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    Sentence building

    How can I made up sentences using all of the given words?

    1. Thank/invitation/your wedding/beginning/December.

    2.I/return/visit/Japan. It/wonderful trip.

    3.I/see/plane/crash/hill/burst/flames.

    4.If/house/be burned/we/claim/compensation.

    5.We/support/him/until/find/work.

    6.It/brave/him/rush/burning house.


    Extra words may be added.
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    And here's my answer. Could anyone please check it for me?

    1. Thanks for the invitation of your wedding at the beginning of Dec.

    2. I returned to visit Japan. It was a wonderful trip.

    3. I saw the plane crashing into the hill and bursting into flames.

    4. If the house is burned, we'll claim for compensation.

    5. We'll support him until he finds out where to work.

    6. (no idea )

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    Re: Sentence building

    Quote Originally Posted by vv0510_vn View Post


    1. Thanks for the invitation to your wedding at the beginning of Dec.

    2. I returned to visit Japan. It was a wonderful trip.

    3. I saw the plane crash into the hill and burst into flames.

    4. If the house has been burned down, we'll claim for compensation.

    5. We'll support him until he finds out where to work.

    6. It was very brave of him to rush into the burning house. ( I would say: He was very brave to...

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    Re: Sentence building

    Quote Originally Posted by vv0510_vn View Post
    how can i made up sentences using all of the given words?

    1. Thank/invitation/your wedding/beginning/december.

    2.i/return/visit/japan. It/wonderful trip.

    3.i/see/plane/crash/hill/burst/flames.

    4.if/house/be burned/we/claim/compensation.

    5.we/support/him/until/find/work.

    6.it/brave/him/rush/burning house.


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    and here's my answer. Could anyone please check it for me?

    1. Thank you for the invitation to your wedding at the beginning of december. weddings are formal things. You would have received a formal invitation, and your reply should also be formal.

    2. I returned from my visit to japan. It was a wonderful trip.

    3. I saw the plane crashing into the hill and bursting into flames.
    are you meant to use "see", or can you use just any form of the word?

    4. If the house is burned, we'll claim for compensation.

    5. We'll support him until he finds some work.

    6. It was very brave of him to rush into the burning house to save my kitten!

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    thanks!
    r.

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    Re: Sentence building

    Hi raymott:

    2. I returned from my visit to Japan. It was a wonderful trip.

    Why? I thought he had returned (from somewhere) to visit Japan.

    3. I saw the plane crash into the hill and burst into flames.

    hmmm do you consider crashing here more "idiomatic"?

    4. If the house is burned, we'll claim for compensation.

    I find this rather awkward. You can see if the house is burnt or not. I find my sentence more logical in the context.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Sentence building

    Quote Originally Posted by heidita View Post
    Hi raymott:

    2. I returned from my visit to Japan. It was a wonderful trip.

    Why? I thought he had returned (from somewhere) to visit Japan.

    This is possible. But where did he return from, and why did he return? He could have gone directly to Japan.
    Why is the person saying it was a wonderful trip (to Japan , I imagine, since nowhere else has been mentioned) when he hasn't been there yet?
    If he is referring to trip back from wherever; if it was so wonderful, why doesn't he mention where he had been.
    It just sounds wrong. In English, you don't say "I've returned to visit Japan. It was a wonderful trip"
    Obviously, the OPs sentence is valid for the question, since he's used all the words in a sentence. (Well, two sentences).

    3. I saw the plane crash into the hill and burst into flames.

    hmmm do you consider crashing here more "idiomatic"?
    No, I didn't change this one. I think yours is better than the original.

    4. If the house is burned, we'll claim for compensation.

    I find this rather awkward. You can see if the house is burnt or not. I find my sentence more logical in the context.
    I didn't comment on this one. But I'd write "If the house has burned down ..."

    Thanks.
    I think there's a misunderstanding here. Even though I posted after you, none of comments or omissions were based on yours. I just corrected the original. I thought you'd missed a few points, (especially the Japan one, which is really wrong). So, I corrected the OP with no reference to yours (ie. gave another opinion)
    Then I looked over your post, and noticed our number 6 was almost exactly the same. And even though some of yours were better than the original, I left them. That is not an endorsement of their being the best possible expressions using those words. (It's a few days ago; I can't remember all the circumstances.)
    So I wasn't claiming that my opinions were necessarily better than yours - though I do claim so for 2.
    I particularly wanted to comment on 1,2 and 5, and I left the ones alone that were OK (ie. not obviously wrong).

    Confused enough?

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    Re: Sentence building

    jejej, not confused at all, Raymott. Thank you, I thought you had actually corrected my sentences.

    Thanks for bothering . (guiņo)

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