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    Get tensed

    Please correct the sentences

    1.I get tensed when I drive the car on road.

    2.English Lecture classes for driving will be given only on Saturday and Monday.

    3.The shop is 3 kms far from my apartment.

    4.She is staying too far from my house.

    5.It's too cold inside the room.If I had a blanket I would have warmed up.

    6.Have you learned C++?(Is it correct to answer like this?).

    I have learnt C++, but I just need to brush up my memory.

    Regards,
    Muktha

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    Re: Get tensed

    Quote Originally Posted by muktha View Post
    Please correct the sentences

    1.I get tense[d] when I drive the car on road.

    2.English Lecture classes for driving will be given only on Saturday and Monday.
    - but only if there are only two lectures, one on Mon and one on Sat; otherwise use the plural forms.

    3.The shop is 3 kms far from my apartment.
    '... away from my apartment' or just 'away' if you're speaking in your apartment.

    4.She is staying too far from my house.
    OK, but you'd be more likely to use 'too far away...'; you'd use 'too far' on its own if you specified some impossible thing, like 'It's too far to walk, so I'll get a lift.'

    5.It's too cold inside the room.If I had a blanket I would have warmed up... [by when?].


    If I had a blanket I'd be warmer [referring to the state you'd be in]
    or
    If I had a blanket, I'd soon warm up [referring to what would happen]
    or
    If I had a blanket, I would have warmed up by now [referring to what would have happened if you had had a blanket only you didn't, so it didn't]


    6.Have you learned C++?(Is it correct to answer like this?).

    I have learnt C++, but I just need to brush up my memory.

    Regards,
    Muktha
    6 - not quite, but understandable. 'I need to brush [it] up.' (What you brush up is the expertise itself - your memory of it, rather than just your memory.)

    If you wanted to use the word 'memory', there is an idiom you could use: 'I need to dust the cobwebs off my memory'. But this is a rather literary way of talking, and in a C++ context 'I need to brush up' is fine. That or 'My C++ is a bit rusty, but I'm sure it'll come back to me.'

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    #3

    Re: Get tensed

    Thanks

    I have one more doubt.Which is correct

    1.Don't get tense or Don't get tensed.

    2.Leave the matter to me.You need not tense about it.

    Regards,
    Muktha

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    Re: Get tensed

    Quote Originally Posted by muktha View Post
    Thanks

    I have one more doubt.Which is correct

    1.Don't get tense or Don't get tensed.

    2.Leave the matter to me.You need not tense about it.

    Regards,
    Muktha
    Don't get tense.
    ...You needn't get tense about it.
    R-

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