Hi teachers,

Could you correct this dialogue please?

Kate: Let's go that island, the one with the trees on it. We can have our picnic there. It isn't too far and when we go back, Robert can row, can't he?

Robert: Of course I can Kate.

Thanks in advance
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Kate: Let's go to that island, the one with the trees on it. We can have our picnic there. It isn't too far, and when we come back, Robert can row, can't he?

Robert: Of course I can, Kate.

CJ
Hi CalifJim,

Thank you for the reply and corrections.

I forgot to write 'to'. Sorry.Emotion: embarrassed

By the way, What is the difference between 'come back' and 'go back'?

Don't they mean 'return'?

TS

PD. I guess I finally found, of course looking at your suggestions, the right directions:

Fill in the blans with the appropriate synonyms from the glossary corresponding to the given numbers.

Do I need a comma anywhere in these directions?Emotion: thinking
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Hi CalifJim,
Thinking SpainBy the way, What is the difference between 'come back' and 'go back'?
I did some research about the differences and I understand, if I'm not mistaken, that the choice depends on the location of the speaker.

Are these right?

Come back: from there to here.

Go back: from here to there.

Let's see if I really understood it?

Situation: They are already on the island. One of the characters says, ' Perhaphs it's time to go back.'

Am I right?

TS
yes you are absolutely right
Jim : please COME BACK. I am missing you very badly.

Kate :no, I won't GO BACK to you.
Hi vipul11,

Thank you for your reply and the example.

TS
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Thinking SpainFill in the blanks with the appropriate synonyms from the glossary corresponding to the given numbers.
Do I need a comma anywhere in these directions?
No comma needed. I think we can do better, though. The blanks are to be filled with numbers, not synonyms, so maybe this would be clearer:

Fill in the blanks with the numbers corresponding to the appropriate synonyms from the glossary.

CJ
Thinking SpainAre these right?
Come back: from there to here.
Go back: from here to there.
Exactly.

Thinking SpainLet's see if I really understood it?
Situation: They are already on the island. One of the characters says, ' Perhaps it's time to go back.'
Right.

By the way, it's pretty easy to drill your students on this concept by having them start at one end of the classroom and move to the other back and forth. You stand at one or the other location and have them "go" and "come back" or "come" and "go back". Once they get that, you can use a staircase and illustrate "go up" and "come back down", "come up" and "go back down". Similarly, with a doorway, "go in" and "come back out", "come in" and "go back out". What fun. Emotion: smile

CJ
Hi CalifJim,

Thank you for your reply.

It really is a good idea. I'll do it for sure.

By the way, my students are adults,

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