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Could you please, correct the following?

- Where do the kids often sleep? - They often sleep at their parents' bedroom. (at, in or are both prepositons correct?)

- How long has he smoked? - He's smoked since April.

- Where did he leave the money? - He left the money on the counter.

(Chains)

I think we'd better buy tickets for the rock concert;
I think we'd better buy tickets for the rock concert soon;
I think they'd better buy tickets for the rock concert soon;
I think they'd better buy tickets for the rock concert right away;
I think they'd better come back to their country right away;
I think they'd better return to their country right away;
I think they'd better return to their country now;
I think they'd better live in their native country now.

You have patience to deal with old people;
You hardly have patience to deal with old people;
You hardly have patience to listen to old people;
You have enough patience to listen to old people;
You have enough patience to talk to old people;
You scarcely have patience to talk to old people;
You scarcely have patience to visit old people;
You have enough patience to visit old people;
You have enough patience to take care of old people.

If I had been a tourist, I would have traveled to the United States;
If I had traveled to the United States, I would have stayed in New York;
If I had stayed in New York, I would have wanted someone to give me a tour of the city;
If I had wanted someone to give me a tour of the city, I would have chosen what I want to see;
If I had chosen what I want to see, I would have visited the usual tourist attractions and commonplaces;
If I had visited the usual tourist attractions and commonplaces, I would have spent more time in museums and art galleries;
If I had spent more time in museums and art galleries, I would have learned more about the culture's country;
If I had learned/learnt more about the culture's country, I would have been satisfied.

Many thanks,
Thereza
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This 'chain' business is not good, Thereza. Each sentence should end in a period. The semi-colons are wrong, and these are mostly not 'chains' of anything; they are simply word substitutions.

These need more work:


- Where do the kids often sleep? - They often sleep at their parents' bedroom. (at, in or are both prepositons correct?-- NO)

I think they'd better live in their native country now.

If I had wanted someone to give me a tour of the city, I would have chosen what I want to see.
If I had chosen what I want to see, I would have visited the usual tourist attractions and commonplaces.
If I had visited the usual tourist attractions and commonplaces, I would have spent more time in museums and art galleries.
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Hello Mr. Micawber,

Thanks! In fact the punctuation was lack of attention. Well, I suppose that the following sentences if considered as a substitutional exercise, not a chain, are okay, aren't they? (please, explain me what's wrong with the sentences in red)
" I think we'd better buy tickets for the rock concert;
I think we'd better buy tickets for the rock concert soon;
I think they'd better buy tickets for the rock concert soon;
I think they'd better buy tickets for the rock concert right away;
I think they'd better come back to their country right away;
I think they'd better return to their country right away;
I think they'd better return to their country now;
I think they'd better live in their native country now.

You have patience to deal with old people;
You hardly have patience to deal with old people;
You hardly have patience to listen to old people;
You have enough patience to listen to old people;
You have enough patience to talk to old people;
You scarcely have patience to talk to old people;
You scarcely have patience to visit old people;
You have enough patience to visit old people;
You have enough patience to take care of old people.

If I had been a tourist, I would have traveled to the United States;
If I had traveled to the United States, I would have stayed in New York;
If I had stayed in New York, I would have wanted someone to give me a tour of the city;
If I had wanted someone to give me a tour of the city, I would have chosen what I want to see;
If I had chosen what I want to see, I would have visited the usual tourist attractions and commonplaces;
If I had visited the usual tourist attractions and commonplaces, I would have spent more time in museums and art galleries;
If I had spent more time in museums and art galleries, I would have learned more about the culture's country;
If I had learned/learnt more about the culture's country, I would have been satisfied. "


And in: " Where do the kids often sleep? - They often sleep at their parents' bedroom. (at, in or are both prepositons correct?-- NO) I didn't understand your answer here. Did you say "No" for: "are both prepositions correct?" , for "at" or for "in"?
You also said that this sentence needs work. Why? And if I said:

"Where do the kids usually sleep every night?

- They usually sleep at their parents' bedroom every night" . Would it be better?

