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    revising of a few sentences 3

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentence?

    He enumerated the species threatened with extinction.

    A raging flood threatened the city.

    threaten = menace, endanger, imperil

    I tried to hammer home to my daughter the fact that she would have to enroll at Sofia University.

    hammer something home = make someone understand or realize something

    The President sat at his desk till midnight hammering out his speech for the next day.

    hammering out = to write or produce by hard work

    Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Green have hammered out their difference of opinion.

    The club members have hammered out an agreement between the two groups.

    hammer out = to remove, change, or work out by discussion and debate; debate and agree on (something)

    Scores missing after explosion at hydro power plant

    scores = large numbers

    The tentative launch date of the Russian interplanetary probe has been set for 2016, which will be done with the help of the domestic heavy class launcher (such as the already-existing "Proton" or “Angara,” which is currently being developed).

    tentative = supposed, assumed, putative

    My bones cleave to my skin.

    He will bring upon you all the diseases of Egypt that you dreaded, and they will cling to you.

    Sophistry cleaves close to and protects Sin's rotten trunk, concealing its defects.

    The tribes clove to their old beliefs.

    He was so frightened that his tongue cleaved to the roof of his mouth.

    cleave = to adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast; to cling

    Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife.

    Cleave unto the Lord your God.

    cleave = to unite or be united closely in interest or affection; to adhere with strong attachment

    New honors come upon him, like our strange garments, cleave not to their mold but with the aid of use. (Shak.)

    cleave = to fit; to be adapted; to assimilate

    Can you define the main sections into which our society is cleft.

    The ground was cloven by frost.

    This wood cleaves easily.

    Every society cleaves along class lines.

    cleave = split

    Every beast that parted the hoof, and cleaved the cleft into two claws.

    cleave = divide

    The Mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst.

    cleave = part, to open; to crack; to separate

    Our swift frigate cleaved through the water.

    The vessel will soon cleave her way through the strait.

    The plane was cleaving the clouds.

    cleave = pass

    The earthquake has cleft great chasms in the rocks.

    They have to cleave a path through the wilderness.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: revising of a few sentences 3

    Vil,
    Your posts are always VERY long.

    If you were to post between 4 and 6 sentences per post, people might have more energy to review them. I just look at how long they are and sigh.

    I went down as far as "tentative" and the only comment I have is that the "scores" one is in a style used by headlines; as long as that was your intent, all looked okay up to that point.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Exclamation Re: revising of a few sentences 3

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentence?

    He enumerated the species threatened with extinction.

    A raging flood threatened the city.

    threaten = menace, endanger, imperil

    I tried to hammer home to my daughter the fact that she would have to enroll at Sofia University.

    hammer something home = make someone understand or realize something

    The President sat at his desk till midnight hammering out his speech for the next day.

    hammering out = to write or produce by hard work

    Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Green have hammered out their difference of opinion.

    The club members have hammered out an agreement between the two groups.

    hammer out = to remove, change, or work out by discussion and debate; debate and agree on (something)

    Scores missing after explosion at hydro power plant

    scores = large numbers

    The tentative launch date of the Russian interplanetary probe has been set for 2016, which will be done with the help of the domestic heavy class launcher (such as the already-existing "Proton" or “Angara,” which is currently being developed).

    tentative = supposed, assumed, putative
    My bones cleave to my skin. Ok

    He will bring upon you all the diseases of Egypt that you dreaded, and they will cling to you. Ok

    Sophistry cleaves close to and protects Sin's rotten trunk, concealing its defects. Ok

    The tribes clove to their old beliefs. Ok

    He was so frightened that his tongue cleaved to the roof of his mouth. Ok

    cleave = to adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast; to cling Ok

    Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife.

    Cleave unto the Lord your God.

    cleave = to unite or be united closely in interest or affection; to adhere with strong attachment Ok

    New honors come upon him, like our strange garments, cleave not to their mold but with the aid of use. (Shak.) It is a poetry but difficult to guess its meanih.

    cleave = to fit; to be adapted; to assimilate

    Can you define the main sections into which our society is cleft. Ok

    The ground was cloven by frost. Ok

    This wood cleaves easily. Ok

    Every society cleaves along class lines. Ok

    cleave = split Ok The contrasting meaning of previous uses.

    Every beast that parted the hoof, and cleaved the cleft into two claws.

    cleave = divide

    The Mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst. Ok That is said in the Bible.

    cleave = part, to open; to crack; to separate

    Our swift frigate cleaved through the water. Ok

    The vessel will soon cleave her way through the strait.

    The plane was cleaving the clouds. Ok

    cleave = pass

    The earthquake has cleft great chasms/gorge in the rocks. Ok

    They have to cleave a path through the wilderness. Ok

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Hello Vil,

    I studied from the point where Barb D left. That is the use of verb ‘cleave’ having varied and contrasting meanings. All are Ok. The examples are many and with variety. As commented by Barb D, some of your posts are too long for some one to have patience and energy to study each one closely. Should you limit it to a maximum 10, many would love to contribute their opinions.

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