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    Expletives

    please I want your help

    (A)revise any of the following sentence that would be improved by having expletives eliminated .Write out sentences in which epletives are desirable without making any change.
    1- It was 50,000 years ago that 10 million tons of meteorites crashed into the earth ,creating an immense crater.
    2-There times when it is wise to hesitate.
    3-It is the sweet fragrance of eucalytus tree that Antia is smelling.
    4-It is still possible for Peter to catch the plane.
    5- There is a warm ocean current , running south from Point Concepcion, that makes the water temperature agreeably mild.
    6- There were three sheets folded in the closet.
    7-It was after winning the Olympic gold modal for the decathlon that athlete was offered a movie contract.
    8- It is possible to save money by hiring an architect to help avoid costly building mistakes.
    9-It was the coldest day of the year.
    10- There was an expected three-hour delay in launching the satellite.

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    #2

    Re: Expletives

    I don't see any expletives in the sentences. Why don't you write what you think they should be and then ask for help?


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    Re: Expletives

    Quote Originally Posted by the killer View Post
    please I want your help

    (A)revise any of the following sentence that would be improved by having expletives eliminated .Write out sentences in which epletives are desirable without making any change.
    1- It was 50,000 years ago that 10 million tons of meteorites crashed into the earth ,creating an immense crater.
    2-There are times when it is wise to hesitate.
    3-It is the sweet fragrance of eucalytus tree that Antia is smelling.
    4-It is still possible for Peter to catch the plane.
    5- There is a warm ocean current , running south from Point Concepcion, that makes the water temperature agreeably mild.
    6- There were three sheets folded in the closet.
    7-It was after winning the Olympic gold modal for the decathlon that athlete was offered a movie contract.
    8- It is possible to save money by hiring an architect to help avoid costly building mistakes.
    9-It was the coldest day of the year.
    10- There was an expected three-hour delay in launching the satellite.
    expletives

    50,000 years ago meteorites crashed into the earth ,creating an immense number of craters.

    To hesitate is wise at times.
    Anita is smelling a...
    The launch of the satellite was delayed by three hours.


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    Re: Expletives

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    expletives

    50,000 years ago meteorites crashed into the earth ,creating an immense number of craters.

    To hesitate is wise at times.
    Anita is smelling a...
    The launch of the satellite was delayed by three hours.
    "50,000 years ago meteorites crashed ..."

    Isn't this sentence ungrammatical? I would say: "Meteorites crashed into the earth 50,000 years ago, creating an immense number of craters."

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    Spell out numbers at the beginning of a sentence. Spell out the numbers one through nine (10 and up are always used as numerals), unless they are used as units of measure (e.g., five insects, nine frogs, 3 g, 2 ml; NOT 5 insects, 9 frogs, three grams, two milliliters). This includes spelling out the ordinals first through ninth, along with twofold, one-way ANOVA, and one-half. Ordinals from 10 and higher are numerals, such as 10th or 31st. In some cases, exceptions can be made if the editor concurs. There is some flexibility in interpreting the rules.


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    Re: Expletives

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    (10 and up are always used as numerals)

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    Re: Expletives

    Thank for all

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