Hi, guys! First of all, I already appreciate your entering in my thread. Justifying this creation, I am having some problems with some phrases that were asked to had their errors identified and fixed. As I am a Brazilian and all the English I know, I learnt day-at-day, I cannot identify them.

I will make an exam which can change my life forever in the next month, so I'm trying to improve my English since my subscription and it is getting strengthened now.

The sentences are:

1 - Less than ever doubt that global warming is real, and man made;

2 - In fact, only recently has the wall separated traditional occupation for men and women started to crumble;

Here I believe that the error is here "has the wall separated". I think the correct is: "the wall which has separated"

3 - When our hearts stop to send us messages, then we must worry;

4 - Gyrating oil prices - with the exception of a brief spike during the Gulf War - have become a thing of the past;

5 - Even scientists are not always on agreement. (I really can't imagine the error in this sentence).

6 - It was important for a dead body to remain as nearly intact as possible in order that it might enter to the afterlife;

7 - He did not see how any dog could get into the garden;

8 - And is consistent with the overdevelopment of one power at the expense of the rest;

9 - Under this system, it is said, many criminals are acquited;

I would really appreciate your help. There are many sentences, in many of them I can find the error, but not in these.

Thank you!
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Hi,

First of all, I already appreciate your entering in my thread. Justifying this creation, I am having some problems with some phrases that were asked to had their errors identified and fixed. As I am a Brazilian and all the English I know, I learnt day-at-day, I cannot identify them.

I will make an exam which can change my life forever in the next month, so I'm trying to improve my English since my subscription and it is getting strengthened now.

The sentences are:

1 - Less than ever doubt that global warming is real, and man made;

2 - In fact, only recently has the wall separated traditional occupation for men and women started to crumble;

Here I believe that the error is here "has the wall separated". I think the correct is: "the wall which has separated"

3 - When our hearts stop to send us messages, then we must worry;

4 - Gyrating oil prices - with the exception of a brief spike during the Gulf War - have become a thing of the past;

5 - Even scientists are not always on agreement. (I really can't imagine the error in this sentence).

6 - It was important for a dead body to remain as nearly intact as possible in order that it might enter to the afterlife;

7 - He did not see how any dog could get into the garden;

8 - And is consistent with the overdevelopment of one power at the expense of the rest;

9 - Under this system, it is said, many criminals are acquited;

Let me just offer corrected versions for you to consider. In some, there is no error (except for the semi-colon).

1 - There is less doubt than ever that global warming is real and man-made.

2 - In fact, only recently has the wall which has separated / separating traditional occupations for men and women started to crumble.

3 - When our hearts stop sending us messages, then we must worry.

4 - Gyrating (<<< not a great word to choose, but OK) oil prices - with the exception of a brief spike during the Gulf War - have become a thing of the past.

5 - Even scientists are not always in agreement.

6 - It was important for a dead body to remain as nearly intact as possible in order that it might enter the afterlife.

7 - He did not see how any dog could get into the garden.

8 - It is consistent with the overdevelopment of one power at the expense of the rest. ;

9 - Under this system, it is said, many criminals are acquited.

Ask questions if you need more help. Emotion: smile

Clive
Hi, Clive, you surely helped me.

Are you certain of those phrases have no errors? I'm asking you this because the question says that these sentences I posted are wrong and there are errors on them.

In the fifth sentence, are you sure we use "in"? In this site it is said that we use "on" to agree: http://www.michigan-proficiency-exams.com/use-of-preposition.html

In the second, can we both use separated and separating? In 7th and 9th you had seen none?

Many thanks! It is possible for me to post more sentences after. Is there no problem for you? How is my English? I think my biggest problem in English is the use of prepositions such at, on and in. They confuse me in most of times.

Edited: I just found the error in the 9th sentence: acquited has two T!! acquitted is the right word (M$ Word helped me hehe).
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Hi,

Are you certain of those phrases have no errors? I'm asking you this because the question says that these sentences I posted are wrong and there are errors on them.

In the fifth sentence, are you sure we use "in"? Yes. 'to be in agreement' is standard. In this site it is said that we use "on" to agree: http://www.michigan-proficiency-exams.com/use-of-preposition.html

Are you talking about this line from the site? to (dis)agree on sth NOT for sth

Yes, 'you agree on something', but the verb 'agree' is not used in your sentence. 'To be in agreement' is different.

In the second, can we both use separated and separating?

I have undermined the parts that are in error.

2 - In fact, only recently has the wall separated traditional occupation for men and women started to crumble;

Here is a correct version. In fact, only recently has the wall separating traditional occupations for men and women started to crumble.

If you reword using 'which has separated', that changes the meaning a bit.

In 7th No, seems fine to me.

and 9th you had seen none?

Many thanks! It is possible for me to post more sentences after. Sure, please do. Is there no problem for you? How is my English? Not bad. I think my biggest problem in English is the use of prepositions such at, on and in. They confuse me in most of times. I'm trying to figure out what this test is designed to teach you. It seems to lack focus. Where did you get it?

Clive

Edited: I just found the error in the 9th sentence: acquited has two T!! acquitted is the right word (M$ Word helped me hehe). Sorry, I overlooked that. It's such a minor error compared to the others.
Hi, Clive!

You are really helping me a lot, I don't know why I didn't reach this site before. For the 7th, all the sentence is this:

A John Case came home one summer evening to find his wife huddled in the corner of the sofa with the sitting-room curtains drawn. She said there was a black dog in the garden, looking at her through the window. Her husband put his briefcase in the hall and went outside. There was no dog : B a blackbird fled shrieking across the lawn and someone was using a mower. C He did not see how any dog could get into the garden : D the fences at either sides were five feet high and there was a wall at the far end.

This is how the exam puts the sentences. It is asked to identify the wrong phrase, but I really don’t see any error in the answer put in template (letter C).

Fixed: I just checked again the template and now I noticed that the wrong sentence is letter D, which was the previously chosen answer by me. Here now I think the problem are the use of those "at", they should be replaced by "on". Or is something else? Late this day, I will come with another bunch of unsolved sentences by me, if this doesn't bother you! Emotion: wink

This test is executed by Japanese government to just verify my English proficiency.

Thanks a lot!
Hi,

I've marked the error in red.

D the fences at either sides were five feet high and there was a wall at the far end.

Post more, if you wish.

Clive
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Could you explain why we don't use the plural form in this sentence?
Ok, I understand now why we can't use the plural form. Soon I will bring more questions because I'm a bit busy right now with other problems!

I appreciate your help, Clive!
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