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    Can someone help me with these sentences?

    Hi there,

    I wonder if someone could helm me with these sentences. I'm not sure if they are all right.
    Thanks!

    In the breaks, my friends and I played football every day

    Talking about a new job: At first / at the beginning/at the first moment I was very nervous, but then (it?) was good

    Then (on?) the other days, we visited the city.

    The other monitors gave/put me an eight qualification mark in educating the children during that week

    There were 3 persons/people in the party

    My first day at the Primary school was very weird. But in some days I was meeting new friends

    Make it possible is very expensive, unless the family is a little rich

    About the advantages, I believe that….

    You can speak to/with your brothers when you have problems


    This is a concrete example, not a general one (does this sentence make sense?)

    I write this letter to you for applying for a job as a leisure sports monitor

    I would like to have/receive a salary of 2000€ a month


    When I was a child, I went to/at another school

    We practise religion at school (does it make sense?)

    My favourite sport is basketball and I train it.

    He asked me that where I am going next summer


    I learned to live with this situation

    I remember a lot because the people that I knew where very friendly

    In my breaks, my friends and I played football


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    #2

    Re: Can someone help me with these sentences?

    Before we answer, is this an assignment?


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    Re: Can someone help me with these sentences?

    Not at all.
    There are some sentences I have found in some compositions from my students. Some of them don't sound good to me. I just would like to make sure if they are right or wrong.


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    Re: Can someone help me with these sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by silviasabater_2000 View Post
    Hi there,

    I wonder if someone could helm me with these sentences. I'm not sure if they are all right.
    Thanks!

    In the breaks, my friends and I played football every day ok [if "breaks" = periods when children are released from class for recreation]

    Talking about a new job: At first / In the beginning/at the first moment I was very nervous, but then it was good

    Then (on?) the other days, we visited the city. [It is fine without "Then" - On the other days...> > those days when we were not doing something.]

    The other monitors gave/put me an eight qualification mark for educating the children during that week

    There were 3 persons/people in the party "persons" is only used in legal structures = "Three persons are to be tried for this crime".

    My first day at the Primary school was very weird. But in some days I was meeting new friends "within a short time/after some days" "made new friends"

    Make it possible is very expensive, unless the family is a little rich Makes no sense at all.

    About the advantages, I believe that…. ok

    You can speak to/with your brothers when you have problems both ok


    This is a concrete example, not a general one (does this sentence make sense? Yes - it means that there is a specific example being offered)

    I write this letter to you for applying for a job as a leisure sports monitor An awkward sentence. Better as " I am writing to apply for the job as leisure sports monitor".

    I would like to have/receive a salary of 2000€ a month ok


    When I was a child, I went to/at another school "Go to", not "Go at"

    We practise religion at school (does it make sense?Yes - but did this person mean "learn about" religion or " follow the practices of" religion?)

    My favourite sport is basketball and I train it. "I train for it/I train to play it". Not a good sentence.

    He asked me that where I am going next summer "...asked me where..."


    I learned to live with this situation ok - good.

    I remember a lot because the people that I knew where very friendly Does not really make sense. Maybe "I remember a lot, and the people I met were very friendly".

    In my breaks, my friends and I played football ok - see #1
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