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    correctness of this text

    Dear teachers...

    Could you comment on the correctness of this passage?

    Hi 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.



    Best regards

    Primo
    Many thanks

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    Re: correctness of this text

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    Dear teachers...

    Could you comment on the correctness of this passage?



    Many thanks
    Correctness? It does not exist!

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    Re: correctness of this text

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    Correctness? It does not exist!
    What do you mean by that?

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    Re: correctness of this text

    Could you comment on the correctness of this passage?
    It's grammatically correct but does not make sense.

    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'.

    Correctness? It does not exist!
    It does.
    Correctness: Definition from Answers.com

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    Last edited by tedtmc; 04-Jul-2010 at 06:33.

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    Re: correctness of this text

    Quote Originally Posted by Leandro-Z View Post
    Correctness? It does not exist!
    I take it you mean that it doesn't exist in your posts.
    Even then, I think I recall once, about a week ago, when you were not too far wrong about something.

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    Re: correctness of this text

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    Dear teachers...

    Could you comment on the correctness of this passage?



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    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Offroad.

    (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."

    ***** Thank you for your question *****

    P. S. And in American spelling: color.

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    Re: correctness of this text

    put your cloth on and ...
    Is it cloth or clothes? or both work?

    Many thanks

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    Re: correctness of this text

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers...

    Could you comment on the correctness of this passage?



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    It's correct enough for an informal email that doesn't try to be grammatical or to use punctuation properly or to correct typing and missing words, etc.

    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.

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    Re: correctness of this text

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    missing words...
    what words?
    thanks

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    Re: correctness of this text

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Is it cloth or clothes? or both work?

    Many thanks
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Offroad.

    (1) Mr. Michael Swan in his Practical English Usage has a very

    helpful item:

    (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
    English), etc.

    (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.

    ***** Thank you for the question *****

    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.!!!

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