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    Check it out.

    Please, correct the sentenses I wrote, If they are wrong.

    1. I will write down your telephone number for the purpose of not forgetting it
    2. He have a habit of waking up early
    3. He entered the room without knocking at the door
    4. He was awarded for saving the life of his friend
    5. I prefer living at the north in summer
    6. You very helped me by giving your records
    7. Have you succeeded in finishing his work in time
    8. I haven't any objections to going there to-day
    9. I stand for sending them a telegraph right off
    10. Don't you mind my reading this story aloud
    11. He objects to the meeting being appointed on monday
    12. At one point there is a small cross done in the red ink and above it there is "3.37 from left" done in faded pencil writting

    And one more question about prepositions. I read in two different grammar books that I can say both -
    1. I work in a factory
    and
    2. I work at a factory,
    the first book saying that "1" variant is correct and the second - that "2". Which variant is right?

    Thanks in advance!!!

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    Re: Check it out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    Please, correct the sentenses I wrote, If they are wrong.

    1. I will write down your telephone number so that I will no forget it
    2. He has a habit of waking up early
    3. He entered the room without knocking on the door
    4. He was awarded for saving the life of his friend
    5. I prefer living in the north during (the) summer
    6. You have helped me alot by giving your records
    7. Have you succeeded in finishing your(?) work in time
    8. I haven't any objections to going there today
    9. I stand for sending them a telegraph right now
    10. Don't you mind me reading this story aloud
    11. He objects to the meeting being appointed on monday
    12. At one point there is a small cross done in the red ink and above it there is "3.37 from left" done in faded pencil writting [ehh... what?]

    And one more question about prepositions. I read in two different grammar books that I can say both -
    1. I work in a factory
    and
    2. I work at a factory,
    the first book saying that "1" variant is correct and the second - that "2". Which variant is right?

    Thanks in advance!!!
    Both are correct
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    Is Chuvak learning British English? If so, I think his original 8, 9, and 10 would be fine.

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    they write today as to-day in England?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    they write today as to-day in England?
    Not any more. I've almost never seen that.

    But yes, "Don't you mind my reading this story aloud" is perfectly fine, although a bit more formal than using 'me'.

    I believe in Russia they tend to learn British English.
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    Re: Check it out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    4. He was awarded for saving the life of his friend
    He was awarded for saving his friend's life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    6. You very helped me by giving your records
    You helped me a lot by giving me your records.


    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    8. I haven't any objections to going there to-day
    I don't have any objections to going there today.
    or
    I don't object to going there today.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    9. I stand for sending them a telegraph right off
    Это мне кажется неестественным.
    Возможно I am waiting to send them a telegraph.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    And one more question about prepositions. I read in two different grammar books that I can say both -
    1. I work in a factory
    and
    2. I work at a factory,
    the first book saying that "1" variant is correct and the second - that "2". Which variant is right?
    Both variants sound fine to me.
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    kalinka_vinnie - I think you need a context for cheching
    12. At one point there is a small cross done in the red ink and above it there is "3.37 from left" done in faded pencil writting [ehh... what?]
    . Here it is:

    "It is paper of native Indian manufacture," he remarked. "It
    has at some time been pinned to a board. The diagram upon it appears to be a plan of part of a large building with numerous halls, corridors, and passages. At one point there is a small cross done in red ink, and above it there is '3.37 from left,' in faded pencil-writing.

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    And another question: Please, correct "I would be very glad of you If you drew my attention to all my mistakes in all sentenses I wrote, and correct them as far as possible." I think that maybe it sounds unnaturally...[/quote]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak

    And another question: Please, correct "I would be very glad of you If you drew my attention to all my mistakes in all sentenses I wrote, and correct them as far as possible." I think that maybe it sounds unnaturally...
    [/quote]

    I would be very glad if you would draw my attention to all my mistakes in all the sentances I wrote and correct them as far as possible.

    I think that maybe it sounds unnatural

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    Re: Check it out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    9. I stand for sending them a telegraph right off
    Это мне кажется неестественным.
    Возможно I am waiting to send them a telegraph.

    Firstly, you have missed out the "right off"

    And secondly, by "stand for" I believe he means "I am for", "I propose", "I suggest", or depending on the context "I agree with".

    Haven't got a clue where you've got "I am waiting" from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak

    And another question: Please, correct "I would be very glad of you If you drew my attention to all my mistakes in all sentenses I wrote, and correct them as far as possible." I think that maybe it sounds unnaturally...
    I would be very glad if you would draw my attention to all my mistakes in all the sentences I wrote and correct them as far as possible.

    I think that maybe it sounds unnatural[/quote]

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    Re: Check it out.

    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    9. I stand for sending them a telegraph right off
    Это мне кажется неестественным.
    Возможно I am waiting to send them a telegraph.

    Firstly, you have missed out the "right off"

    And secondly, by "stand for" I believe he means "I am for", "I propose", "I suggest", or depending on the context "I agree with".

    Haven't got a clue where you've got "I am waiting" from.
    Ah, makes some sense. Usually the verb "to stand for" is associated with freedom, rights, liberties, etc.
    E.g. We stand for freedom of speech.

