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    A few questions about my recent text

    So, we just got our exam back and I am terribly disappointed with my result which is a C.

    So I have some questions which I'd love to get answered:

    "The text tells about the arbitrariness of the United States regarding terrorists and arresting them, as well as acting unconstitutionally and immoraly"

    My teachers comment is : ""tell" needs an object." What does that mean? From my point of view this sentence is completely right.

    Another one is : "[...], and secondly does torture allow a margin of error which is way too high."

    She claims : "way too high" is poor style. And "does torture allow" isn't that great of a construction and I should rather put it like : "Torture allows a margin..."

    Thanks already guys. I really appreciate any help :)

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    Re: A few questions about my recent text

    "The text tells about ..." is grammatically incorrect. "The text tells the story of ..." or "The text tells us about ..."
    "Does torture allow a margin ..." is the start of a question, not a statement.
    "Way too" is rather informal. I'm not sure I would call it "poor style" but I recommend you use "far too" or "much too".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A few questions about my recent text

    Quote Originally Posted by nayrox View Post

    My teacher's comment is : ""tell" needs an object." What does that mean?
    What your teacher meant is that when you use the word "tell" an object should follow it. Example: "You tell me."



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