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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What are you going to do with this essay?
    Keeping it for myself.

    Can I ask you that why most of teachers are loath to proofread the essays of students? They only focus on the "Ask a teacher" forum, while many of us are waiting that a teacher take a glance at our essays!

    I hope that in the future this section get more attention.

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    #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Say:

    I would appreciate it if somebody would correct my errors.
    Is it abnormal to say: "I would appreciate it if somebody correct my errors"?

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    #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Say:

    My uncle and I got out of the car and went inside.
    Why can't I say: "I and my uncle ......"?

    I see that my last error (according to your corrections) ends in the first line of Paragraph 2. Is it my last error or I have got still more errors?

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    #14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flogger View Post
    Can I ask you that why most of teachers are loath to proofread the essays of students? They only focus on the "Ask a teacher" forum, while many of us are waiting that a teacher take a glance at our essays!
    People who respond here are volunteers, giving up their free time to help others. As it's their free time, they naturally enough tend to concentrate on what they are good at and/or what interests them. If you want a service tailored to your particular needs, you may find you will have to pay someone. You can't expect volunteers to be at your beck and call.

    I hope that in the future this section get more attention.
    It may. It may not. It depends on the amount of free time volunteers are willing to give up to it.

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    #15

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    The phrase "as a falcon chasing its prey" is a good one. It's creative. But I think you should save it for something that's not an inanimate object.

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    #16

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flogger View Post
    Is it abnormal to say: "I would appreciate it if somebody correct my errors"?
    Yes.

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    #17

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    Flogger, I suggest that you look up "furtively". Also "accost".

    www.dictionary.com

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    #18

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flogger View Post
    I see that my last error (according to your corrections) ends in the first line of Paragraph 2. Is it my last error or I have got still more errors?
    No, I had something else to do.

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    #19

    Re: The mouse

    Say:

    Meanwhile, a tiny thing caught my attention.

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    #20

    Re: The mouse

    Perhaps:

    I told my uncle there was an animal under the bed. I said: "Uncle, there's a mouse under your bed."

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