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    control of 18 sentences

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your opinion concerning the plausibility of the following 18 sentences?

    1. I was confident that I would not see Phung there.
    2. I didn’t put much confidence in what he says.
    3. I’m telling you this in strict confidence.
    4. He feels confident of himself.
    5. I feel I can confide in him.
    6. He confided his troubles to his friend.
    7. This matter is confidential.
    8. She was confident that she would succeed.
    9. She confides in her sister.
    10. My confidence in him was shaken.
    11. Two of the mirrors flew at me and collapsed half-way.
    12. If you work too hard you will collapse from exhaustion.
    13. Our plans will collapse unless we can get more help.
    14. I collapsed with laughter.
    15. He was in a state of total collapse.
    16. We took along a collapsible boat.
    17. The weight of the snow on the roof caused the house to collapse.
    18. The car has three collapsible seats in addition.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: control of 18 sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your opinion concerning the plausibility of the following 18 sentences?

    1. I was confident that I would not see Phung there. Seems okay
    2. I didnít put much confidence in what he said. Or I don't... says.
    3. Iím telling you this in strict confidence. Okay. A little dramatic.
    4. He feels confident of himself. I'm not sure, but I think "in" rather than "of."
    5. I feel I can confide in him. Okay
    6. He confided his troubles to his friend. Okay, but probably not common. He told his friend about the trouble he was experiencing.
    7. This matter is confidential. Okay.
    8. She was confident that she would succeed. Okay
    9. She confides in her sister. Okay for ongoing action.
    10. My confidence in him was shaken. Okay
    11. Two of the mirrors flew at me and collapsed half-way. Mirrors are brittle and don't collapse, and half-way to where?
    12. If you work too hard, you will collapse from exhaustion. See the comma.
    13. Our plans will collapse unless we can get more help. I wouldn't use "collapse" that way. Our plans will not succeed, maybe.
    14. I collapsed with laughter. Just fine. Or "in laughter."
    15. He was in a state of total collapse. Yes, but that refers to his emotional and perhaps financial state as much as his physical.
    16. We took along a collapsible boat. Okay. Those things are expensive!
    17. The weight of the snow on the roof caused the house to collapse. Just fine
    18. The car has three collapsible seats in addition. I'm not sure what a collapsible seat is in a car. It doesn't sound like it would pass safety standards. You need to say in addition to WHAT.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Other may say some of these things differently that I do, and as you know - not a teacher!

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