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    translation

    Dear teacher, my name is Manuela. I studied English at school but since I haven't had the chance to practice English a lot sometimes I feel like lacking something......
    I am trying hard to translate a text for a friend of mine but I'm encountering some problems. I don't know how to explain but reading my sentences I feel there something sounding strange and not correct but I can't find a way to put a remedy. Could you please help me? THANKS A LOT

    1. 10 cds released or 10 released cds?
    2. the book is about the life history of Franck, from his birth through to the birth of Cathy, his second child;
    3. a close friend of Marc / a close friend to
    4.The main characteristic of this book is that it is an unfinished one/ is that it is unfinished reason being that maybe the publisher had hurried up the publication to take advantage from the overwhelming success of the previous work
    5..did that guy ever exist?/ that guy did ever exist?

    thanks alot

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    Re: translation

    1 Both could be possible- can you give a bit more context?
    2 OK
    3 It could be either- of = always to = did something specific to help and show friendship
    4 Messy sentence:
    The main characteristic of this book is that it is unfinished, possible because the publisher had hurried up the publication to take advantage of the overwhelming success of the previous work
    5 Did that guy ever exist?


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    Re: translation

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    1 Both could be possible- can you give a bit more context?
    2 OK
    3 It could be either- of = always to = did something specific to help and show friendship
    4 Messy sentence:
    The main characteristic of this book is that it is unfinished, possible because the publisher had hurried up the publication to take advantage of the overwhelming success of the previous work
    5 Did that guy ever exist?

    Thanks a lot

    1. it is the listing of all the results achieved (one by one). Like:
    10 cds released
    5 tv films shot
    7 autobipgraphical book published
    15 concerts


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    #4

    Re: translation

    Then use 10 CDs released


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    #5

    Re: translation

    thanks a lot for all your help

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