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    #1

    Tears went out of my eyes when I talked to my mum on the phone.

    This is part of a students composition. Please correct the mistakes in it.

    Tears went out of my eyes when I talked to my mum on the phone.

    It was 7:30 in the evening, and my parents were still work in the fields. These are my parents. They are always working hard. My father works from seven in the morning to nine in the evening. And my mum is much busier than him. ...

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    was talking is better than talked.
    2. These are my parents should be my parents are always like that. What do you say?

    Many thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Tears went out of my eyes when I talked to my mum on the phone.

    I would say "tears welled up in my eyes", "her eyes were filled with tears" or "her eyes watered".

    I agree with you on 1 and 2.

    ...my parents were still working in the fields.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Tears went out of my eyes when I talked to my mum on the phone.

    I'd just use "I cried ..." or "I started to cry ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Tears went out of my eyes when I talked to my mum on the phone.

    Tears ran down her cheeks​ would be a typical way to express the idea. While it's true that they emerged from her eyes, we don't usually mention that detail.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: Tears went out of my eyes when I talked to my mum on the phone.

    Touchstone, as you are an English learner, may I ask why you are attempting to correct another student's composition?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Tears went out of my eyes when I talked to my mum on the phone.

    Thanks for your question, emsr2d2. Actually, that's an exercise in a book. It says: This is part of a students composition. Please correct the mistakes in it.

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    #7

    Re: Tears went out of my eyes when I talked to my mum on the phone.

    So are you asking us to do your homework?

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    #8

    Re: Tears went out of my eyes when I talked to my mum on the phone.

    Thank you for your carefulness and kindness, emsr2d2. I didn't ask you to do my homework, which actually was not my homework, for I'm not a school student. I had given my ideas and I just wanted to know what you would think of them.
    Last edited by touchstone; 20-Jan-2017 at 12:22.

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