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My six year old did journal writing at school. His teacher said that he should never write the following sentences:
* Title: Things I bring to School
He wrote: I bring my pet to school for show and tell.
His teacher said he should never use this form of sentence, it's incorrect, but I can't understand why. She said, he should write 'will bring' or 'going to bring' or 'brought', but not present tense?
However the other sentences he wrote were ok: I bring my book to school. I bring my bottle to school.
Please help.

* Title: My Friend
He wrote: My friend's name is Devan. I fish with him.
Teacher said 'I fish with him' is incorrect, may not use present tense. Should be 'go fishing' or 'fished.' But I think, 'I fish with him' is a correct sentence.
Please help.
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I bring my pet to school everyday is correct. What does for show and tell mean?I will bring my pet to school for you to see.
'Show and tell' is a school program when you can bring your thing to show to the class & tell them about it.

Therefore, he wrote: 'I bring my pet to school for show and tell.'
Is this sentence correct?

Another sentence is: My friend's name is Devan. I fish with him.
Is this sentence correct?
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Hi,

My name is Akilah Dice and i need help with one of my sentences that i have for homework and me and my mom do not understand it so here is the question:

Q: Which of the following is a correct sentence?

__ A. John Amy's friend from North Carolina is visting this weekend.

__ B. John,Amy's friend from North Carolina,is visiting this weekend.

__ C. John,Amy's friend from North Carolina is visiting this weeekend.

__ D. John,Amy's friend,from North Carolina is visiting this weekend.




Thank You,

Akilah Dice

Hi LW,

'I bring my pet to school for show and tell.' This suggests 'I' bring my pet to every show and tell, as a habit.

My friend's name is Devan. I fish with him. This is fine, although you could say 'go fishing' if you want to.


LW, you should be happy that your child is writing as well as this. In my opinion, the teacher is expecting a lot from your child with this approach to the details of grammar.

Best wishes, Clive
Hello Akilah,

Thank you for writing the very nice email, it's lovely and funny. I'm keeping your smileys in my answer, because you can make better smileys than me.

Q: Which of the following is a correct sentence?

__ A. John Amy's friend from North Carolina is visting this weekend.

__ B. John,Amy's friend from North Carolina,is visiting this weekend.

__ C. John,Amy's friend from North Carolina is visiting this weeekend.

__ D. John,Amy's friend,from North Carolina is visiting this weekend.


The answer is B.

I'm very happy to get the chance to help you and your mom. Please write again if you have any more questions.


Your friend at EnglishForward,

Clive
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I am afraid the teacher’s comment was valid. When we use present tense, we are inferring something that regularly happens as a routine.
i.e.
The mailman usually delivers the mails around everyday.
I go to the grocery stores twice a week.
We need a tense qualifier to validate the tense.
He wrote: I bring my pet to school for show and tell. Let’s not be concerned with “for show and tell”. There is no time qualifier here. If the sentence were: “ I brought my petto school yesterday” or : I will bring my pet to school tomorrow to show my friends” then they were both correct.


* Title: My Friend
He wrote: My friend's name is Devan. I fish with him.
Teacher said 'I fish with him' is incorrect, may not use present tense. Should be 'go fishing' or 'fished.' But I think, 'I fish with him' is a correct sentence.
Please help.

“Fish” is rarely used alone as a verb for the act of fishing. So “I fish with him”, although may sound correct, it is not really correct.
Usually “ go fishing” is the corret term. Therefore, the sentence sounds more correct if we change it to “Devin is my friend and I go fishing with him every weekend”. Again, verb tense needs a time qualifier.
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