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    control of the correcntess of a few sentences 2

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your expert opinion concerning the correctness of the following sentences?

    1. Put me right if you think Iím exaggerating things.
    2. He was put out of pain by some strong sedative.
    3. How old should you put this girl down at?
    4. Some people think it necessary to put by if a little money for old age.
    5. Your dear friend has put me in a hole by making me agree to his foolish proposal.
    6. Put the idea out of your head or else Iíll make you do it.
    7. We thought he would never manage it, but he put it across without fail.
    8. I hope we shall be able to put through this deal successfully.
    9. Put the knife and fork out of the childís reach.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.


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    Re: control of the correcntess of a few sentences 2

    1. Put me right if you think I’m exaggerating (things).
    and
    Tell me if you think I'm exaggerating.

    2. He was put out of pain by some strong sedative.
    2. He was put out of his pain with a strong sedative.

    3. How old should you put this girl down at?
    What age would you put her at?
    How old do you think she is?

    or do you mean (as in someone taking details re the age of a woman)
    What age should I put her down as? (because the lady may not want her real age revealed.)

    4. Some people think it necessary to put by if a little money for old age.
    Some people think it necessary to put by a little money for (their) old age.

    5. Your dear friend has put me in a (bit of a) hole by making me agree to his foolish proposal.

    6. Put the idea out of your head or else I’ll make you do it.

    Put the idea out of your head or I'll knock it out for you! I don't recommend this. It sounds like a harsh parent talking to his teenage son!

    Anybody any other suggestions for this one, with more universal appeal?

    7. We thought he would never manage it, but he put it across without fail.
    'without fail' means to succeed 'absolutely as predicted'! Yet you start the sentence saying you predicted failure!!
    We thought he would never manage it, but he really came through.

    8. I hope we shall be able to put through this deal successfully.

    9. Put the knife and fork out of the child’s reach.

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