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    Error correction

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    I was told there are some errors in the sentences below but I can't find out. Please help.

    1. Mary isn't worth being angry with.-- Totally clueless

    2. We went hunting a lion in the forest last week-- Would it make more sense by cutting out 'a'?

    Not my homework.

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    Re: Error correction

    Quote Originally Posted by Smoking hot View Post
    Hi
    I was told there are some errors in the sentences below but I can't find out. Please help.

    1. Mary isn't worth being angry with.-- Totally clueless

    2. We went hunting a lion in the forest last week-- Would it make more sense by cutting out 'a'?

    Not my homework.
    1. OK
    2. hunt for

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    Re: Error correction

    Quote Originally Posted by Smoking hot View Post
    Hi
    I was told there are some errors in the sentences below but I can't find out. Please help.

    1. Mary isn't worth being angry with.-- Totally clueless
    "Mary isn't worth being angry with." is a correct sentence.
    .-- is not an English punctuation mark. What is supposed to be?
    "Totally clueless" is, of course, not a sentence. It might be appropriate to write it as a phrase.

    2. We went hunting a lion in the forest last week-- Would it make more sense by cutting out 'a'?
    If '--' is a dash, put the same spacing on both sides. Also, you don't start a new sentence after a dash. I think you mean:
    2. "We went hunting a lion in the forest last week." Would it make more sense by cutting out 'a'?

    Not my homework.
    You can't mix your examples with your questions like this. Is "Totally clueless" part of your example (a comment on Mary)? Or have you finished with your example, and are now commenting on yourself? You probably know the answer to that, but we don't. This is why we use quoting. Put your examples in quotes.
    If 2 is "We went hunting a lion in the forest last week", it would be best to change "a lion" to "lions".

    PS: The above suggestion of "We went hunt for a lion ..." is not correct.

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    Re: Error correction

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You can't mix your examples with your questions like this. Is "Totally clueless" part of your example (a comment on Mary)? Or have you finished with your example, and are now commenting on yourself? You probably know the answer to that, but we don't. This is why we use quoting. Put your examples in quotes.
    If 2 is "We went hunting a lion in the forest last week", it would be best to change "a lion" to "lions".

    PS: The above suggestion of "We went hunt for a lion ..." is not correct.
    Thanks for your suggestion.
    Last edited by Smoking hot; 19-Sep-2011 at 09:21. Reason: Misread

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