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    Question What do the sentence mean?

    In a billion galaxies, the Milky Way is but one and a million stars.
    This sentence is from a secondary 2 challenging essays book.
    I find it too difficult to understand this sentence.
    Please help. :(

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    Re: What do the sentence mean?

    It doesn't make much sense to me. Are you sure you copied it correctly?

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    Unhappy Re: What do the sentence mean?

    Yes, I did.
    The title of the essay is " Our Earth"
    It is the first sentence of the first paragraph.
    I also think that something wrong with the sentence. But .. I have no idea how to correct it.

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    Re: What do the sentence mean?

    Where did you find the essay?

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    " Secondary Challenging English Essays " , sir. I know there are lots of books on Secondary Essays. I don't want to mention the publisher or the writer.
    Let it be!
    Thank you so much for your kindness.
    I now know what I should do :) .

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    Re: What do the sentence mean?

    That is not a good series of books.

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    Re: What do the sentence mean?

    I want to be able to write excellent excellent essays. I am taking the IELTS. test at the end of August. But I am not ready yet. Could you please kindly guide me how to write an appealing essays. Which books should I rely on? It is better if I can get free e books on IELTS. I have already bought Cambridge Series 1 to 9. But I know i need much more books, especially on writing and speaking, the two skills I am having difficulty to produce well. THANK YOU SO MUCH , SIR.

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    Re: What do the sentence mean?

    Why don't you read through some of the essays and corrections posted in the Editing and Writing Topics sub-forum on this site, or even post your own essay there?

    If you have specific questions, or if you're unsure about some aspect of essay writing, you're always welcome to ask.

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    Re: What do the sentence mean?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Wint Wint Thet:


    I am replying only because you are taking an important test in August.

    You probably accidentally did it, but you wrote (in the title of this thread): "What do the sentence mean?"

    If you did that on the test, I am afraid that you might lose points.

    May I respectfully remind you of something?

    When you analyze a question, put it into regular order (subject + verb).

    Thus: "The sentence ____ mean what?"

    You know that the noun "sentence" is singular.

    You know that a singular noun (in the present tense) needs an "s."

    Thus: "The sentence does mean what?" / "What does the sentence mean?"


    Good luck on your test!

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    Re: What do the sentence mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wint Wint Thet View Post
    an appealing essays ...
    much more books ...
    I think you will lose fewer points if you pay more attention to plurality.
    I am not a teacher.

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