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    A hero

    This is my fourth attempt at writing in English. Please correct any mistakes.
    A hero

    What is heroes? Who is a hero? Is Spiderman who has the ability of jumping between high buildings, a hero? A firefighter? A policeman? There are many heroes over the world.
    Many slaves called Harriet Tubman to be a hero. Hariet Tubman is African-American. She was born in Maryland in 1820. There are eleven people in her family, and they were slaves. Harriet wanted to be free. She got away from slave owner and ran away to the north.
    Harriet also helped others to be free. She went back and forth thirteen times between the north and the south. She led 300 slaves to the north by taking them to a place called Railroad. Railroad is a safe house. She took them from this Railroad to another Railroad. When they reached to the north, they were free.
    Harriet also were a speaker. After civil war, she reached easten states of america to speech about the right of women. She firmly supported for the right of the vote of women.
    She represent strongly for the bravery of woman. She passed away in 1913 in NewYork.

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    Re: A hero

    Quote Originally Posted by toanhntm View Post
    This is my fourth attempt at writing in English. Please correct any mistakes you find.
    A hero

    What is a hero? Who is a hero? Is Spiderman, who has the ability of to jump between high buildings, a hero? Are firefighters or policemen heroes? There are many heroes over in the world.

    To many North American slaves, called Harriet Tubman to be was a hero. Harriet Tubman is was an African-American woman. She was born in Maryland in 1820. There are were eleven people in her family, and they were (all) slaves. Harriet wanted to be free. She got away from the slave owner and ran away to the north.

    Harriet also helped others to be free. She went back and forth thirteen times between the north and the south. She led 300 slaves to the north by taking them to safe houses which were part of a secret network called the Underground a place called Railroad. Railroad is a safe house. She took them from this Railroad one safe house to another. Railroad. When they reached to the north, they were free.

    Harriet also were was an influential speaker. After the Civil War, she reached the eastern states of America to speech speak about the rights of women. She firmly supported for the right of the vote of women's right to vote.

    She represent strongly for the bravery Tubman was the epitome of a brave and heroic woman. She passed away in 1913 in New York.
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    Re: A hero

    This is my fourth attempt at writing in English. Please correct any mistakes you find.
    A hero

    What is a hero? (May I use heroes? A Plural noun uses to refer a common noun?) Who is a hero? Is Spiderman, who has the ability of to jump between high buildings, a hero? Are firefighters (Firefighters are common noun because we use plural noun, right?) or policemen heroes? There are many heroes over in the world.

    To many North American slaves, Harriet Tubman was a hero (Can I write: Many North America slaves called Harriet Tubman to be a hero?) . Harriet Tubman is was an African-American woman (I use present simple because this is a reality, right?. In the past, she was an African-American woman. Now, she is an African-American woman. In the future, She is still an African-American woman). She was born in Maryland in 1820. There were eleven people in her family, and they were (all) slaves. Harriet wanted to be free. She got away from the slave owner and ran away to the north.

    Harriet also helped others to be free. She went back and forth thirteen times between the north and the south. She led 300 slaves to the north by taking them to safe houses which were part of a secret network called the Underground. She took them from one safe house to another. When they reached the north, they were free.

    Harriet also was an influential speaker. After the Civil War, she reached the eastern states of America to speak about the rights of women. She firmly supported women's right to vote.

    Tubman was the epitome of a brave and heroic woman. She passed away in 1913 in New York.

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    Re: A hero

    Quote Originally Posted by toanhntm View Post
    What is a hero? (May I use heroes? A Plural noun uses to refer a common noun?) You could use "What are heroes?" but I prefer the singular version.

    Who is a hero? Is Spiderman, who has the ability of to jump between high buildings, a hero? Are firefighters (Firefighters are common noun because we use plural noun, right?) or policemen heroes? There are many heroes over in the world.
    I don't understand your point. "Firefighter" is a common noun simply because it is! It has nothing to do with plurals. It's a countable noun, that's why it can be turned into the plural.

    To many North American slaves, Harriet Tubman was a hero (Can I write: Many North America slaves called Harriet Tubman to be a hero?) . No, you can't. You can say "considered her to be a hero" but "called her to be a hero" is ungrammatical.

    Harriet Tubman is was an African-American woman (I use present simple because this is a reality, right?. In the past, she was an African-American woman. Now, she is an African-American woman. In the future, She is still an African-American woman). She's dead so you have to use the past tense.
    See my responses above in red.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A hero

    To many North American slaves, Harriet Tubman was a hero (Can I write: Many North America slaves called Harriet Tubman to be a hero?). No, you can't. You can say "considered her to be a hero" but "called her to be a hero" is ungrammatical. (I read a newspaper, they wrote: “Many slaves called Harriet Tubman a hero”. I think that I write “Many North America slaves called Harriet Tubman” to be a hero the same as that. Please explain it to me, thanks)

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    Re: A hero

    Many slaves called her a hero.
    Many slaves called her to be a hero.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A hero

    Thank emsr2d2. Can you explain it to me.

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    Re: A hero

    Simply, we "call someone something". The "something" can be a noun or an adjective.

    She called me a coward.
    I called my sister an idiot.
    He calls his dog "Bob".
    She called her cousin ugly. As a result, her cousin called her rude.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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