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    #1

    verification of 10 sentences

    Dear teachers,

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

    1. I’m afraid I must interfere now.
    2. I had to interfere.
    3. I’ll have to interfere.
    4. At that moment she was to interfere saying:”Are you Mr. Fenchurs”?
    5. Whatever happens, you’re not to interfere.
    6. You musn’t interfere.
    7. If someone like that happens, you are to interfere at once.
    8. Someone must be interfering.
    9. You must have interfered.
    10. They interfered with the young girls. (interfere = to molest somebody sexually)

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Smile Re: verification of 10 sentences

    Nothing problematic there.


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    Re: verification of 10 sentences

    No. 7 should be "if SOMETHING like that....

    No. 10 makes no sense: "to interfere with" does not mean "to molest sexually."

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    Re: verification of 10 sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    dear teachers,

    would you be kind enough to tell me your opinion concerning the following sentences?

    1. I’m afraid i must interfere now. "intervene" is better here. Your intention is intervention, not interference. "interfere" tends to means "get in the way; become an obstacle". "intervene" is used for a more purposeful interruption.
    2. I had to interfere. ditto
    3. I’ll have to interfere. ditto
    4. At that moment she was to interfere saying:”are you mr. Fenchurs”?
    5. Whatever happens, you’re not to interfere. yes. This works
    6. You musn’t interfere. yes
    7. If someone like that happens, you are to interfere at once. intervene.
    8. Someone must be interfering. yes
    9. You must have interfered. yes
    10. They interfered with the young girls. (interfere = to molest somebody sexually) yes, it can mean that in the correct context.
    he was interfering with the girl, so i had to intervene.

    thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

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    Re: verification of 10 sentences

    Here are a few examples of a proper usage of the terms “ intervene” and “ interfere”.

    1. He was looking for an opportunity to interfere in the affairs of the company.
    2. Parliament interfered to protect employers against laborers.
    3. They interfere with the independence of the country.
    4. If he had not interfered in the argument of the friends, a serious quarrel might have arisen.
    5. I shall take care to interfere.
    But
    6. He intervened to settle their quarrel.
    7. I intervened in a fight between two persons.
    8. Byron intervened in favor of the Luddites to have the framework bill annulled.

    http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery?s=interfere&gwp=13

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 17-May-2009 at 13:29.

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    Re: verification of 10 sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Here are a few examples of a proper usage of the terms “ intervene” and “ interfere”.

    1. He was looking for an opportunity to interfere in the affairs of the company.
    2. Parliament interfered to protect employers against laborers.
    3. They interfere with the independence of the country.
    4. If he had not interfered in the argument of the friends, a serious quarrel might have arisen.
    5. I shall take care to interfere.
    But
    6. He intervened to settle their quarrel.
    7. I intervened in a fight between two persons.
    8. Byron intervened in favor of the Luddites to have the framework bill annulled.

    interfere: Definition, Synonyms from Answers.com

    Regards,

    V.
    I disagree with 2, and perhaps 4. and 5. depending on the context.

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