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Find and Correct the Mistakes XVIII (Upper-Intermediate/Advanced)

My friends, I hope you have had some rest from my grammar tests. So, I am back with my next grammar task for you not to relax completely. This time I have decided to add some Subjunctive and inversion. Please, be attentive as this test is not a piece of cake. You know my mistakes are unpredictable and there are a lot of them in each sentence. I have to admit using some of the sentences from your blogs as well as some your ideas. But we are a perfect team as you give me your ideas and inspire me and I give you the tasks and my explanations for your mistakes and am always happy to see you learn.

Well, there we go!

  1. Only having entered in building I recalled I forgot my laptop in the car being parked far of the front door.
  2. He is known being an unique architect of 19th century.
  3. She did not only tell her life story, also she confessed to cheat her husband.
  4. Holding the books for so long she is dropping them on the floor having felt her arms to get numb.
  5. If I had known, there might rain, I would take a umbrella along.
  6. The drink was too sweet so that I had it.
  7. He didn’t sleep during many hours and the best thing he had to do was having some rest.
  8. His mother was French and he spoke French language like he lived in Paris all his life.
  9. The pants I tried in the store were little long and I thought I have to shorten them.
  10. Having lived in Florida, I love this land and I feel sorry for moving away.

The deadline is May 15.

Have a great weekend and good luck!

May 15

Here are the correct sentences:

  1. Only after entering/Only when I entered the building did I recall forgetting my laptop in the car parked far from the front door.
  2. He is known to have been a unique architect in/of the 19th century.
  3. She not only told her life story, but also __ confessed to cheating on her husband (or Not only did she tell her life story, but she also confessed to cheating on her husband).
  4. Having held/After holding the books for so long she dropped them on the floor feeling her arms get(ting) numb (or Having held/After holding the books for so long her arms started getting numb and she dropped the books on the floor or Having held/After holding the books for so long she felt her arms get(ting) numb and she dropped the books on the floor).
  5. If I had known, it was going to rain I would have taken an umbrella along (with me).
  6. The drink was too sweet for me to have it (or The drink was so sweet that I couldn’t have it).
  7. He hadn’t/hasn’t slept for many hours and the best thing for him to do was/is to have some rest.
  8. His mother was (a) French(woman) and he spoke (the) French (language) as though/as if he had lived in Paris all his life.
  9. The pants I was trying/tried on in the store were a little long and I thought I would (have to) have them shortened.
  10. Living/As I live in Florida, I love this land and I feel sorry to move away.

Of course, you can as me your questions as usual. