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    correct sentences

    Hello all, please correct the following sentences for me

    1-I have been calling you since yesterday but no answer

    2-Thank you for all the work you did/done for me?

    3-Talking to you made a lot of things became easier

    4-I have been working all week last week OR I was working all week last week???

    5-I haven't has a chance to look at the other s

    6-I actually didn't want to go with them but they insisted so I just couldn’t embarrass them so I went with them

    7-I'm enquiring about job vacancy at you centre


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    Re: correct sentences

    I suspect that this might be a homework assignment. We are very happy on this forum to try to clarify points of language for you, but the message at the top of this page is clear:

    Please don't ask us to do or correct your homework; this is a place to discuss language.

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    Re: correct sentences

    Hello fivejedjon

    it is my fault, I should have provided the context for my sentences so you know they aren't for homework purposes. When I communicate in English, afterwards I revise my communication and start to pick up (as much as I can remember) senetences that I might have said them wrong. So asking I write them down and then I ask natives to correct them for me. and that's the whole story. By they way I've good tooooo many sentences written down and did get the chance to show them to native speakers. Hope that cleared up any suspectation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faty View Post

    1-I have been calling you since yesterday but have received no answer

    2-Thank you for all the work you did/have done for me?both are possible.

    3-Talking to you made a lot of things (becaome) easier

    4-I have been working all week last weekX OR I was working all (week) last week???

    5-I haven't hasd a chance to look at the others

    6-I actually didn't want to go with them but they insisted, so I just couldn’t embarrass them so I went with them A little inelegant, but natural enough in informal conversation

    7-I'm enquiring about job vacancy at your centre
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    4-I have been working all week last weekX

    thank you for the correction but with this sentence can you explain to me why can't I say "have been"???

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    Quote Originally Posted by faty View Post
    4-I have been working all week last weekX

    thank you for the correction but with this sentence can you explain to me why can't I say "have been"???
    The present perfect (have been working) is used when referring to a time period that extends up to the preseent moment, or has some relevance to the present moment. Last week locates the working firmly in the past, so the present perfect is not appropriate.

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    Alright, so what about this (I'm have been working all day today?)

    May I ask you to rank my English level?

    And also if you don't mind would you look at my posts and correct and mistakes for me

    Also, would you please provide me with websites where I can improve my English in terms of speaking, academic writing

    Sorry for the hassle and appriciate your help


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    Quote Originally Posted by faty View Post
    Hello fivejedjon

    it is my fault, I should have provided the context for my sentences so you know they aren't for homework purposes. When I communicate in English, afterwards I revise my communication afterwards and start to pick up out (as much far as I can remember) senetences that I might have said them wrongly. So (asking) I write them down and then I ask natives to correct them for me. And that's the whole story. By they way I've good tooooo far too many sentences written down and did get the chance to show them to native speakers. Hope that cleared up any suspectation suspicion/miunderstanding.
    Sorry, I am not not quite sure what you meant to say in the words I have underlined -did not, perhaps?

    May I ask you to rank my English level? I would need to see a lot more before venturing an opinion on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Sorry, I am not not quite sure what you meant to say in the words I have underlined -did not, perhaps?

    May I ask you to rank my English level? I would need to see a lot more before venturing an opinion on that.
    You are right there, it should be did not. Also there are some words that shouldn't be there like (asking, good) but the word (afterwards) I thought should be used becuase it showing that after conversation I revises what I remember and start to think about them whethere I said it right or wrong.

    Thank you again for your follow up with me and appriciate your help and time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faty View Post
    You are right there, it should be did not. Also there are some words that shouldn't be there like (asking, good) but the word (afterwards) I thought should be used becuase it showing that after the conversation I revises what I remember and start to think about them whethere I said it right or wrong.
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    Afterwards was the correct word. I just changed the position.

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