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HotWombat

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She helped wash the dishes... or ...She helped to wash the dishes.

He helped write the books... or ...He helped to write the books.

Are all the above correct?

If not, could you please explain to me why not. Thank you.
 
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Susie Smith

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HotWombat said:
She helped wash the dishes... or ...She helped to wash the dishes.

He helped write the books... or ...He helped to write the books.

Are all the above correct?

If not, could you please explain to me why not. Thank you.

"To" is optional in these examples. Personally, I always use the first form(without to).
 
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Susie Smith

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HotWombat said:
She helped wash the dishes... or ...She helped to wash the dishes.

He helped write the books... or ...He helped to write the books.

Are all the above correct?

If not, could you please explain to me why not. Thank you.

"To" is optional in these examples, so both forms are correct. Personally, I always use the first form(without to).
 
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Susie Smith

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Susie Smith said:
HotWombat said:
Thank you for your prompt reply, Suzie.

You're welcome.

BTW, I had been looking for some intermediate level crossword puzzles for a student who loves crossword puzzles, so I was happy to check out your site. I printed one out to see if she likes it, but I think it's a little too easy for her. Do you have more advanced puzzles?
 

HotWombat

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BTW, I had been looking for some intermediate level crossword puzzles for a student who loves crossword puzzles, so I was happy to check out your site. I printed one out to see if she likes it, but I think it's a little too easy for her. Do you have more advanced puzzles?

Thanks for checking it out Suzie. The puzzles are graded from very simple up to regular and irregular verbs. If you didn't print out one of the last puzzles, try that and let me know what your student's reaction is. Thanks.

Preparing the crosswords is a very labor (mind) intensive job, and, although I have great intentions, I rarely prepare new ones. The time consuming part is thinking up clues for the words. If you want to send me the clues and words I would love to make a crossword puzzle for you.

Incidentally, I checked out the other site and I also highly recommend it.

Take care,
 

HotWombat

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That's very nice of you, tdol, thank you.

You realise what you have done. I have to do more work on it now. :x
 

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tdol said:

tdol, I have been sitting here thinking about building that site further by adding and replacing crossword puzzles.

Here is my question: Although English is my first language and I consider myself well read, I am not a trained English teacher. As I prepare new puzzles could I post my clues to this Forum for comment and correction (or) as I post new puzzles to my site, could I notify either you, or via a post to the Forum, that a new puzzle is available for editing.

I know I am asking a lot, but it is a free site and I genuinely believe it can be of help to students. I rest my case. :shock:
 

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I'd open a thread called 'HotWombat's' crosswords and post new ones with the link there, then comments will build up in a single relevant thread, which newcomers will be able to trace therir way through.

What you should do is write an introduction as the first post and then add URLs in further posts to the individual sites. ;-)
 

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You're welcome. ;-)
 
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