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Dear teachers,

Are all of my sentences correct, please?

1) Cathy is clever but rather lazy.

2) These exercises are fairly easy.

3) This party is fairly pleasant for the guests.

4) Cigarretes are rather bad for health.

5) The day is fairly sunny to go to the beach.

6) Those places are rather dangerous to be visited at night.

7) He gave up drinking the soup. It was rather hot.

8 My dad has a fairly ear for music.

9) The film was rather boring.

10) We hope the meeting will be fairly pleasant.

11)He hardly ever play chess.

12) The shoes were rather tight.
13) She has hardly any tooth.

14) I can hardly write.

15)You don’t have enough patience to deal with children.

16) They think rather quick.

17) The car almost hit her.

18) Silk is a fairly beautiful kind of cloth.

19) The horse has barely enough to eat.

20) Steve has been studying for the exam quite a lot in these last days.

Thank you,
Alba
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Hi,



4)Cigarettes are rather bad for health.

5) The day is fairly sunny for going to the beach.



8 My dad has a fairly good ear for music.



11)He hardly ever plays chess.



13) She has hardly any teeth.

16) They think rather quickly.

Best wishes, Clive
Hi Clive,

Thanks for your answers. But could you explain me some details, please?

a) In the sentence "The day is fairly sunny for going to the beach", do we use the preposition for instead of to every time that we want to express purpose, direction?

b) Why in the sentence: "My dad has a fairly good ear for music" , do I have to write good ?

c) Why in: "She has hardly any teeth", do I have to write teeth instead of tooth?

Thanks again,
Alba
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Hi,
But could you explain me some details, please?

a) In the sentence "The day is fairly sunny for going to the beach", do we use the preposition for instead of to every time that we want to express purpose, direction?

Prepositions are hard to learn, and hard to teach. Just be patient and learn about them slowly.
I don't even like to generalize much.
You could express purpose by saying either This is a good day for going to the beach
or This is a good day to go to the beach.

b) Why in the sentence: "My dad has a fairly good ear for music" , do I have to write good ?
'Fairly' is an adverb. It can't modify a noun. It needs an adjective to modify.
eg It makes no sense to say 'My car is fairly', but it makes sense to say 'My car is fairly expensive'.

c) Why in: "She has hardly any teeth", do I have to write teeth instead of tooth?
Yes.
'Any' here refers to an indefinite number rather than just one.
Consider the positive form, 'Do you have any teeth?' The speaker is not simply asking, 'Do you have one tooth?'

Best wishes, Clive
Thank you very much! But in my first question, so...It's not wrong to say: "the day is fairly sunny to go to the beach." !????

Thanks again,
Alba
Hi,
I wouldn't call it technically wrong, but I wouldn't say that myself.

Clive
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All right. Thank you!

Best wishes,
Alba