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    Many questions

    Hi,
    I have recorded myself talking and I have the following questions about the sentences I used in the conversation. I underlined where I felt confused and for the sentences without an underline I put what I wanted to say in brackets. I hope this style in asking questions won't bother anyone

    1- the bulk of the questions is/are about my country?
    2- we want to compute the growth rate for/of Austria
    3- I hope after asking this question I will stay in school ( I mean I hope I won't be kicked out of school . is the sentence correct?)
    4- I hope the mistakes will/would average out
    5- How far should I go back in/into history?
    6- am I responsible for/about this chapter?
    7- the crisis initiated in the US(i want to say that the financial crisis started in the US and spread out to other countries which word captures this?)
    8- Do I have a group with less than 4 members? (asking about the number of group members)
    9- What I was saying is/was/has been the following
    10- most of the time/times
    11- the risk of investing in US/in the US is high
    12- all the revenues come/comes from outside US
    13-Continue/carry on (are the two equivalent?)


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    Re: Many questions

    1. 'bulk' = the majority or greater part of something, and so is seen as a single, whole entity; hence, singular verb.

    2. Unless like Hawaii, (which is growing each year (from the lava flows solidifying as they hit the sea), Austrla is increasing its landmass, it is 'for Austria'.

    3. I hope after asking this question I will stay in school ( I mean I hope I won't be kicked out of school . is the sentence correct?)
    You're sentence as is doesn't convey that meaning. You might rephrase:
    I hope after asking this question I'm not expelled (from school).

    4. I hope the mistakes will/would average out
    'hope' is Present tense, so the next verb must be the Present tense of the verb we use to express Future tense, 'will'
    I hope the mistakes will average out.
    I hoped the mistakes would average out/would have averaged out.
    Last edited by David L.; 09-Mar-2009 at 09:51.

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    Re: Many questions

    Thanks David,

    I have learned my lesson and I will not post my questions together. I will appreciate if someone can answer the remaining questions.
    Best
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    Re: Many questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniellll View Post
    Hi,
    I have recorded myself talking and I have the following questions about the sentences I used in the conversation. I underlined where I felt confused and for the sentences without an underline I put what I wanted to say in brackets. I hope this style in asking questions won't bother anyone

    1- the bulk of the questions are about my country? I'm going out on a limb here. Since there appear to be at least two questions about your country, I'd treat "bulk of the questions" as plural.
    2- we want to compute the growth rate of Austria
    3- I hope after asking this question I will stay in school ( I mean I hope I won't be kicked out of school . is the sentence correct?) No. Say you hope you won't be kicked out. In other words, say what you mean.
    4- I hope the mistakes will average out
    5- How far should I go back in history?
    6- am I responsible for this chapter?
    7- the crisis started in the US(i want to say that the financial crisis started in the US and spread out to other countries which word captures this?) "Initiated" means "started intentionally," which is not what you mean.
    8- Do I have a group with less than 4 members? (asking about the number of group members)
    9- What I was saying is that (Drop "the following.")
    10- most of the time
    11- the risk of investing in the U.S. is high
    12- all the revenues come from outside US
    13-Carry on (are the two equivalent?) "Carry on with your work." "Continue on Route 23 for another ten miles."
    Work on verb/noun agreement.

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    Re: Many questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniellll View Post
    Hi,
    I have recorded myself talking and I have the following questions about the sentences I used in the conversation. I underlined where I felt confused and for the sentences without an underline I put what I wanted to say in brackets. I hope this style in asking questions won't bother anyone

    1- the bulk of the questions is/are about my country?
    2- we want to compute the growth rate for/of Austria
    3- I hope after asking this question I will stay in school ( I mean I hope I won't be kicked out of school . is the sentence correct?)
    4- I hope the mistakes will/would average out will
    5- How far should I go back in/into history? in
    6- am I responsible for/about this chapter? for
    7- the crisis was initiated in the US(i want to say that the financial crisis started in the US and spread out to other countries which word captures this?)
    8- Do I have a group with less fewer than 4 members? (asking about the number of group members)
    9- What I was saying is/was/has been the following
    10- most of the time/times
    11- the risk of investing in US/in the US is high
    12- all the revenues come/comes from outside US
    13-Continue/carry on (are the two equivalent?)
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