Results 1 to 10 of 10
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia

    • Join Date: Dec 2006
    • Posts: 240
    #1

    correct my sentences if wrong

    please correct me if wrong? the colourful words?


    I cut my hand on a piece of glass. Do you have a Band-Aid?


    .How many students in your class came from Korea?


    I have lost my dictionary. Have you seen it?


    I went to the theater many times when I lived in London.

    .My grandfather died 10 years before I was born, so I didn't meet him.

    I was in a big hurry so I had no time to phone you.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Ireland
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Mar 2008
    • Posts: 182
    #2

    Re: correct my sentences if wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    please correct me if wrong? the colourful words?


    I cut my hand on a piece of glass. Do you have a Band-Aid?


    .How many students in your class came from Korea?


    I have lost my dictionary. Have you seen it?


    I went to the theater many times when I lived in London.

    .My grandfather died 10 years before I was born, so I didn't meet him.

    I was in a big hurry so I had no time to phone you.
    No problems with this but the highlighted one is a bit vague although grammatically correct.

  1. Newbie
    Student or Learner

    • Join Date: Mar 2008
    • Posts: 6
    #3

    Re: correct my sentences if wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    please correct me if wrong? the colourful words?


    I cut my hand on a piece of glass. Do you have a Band-Aid? right.


    .How many students in your class came from Korea? "Came " should change to "come".


    I have lost my dictionary. Have you seen it? Right, I think.


    I went to the theater many times when I lived in London. Right.

    .My grandfather died 10 years before I was born, so I didn't meet him. "Died "should change to "had been death"

    I was in a big hurry so I had no time to phone you.Right.
    Right.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Dec 2007
    • Posts: 145
    #4

    Re: correct my sentences if wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Jakeboy View Post
    Right.
    Jackboy

    I would agree with you, changing came to come in the sentence..students came from Korea, but I would not change the My grandfather etc... I think the original is correct
    Stilo

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Ireland
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Mar 2008
    • Posts: 182
    #5

    Re: correct my sentences if wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Stilo View Post
    Jackboy

    I would agree with you, changing came to come in the sentence..students came from Korea, but I would not change the My grandfather etc... I think the original is correct
    Stilo

    I agree and wanted someone else to post. But Stilo, the reason that I posted originally for more context is this:

    "Your travelling students, which country did they come from? I heard they were in many Asian countries.

    The students came from Korea."

    Just a small point.

  2. RonBee's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Feb 2003
    • Posts: 16,551
    #6

    Re: correct my sentences if wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Batfink View Post
    I agree and wanted someone else to post. But Stilo, the reason that I posted originally for more context is this:

    "Your travelling students, which country did they come from? I heard they were in many Asian countries.

    The students came from Korea."

    Just a small point.
    Never forget how important context is. Perhaps:
    Q: Your foreign students--where did they come from? I heard they were from many Asian countries.
    A: The students came from Korea.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia

    • Join Date: Dec 2006
    • Posts: 240
    #7

    Re: correct my sentences if wrong

    thank you all for pretty interaction.

    appreciate that.......


    • Join Date: Feb 2008
    • Posts: 29
    #8

    Re: correct my sentences if wrong

    Actually, I think the first one should be: "I have cut my hand"


    • Join Date: Feb 2008
    • Posts: 29
    #9

    Re: correct my sentences if wrong

    Also: "I was in a big hurry so I couldn't phone you" feels more natural.

  3. RonBee's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Feb 2003
    • Posts: 16,551
    #10

    Re: correct my sentences if wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    please correct me if wrong? the colourful words?


    I cut my hand on a piece of glass. Do you have a Band-Aid?


    .How many students in your class came from Korea?


    I lost my dictionary. Have you seen it?


    I went to the theater many times when I lived in London.

    .My grandfather died 10 years before I was born, so I didn't meet him.

    I was in a big hurry so I had no time to phone you.

Similar Threads

  1. Are my sentences correct?
    By daisyeoh@hotmail.com in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 19-Oct-2009, 14:20
  2. Are these sentences correct?
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-Jun-2008, 03:59
  3. Are sentences correct?
    By kohyoongliat in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29-May-2007, 10:41
  4. Please correct the sentences ...
    By sweetie_sneha in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-Apr-2007, 13:12
  5. correct sentences
    By Teenager in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-Mar-2007, 06:26

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •