Corrections of the
Frequently Made Errors
1. You'd never guess this was one could
be a billionaire talking about others; he's like a kid thrilled
to be invited to his first grown-up party."
(VY) Avoid contractions.
1. Have you given yourself another chance
pursue a life different from your present
2. Vicky: the subject of this sentence is "his
success", so the verb should be "is". (VY)
Kate: (expressions) His success
in producing the famous reputation (awk
His success and fame) are ascribed to his unusual (unique),
various and unpredicted demeanor (unpredictable?--or
just "uniquely funny, various and ingenious performances") in the
1. The attraction to tThe
sight of the bridge givessatisfies
me both combined physically
and spiritually satisfactory.
Conjunctions and Relative Pronouns:
1. One morning at a place called The Busy Bee, I was having coffee with
a Chicago social reformer.
2. ...those WHOSE LACK OF EDUCATION WOULD ONCE HAVE RESTRICTED
THEM TO FACTORY WORK must now resort to jobs in less lucrative ...
Adjective clause containing "whose"
1. Brenda's: I just opened my eyes and had a big
stretch, lying on the bed and seeing through the window. (B)
and Fused Sentence
Kate's: Lying on my
cozy bed, I opened my eyes, stretched my body,
and gazed contentedly out of the window.
2. a. It's something that changed
every seconds in its
color, in and
shapes, even in reality
and in my mind, which is also the reason
why it fascinates me so much.
b. It's something that changed
even its meaning in my mind every
seconds, which is also
the reason why it fascinates me so much
3. Brenda: It seemed that every student
had been to school sitting in the class, except me. (No. Distinguish
Kate's: It seemed that every
student, except me, was now sitting in the classroom listening quietly
to the teacher's lecture.
4. Brenda: But if the teacher wouldn't
turn to the board and keep on watching the student, what could I do? Should
I pretend nothing walking into the classroom and sit down or enter during
the break? (B)
Kate: .But if the teacher wouldn't turn to the board and
keep but kept
on watching the student and lecturing, what
should I do? Should I pretend nothing
as if nothing
had happened, walk right into
the classroom and sit down or should I entered
during the break?
6. Brenda: I began to walk with my
head down and I was afraid that some teacher might happen to pass here
and came across me.
I did not quite realize what was the burden
was that bore so hard on her think
shoulders, -- not
until was my younger brother was
Everything became clear then:
Kate: I began to walked in
my head down, andbeing
so afraid that some teacher might happen to pass by
and find me that my kneels started to tremble.
7. So what I sSeen
from where I am in the bus on the bridge,
is the distant
(or use colors) sky, the mountains
and the river seems
to have just waken
up not long after the dawn.(V)
8. No matter how exhausted I am Even
if I am exhausted, or I'm am
already in deep sleep, I would will
know and suddenly wake up as long as as
soon as the bus steps on marches
onto, plods onto the side of bridge.(V)
9. Then zooming further back, I my
camera eye sees the very few old cottages
situated behind the river embankment, which seems really bizarre and out
of place in the surroundings
of highways and skyscrapers.(V)
1. Of All
of a sudden, my mother started to wear an undertone vague
smile on her face. Or: Her eyes showed a flicker
of a smile.(S)
expressions (Chinese English)
2. Brenda: I tried to think out the condition in class and guess if
the teacher would take a roll this week or not.
I tried to think out imagine the condition
in class and guess if the teacher would gave a roll call
the roll this week or not. (B)
3. The dilemma now is that could we temporarily change our identity
and remain the present life while keeping
the present life intact.(S)
4. This makes their communication can smoothly
going go on smoothly
worrying about the social rules and customs.(S)
5. A large number of people, including me, are inclined to watch
his movies repeadedly to "review" the plots of his each remarkably interesting
movies whenever we turn on the channel unconsciously or unintentionally.
"each" should be with "singular". (VY)
¡÷ each remarkably interesting "movie".