give all my fine clothes and jewels, and everything that I have in the world.'
    You don't need "began to" there. Perhaps:
    .
    Then she bewailed her loss, saying, 'Alas! if I could only get my ball again, I would give all my fine clothes and jewels, and everything that I have in the world.'
    (I don't know what it means to get your ball again. )

    This is just my opinion. Do with it what you will.



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    Re: revising of a few sentences 4

    [QUOTE=RonBeen

    You don't need "began to" there. Perhaps:
    .[INDENT]Then she bewailed her loss, saying, 'Alas! if I could only get my ball again, I would give all my fine clothes and jewels, and everything that I have in the world.'
    [/INDENT](I don't know what it means to get your ball again. )

    Hi RonBeen,

    I agree with you unreservedly. Thank you for your backing.

    Here is another version of the passage in question from an another translation of the Grimms' "Frog King" by Edgar Taylor:

    Then she began to lament her loss, and said, "Alas! If I could only get my ball again, I would give all my fine clothes and jewels, and everything that I have in the world."

    Thank you again for your kindness.

    Regards,

    V.

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