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    sentences

    Are these sentences OK?


    1. The farmer bought ten sheep in the fair.

    2. In the Mary's marriage there were at least five families.

    3. We need 10 potatoes for dinner.

    4. A woman in Russia delivered five babies.

    5. She always gives me a lot of kisses when she sees me.

    7. In the pet shop, near our house, there are a lot of cute puppies

    8. Yesterday, I saw two snakes in the yard.

    9. The Simpsons have three children.

    10. My cousins visited me last month.

    11. We need a cupboard with more shelves.

    12. Yesterday, my horse hurted two hooves.

    Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: sentences

    I've bolded problem words.
    Quote Originally Posted by TeacherMarco View Post
    Are these sentences OK?


    1. The farmer bought ten sheep in the fair.

    2. In the Mary's marriage there were at least five families.

    3. We need 10 potatoes for dinner.

    4. A woman in Russia delivered five babies.

    5. She always gives me a lot of kisses when she sees me.

    7. In the pet shop, near our house, there are a lot of cute puppies

    8. Yesterday, I saw two snakes in the yard.

    9. The Simpsons have three children.

    10. My cousins visited me last month.

    11. We need a cupboard with more shelves.

    12. Yesterday, my horse hurted two hooves.

    Thanks!
    The commas in the pet shop sentence are either unnecessary, or it could use the word "which" in there.
    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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    Re: sentences

    sheeps ?

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    #4

    Re: sentences

    No, one sheep, two sheep. Just like one fish, two fish, or one moose, two moose.
    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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    Re: sentences

    1. The farmer bought ten sheep at the fair.

    2. At Mary's marriage there were at least five families.



    7. In the pet shop wich is near our house there are a lot of cute puppies



    12. Yesterday, my horse ( ??? hurted- broke??? ) two hooves.

    Thanks!

    Now, I think it is better, but the last one.
    Last edited by TeacherMarco; 28-Sep-2010 at 19:54.

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    #6

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    sheep has irregular plural. The word does not change.

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    #7

    Re: sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by TeacherMarco View Post
    sheep has irregular plural. The word does not change.
    Neither does 'hurt'.

    I hurt myself yesterday.

    I did not know about 'sheep'.
    Fish, yes.

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