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Hi, Could someone help me, please?

1) The children asked Father Christmas for a house on wheels. I found that we use ASK FOR to make a request for help, advice, information. So I understand the sentence is wrong.

Is the following correction right?

They asked Father Christmas to bring them a house on wheels. (I understand this is correct).

Any other suggestion? Thank you.

2) There is a story that says that the main character found a job that included a home.

The person who was retelling the story (11 years old) said: John got a job and a house, because the house came with the salary. I understand this is completely wrong.

What do you think about my correction?

xxx got a job and a house because the house was included in the salary. I know it sounds better to say that the job included a home, but I want to use his idea.

Do you agree? any suggestion.

Thank you
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Hi,

Could someone help me, please?

1) The children asked Father Christmas for a house on wheels. I found that we use ASK FOR to make a request for help, advice, information. So I understand the sentence is wrong.

It's fine. we simply ask for something when we want something. eg Tom asked Mary for a dollar.

Is the following correction right? It's a more detailed version.

They asked Father Christmas to bring them a house on wheels. (I understand this is correct).

Any other suggestion? Thank you.

2) There is a story that says that the main character found a job that included a home.

The person who was retelling the story (11 years old) said: John got a job and a house, because the house came with the salary. I understand this is completely wrong. No, it sounds fine. But I'd say 'The house comes with the job'.

'Salary' usually refers to money. The phrase 'compensation package' is often used to refer to money plus other things, eg a house, a car.

What do you think about my correction?

xxx got a job and a house because the house was included in the salary. I know it sounds better to say that the job included a home, but I want to use his idea.

Do you agree? any suggestion.

Clive
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Thank you Clive once again!!! You helped me a lot!
I would be interested in who told you that your #1 and #2 were wrong, Soprano. As Clive says, the structures are not only correct, but they are also very common and natural.
Mister Micawber,

Noone told me. I just assumed that.

#1) Because I found the explanation in the Longman dictionary (quoted) and I got mixed up.

#2) I don´t know why it did not sound correc to say "it comes with xxx". I thought it was kind of Spanglish (mix of Spanish and English).

But thank you for helping me to clarify.

Regards,
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Ah, I see. When you say, "I understand that X=Y', then it usually means that you received such an explanation from someone or some source.
Oh, thank you for clarifying.

When I say "I understand X: Y" I wanted to say "What I think (meaning my own comprehension is) is that X=Y"

Thank you
Hi,

I wanted to say "What I think (meaning my own comprehension is) is that X=Y"

In this case, you can say 'My understanding is that X=Y'.

Clive
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Adorable answer! Great ! Thank you
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