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    some questions

    I have some questions above the sentences below and I wonder if someone can help me.

    “For lunch, it’s better to go for a picnic” or “To lunch is better to take a picnic”
    Is it right to say that “something is very necessary”?
    “Fill in the blanks with the information given on/in (?) the link above”
    We enjoyed the lake because we practised many sports there (?)
    They talked about the TV series they liked and what was happening in them (?)
    “They immediately took the guns” or “immediately they took the guns”
    “I had final exams” or “I had the final exams”
    The police caught and arrested him (?)
    Is it possible to use the verb “talk” followed by the preposition “of”? If so, can you give me an example?
    “to have a temptation” is always followed by “to”, e.g. “I have the temptation to eat chocolate cake”, or can it be followed by other prepositions?

    Thanks!


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    Re: are these sentences right?

    Quote Originally Posted by silviasabater_2000 View Post
    I have some questions above the sentences below and I wonder if someone can help me.

    “For lunch, it’s better to go for a picnic” or “To lunch is better to take a picnic”

    Is it right to say that “something is very necessary”?
    “Fill in the blanks with the information given in the link above”
    We enjoyed the lake because we practised many sports there (?) "we played" or "we took part in"
    They talked about the TV series they liked and what was happening in them (?)
    “They immediately took the guns” or “immediately they took the guns” Both are grammatical
    “I had final exams” or “I had the final exams” This could be used to specify the final exams in a course
    The police caught and arrested him (?)
    Is it possible to use the verb “talk” followed by the preposition “of”? If so, can you give me an example? They talked of many things, such as cabbages and kings.
    “to have a temptation” is always followed by “to”, e.g. “I have the temptation to eat chocolate cake”, or can it be followed by other prepositions? "To have a temptation" is awkward phrasing. We would normally say "I am tempted to do something". You can also say "I am tempted by something".

    Thanks!
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    Re: some questions

    “For lunch, it’s better to go for a picnic”
    Is it right to say that “something is very necessary”? It adds extra emphasis, which isn't really necessary
    “Fill in the blanks with the information given on/in (?) the link above”
    We enjoyed the lake because we practised many sports there (?) ok
    They talked about the TV series they liked and what was happening in them (?) ok
    “They immediately took the guns”
    “I had final exams” (end of term/year) or “I had the final exams” (end of course)
    The police caught and arrested him (?) ok
    Is it possible to use the verb “talk” followed by the preposition “of”? If so, can you give me an example? We talked of the fun times we'd had. (you can also use 'about')
    “to have a temptation” is always followed by “to”, e.g. “I have the temptation to eat chocolate cake”, or can it be followed by other prepositions? Yes, you can also say: I am tempted to eat chocolate cake. It is a temptation.

    Greetings from Girona!!

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