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can someone look at the grammar please

1. The owner of the apartment overbudgets the electricity expenses so as to maake sure the tenant does go over that amount in electricty per month so that he doesn't have to pay out of his pocket (what i'm trying to say is that electricty normally costs 50 and her charges them 100 just to make sure he doesn't have to pay out of his poket)

is this how you use REFERENCE POINT

2. If you don't have a ruler, check and see how long your finger is as a reference point for when you don't have a ruler, and then compare you're finger to what it is your measuring

3 Use that table as a reference point to know what the other table numbers are (as in / if you know where table 37 is than you'll know where 38 39 etc are when working at a restaurant)

4. He's even worse than me when it comes to looking for something he's misplaced, he never finds it

5. I can smell it through/across the cellophane

6 The movie was so bad i don't remember what happened in it/throughout it

7 The movie is so serious that you really have to get into it and can't be half watching it

8 Paraplegic sister's turn on is getting waccked in/on the tibia with a bat, go wonder why
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Hi,



1. The owner of the apartment overbudgets the electricity expenses so as to maake sure the tenant does go over that amount in electricty per month so that he doesn't have to pay out of his pocket (what i'm trying to say is that electricty normally costs 50 and her charges them 100 just to make sure he doesn't have to pay out of his poket) The two 'so' clauses don't work together.

The owner of the apartment overcharges for electricity to make he doesn't have to pay out of his own pocket.



is this how you use REFERENCE POINT

2. If you don't have a ruler, check and see how long your finger is as a guide reference point for when you don't have a ruler, and then compare your finger to what it is you're measuring

No.

A reference point is a fixed point that is referred to in some way.

eg He told me, "The treasure is buried in that field. Use the big tree as a reference point . Did at a spot that is 20 yards east of it."



3 Use that table as a reference point to know what the other table numbers are (as in / if you know where table 37 is than you'll know where 38 39 etc are when working at a restaurant)

Yes, but you don't say how to use it as a reference point. eg Are they the tables to it's left? To it's right?



4. He's even worse than me when it comes to looking for something he's misplaced. He never finds it



5. I can smell it through/across the cellophane cellphone.



6 The movie was so bad i don't remember what happened in it/throughout it 'In' is better.



7 The movie is so serious that you really have to get into it and can't be half watching it OK



8 His paraplegic sister's turn on is gettingin whacked in/on the tibia with a bat, go wonder why

Informal. The normal expression at the end is 'go figure'.

Clive

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Hello Clive,

I had one question please regarding "so bad" "so serious"

How would you use "so" in the following sentence please?

1 I couldn't wait to see this movie so badly/much, that when I did see it, I was disappointed.

2 I so couldn't wait to see the movie that when I did see it..

Thank you
Hi,

I'd rewrite both sentences completely.

Clive
Hello,

First of all happy new year.
Do you think you could tell me how you'd say it?

Thank you
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Hi again,
Can you try again first, writing in as simple a way as you can?
If you want to, use more than one sentence.

Then I'd be happy to comment.

Clive
1 I couldn't wait to see this movie so badly/much, that when I did see it, I was disappointed.
2 I so couldn't wait to see the movie that when I did see it..

I really couldn't wait to see the movie that when I did see it, I was disappointed. It wasn't as good as I had hoped.

Thank you
Hi,

1 I couldn't wait to see this movie so badly/much, that when I did see it, I was disappointed.
2 I so couldn't wait to see the movie that when I did see it..

I really couldn't wait to see the movie that when I did see it, I was disappointed. It wasn't as good as I had hoped.

Say it this way..
I wanted to see the movie so badly that I was disappointed when I did see it. It wasn't as good as I had hoped.

Clive

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