    But in this sentence, it sounds weird. It would be better to say
    "I propose sending them the telegraph right away."

    I thought Chuvak was trying to translate the verb стоять as in стоять в очереди.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    And another question: Please, correct "I would be very glad of you If you drew my attention to all my mistakes in all sentenses I wrote, and correct them as far as possible." I think that maybe it sounds unnaturally...
    Your sentence is too long. I would say:
    "I would be very grateful if you correct all my mistakes."
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59

    Your sentence is too long. I would say:
    "I would be very grateful if you correct all my mistakes."
    Yes it is, and there is a term for it in English: "run-on sentence." It just runs on and on pointlessly. Better to say it as Kwatts did. An alternative: "I would appreciate it if you corrected my mistakes/errors." Also, you would say "unnatural," not unnaturally; best to say "doesn't sound natural" in this context though -- it's just a little smoother to my ear.
    So either:
    I think that it may sound unnatural.
    or
    I don't think it sounds natural.
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    Thank you for invaluable help!!!
    1. But I can't figure out a little point: Why It isn't allowed to say "It sounds unnaturally" I think that "unnaturally" is a adverb and so You can change the meaning of a verb (an expression of an action) by means of it. For example, I suppose that I can say: "I am used to do it" and "I am used to do it unnaturally" - Isn't it right. But If it's right then why I can't say "It sounds unnaturally" and can only say "It sounds unnatural"?
    2. I cant comprehend the difference between "Past Simple" and "Present Perfect". For instance, can I say something like this "a meeting is going on. The main question is who does know Tom very well
    for some purposes. A man answer "I have always gone to school with him so that I know him very well"" I suppose that if we have some action done and also have the result of it, which is necessary for us now, we must use the Present Perfect Tense, and if the result isnt necessary for us, if we say a phrase for no better reason than to keep up the conversation, we must use Past Simple. If I'm wrong, Please, correct my surmises

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    Thank you for invaluable help!!!
    1. But I can't figure out a little point: Why It isn't allowed to say "It sounds unnaturally" I think that "unnaturally" is a adverb and so You can change the meaning of a verb (an expression of an action) by means of it. For example, I suppose that I can say: "I am used to do it" and "I am used to do it unnaturally" - Isn't it right. But If it's right then why I can't say "It sounds unnaturally" and can only say "It sounds unnatural"?
    2. I cant comprehend the difference between "Past Simple" and "Present Perfect". For instance, can I say something like this "a meeting is going on. The main question is who does know Tom very well
    for some purposes. A man answer "I have always gone to school with him so that I know him very well"" I suppose that if we have some action done and also have the result of it, which is necessary for us now, we must use the Present Perfect Tense, and if the result isnt necessary for us, if we say a phrase for no better reason than to keep up the conversation, we must use Past Simple. If I'm wrong, Please, correct my surmises
    "It sounds unnatural" does not require an adverb here since the context is not right for that.

    "It sounds unnaturally" would mean, the physical action of making a sound is being done in an unatural way.

    "Sound" here is being used in a non-literally. "to sound" literally means "to make a noise" звонить I think it is in Russian.

    In this context it "sound" means "seem" (кажется, which would an ADJECTIVE in the instrumental)

    The bell sounds loudly - The bell makes a loud sound. The action of making a noise is loud.

    The bell sounds loud - The bell seems loud, The bell appears loud.

    That sounds fun. - Nothing is actually making a noise or doing anything invlolving sound, it is an idiomatic expression.
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    I get your idea, thanQ
    In this context it "sound" means "seem" (кажется, which would an ADJECTIVE in the instrumental)
    But in russian I can say "Это ЗВУЧИТ неестественно"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    I get your idea, thanQ
    In this context it "sound" means "seem" (кажется, which would an ADJECTIVE in the instrumental)
    But in russian I can say "Это ЗВУЧИТ неестественно"
    :P

    Russian uses adverbs in pther places where English doesn't.
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    I mean that "Это звучит неестественно" and "Это кажется неестественным" have the same meaning, in contrast to "It sounds unnatural" and "It sounds unnaturally"

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    You have any idea about the second part of my question (about Present Perfect)?

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    2. I cant comprehend the difference between "Past Simple" and "Present Perfect". For instance, can I say something like this "a meeting is going on. The main question is who does know Tom very well
    for some purposes. A man answer "I have always gone to school with him so that I know him very well"" I suppose that if we have some action done and also have the result of it, which is necessary for us now, we must use the Present Perfect Tense, and if the result isnt necessary for us, if we say a phrase for no better reason than to keep up the conversation, we must use Past Simple. If I'm wrong, Please, correct my surmises
    A meeting is going on.
    There's a meeting going on.

    Both are OK, but I'd say "A meeting is taking place".

    English is a bit illogical with it's tenses here:

    Я живу в России уже пять лет
    Живу is present tense.

    I have lived in Russia for five years
    For some reason English uses the past tense, it's just the way we do things.
    Note you can also say

    I have been living in Russia for five years
    Both are correct and mean the same thing.
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