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    revising of a few sentences 6

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the folloing sentences?

    Now Lyman was breakfasting in the small white-panelled family dining-room downstairs, and the most pressing problem on his mind was how to teach those people in the kitchen to loosen the segments of a gratefruit before serving it.

    Using a small paring knife, loosen grapefruit segments in each half by cutting closley between the fruit and peel, then by cutting closely next to membranes to free segments; leave segments in place.

    Jack was eating a gratefruit. When hed find a seed hed spit it out in the spoon and dump it on the plate.

    He could watch the fluid grace of her hands, pale and soft but wonderfully skilful, snipping small springs of grapes from the enormous bunch with a jewelled scissore, taking up one of the ivory-handled knives and peeling a pear, round and round, so that the skin came off all in one peace.

    He peeled an aple, the peel- fine spiral, tissue paper thin.

    She put the cake in the oven, peeled potatoes and carrots and left them in the water.

    Eddy was peeling potatoes over a bucket held between his knees.

    As you peel away the onionskin, you find another skin underneath.

    peel = to strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin, bark, husks, etc

    She put down a carrot she had been scraping.
    scrape = cut the surface of; wear away the surface of

    We fed the scraps to the pigs.

    scrap = a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

    scraps = food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)

    She spread the knees, and put in her lap a handful of hazel nuts, whity-green leafy things, whose one cheek was tannes between brown and pink. These she began to crack and eat.

    She pulled a tight kernel out of its shell.

    She sorted out the kernel and shewed complacently.

    The secretary helped Professor Brown sort out his numerous index cards.

    Sort out the washing into white and coloured materials.

    We have to sort out the sheep from the goats.

    sort out = separate

    Help me sort out these bills," she begged her husband.

    It's up to the director to sort out difficulties like this one.

    These problems should be sorted out at the conference.

    It's no good standing back and waiting for things to sort themselves outso far as they go.

    sort out = to clarify

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: revising of a few sentences 6

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the folloing sentences?

    Now Lyman was breakfasting in the small white-paneled family dining-room downstairs, and the most pressing problem in (on) his mind was how to teach those people in the kitchen to loosen the segments of a grapefruit before serving it.

    Using a small paring knife, loosen grapefruit segments in each half by cutting closely between the fruit and peel, then by cutting closely next to membranes to free segments; leave segments in place.

    Jack was eating a grapefruit. When he finds a seed hed spit it out in the spoon and dump it on the plate.

    He could watch the fluid grace of her hands, pale and soft but wonderfully skilful, snipping small springs of grapes from the enormous bunch with a jewelled scissor, taking up one of the ivory-handled knives and peeling a pear, round and round, so that the skin came off all in one peace.

    He peeled an apple, the peel- fine spiral, tissue paper thin.

    She put the cake in the oven, peeled potatoes and carrots and left them in the pot of water.

    Eddy was peeling potatoes over a bucket held between his knees.

    As you peel away the onionskin, you find another skin underneath.

    peel = to strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin, bark, husks, etc

    She put down a carrot which she had been scraping.
    scrape = cut the surface of; wear away the surface of

    We fed the scraps to the pigs.

    scrap = a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

    scraps = food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)

    She spread the knees, and put in her lap a handful of hazel nuts, whity-green leafy things, whose one cheek was tannest between brown and pink. These she began to crack and eat.

    She pulled a tight kernel out of its shell.

    She sorted out the kernel and chewed complacently. Chew=to crush or grind with the teeth

    The secretary helped Professor Brown sort out his numerous index cards.

    Sort out the washing into white and coloured materials.

    We have to sort out the sheep from the goats.

    sort out = separate

    Help me sort out these bills," she begged her husband.

    It's up to the director to sort out difficulties like this one.

    These problems should be sorted out at the conference.

    It's no good standing back and waiting for things to sort themselves out so far as they go. Ok

    sort out = to clarify

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    All seem Ok.

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