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    Grammar explanation

    Could someone please help me by explaining what the grammatical errors are in these sentences? Can you explain grammatically why the sentences are wrong?

    I would let you as soon as possible.

    We put there our luggage.

    On five o'clock I want to eat my tea.

    Thank you for the informations.

    We have got three children. There are six, eight and eleven years old.




    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Green Pen; 06-May-2017 at 16:49.

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    Re: Grammar explanation

    Welcome to UsingEnglish.com!

    Before we answer your question, can you assure us that it isn't homework?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Grammar explanation

    Who told you they were wrong?

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    Re: Grammar explanation

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Welcome to UsingEnglish.com!

    Before we answer your question, can you assure us that it isn't homework?
    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Who told you they were wrong?
    Hi.
    Well, I'll be honest and explain in full.....My parents moved to China when I was 10. From there on I was in Chinese schools until I was 15 where I read Harry Potter books in class and drew and did other useless things to keep myself busy while not understanding the lessons. My parents pulled me out of school as it was a waste of money, nothing was achieved so my useless doings moved to my bedroom. (please don't lecture me on laziness and other nasty name callings and such...the situation is such a nasty complicated one I beg you to please just help me if you can.) I started teaching English when I was 16 and am still doing it here and there at 26.....I have no qualifications in any form behind me....I can teach basic English but I'm trying to sort of get to the nitty-gritty . I'm a native English speaker but of course never learnt it formally. I've taken English texts from foreign students and am trying to see how I would explain to them in depth how and why they are wrong. I can spot errors without any problem. its explaining why they are wrong, grammatically,that is where I struggle. I've been trying this for weeks now....I don't even know here I'd start. it would mean so much if you could tell me how they are grammatically wrong and I truly believe I would learn from your explanations.Thank you...

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    Re: Grammar explanation

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Pen View Post
    I would let you as soon as possible.
    That's not ungrammatical, but we usually include another verb after "let", e.g., "go", "sleep", "eat."

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Pen View Post
    We put there our luggage there.
    Adverbs of place are usually placed at the end.
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/gram...rases-position


    Quote Originally Posted by Green Pen View Post
    On At five o'clock, I want to eat my tea.
    We use "at" for a particular clock time.
    http://learnenglishteens.britishcoun...positions-time

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Pen View Post
    Thank you for the information.
    "Information" is not a countable noun.

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Pen View Post
    We have got three children. There They are six, eight and eleven years old.
    We use "they" (not "there") to refer to people.

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    Re: Grammar explanation

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    Hello, Green Pen:

    I would definitely say something like:

    "I will let you know as soon as possible." (If someone asked me, "Are you coming to my party tomorrow?")
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-May-2017 at 18:03. Reason: Removed unnecessary line breaks.

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