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    Question please correct my sentences grammar+vocabulary

    Hello everyone
    I've learned lately some new rules and some new vocabulary which I want to apply in my spoken and written language, please correct these sentences for me:
    grammar:
    - I know you could have passed your exams if you just worked hard.( the use of the third conditional)
    - He would have phoned me, if he had known that he will be late. ( the use of the third conditional)
    - she was absent at the meeting; she must have been sick. (the use of the modal "must" in the past)
    - the ground is wet; it might have been raining. (the use of the modal "might" in the past)

    vocabulary:
    - If you want to learn how to cook more efficiently; you have to get your hands dirty and give it a try.
    - I was reading an article of a crucial interest. (is the use of crucial here correct natively speaking)
    - There is an obvious correlation between extreme drug use and higher risk of early death.

    Thanks a lot everyone
    Looking forward to see your corrections.

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    Re: please correct my sentences grammar+vocabulary

    Quote Originally Posted by freesoul View Post
    Hello everyone.

    ​Lately, I've learned lately some new rules and some new vocabulary which I want to apply in my spoken and written language, please correct these sentences for me:

    Grammar:

    - I know you could have passed your exams if you had just worked hard.( the use of the third conditional)
    - He would have phoned me, if he had known that he will was going to be late. ( the use of the third conditional)
    - She was absent at from the meeting; she must have been sick. (the use of the modal "must" in the past)
    - The ground is wet; it might have been raining. (the use of the modal "might" in the past)

    Vocabulary:

    - If you want to learn how to cook more efficiently; you have to get your hands dirty and give it a try.
    - I was reading an article of a crucial interest. (is the use of crucial here correct natively speaking) No, try again.
    - There is an obvious correlation between extreme drug use and a higher risk of early death.

    Thanks a lot, everyone.
    I'm looking forward to see your corrections.
    See above. I have made corrections to five of your sentences, marked one as wrong and one as correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: please correct my sentences grammar+vocabulary

    Thanks a lot emsr2d2
    for your detailed correction. It is very interesting to see where I made mistakes.
    As for the sixth sentence which you marked as not correct; is the use of crucial in that context irrelevant?
    If so, instead of crucial I should say:
    I read an article of a huge interest.

    another use for crucial:
    Lately, Sarah has made a crucial decision.

    Hopefully, I got it right now.

    Thanks again

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    Re: please correct my sentences grammar+vocabulary

    Quote Originally Posted by freesoul View Post
    Thanks a lot emsr2d2 for your detailed correction. It is very interesting to see where I made mistakes.
    As for the sixth sentence which you marked as not correct; is the use of crucial in that context irrelevant?
    If so, instead of crucial I should say:
    I read an article of a huge interest.

    another use for crucial:
    Lately, Sarah has made a crucial decision.

    Hopefully, I got it right now.

    Thanks again
    Make sure you don't post with "centre justify" marked. Look at how post #3 looks on screen, then look above here to see how it should look.

    "Sarah has made a crucial decision" is correct.

    Don't use "a" before "interest". "The article was of great interest [to people]"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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