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    My mathematics teacher

    Would you please correct the mistakes in my sentences?

    My mathematics teacher had an effective method to impose discipline in the classroom. If he heard a couple of students chatting during his lesson, he would snap the chalk in two and hurl the pieces at the disruptive couple. He would usually miss, but that taught them a lesson.

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    #2

    Re: My mathematics teacher

    I can't see anything I'd call a mistake.

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    Re: My mathematics teacher

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    My mathematics teacher had an effective method of imposing discipline in the classroom. If he heard (any) students chatting during his lesson, he would snap the chalk in two and hurl the pieces at the disruptive students. He would usually miss, but that taught them a lesson.
    I would make the above changes.

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    Re: My mathematics teacher

    Although we use "a couple of" to mean "two", generally the word "couple" denotes two people in a romantic/intimate relationship.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: My mathematics teacher

    I would use "pair" instead of "couple".
    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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