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    checking of a few sentences

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to check my attempt for rephrasing of the following sentences?

    1.1.We shall have to clear the matter up.
    1.2.We shall have to investigate the matter.

    2.1. It is incredible.
    2.2. It is beyond belief.

    3.1. He acted with deliberation.
    3.2. He acted deliberately.

    4.1. On top of all he is charged with theft.
    4.2. To crown it all he is accused of theft.

    5.1. It come he was deliberately.
    5.2. It come he was on purpose.

    6.1. How did he come to be convicted of perjury?
    6.2. How come he was convicted of perjury?

    7.1. All my attempts were in vain. I gave up.
    7.2. All my attempts were in vain. I howled down my coloures.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: checking of a few sentences

    4 I'd say 'on top of it all'
    5 Is there something missing here? Neither works.
    7 Howled down my colours- I am unfamiliar with this.

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    Re: checking of a few sentences

    Hi Tdol,

    Thank you for your supporting reply.

    Here are a few improved sentences concerning their truncated “close friends” in the originally 5.

    1.1.It came to pass he did it deliberately.
    1.2.It came to pass he did it on purpose.

    1.3.It turn out that he wasdeliberately awakened by her.
    1.4.It turn out that he was awaken by her on purpose.

    5.5. I’m sure that the Chairman's wife deliberately forgot your name.
    5.6. I’m sure tht the Chairman’s wife forgot your name on purpose.

    Here are also my explanation concerning the regrettable misunderstanding for my mistake in 7.

    The written “howled down” has to be read “hauled down”.

    “hauling down the colors” = “striking the colors”

    Striking the colors is the universally recognized indication of surrender, particularly for ships at sea.

    to haul down the colors = to pull down a flag, showing you are beaten and want to stop fighting.

    Thank you again for your kindness.

    Regards,

    V.

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