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    The snow melt very fast when there is a sudden rise in temperature.

    This is a continuation of the previous post.

    1) The snow melt away very fast.(can I say melt away?).
    2) Is long distance call charge by minute of flat rate?

    I have made some changes to the above sentences as follow:

    1) The snow melt very fast when there is a sudden rise in temperature.
    2) Is the long distance call charge by the minutes or by flat rate?

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    Re: The snow melt very fast when there is a sudden rise in temperature.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jit833 View Post
    This is a continuation of the previous post.

    1) The snow melt away very fast.(can I say melt away?).
    2) Is long distance call charge by minute of flat rate?

    I have made some changes to the above sentences as follow:

    1) The snow melt very fast when there is a sudden rise in temperature.
    2) Is the long distance call charge by the minutes or by flat rate?
    You were asked to start a separate thread for each question. These two questions are not connected so should have been posted separately. However, they're here now, so:

    1 - As two of us pointed out in the last thread, there is a problem with the verb after "snow". "Snow" is uncountable so check your verb form. You need to decide whether you want to use the present tense (to indicate habitual action) or the past tense. Whichever one you choose, "melt" is incorrect.

    2 - "Charge" is not the correct form.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 06-Apr-2013 at 09:08.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The snow melt very fast when there is a sudden rise in temperature.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You were asked to start a separate thread for each question. These two questions are not connected so should have been posted separately. However, they're here now, so:

    1 - As two of us pointed out in the last thread, there is a problem with the verb after "snow". "Snow" is uncountable so check your verb form. You need to decide whether you want to use the present tense (to indicate habitual action) or the past tense. Whichever one you choose, "melt" is incorrect.

    2 - "Charge" is not the correct form.


    Thanks for replying and I am sorry for the misunderstanding.

    I have made some changes as following:

    1) The snows melted very fast when there is a sudden rise in temperature.
    2) How does the long distance call charges work? Do I get charged by the minutes ot flat rate?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 06-Apr-2013 at 09:09.

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    Re: The snow melt very fast when there is a sudden rise in temperature.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jit833 View Post
    Thanks for replying and I am sorry for the misunderstanding.

    I have made some changes as following:

    1) The snows melted very fast when there is a sudden rise in temperature.
    2) How does the long distance call charges work? Do I get charged by the minutes ot flat rate?
    No, try again.

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    Re: The snow melt very fast when there is a sudden rise in temperature.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jit833 View Post
    Thanks for replying and I am sorry for the misunderstanding.

    I have made some changes as following:

    1) The snows melted very fast when there is a sudden rise in temperature.
    Let's forget the question about the long-distance calls at the moment because it is the most complicated one.

    I have no idea why you have now changed "The snow" to "The snows". "The snow" was correct.

    If you want to start the sentence with "The snow melted ...", then you need to look at another verb later in the sentence and check your tense agreement.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The snow melt very fast when there is a sudden rise in temperature.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Let's forget the question about the long-distance calls at the moment because it is the most complicated one.

    I have no idea why you have now changed "The snow" to "The snows". "The snow" was correct.

    If you want to start the sentence with "The snow melted ...", then you need to look at another verb later in the sentence and check your tense agreement.

    Thanks for replying and thanks for being so patient with me. I'm really having a hard time trying to figure out the correct way of phrasing the sentence. I have made some changes to it again as following:

    1) The snow melted quickly when there was sudden rise in temperature.


    * Please don't be mad if I am still not able to get it right.

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    Re: The snow melt very fast when there is a sudden rise in temperature.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jit833 View Post
    Thanks for replying and thanks for being so patient with me. I'm really having a hard time trying to figure out the correct way of phrasing the sentence. I have made some changes to it again as following:

    1) The snow melted quickly when there was sudden rise in temperature.


    * Please don't be mad if I am still not able to get it right.
    That's OK.

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    Re: The snow melt very fast when there is a sudden rise in temperature.

    1) The snow melted quickly when there was a sudden rise in temperature.
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    Re: The snow melt very fast when there is a sudden rise in temperature.

    I missed the "a".

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    Re: The snow melt very fast when there is a sudden rise in temperature.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    1) The snow melted quickly when there was*a sudden rise in temperature.
    Odessa Dawn's rule applies. An NES reading English sees what he/she expects to see - not what's actually written.
    It took a (Keen-Eyed) Rover KE to spot such "a" typo.

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