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    worth or price?

    Please correct the sentences below.

    1.Is it correct to ask ' What is it worth?' instead of 'What is the price of it(a product)?'

    2.If the production date of a product is 1-6-08 and the expiry date is 3 days from the production date what is the Expiry date? Is it 3-6-08 or 4-6-08?

    3.My mobile number is changed from last Monday onwards.
    4.You have to attend the signal test soon after your assessment test irrespective of whether you have passed or failed in the assessment.
    5.When is the next class for driving?
    6.Is it correct to say ‘This is the season for Chicken pox’ just to mean that Chicken pox is more common during this period of time.ie during this particular period(months) this disease spreads easily and many people get affected..

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    #2

    Re: worth or price?

    1 They are not synonyms; something may be worth more or less than the asking price; worth is the value of something, price is tha amount required to buy it.

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    #3

    Re: worth or price?

    hi,

    Could someone please correct rest of the sentences?

    Regards,
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    #4

    Re: worth or price?

    4.06.08

    My mobile number is changed from last Monday onwards.

    Someone is saying this. What actually are they trying to tell me? What understanding do I already have when somebody talks to me about phone numbers?
    Well, a phone number usually lasts for many, many years unless there are so many new subscribers, they have to add digits. Then the phone number will change. Or unless the person has some special reason, people don't change their phone number. So - if somebody's phone number is changed, then one expects that new number to be 'it' for years. So the idea of saying, the phone number changed last Monday, and it will be the new number from now on is redundant, unnecessary.
    In your sentence, 'onwards' is unnecessary.

    So we have:
    My mobile number is changed from last Monday.

    "from last Monday' tells us about a specific time. Verbs also can imply time, whether an instant, or a long period of time. So let's leave out the phrase that gives more specific information about time, and just look at what the form of the verb tells us about 'time' when this action took place, or happened, or is happening, or is going to happen. This gives us:
    "My mobile number is changed."

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    Last edited by David L.; 09-Jul-2008 at 18:41.

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    #5

    Re: worth or price?

    hiiii

    Could someone please correct the 4th,5th and 6th sentences?

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    4.You have to attend the signal test soon after your assessment test irrespective of whether you have passed or failed in the assessment.
    5.When is the next class for driving?

    6.Is it correct to say ‘This is the season for Chicken pox’ just to mean that Chicken pox is more common during this period of time.ie during this particular period(months) this disease spreads easily and many people get affected..

    All the three sentences appear ok to me, atleast no grammatical error.

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    #7

    Re: worth or price?

    2.If the production date of a product is 1-6-08 and the expiry date is 3 days from the production date what is the Expiry date? Is it 3-6-08 or 4-6-08?
    In the US, 1-6-08 is January 6, so the expiration date would be 1-9-08. Just a side note.

    3.My mobile number is changed from last Monday onwards.
    I would say "My mobile number changed last Monday."

    4.You have to attend the signal test soon after your assessment test irrespective of whether you have passed or failed in the assessment.
    Delete the "in." It's not great form to repeat words. Irrespective of whether you pass it would be fine.

    5.When is the next class for driving?
    When is the next driving class?

    6.Is it correct to say ‘This is the season for Chicken pox’ just to mean that Chicken pox is more common during this period of time.ie during this particular period(months) this disease spreads easily and many people get affected..
    That's how I would understand it. I don't think the c is capitalized, though.

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