Thanks,

Thereza

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Hi Thereza

I agree with Mister Micawber that these "chain exercises" are not very good. Too many of the sentences end up sounding forced or contrived. Is this an exercise your teacher is asking you to do? Has your teacher explained to you the reason for doing these?
Anonymous- They usually sleep at in their parents' bedroom every night"
The sentence is grammatically correct with "in". Whether it is a sentence that seems logical, typical or normal in another matter entirely. As a stand-alone sentence, I would say no.
Hi Yankee

The teacher is asking me to make a sentence and repeat the same sentence just replacing some parts of it by words such as: hardly, scarcely, as soon as or actions like: to come back home, etc... Could you please, tell me which sentences should I consider and which I have to change and how?

Sorry, I suppose I didn't get very well what you said about this question-answer sentence:

- The kids usually sleep in their parents' bedroom every night.

(appropriate question for the underlined answer: Where do the kids usually sleep every night?)

You meant this is not correct as a simple question/answer,only if into a context? Why?

Thanks,

Thereza
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I said it needed work because it was incorrect then. The 'No' was for your proposition that both prepositions might be correct. This seems fine: The kids usually sleep in their parents' bedroom every night.
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Hi!Emotion: smile

Thanks. Now I understood. Please, there are other questions for which I still need your help. Please, help me once more.

I suppose that the following sentences if considered as a substitutional exercise, not a chain, are okay, aren't they? (could you explain me what's wrong with the sentences in red and what should I say instead? Give me some hints,please. )

"I think we'd better buy tickets for the rock concert;
I think we'd better buy tickets for the rock concert soon;
I think they'd better buy tickets for the rock concert soon;
I think they'd better buy tickets for the rock concert right away;
I think they'd better come back to their country right away;
I think they'd better return to their country right away;
I think they'd better return to their country now;
I think they'd better live in their native country now.

You have patience to deal with old people;
You hardly have patience to deal with old people;
You hardly have patience to listen to old people;
You have enough patience to listen to old people;
You have enough patience to talk to old people;
You scarcely have patience to talk to old people;
You scarcely have patience to visit old people;
You have enough patience to visit old people;
You have enough patience to take care of old people.

If I had been a tourist, I would have traveled to the United States;
If I had traveled to the United States, I would have stayed in New York;
If I had stayed in New York, I would have wanted someone to give me a tour of the city;
If I had wanted someone to give me a tour of the city, I would have chosen what I want to see;
If I had chosen what I want to see, I would have visited the usual tourist attractions and commonplaces;
If I had visited the usual tourist attractions and commonplaces, I would have spent more time in museums and art galleries;
If I had spent more time in museums and art galleries, I would have learned more about the culture's country;
If I had learned/learnt more about the culture's country, I would have been satisfied. "


Thereza
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I think they'd better live in their native country now. -- It just seems an odd situation. It they live somewhere else, are they being extradited?

If I had wanted someone to give me a tour of the city, I would have chosen what I want to see.-- Again, it seems odd. We use guides because we don't know what to see.

If I had chosen what I want to see, I would have visited the usual tourist attractions and commonplaces.-- Commonplaces are boring statements.

If I had visited the usual tourist attractions and commonplaces, I would have spent more time in museums and art galleries.- As for the sentence above.
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Hi, Mr.Micawber

I changed the red sentences for new ones (in blue color). Could you please, check and see if all of them make sense now?

I think we'd better buy tickets for the rock concert.
I think we'd better buy tickets for the rock concert soon.
I think they'd better buy tickets for the rock concert soon.
I think they'd better buy tickets for the rock concert right away;
I think they'd better come back to their country right away.
I think they'd better return to their country right away.
I think they'd better return to their country now.
I think they'd better find a job in their country now.

You have patience to deal with old people.
You hardly have patience to deal with old people.
You hardly have patience to listen to old people.
You have enough patience to listen to old people.
You have enough patience to talk to old people.
You scarcely have patience to talk to old people.
You scarcely have patience to visit old people.
You have enough patience to visit old people.
You have enough patience to take care of old people.INFOLINKS_STOP>

If I had been a tourist, I would have traveled to the United States.
If I had traveled to the United States, I would have stayed in New York.
If I had stayed in New York, I would have become a guest in Manhattan.
If I had become a guest in Manhattan, I would have visited many cultural attractions.

If I had visited many cultural attractions, I would have learned/learnt more about the culture's country.
If I had learned/learnt more about the culture's country, I would have been satisfied.
If I had been satisfied, I would have itched for returning.

If I had itched for returning, I would have visited more places.

Thank you so much!Emotion: smile

Thereza
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