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    The octopus Paul has predicted

    Please check this topic whether it has mistakes because I translated it from Arabic language for my studying English language and advise me, I think it will help me.

    Thank you in advance

    Holland Stars are preparing a surprise for the octopus if they beat Spain


    Holland are daring the octopus…

    Holland team’s players decided to prepare a big signboard which carrying a letter saying “Shut up Polo” to the octopus which is called Polo if they win the World Cup.

    The octopus Polo has expected all Germany results for the tournament, it expected the defeat against Spain in the semi-final, then expected the win for Spain in the World Cup against Holland team.

    It drew the attention of the all world, while the environment minister of Spain claimed to protect this creature and preserve it from extinction. But Polo expectation of Spain’s win over Holland has irritated Holland players who decided to send a letter to it if they win the World Cup this Sunday for the first time in their history.

    For that, some German have claimed to execute this octopus because it impacted the morale of Germany players after it expected the victory of Spain which in turn made Germany team to appear in bad level against what they did during this tournament.
    Last edited by Atchan; 11-Jul-2010 at 18:23.

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    Re: Polo said "Spain will win the World Cup"

    Oh no! no one wants to check this topic for me! I can't believe this!
    Last edited by Atchan; 12-Jul-2010 at 03:43.

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    Re: Polo said "Spain will win the World Cup"

    Quote Originally Posted by atchan View Post
    Oh no! no one wants to check this topic for me! I can't believe this!
    Wait a while, it's a bit long, I don't have time right now.

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    Re: Polo said "Spain will win the World Cup"

    I think it is wiser to wait a little bit to check whether Polo's prediction come true. Will it?

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    Re: Polo said "Spain will win the World Cup"

    Quote Originally Posted by atchan View Post
    Please check this topic whether it has mistakes because I translated it from Arabic language for my studying English language and advise me, I think it will help me.

    Thank you in advance

    Holland Stars are preparing a surprise for the octopus if they beat Spain


    Holland are daring the octopus…

    Holland's team’s players have decided to prepare a big signboard which carrying a letter saying (or reading) “Shut up Polo” to the octopus which is called Polo if they win the World Cup.

    The octopus Polo has expected predicted all of Germany's results for the tournament, it expected predicted the defeat against by Spain in the semi-final, then expected predicted thea win for Spain in the World Cup Final against Holland team.

    It drew the attention of the all whole world, while the environment minister of Spain claimed to protect this creature and preserve it from extinction. But Polo's expectation prediction of Spain’s win over Holland has irritated Holland the Dutch players who decided to send a letter to it if they win the World Cup this Sunday for the first time in their history.

    For that, Some Germans have claimed threatened to execute kill this octopus because it impacted affected the morale of the Germany German players after it expected by predicting the victory of Spain, which in turn made Germany team to appear in bad level against what they did during this tournament (I don't know what you mean by the end of this sentence).
    See above.

    Remember that you either refer to a football team as "Germany" or "the German team". The octopus has been "predicting" (or foreseeing) the results.

    Edit: By the way, the octopus is called "Paul". I'm not aware that this translates to "Polo" in any language. Maybe "Paulo" in Spanish etc?

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    Re: Polo said "Spain will win the World Cup"

    In bad level against what they did during this tournament (I don't know what you mean by the end of this sentence). I don't know how to write this sentence in English, but what I meant was "they appeared in bad performance and was absolutely against what they did before that". I hope that I cleared.
    Thank you very much for you helping. I think the last sentence doesn't matter depending on English language, but its important when writing Arabic.

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    Re: Polo said "Spain will win the World Cup"

    Quote Originally Posted by atchan View Post
    Thank you very much for you helping. I think the last sentence doesn't matter depending on English language, but its important when writing Arabic.
    Maybe something like "It left them in a bad light which wasn't a fair reflection of their previous performances."

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    Re: Polo said "Spain will win the World Cup"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Maybe something like "It left them in a bad light which wasn't a fair reflection of their previous performances."
    Absolutely that what I meant, Thank you very much.
    By the way, the octopus is called "Paul". I'm not aware that this translates to "Polo" in any language. Maybe "Paulo" in Spanish etc?
    But in Arabic they translated as Polo not Paulo, maybe they made wrong.
    Last edited by Atchan; 11-Jul-2010 at 23:14.

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    Re: The octopus Polo has predicted

    And Polo is right again!

    Congratulations Spain !!!

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