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Please make this para clearer with an advance level english.
In this case my exams are over just few days before and I am describing to someone how they were.
I really had a tough time doing these exams.On the firsy day of the exam I couln't complete 11marks question in the exam paper.On the second day my dad's bike tyre got punchured and I used to leave my home just half an hour before my exam as it just takes 15minutes to reach the venue on a bike from my place and I dint get a cab on time and I reached the venue just 5 minutes before the exam.On the last day the electricity was going and coming in between when we were writing the exam.I never had such a tough time in giving any exam than this
1)"the electricity supply kept coming and going"I hope saying coming and going wont be wrong english right ,because we normally say on and off ,Can we make this better.
2)In the above case my exams are over a week before and I am describing the incident in the later week so I am suppose to say "THESE" or "THE" eg "tough time with these/the exams"
3) Also is that saying, " I had a tough time doing these exams " is wrong .Is the usage of doing correct in these sentence and when do use "doing" apart from when we want to indicate that we are doing some work.
5)"On the first day of my exams" On the first day I had only one exam so will it be "exam" or "exams" ,When do say "exams" and "exam" ,actually I am getting confused with the usage of "exam" and "exams" can u help me to understand when to say "exams" and "exam".
4) When do we say mark/marks eg "Worth 11 marks" in above sentence.Thanks ,Do reply.
Last edited by CONFUSIONSOLUTION; 08-Jun-2010 at 06:56.