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Hi Teachers,

Could you correct these sentences if necessary?

a) Two of my best friends live away of my house. Should be 'live far away from ...', right?

b) My wife is so happy with her new car.

c) I can't hardly feel my feet. (because of a car accident)

d) We were walking towards the church for an hour. Is it also possible 'during an hour'?

e) I forgot the keys on the kitchen's table.

f) Now it is a good change for him to buy a house.

g) The lights went out and we waited in the darkness for about two hours.

Thanks in advance
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Hi,

Could you correct these sentences if necessary?

a) Two of my best friends live away of my house. Should be 'live far away from ...', right? Right

b) My wife is very happy with her new car.

c) I can hardly feel my feet. (because of a car accident)

d) We were walking towards the church for an hour. Is it also possible 'during an hour'? No

e) I forgot the keys on the kitchen table.

f) Now it is a good change for him to buy a house. I don't know what you mean.

g) The lights went out and we waited in the darkness for about two hours.

Clive
CliveHi,
Could you correct these sentences if necessary?

a) Two of my best friends live away of my house. Should be 'live far away from ...', right? Right
b) My wife is very happy with her new car.
c) I can hardly feel my feet. (because of a car accident)
d) We were walking towards the church for an hour. Is it also possible 'during an hour'? No
e) I forgot the keys on the kitchen table.
f) Now it is a good change for him to buy a house. I don't know what you mean.
g) The lights went out and we waited in the darkness for about two hours.

Clive
Hi Clive,
Thank you so much for your reply and time.

c) I can hardly feel my feet. (because of a car accident)

Can has to be in affirmatime because hardly makes the sentence negative, right?

It is an affirmative sentence with a negative meaning.

e) I forgot the keys on the kitchen table. I don't need the genitive because the kitchen table is always the kitchen table, right? Like the kitchen door, the kitchen window. and so on?

By the way, in this sentence, 'It is Robert's watch' Robert's is the possessive noun. Can I called it possessive noun?

f) Sorry! Now it is a good change chance for him to buy a house. I don't know what you mean.

Now because of the crisis the prices went down, so it is a good oportunity to buy a house.

d) We were walking towards the church for an hour. Is it also possible 'during an hour'? No

Then, what's the difference between 'for an hour' and 'during an hour'?

Thanks a lot in advance Clive

TS
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Hi,

Yes to all, except as follows.

f) Sorry! Now it is a good change chance for him to buy a house. I don't know what you mean.

Now because of the crisis the prices went down, so it is a good oportunity to buy a house.

Now is a good chance for him to buy a house. A bit informal.

Now is a good opportunity for him to buy a house. Less informal.

d) We were walking towards the church for an hour. Is it also possible 'during an hour'? No

Then, what's the difference between 'for an hour' and 'during an hour'?

'During an hour' is not idiomatic as a general kind of time expression.

It's OK if you are more specific.

eg During the hour that we were walking to the church, three cars passed us.

Clive
Hi Clive,

Thank you for your reply. I undertand it now. Emotion: smile

So, what kind of expression is, 'during the hour ... '.

TS
Hi,

Seems adverbial.

Clive
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Hi Clive,

Thanks a lot for all your replies. Emotion: smile

TS