Help with some English (received) =)

By on September 22, 2013 12:23:46 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

benmanns

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Hey there guys I thought about posting this here and to be honest iam a little embarrassed to do so but my cell phone is dead and i can’t reach my classmates for further help on this. Also i dont waste the rest of my time on searching something usefull to this task on the web. I think its more productive to just ask the pro´s here.
I mainly post it since we will write an exam tomorrow and this is one of the topics that will be included.

I´ve tried hard to get my head around it but still have the feeling that i do it the wrong way

The topic is "Asking Questions"   Our teacher passed out a list to us with a view interrogative´s such as:
where, when, what, why, who, whose, whom, which and how

The task is called "ask for the underlined part"


Since most of you speak english fluently i thought it wouldn´t be a biggy for you to look over this and tell me what i´ve done wrong.

And if there is a little time left you guys might be also able to explain me why i barely ever see or hear the word whom... 

will post the Ask question task below



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September 22, 2013 12:24:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
  1. We are running : (1)
    Who is running ?

  2. They go to school every day : (2)
    Who goes to school every day ?
    Where do they go to every day ?
    When are they at school ?

  3. He took his   blue bicycle: (2)
    Whose bicycle did he take ?

            What color is the bike / Which bicycle did he take ?

  1. I will show it to you: (1)
    What will I show you ?

  2. His wife comes from Australia: (1)
    Where does his wife come from ?

  3. I will see him next week: (1)
    Whom will I see next week ?

  4. She drives to the airport because she goes on a holiday: (2)
    Who drives to the airport because she goes on a holiday ?
    Why does she drive to the airport ?


  5. I have waited for him for an hour: (2)
    For whom did you wait for an hour?
    How long have you waited for him ?

  6. They have a lot of money: (1)
    How much money do they have?

    He smokes fifty cigarettes a day:  (1)

How many cigarettes does he smoke per day?

  1. John went to America in 2005 after he had studied in New Zealand for five years: (4)
    Who went to America in 2005 after he had studied in NZ for five years ?
    Where did John go to after he had studied five years in NZ ?
    How many years had John studied in NZ ?

  1. We´ve never had any problems with keeping the quality of our water high : (3)
    Who had never any problems with keeping the water quality high ?
    When had you any problems keeping the water quality high ?
    What problems did you never have ?

  2. I have two sisters but I Haven´t got a bicycle. 3)
    Who has two sisters but no bicycle ?
    How many sisters do I have ?
    What haven´t I got. ?

  3. You are perfect in English but you still must practice your French 3)
    Who is perfect in English but still must practice French ?
    What are you perfect in ?
    What must you still practice?
  4. Sorry I forgot my umbrella (1)
    What did I forget ?
  5. Some  of you never take any notes  because they think they already know everything (3)
    How much of you never take notes because they think they already know everything ?
    How often some of you take notes?
    Why do some of you never take any notes ?
  6. They will take  him    to the airport in their car whenever he wants to. (2)
    Whom will they take to the airport whenever he is ready?
    Where will they take him to ?
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September 22, 2013 1:01:36 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

2. No "go to". Where do they go every day.

4. "is going" - would be better. in te first and second. The second sentence would be better than the first as it has a redundancey in it.

 

1,3, 5 and 6 are just fine.

 

1. should be "after studying in NZ for five years."

1.  should be: "Who never had any problems..."

1. Should read "Have you ever had problems with the water?" or, WHich problems haven't you had with the water?

2. "haven't" shouldn't be capitalized.

3. Which language are you perfect in?

3. Which language must you still practice?

5. "because YOU think YOU already know everything.

5. How MANY of you...because YOU...YOU...

5. How often DO some of you take notes?

Why do some of you never take notes. (the 'any' is redundant)

6. ..........whenever he wants to go. (would be better).

OK

"Where will they take him?" or "Where will they take him whenever he's ready to go?"

 

Bitte sehr.

 

With regard to the "He/him"/"Who/whom"? Probably because most don't take the time to write correctly. I'm sure it's even worse in German as things are multiplied by 3 (male, female, neuter).

 

 

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September 22, 2013 1:59:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thank you DOC... 
At least not everything is wrong

* about the redundancy im not sure if "he" demands to have every word of the text in the question as well- we receive deduction of points for missing things

*It is only more to know in German since we have much more words like wem, wessen, welchem, welcher , was, wie, wo, wann, weshalb/Weswegen warum, the list goes on
But we can only use the word for one form, while you can use the english words for multiple. But mainly we have three forms like you said for all of it such as ER, SIE, ES if that does not make you go insane then putting verbs into a different time form will, since they sound completely different and are sometimes even spelled in a different form as well
example "Er hat gegessen" – “Er aß.”

I heard Belgian is even harder since they have even more words + little add-ons at the end of every form that can vary



 

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September 22, 2013 3:53:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Roloccolor,
* about the redundancy im not sure if "he" demands to have every word of the text in the question as well- we receive deduction of points for missing things

Points? Hey...My grandmother was an English teacher. I do not wish to tell you what my childhood was like. If your Lehrer doesn't agree, send him to me.

Bwahahaha.

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September 22, 2013 8:05:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Took me 2 reads to work out what was being asked...

Looks like Doc sorted it....so all you need to do now is correct 'recieved' to 'received'.

The rule for the order of I and E is.....'I before E except after 'C' ...... as long as you ignore the things that break that rule....like 'weird' ...

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September 25, 2013 6:41:57 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 haha ok... 

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