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    Some Sentences

    I just wanna know if these sentences are grammatically correct and make sense.

    1. Trojan horses, on the outside, look like regular software programs and carry malicious codes.

    2. My grandfather couldn't do parachute jump because of his age.

    3. Because the train had been put off more than an hour, the passengers got full refund.

    4. The writer lives on a royalty from his book.

    5. But I haven't let my disability hold my back.

    6. Chinese was the hardest because I had difficulties in getting the tones perfect.

    Please help me. Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: Some Sentences

    Say:

    Trojan horses, on the outside, look like regular software programs, but they carry malicious programs

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    #3

    Re: Some Sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by D.J.Jeong View Post
    I just wanna want to know if these sentences are grammatically correct and make sense.
    See above. Please don't use non-standard/sub-standard English on the forum. "Wanna" does not exist. It's "want to".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Some Sentences

    2. My grandfather couldn't do parachute jumps because of his age.

    3. Because the train had been delayed for more than an hour, the passengers got full refunds.

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    #5

    Re: Some Sentences

    4. The writer lives off of royalties from his book.

    5. But I haven't let my disability hold me back.

    6. That one is fine.

    You can thank me now.

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    Re: Some Sentences

    4. The writer lives off royalties from his book.

    (Tarheel's use of 'of' is considered superfluous in BE.)

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    #7

    Re: Some Sentences

    I have a title for this one:

    Trojan horses

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    #8

    Re: Some Sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by D.J.Jeong View Post
    I want to know if these sentences are grammatically correct and make sense.

    1. Trojan horses, on the outside, look like regular software programs but carry malicious codes.

    2. My grandfather couldn't [Delete "do."] parachute jump because of his age.

    3. Because the train had been delayed more than an hour, the passengers got full refunds.

    4. The writer lives on royalties from his book.

    5. But I haven't let my disability hold my back. [Why "But?"]

    6. Chinese was the hardest because I had difficulties [Delete "in."] getting the tones perfect.

    Please help me. Thank you.
    You're welcome!

    PS: Some things that annoy the teachers here:

    Intentional misspellings, like wanna, coz, gonna, and u.
    Text-speak, like lol and omg.
    Failure to capitalize I.
    Failure to capitalize the first letter of a sentence.

    Now you know!
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 09-May-2016 at 12:30. Reason: Fixed typo (your/you're)
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #9

    Re: Some Sentences

    You're welcome!

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