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    How many days do you get the off for every week

    Ann to Jack : How many days do you get the off for every week?

    Jack : I get a two days off per week. I have a day off tomorrow as well and I have two days off after two days.

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: How many days do you get the off for every week

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Ann to Jack : How many days do you get the off for every week?

    Jack : I get a two days off per week. I have a day off tomorrow as well and I have two days off after two days.

    Please check my sentences.
    See above. The underlined part is incomprehensible. Use the names of the days of the week.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How many days do you get the off for every week

    More natural wording for the question: How many days off per week do you get?

    Never put a space before a colon.
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    Re: How many days do you get the off for every week

    I missed the space before the colon. In addition, tufguy, you didn't need to write "Ann to Jack" for the first line. You just needed "Ann:". It's clear that she was talking to Jack when it's Jack who responds.
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    Re: How many days do you get the off for every week

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See above. The underlined part is incomprehensible. Use the names of the days of the week.
    Ann to Jack : How many days do you get the off for every week?

    Jack : I get a two days off per week. I have a day off tomorrow as well and I have two days off on Thursday and Friday.

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: How many days do you get the off for every week

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Ann to Jack : How many days do you get the off for every week?

    Jack : I get a two days off per week. I have a day off tomorrow as well and I have two days off on Thursday and Friday.

    Please check my sentences.
    You have made exactly the same errors in the opening line of the dialogue that you made in post #1. I corrected them in post #2. You have completely ignored GoesStation's advice about spacing before a colon in post #3 and my advice about not using "to Jack" in post #4.

    Do you understand why sometimes we feel like we are wasting our time?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How many days do you get the off for every week

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You have made exactly the same errors in the opening line of the dialogue that you made in post #1. I corrected them in post #2. You have completely ignored GoesStation's advice about spacing before a colon in post #3 and my advice about not using "to Jack" in post #4.

    Do you understand why sometimes we feel like we are wasting our time?
    Ann:How many days do you get the off for every week?
    Jack:I get a two days off per week. I have a day off tomorrow as well and I have two days off on Thursday and Friday.

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: How many days do you get the off for every week

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You have made exactly the same errors in the opening line of the dialogue that you made in post #1. I corrected them in post #2. You have completely ignored GoesStation's advice about spacing before a colon in post #3 and my advice about not using "to Jack" in post #4.

    Do you understand why sometimes we feel like we are wasting our time?
    Actually I thought I would check for errors once I had posted the reply but I had forgotten that I was put on moderation. Once you have clicked "submit" you can't see your post. This is what happened but sorry.

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    Re: How many days do you get the off for every week

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Ann:How many days do you get the off for every week?
    Jack:I get a two days off per week. I have a day off tomorrow as well and I have two days off on Thursday and Friday.

    Please check my sentences.
    GoesStation only told you to remove the space before the colon. He did not tell you to remove the space after the colon.

    I will give you one more opportunity to correct the errors I pointed out in post #2 (in Ann's words). If you repeat the same errors that you made in post #1 for a fourth time, I will close this thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Actually, I thought I would check for errors once I had posted the reply but I had forgotten that I was have been put on into moderation. Once you have clicked "submit"​, you can't see your post. This is what happened but sorry.
    Yes, I know what happens when you're in moderation. I strongly suggest that you check your posts very carefully for careless errors before you click "Submit".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How many days do you get the off for every week

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Once you have clicked "submit" you can't see your post.
    Click on 'Reply'-->'Go Advanced'-->'Preview Post'.
    I am not a teacher.

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