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    from hand to mouth

    Please help me correct the following paragraph. Thanks!

    Pele is considered as one of the greatest soccer players in the world. He has begun to play soccer since he was a teenager. He grew in a poor family and had to live from hand to mouth by polishing shoes and boots. He started his first professional soccer game when he was sixteen years old. He won the World Cup twice before he retired. At the age of sixty-six, he is going to issue his second autobiography.

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    #2

    Re: from hand to mouth

    When is this due to your teacher?
    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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    Re: from hand to mouth

    This paragraph originally written by a student has been rewritten by me. I hope to ask native speakers for help to correct the errors.

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    #4

    Re: from hand to mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    He has begun to play soccer since he was a teenager.
    @ Teachers, should it be 'He has been playing soccer since he was a teenager' if he is still playing, or 'He began playing soccer when he was a teenager' if he is no longer playing?

    @ Ashiuhto, it seems that you can get more help from another forum under the name of contiluo.

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    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 30-Sep-2014 at 06:23.

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    Re: from hand to mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    @ Teachers, should it be 'He has been playing soccer since he was a teenager' if he is still playing, or 'He began playing soccer when he was a teenager' if he is no longer playing?



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    Re: from hand to mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    He grew in a poor family
    "Grew up' may be more suitable, see http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...w-up?q=grow+up

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    Re: from hand to mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Please help me correct the following paragraph. Thanks!

    Pele is considered as one of the greatest soccer players in the world. He has begun to play soccer since he was a teenager. He grew in a poor family and had to live from hand to mouth by polishing shoes and boots. He started his first professional soccer game when he was sixteen years old. He won the World Cup twice before he retired. At the age of sixty-six, he is going to issue his second autobiography.
    Pele is considered one of the greatest soccer players in the world. He began playing soccer as a teenager. He grew up in a poor family and had to live hand-to-mouth by polishing shoes and boots. He started his first professional soccer game when he was 16 years old. He won the World Cup twice before he retired. At the age of 64, he is going to issue his second autobiography.
    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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    He won three FIFA World Cups; 1958, 1962 and 1970,
    (Wikipedia)

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