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    #1

    My sentences

    Hello,

    Could you correct these sentences, please?

    Yesterday, I asked a teacher to help me.
    I asked a teacher to help me yeasterday.
    Yesterday, I was asked to help a classmate.
    Last Summer I taught my sister (how) to swim.
    I was taught (how) to swim last summer.
    I adviced a friend of mine to enroll at a sports department/section.
    I was adviced to enroll at a sports section.
    I showed the doctor my teeth.
    I showed my teeth to the doctor.
    I have been shown to the doctor.(Does this sound natural?)
    I gave my dog a piece of sugar.
    I gave a piece of sugar to my dog.
    I was given soup for dinner.
    We were asked many questions during the lesson.
    We were asked many question in our/the lesson.
    I answered all (of ) the questions.
    I was given/graded a good mark by the teacher.
    I was complimented at home.
    These letters were brought in the morning.
    My school bag was bought last year.
    These nuts were eaten yesterday.
    Where did you buy this book?
    When was the dinner made?
    When was this cup broken?
    When got this cup broken?
    When got the dinner cooked/prepared?(Is 'made' possible in this sentence?)
    When did you break this cup?
    What was he promised?
    When was the car repaired/fixed?
    When got the car repaired/fixed?
    When was the mistake corrected?( Can I use 'fixed' here and in the last sentence too?)
    When got the mistake corrected?

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: My sentences

    Too many sentences in one post, sondra.

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Hello,

    Could you correct these sentences, please?

    Yesterday, I asked a teacher to help me. Okay
    I asked a teacher to help me yesterday. Okay with spelling mistake fixed
    Yesterday, I was asked to help a classmate. Okay
    Last Summer I taught my sister (how) to swim. Okay either way
    I was taught (how) to swim last summer. Okay either way
    I adviced a friend of mine to enroll at a sports department/section. Advised - "at a sports department/section" is not okay but I don't know what you mean so I can't fix it. Unless it's an expression in BrE.
    I was adviced to enroll at a sports section. same as above
    I showed the doctor my teeth. Okay, but why? Do you mean dentist?
    I showed my teeth to the doctor. same as above
    I have been shown to the doctor.(Does this sound natural?) Not at all. Someone else showed you to the doctor?
    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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    #3

    Re: My sentences

    Regarding "at a sports department/section", I don't know what the book means either.
    Yes, the book probably means dentist.

    How can I write the last sentence in passive?

    Thanks

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    #4

    Re: My sentences

    There is no natural way to write that sentence in the passive.
    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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