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    Post would you please help me??

    Hello , would you please help me with these sentences ,all of it seem to be grammatical but the question about it said explain why these sentences are ungrammatical and correct it .I can't figure it

    These are the sentences

    1- I wrote the essay like you ordered me.
    2-were they to try again, they will get what they want.
    3-if I were you, I will study hard.
    4- When I will run the errand, I'll give you a call.
    5- However he works hard, he still can't make ends meet.
    6-having absented myself in the exam; my professor gave me a failing grade.
    7- John looks like he is ill.
    8-i shall run the errand like you directed me.
    9-i always fasten my seat belt before the plane took off

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: would you please help me??

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefer2010 View Post
    Hello , would you please help me with these sentences ,all of it seem to be grammatical but the question about it said explain why these sentences are ungrammatical and correct it .I can't figure it

    These are the sentences

    1- I wrote the essay like you ordered me.
    2-were they to try again, they will get what they want.
    3-if I were you, I will study hard.
    4- When I will run the errand, I'll give you a call.
    5- However he works hard, he still can't make ends meet.
    6-having absented myself in the exam; my professor gave me a failing grade.
    7- John looks like he is ill.
    8-i shall run the errand like you directed me.
    9-i always fasten my seat belt before the plane took off

    Thank you in advance

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


    Hello, Nefer:

    (1) I think that the teachers prefer that we learners first try to

    give our answers. Then they will check our answers.

    (2) I don't think they will get too cross with me if I try to start

    you off with the first three. OK?

    (3) Remember: these are answers from a non-teacher:

    I wrote the essay like you ordered me.

    The only "mistake" that I found is that in perfect book English,

    one should use "as" for the conjunction, not "like." (Maybe most

    Americans would use "like"!!!)

    Were they to try again, they will get what they want.


    Well, since "were" is used, then good English requires the past
    tense of "will," which is "would."

    Something like: If I were the president (I am not!!!), I would
    give the people an honest government.

    If I were you, I will study hard.

    Congratulations! I am confident that you can see the mistake,

    can't you?

    (4) Would you like to do #4 - 9? Then the great teachers will grade

    them. (And if I made a mistake in #1 -3, they will tell you and me.)


    Sincerely,


    James

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