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    Correct the text.

    Im a bit confused about this exercise. I have found some mistakes, but Im not sure. Could someone check it with me?

    In most lines of the following text, there is one unnecessary word. It is either gammatically incorrect or does not fit in with the sense of the text. For each numbered line 1-14, find the unnecessary word and then write it in the sapce provided. Some lines are correct. Indicate these lines with a tick (IT'S OK).

    Insincerity.
    The ability to deceive any others is thought by some psychologists (ANY) 01
    to be a characteristic that has been genetically selected through (IT'S OK) 02
    human evolution. Comparisons have been made up with animal (UP) 03
    deception, such as the camouflage and mimicry. For hundreds of (OF) 04
    human generations, it is argued, the ability to make others believe (IT'S OK) 05
    such insincete remarks and promises has conferred (HAS) 06
    advantages in struggles to control recources and win mating (AND) 07
    with partners. The less cunning have, quite simply, produced (QUITE) 08
    fewer offspring, and a unique talent for creating false impressions (IT'S OK) 09
    has dominated the human gene pool. Whatever the merits or (HAS) 10
    shortcomings of this line of sharp thiking, there are undoubtedly(IT'S OK) 11
    many of occasions in everyday social encounters when people, for (OF) 12
    one reason or another, want to avoid themselves expressing their(THEMSELVES) 13
    true feelings. The ability to do this varies and succeess tends to (IT'S OK) 14
    breed success. Those who lie effectively will tend to lie mora often, perfecting their social skills in the process. Those who fail are deterred from future attempts and get less practice.

    The mistakes I highlighted in RED. But if there is any mistake where I highlighted in BLUE, please correct.

    Thanks!


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    Re: Correct the text.

    Quote Originally Posted by EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead View Post
    Im a bit confused about this exercise. I have found some mistakes, but Im not sure. Could someone check it with me?

    In most lines of the following text, there is one unnecessary word. It is either gammatically incorrect or does not fit in with the sense of the text. For each numbered line 1-14, find the unnecessary word and then write it in the sapce provided. Some lines are correct. Indicate these lines with a tick (IT'S OK).

    Insincerity.
    The ability to deceive any others is thought by some psychologists (ANY) 01
    to be a characteristic that has been genetically selected through (IT'S OK) 02
    human evolution. Comparisons have been made up with animal (UP) 03
    deception, such as the camouflage and mimicry. For hundreds of (OF) 04
    human generations, it is argued, the ability to make others believe (IT'S OK) 05
    such insincete remarks and promises has conferred (HAS) 06
    advantages in struggles to control recources and win mating (AND) 07
    with partners. The less cunning have, quite simply, produced (QUITE) 08
    fewer offspring, and a unique talent for creating false impressions (IT'S OK) 09
    has dominated the human gene pool. Whatever the merits or (HAS) 10
    shortcomings of this line of sharp thiking, there are undoubtedly(IT'S OK) 11
    many of occasions in everyday social encounters when people, for (OF) 12
    one reason or another, want to avoid themselves expressing their(THEMSELVES) 13
    true feelings. The ability to do this varies and succeess tends to (IT'S OK) 14
    breed success. Those who lie effectively will tend to lie mora often, perfecting their social skills in the process. Those who fail are deterred from future attempts and get less practice.

    The mistakes I highlighted in RED. But if there is any mistake where I highlighted in BLUE, please correct.

    Thanks!
    Have another look. I take it that you have not mistyped anything.


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    Re: Correct the text.

    Line 06 I typed INSENCETE instead of INSINCERE.
    Line 07 RECOURCES instead of RECOURCES.
    Lin4 14 SUCCEESS instead of SUCCESS
    So what do you think about it?
    Last edited by aodjcd@ig.com.br; 16-Nov-2007 at 23:04.


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    Re: Correct the text.

    Lines 6 and 7 I see nothing wrong in these lines.

    These choices are wrong:

    deception, such as the camouflage and mimicry. For hundreds of (OF) 04

    with partners. The less cunning have, quite simply, produced (QUITE) 08
    fewer offspring,
    has dominated the human gene pool. Whatever the merits or (HAS) 10

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