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    grammatical mistakes by native speakers

    Hello
    A friend of mine asked me to do an assignment for him. it is all about a project. When I read the whole text I found many grammatical mistakes in the text. My friend told me that this text was written in Britain. Actually, I doubt this full of mistakes text was written in Britain. I wanted to post quotes from the text.
    My questions are

    1 -Would you please correct the mistakes ? and
    2 - Is it possible that native speakers may make these mistakes ?

    " The Eyebar communications device was developed by a small electronics company who have had problems with their quality control. "

    " also all their stores, which are locate in major centres throughout the UK, e.g. London, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, etc. "

    " INet Solutions do not have experience with hand held bar code equipment and have decide to subcontract out that part of the system to a smaller printing and bar code "
    " IT manager at ARS telling him, in effect, to “get the rest of the programmable chips to him yesterday or else there will be trouble”

    thanks in advance

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    Re: grammatical mistakes by native speakers

    Quote Originally Posted by herbiji View Post
    Hello
    A friend of mine asked me to do an assignment for him. it is all about a project. When I read the whole text I found many grammatical mistakes in the text. My friend told me that this text was written in Britain. Actually, I doubt this full of mistakes text was written in Britain. I wanted to post quotes from the text.
    My questions are

    1 -Would you please correct the mistakes ? and
    2 - Is it possible that native speakers may make these mistakes ?

    " The Eyebar communications device was developed by a small electronics company who have had problems with their quality control. " This is perfectly correct.

    " also all their stores, which are located in major centres throughout the UK, e.g. London, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, etc. " This is probably a typing error.

    " INet Solutions do not have experience with hand held bar code equipment and have decided to subcontract out that part of the system to a smaller printing and bar code " This is probably a typing error.
    " IT manager at ARS telling him, in effect, to “get the rest of the programmable chips to him yesterday or else there will be trouble” This is an acceptable way of saying 'right now, without delay'.

    thanks in advance
    This could easily have been written in Britain by a native speaker of English.

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    Re: grammatical mistakes by native speakers

    Quote Originally Posted by herbiji View Post
    Hello
    A friend of mine asked me to do an assignment for him. it is all about a project. When I read the whole text I found many grammatical mistakes in the text. My friend told me that this text was written in Britain. Actually, I doubt this full of mistakes text was written in Britain. I wanted to post quotes from the text.
    My questions are

    1 -Would you please correct the mistakes ? and
    2 - Is it possible that native speakers may make these mistakes ?

    " The Eyebar communications device was developed by a small electronics company which has problems with its quality control. "

    " also all their stores, which are located in major centres throughout the UK, e.g. London, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, etc. "

    " INet Solutions do not have experience with hand held bar code equipment and have decided to subcontract out that part of the system to a smaller printing and bar code "
    " IT manager at ARS telling him, in effect, to “get the rest of the programmable chips to him immediately or else there will be trouble”


    (Now you may thank me.)

    PS: AmE speaker

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    Re: grammatical mistakes by native speakers

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post


    (Now you may thank me.)

    PS: AmE speaker
    Have you never heard 'I want that done yesterday!' RonBee?

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    Re: grammatical mistakes by native speakers

    The Eyebar communications device was developed by a small electronics company who have had problems with their quality control. " This is perfectly correct BrE.

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    Re: grammatical mistakes by native speakers

    Thanks a lot dear teachers bhaisahab and ROnBee

    Thanks dear ,RonBee. The words you changed them were exactly what I wanted to say
    As for bhaisahab's replay
    1-Is it OK to use ( who ) with company ??
    2-Is the name company usually followed by a singular or plural verb.
    company which has problems with its quality control. "
    company which have problems with its quality control.
    3- Is the word yesterday may used to mean immediately in Britain ?

    Thanks so so much in advance
    Last edited by herbiji; 27-Feb-2009 at 17:32.

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    Re: grammatical mistakes by native speakers

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The Eyebar communications device was developed by a small electronics company who have had problems with their quality control. " This is perfectly correct BrE.

    here here!

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    Re: grammatical mistakes by native speakers

    In British English they are more likely to use the plural for words like company.

    A person might say "I want that done yesterday" to emphasize that he wants it done right away. However, it seems unlikely that that would be put in writing. (Anything is possible, I suppose.)




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    Re: grammatical mistakes by native speakers

    Quote Originally Posted by ronbee View Post
    in british english they are more likely to use the plural for words like company. funnily enough i was going to say the opposite. (in my view)

    a person might say "i want that done yesterday" to emphasize that he wants it done right away. However, it seems unlikely that that would be put in writing. (anything is possible, i suppose.)totally agree!!!:-d



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    Re: grammatical mistakes by native speakers

    RonBee Re: grammatical mistakes by native speakers
    In British English they are more likely to use the plural for words like company.

    A person might say "I want that done yesterday" to emphasize that he wants it done right away. However, it seems unlikely that that would be put in writing. (Anything is possible, I suppose.)



    " IT manager at ARS telling him, in effect, to “get the rest of the programmable chips to him yesterday or else there will be trouble”

    Please read the the sentence. It says, quite clearly, that the manager 'in effect' told him....'

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