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    ungrammatical sentences!

    Hello,

    Please correct the ungrammatical parts.

    There seem to have been three explosions on the boat.
    There is likely to be an explosion on the boat.

    There is certain to be a doctor in the stadium.
    There is willing to be a doctor in the stadium.

    There is a monkey on the chair.
    Kathy believes there to be a monkey on the chair.

    There is reluctant to be an admiral on the committee.
    There is eager to be an admiral on the committee.

    Thank you very much!
    Spoon

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    Re: ungrammatical sentences!

    I can help you with some here. This is the way I would write them:

    There seem to have been three explosions on the boat.
    It seems that there were three explosions on the boat.

    There is likely to be an explosion on the boat.
    It is likely that there is going to be an explosion on the boat.

    There is certain to be a doctor in the stadium.
    It is certain that there is a doctor in the stadium.

    There is willing to be a doctor in the stadium. What are trying to say?

    There is a monkey on the chair. ( correct)
    Kathy believes there to be a monkey on the chair.
    Kathy thinks that there is a monkey on the chair.

    There is reluctant to be an admiral on the committee.
    There is a relunctant admiral on the commitee.

    There is eager to be an admiral on the committee. What are trying to say?


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    Re: ungrammatical sentences!

    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle20
    I can help you with some here. This is the way I would write them:

    There seem to have been three explosions on the boat.
    It seems that there were three explosions on the boat.

    There is likely to be an explosion on the boat.
    It is likely that there is going to be an explosion on the boat.

    There is certain to be a doctor in the stadium.
    It is certain that there is a doctor in the stadium.

    There is willing to be a doctor in the stadium. What are trying to say?

    There is a monkey on the chair. ( correct)
    Kathy believes there to be a monkey on the chair.
    Kathy thinks that there is a monkey on the chair.

    There is reluctant to be an admiral on the committee.
    There is a relunctant admiral on the commitee.

    There is eager to be an admiral on the committee. What are trying to say?

    Thank you very much. These sentences are for testing 'There insertion' according to 'some adjectives'. I think 'be willing to' , 'be reluctant' and 'be eager to' must have [+human] subjects. Right?

    I'm much appreciative of your help!
    Have a nice day!

    Spoon

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    Re: ungrammatical sentences!

    be willing to' , 'be reluctant' and 'be eager to' are adjectives; thus, they require a noun to modify.


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