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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Re: correct my sentences if wrong

    thank you all for pretty interaction.

    appreciate that.......

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    Re: correct my sentences if wrong

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

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    Re: correct my sentences if wrong

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

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    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.

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