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    • Join Date: Jul 2007
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    correct my sentences

    Comment on what is the following, that is to say, correct them.

    The adverb:
    which one of these sentences are incorrect and why?
    1- A little girl walked past, her doll dragging behind her.
    - A little girl walked past, dragging her doll behind her. ( dragging is an adverb)

    2- A little girl walked past, her doll dragged behind her by her dog.
    - A little girl walked past, dragged her doll behind her by her dog. ( gragged is an adverb)

    Adverbial inversion
    1) Adverbial with the passive verb-to-be:
    - Without inversion: John was shot on the head.
    - With inversion: On the head was shot John.
    - With adverbial inversion with past participle passive inversion: Shot on the head was John.

    2) Adverbial with the active verb-to-be:
    - Without inversion: Your child is sitting in the garden.
    - With inversion: In the garden is sitting your child.
    - With adverbial inversion with present participle active inversion: Sitting in the garden is your child.


    - Word order is
    1) The + comparative expression + Subject + Verb.
    2) The + comparative expression + Object + Subject + Verb.

    Examples:
    - The more you review, the higher grade you get.
    - The more people he sees, the more he says, 'he is friend.'
    - The more stories you write, the more talent will develop.
    - The more exercise she does, the less your weight reduce.
    - The more he buys gifts to his children, the less his money decrease.


    Make sure of what is written under.

    - The wh- + auxiliary verb + subject + verb? Here the wh- is always a pronoun.
    For example: what is she doing for a living?

    - The wh- + noun + auxiliary verb + subject + verb? Here the wh- is always a determiner.
    For example: what ( kind of ) job is she doing for a living?

    - what is the meaning of "over the years" in the following sentence:
    We’ve had a lot of fun over the years.( please give me its synonym)

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: correct my sentences

    We do not give answers to assignments, and I have done what you have asked, corrected them--just the first half:

    Which one of these sentences is incorrect and why?
    (dragging is an adverb)

    (dragged is an adverb)

    Adverbial inversion

    With inversion: On the head was shot John.

    With pp, passive inversion: Shot on the head was John.

    Adverbial with the active verb-to-be:

    With inversion: In the garden is sitting your child.

    With adverbial inversion with present participle active inversion: Sitting in the garden is your child.

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