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    Could anyone help find the mistake (s) in these sentences
    1- The window seat is usually the first one taken
    2- The man's in the corner dog began to bark
    3- John said that he wished he had been younger
    4- Ruthless poachers hunt an elephant for the valuable ivory of its tusks
    5- He had only been watching TV twice that week


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    Welcome to the forum, Jankamel. Why don't you try to identify the mistakes first? After you post your answers, someone will check them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Welcome to the forum, Jankamel. Why don't you try to identify the mistakes first? After you post your answers, someone will check them.
    Sorry, I can't identify the mistakes. The sentences seem to me correct and sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jankamel View Post
    Could anyone help find the mistake (s) in these sentences
    1- The window seat is usually the first one taken.
    2- The man in the corner's dog began to bark.
    3- John said that he wished he had been younger.
    4- Ruthless poachers hunt an elephant for the valuable ivory of its tusks.
    5- He had only been watching TV twice that week.
    As an English teacher, you should know that a sentence must have a punctuation mark at the end. Now they are all correct. Number 2 is a bit awkward; numbers 3 and 5 are correct in certain contexts.

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    Please note that 'Thread titles ... don’t use phrases like "HELP!", "Urgent!" ...'── quoted from https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...ing-Guidelines

    Not a teacher.

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    I don't know about other variants of English, but in British English "The window seat is usually the first one taken" is perfectly OK. The others all have at least one error if they are supposed to be standalone sentences.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 04-Jul-2014 at 08:15.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    I forgot to place punctuation mark at the end.
    In my book, there is a find-the-mistake question.
    These sentences are written as follows:
    1- The window seat is usually the first one taken.
    2- The man's in the corner dog began to bark.
    3- John said that he wished he had been younger.
    4- Ruthless poachers hunt an elephant for the valuable ivory of its tusks.
    5- He had only been watching TV twice that week.

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