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Correct mistakes in passage

Postby Wai_Wai » Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:01 pm

I helped a person to correct its passage.
Unfortunately, I am very weak at English.
I encountered a lot of difficulties in marking the passage.

The passage and questions are as follows:
[** indicated problematic statements/things]
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Today, my teacher told me to write a diary.
**So I need to use english to write this article.**
**But no important things are needed to write down.**

… **Person A got better marks in biology test than me. I am very happy because he is getting

more

hardworking…**


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Q:
1. **So I need to use english to write this article.**
Regarding the whole sentence, Is it grammatically correct? Even if so, is it natural enough?
Is it better to rewrite as "So I need to write this article in English"?

2. **But no important things are needed to write down.**
I can't really catch its meaning. I think of a lot of alternatives. See which is better:
- But this article is of no importance/significance // just trivia.
- But only trivia are included in this article.
- But there are no special/important things for me to write down
- But I don't have any special/important things to write down

Are the above grammatically correct?
Which is the best?

3. **Person A got better marks in biology test than me. **
First I think it should be higher.
Second is it ok to put "than me" at the end of the sentence? I prefer " Person A got higher marks

(than me) in the biology test." Any ideas?

4. **I am very happy because he is getting more hardworking…**
"…getting more hardworking". Is it correct?

2. **But no important things are needed to write down.**
I can't really catch its meaning. I think of a lot of alternatives. See which is better:
- But this article is of no importance/significance // just trivia.
- But only trivia are included in this article.
- But there are no special/important things for me to write down
- But I don't have any special/important things to write down

Are the above grammatically correct?
Which is the best?

3. **Person A got better marks in biology test than me. **
First I think it should be higher.
Second is it ok to put "than me" at the end of the sentence? I prefer " Person A got higher marks

(than me) in the biology test." Any ideas?

4. **I am very happy because he is getting more hardworking…**
"…getting more hardworking". Is it correct?
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Haha, poor Wai Wai

Postby LibertyFirst » Sun Oct 03, 2004 6:29 am

You got no response here.

You can figure out who I am. :P :D
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Postby Arale » Sun Oct 03, 2004 3:50 pm

Is it better to rewrite as "So I need to write this article in English"?

Yes, it is better.
**But no important things are needed to write down.**
This sentence is ambiguous so you should ask your friend what he meant to say.
I think the following is the best .
But I don't have any special/important things to write down


3. **Person A got better marks in biology test than me. **
.It is ok to put "than me" at the end.

4
. **I am very happy because he is getting more hardworking…**
"…getting more hardworking". Is it correct?

It is correct.

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