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Could you comment on the correctness of this passage?
Many thanksHi Andy...
I wanted you to know that I very much enjoy reading your emails. Please keep them coming.
As for your message... well...you know... here in Carlson city (everybody is sad now cause the Rolts beat us, I kinda knew that was coming!!! Anyways, best luck next time, which will be right here next year).
Well... I was saying that here, our culture dictates that when those things happen, a bunch of people meeting up at a friend's, we usually write a note and post it right on the front door:
Welcome to the party... however, be aware that if you mess the shit up you will have to put your cloth on and hit the road.
Relax.. I am just screwing with ya. Ha...
In that case, the truth is that I am very proud of living in this city because our people is very welcoming and is known for its hospitality...people from every nation lives here, every colour, every-thing. So I would just open the doors wide and watch the game with everybody, we might hit it off, who knows? I would surely have some alone time with my girl later... you know, catch a break and stuff.
It's grammatically correct but does not make sense.Could you comment on the correctness of this passage?
Do you mean you are interested only in how correct(very correct/ moderately correct/ not correct?) the passage is or you'd like it to be corrected? If it is the latter, you should just say, 'please correct this passage and give your comments'.
It does.Correctness? It does not exist!
Correctness: Definition from Answers.com
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Last edited by tedtmc; 04-Jul-2010 at 06:33.
(1) I have only a few points to offer:
(a) "Anyway" without the "s" is considered more "standard."
(b) The word "people" usually requires a plural verb:
people are welcoming and are known for their....
people live here....
(c) "everything" does not take a hyphen nowadays.
(d) Usually people say "some time alone."
(2) Otherwise, the letter seems "correct."
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P. S. And in American spelling: color.
Is it cloth or clothes? or both work?put your cloth on and ...
If you want to turn it into a correct text, perhaps you could start. I'd begin with getting rid of most of the ellipses.
PS: It should be clothes.
(1) Mr. Michael Swan in his Practical English Usage has a very
(a) CLOTH is material used for making CLOTHES.
(i) His suits were made of the most expensive cloth.
(b) CLOTHES are things you wear: skirt, trousers ("pants" in American
(i) I must buy some new clothes. I have nothing to wear.
(2) Mr. Swan reminds us that there is no singular for "clothes."
(a) So we say: an article/ a piece of CLOTHING.
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P. S. If you go to the United Kingdom, be sure to use the word
"trousers." I read somewhere that "pants" means underwear in the U.K.!!!