Results 1 to 9 of 9

    • Join Date: May 2006
    • Posts: 1,335
    #1

    went on his way

    Hi,
    Could you please proofread the following:
    When Nick was walking down the street he saw a friend whom he had not met for a long time. Nick didnít want to call him out, so he a)went on his way / b) continued his way /c) went on walking / d) continued walking.

    Thanks in advance.

  1. curmudgeon's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 1,657
    #2

    Re: went on his way

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hi,
    Could you please proofread the following:
    When Nick was walking down the street he saw a friend whom he had not met for a long time. Nick didnít want to call out to him so he a)went on his way / b) continued his way /c) went on walking / d) continued walking.

    Thanks in advance.
    .


    • Join Date: May 2006
    • Posts: 1,335
    #3

    Re: went on his way

    Tnx,
    Still I'd ask you to choose.

  2. curmudgeon's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 1,657
    #4

    Re: went on his way

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Tnx,
    Still I'd ask you to choose.
    Oh, I see! I thought you meant correct (proofread)

    well then, the wrong one is (b)


    • Join Date: May 2006
    • Posts: 1,335
    #5

    Re: went on his way

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Oh, I see! I thought you meant correct (proofread)

    well then, the wrong one is (b)
    Thanks, Curm.
    I thought proofreading meant correcting and, possibly, explaining why sth is considered wrong.
    What I was mostly concerned about was the choice. Why is b) wrong - because nobody says so? Which is the commonest, then?

  3. Harry Smith's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Armenian
      • Home Country:
      • Armenia
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation

    • Join Date: Aug 2006
    • Posts: 2,932
    #6

    Re: went on his way

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hi,
    Could you please proofread the following:
    When Nick was walking down the street he saw a friend whom he had not met for a long time. Nick didnít want to call him out, so he a)went on his way / b) continued his way /c) went on walking / d) continued walking.

    Thanks in advance.
    I'd say "went on his way".

  4. curmudgeon's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 1,657
    #7

    Re: went on his way

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Thanks, Curm.
    I thought proofreading meant correcting and, possibly, explaining why sth is considered wrong.
    What I was mostly concerned about was the choice. Why is b) wrong - because nobody says so? Which is the commonest, then?
    Proof reading is not mind reading.

    If you don't explain what you want then it's difficult to respond.

    So what you want is someone to look at the text, correct it for any errors and then answer the question, is that right?

  5. curmudgeon's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 1,657
    #8

    Re: went on his way

    b is wrong because it means something completely different. The other options are acceptable.

    I personally would say 'he carried on his way/walking.

    If you say he 'continued his way', you make it sound as if he's doing a Frank Sinatra impression... 'I did it my way'


    • Join Date: May 2006
    • Posts: 1,335
    #9

    Re: went on his way

    That settles it.
    Thank you very much, Curmudgeon.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •