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Please could someone help me with the following query....
What is wrong with the following statements?

1. “I’d like some informations about your courses.”
“Certainly, here’s our brochure.”

2. “Have you got any money?”
“Yes. I’ve been to the bank yesterday.”

3. “Is John ill? He’s lost a lot of weight.”
“Yes, he is rather slender these days, isn’t he?”

4. “Why didn’t you answer the telephone?”
“Because I had a bath.”

What are the differences in meaning of the following?

1. A “If I had the money I’d buy a new car.”
B “If I have the money I’ll buy a new car.”

2. A “Terrorists hi-jacked an aeroplane.”
B “Freedom fighters hi-jacked an aeroplane.”

3. A “Give me a hand with this bag will you?”
B “Could you give me a hand with this bag please?”
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What is wrong with the following statements?

1. 'I’d like some information about your courses.' 'Information' is uncountable.

2. 'Yes. I went to the bank yesterday.' The expired timeframe denominator, 'yesterday', precludes the use of present perfect.

3. 'Yes, he is rather thin/skinny these days, isn’t he?' Inappropriate vocabulary choice: 'slender' is a pleasant attribute, while 'thin' or 'skinny' suggest illness or being underweight.

4. Because I was having a bath.” Inappropriate tense: the past continuous is used for one past event ongoing while a second event (the phone ringing) occurred.

What are the differences in meaning of the following?

1. A “If I had the money I’d buy a new car.” I don't have the money.
B “If I have the money I’ll buy a new car.” I may have the money (let me check, or in the future)

2. A “Terrorists hi-jacked an aeroplane.” The writer dislikes the hijackers.
B “Freedom fighters hi-jacked an aeroplane.” The writer admires the hijackers.

3. A “Give me a hand with this bag will you?” Informal/casual request for assistance.
B “Could you give me a hand with this bag please?” More formal/polite request for assistance.
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Hi,

1. information, uncountable, "I'd like some information about your courses."
4. "Because I was having a bath" might be better.
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