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    peter123 is offline Senior Member
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    proofread

    Hi there,
    Please proofread the following:

    1. Donít I know you from somewhere?
    2. Our efforts were all wasted.
    3. Our effort was all wasted.
    4. Once he straightened out his ideas, he became cheerful again.
    5. Keep fit and lead a reasonable and regular life.
    6. Mr Brown would do it as soon as not.
    7. Is this the village in which your grandpa was once hidden?
    8. Is this the village where your grandpa was once hidden?

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    Re: proofread

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    1.Don’t I know you from somewhere? Okay
    2.Our efforts were all wasted. Okay
    3. Our effort was all wasted. Okay
    4. Once he straightened out his ideas, he became cheerful again. I'm not sure what you mean by "straightened out his ideas." Can you say this another way?
    5.Keep fit and lead a reasonable and regular life. Grammatically okay, but not what we would expect to hear. Keep fit and lead a life of moderation, perhaps?
    6. Mr Brown would do it as soon as not. What is it you mean to say? He would rather do it than not? He doesn't mind doing it?
    7.Is this the village in which your grandpa was once hidden? This could make sense, if, for example, the grandfather was a Jew hidden during WWII. Is that the type of thing you have in mind?
    8. this the village where your grandpa was once hidden? Same comment
    Most are okay. A few questions on some of them.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 17-May-2010 at 13:22.
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    peter123 is offline Senior Member
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    Re: proofread

    hi there,
    tks
    But for no. 6, I still don't know why?

    tks
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    Re: proofread

    You still don't know why ... what?

    I'm not sure of your intended meaning with #6.
    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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