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michel92 5 / 4  
Nov 23, 2008   #1
hi gloria! thnk you in advance. here are a couple of sentences that I do not know if are coeherent:

My family was delighted.
"Just like your father... a manager, huh? It's good that you'll do Business as usual" (And just to think I had considered, many years ago, art as a career option...)

Everything was settled then

EF_Team5 - / 1,586  
Nov 24, 2008   #2
Good afternoon :)

All three of these sentences make sense and are coherent. As far as mechanics, there are a couple of errors:

"Just like your father... a manager, huh? It's good that you'll do business as usual!" (And just think I had considered, many years ago, art as a career option...)

Regards,
Gloria
Moderator, EssayForum.com
Kattyg44 - / 1  
Dec 16, 2008   #3
Sentence Structure Help

Hey I'm new to this site.
I have just finished my first year of a three year course here in New Zealand, my marks have been what i pesonally find acceptable, but the last few essays i got marks which i found to be not good enough for me, although a pass yay!

I have gone over years essays and the main comment which seems to be frequently written is about sentence structure. I was wondering if anyone knew of any either online or hard copy resources which might be able to assist me in improving my acedemic writing style and sentence structure.

Hope that someone out there can assist.

Kat
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,335 129  
Dec 17, 2008   #4
mahalo.com/How_to_Improve_Your_Writing - 63k

dumblittleman.com/2006/12/40-tips-to-improve-your-grammar-an d.html - 37k -

I liked these sites. Good luck!

:)
Kevin
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,335 129  
Dec 17, 2008   #5
I can't believe I neglected to mention these earlier:

Stephen King's On Writing
and Strunk and White's Elements of Style
elmar91 4 / 10 2  
Jan 24, 2013   #6
Sentence structure

Please look at this sentences is it correct or not ?

22 days have,no time but many work have to do.
J Lincoln 2 / 1  
Jan 24, 2013   #7
22 days left, have no much time and alot of work need to be done
dumi 1 / 6,928 1592  
Jan 24, 2013   #8
22 days have,no time but many work have to do.

It is not very clear to me what you are trying to say.... This is what I guess;
I have 22 days to do the job. However, there's lots of work to do and we have hardly any time to waste.

Hope this is the idea you want to express.... If not, tell us your idea and we will help you with this line :)
elmar91 4 / 10 2  
Jan 24, 2013   #9
but I know that it is not clear but is it correct in gramatically correct?
dumi 1 / 6,928 1592  
Jan 24, 2013   #10
:D .... Well, language is there to deliver your ideas clearly :)

22 days left, have no much time and alot of work need to be done

From English writing perspectives, this is not acceptable grammar at all because there you don't find any complete sentence. One can hardly understand what you try to say. .... But when you speak, what is most important is that you give the message across.... So may be you can say so in slang English :)
elmar91 4 / 10 2  
Jan 24, 2013   #11
Thanks dumi::))
passionbd - / 1  
May 14, 2013   #12
A sentence adapted from economist - I couldn't get the structure of the sentence

"It enables us to take old experiences out of the box and explore how we feel and think about them today, rather than leaving them frozen. "

Q1)Can I rewrite the above sentence like:

It enables us to take old experiences out of the box ,and It also enables us to explore how we feel and think about them today, rather than leaving them frozen.

q2) If I did not put comma before rather than , then what does the sentence would meant ? Or how the sentence will have been moified then ?

thanks
Salma Afrin
Nancy Quan 3 / 5 2  
May 19, 2013   #13
You can write like this: "It enables us to take old experiences out of the box and to explore how we feel and think about them today, rather than leaving them frozen. "

You do not need to repeat the verb "enable"

I do not think the comma matters in this sentence. But I do think the comma can help to make the sentence easier to understand.


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