Results 1 to 10 of 10
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Serbo-Croatian
      • Home Country:
      • Bosnia Herzegovina
      • Current Location:
      • Sweden

    • Join Date: Mar 2008
    • Posts: 3,581
    #1

    My grammar exercises 12

    Here are some sentences in which I have tried to use phrasal verbs. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1. The guest who were invited to the party had been told to bring along their drinks.
    2. The parents visited their sick child in the hospital and brought along a lot of fruit and sweets.
    3. Hannah's marriage to a successful businessman has brought about a great change in her life.
    4. After hours of discussion with the members of the union, the Prime Minster has brought them around to change their plans to strike.
    5. New laws have been brought back, which according to human right activists, limit freedom of expression.
    6. Adam's alcohol problems and gambling have brought about the end of his marriage.
    7. The manager has brought in a few new players in the team at the beginning of the season.
    8. Whenever Ivanka saw drunken men in the street, that brought back memories of her former husband.
    9. Wars and disasters often bring the best and the worst in human beings.
    10. John was convinced that his strong will would bring him through any difficult situation in his life.
    11 The twins were brought up by their grandparents after their parents died in a car crash.

  1. Tarheel's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 11,026
    #2

    Re: My grammar exercises 12

    For sentence one, try:

    Those invited to the party were asked to bring their own drinks.

  2. Tarheel's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 11,026
    #3

    Re: My grammar exercises 12

    For four I would use "convinced them" instead of "brought them around". However, the two choices do mean about the same thing.
    Last edited by Tarheel; 04-Apr-2016 at 23:49.

  3. Tarheel's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 11,026
    #4

    Re: My grammar exercises 12

    I don't see how you can bring a law back. I guess you could revive a law. But that would be a law that is already on the books -- not a new law.

  4. Tarheel's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 11,026
    #5

    Re: My grammar exercises 12

    Sentence six. Say:

    Adam's problems with alcohol and gambling brought about the end of his marriage.

  5. Tarheel's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 11,026
    #6

    Re: My grammar exercises 12

    For sentence seven, try:

    The manager has brought in a few new players to join the team for the new season.

    (Actually, that would be the general manager who would do that, but I guess I'm being picky.)

  6. Tarheel's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 11,026
    #7

    Re: My grammar exercises 12

    For sentence nine, try:

    Wars and disasters often bring out the best and the worst in human beings.

    You need that word "out" there.

  7. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,830
    #8

    Re: My grammar exercises 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post

    1. The guests who were invited to the party had been told to bring along their own drinks.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  8. Tarheel's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 11,026
    #9

    Re: My grammar exercises 12

    You don't invite guests to your party. If they are guests they are already there.

  9. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,830
    #10

    Re: My grammar exercises 12

    I disagree with Tarheel on that point. The guests are the people you are going to invite, the people you have already invited or the people who are already there.

    Wedding organiser: So how many guests will there be at your wedding?
    Jane and John: About 350, we think.
    Organiser: Wow! That's a lot of guests. I'm going to have my work cut out with this one!
    Jane and John: That's what we're paying you for!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Similar Threads

  1. My grammar exercises 11
    By Bassim in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 16-Mar-2016, 13:03
  2. My grammar exercises 7
    By Bassim in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-Feb-2016, 15:28
  3. My grammar exercises 6
    By Bassim in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-Feb-2016, 22:56
  4. My grammar exercises
    By Bassim in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 20-Dec-2015, 12:59
  5. My grammar exercises
    By Bassim in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-Sep-2015, 08:28

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •