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    Some questions

    Hi there,

    I wonder if someone can help me with the following questions:
    - „Take an animal on“ ist he same as to „capture“?
    - -Why isn’t the sentence “My grandmother sleeps lots of hours every day” correct?

    Are these sentences right?

    -Why do I have to have this bad luck?
    -In this city, I can’t do anything I want / I can’t do anything I want in this city (?)
    -His company shortens my days
    -The people “of the world” or “from the world”?
    -The family who/that (?) is living with us
    -The rooms are very little/small (?)
    -We didn’t eat anything for the full day

    Thanks
    -I wish to take the peen again soon and write in this diary

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    Cool Re: Some questions

    All you said is correct.
    Is the above sentence is correct ?


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    Re: Some questions

    Quote Originally Posted by silviasabater_2000 View Post
    Hi there,

    I wonder if someone can help me with the following questions:
    - "Take an animal on“ - Is it the same as to"capture“?
    "to take on" can mean a couple of things:
    1. To assume the responsibility for
    2. To accept a challenge or fight.

    I would say your phrase relates to #1, so no...it is not the same as "capture"

    - -Why isn’t the sentence “My grandmother sleeps lots of hours every day” correct?

    It is colloquial speech and quite acceptable in speaking English but in writing English it could be written better.
    My grandmother sleeps many hours every day.

    Are these sentences right?

    -Why do I have to have this bad luck? ( it means - Why is it necessary that I have bad luck?)
    -In this city, I can’t do anything I want / I can’t do anything I want in this city (?) (both are correct)
    -His company shortens my days. (It is correct but very confusing with no context. To me it means that - When he is with me the day goes by very fast)
    -The people “of the world” or “from the world”? ("The people of the world" is correct...but this is obviously not a sentence.)
    -The family who/that (?) is living with us ("that" is correct but obvious this is obviously not a sentence.)
    -The rooms are very little/small (?) "small" is best here
    -We didn’t eat anything for the full day. (it is not wrong but very awkward to say. This is better:

    We didn't eat anything all day.

    Thanks
    -I wish to take the peen again soon and write in this diary. A "peen" is part of a hammer. I don't know what you mean by "peen"
    Watch your punctuation.

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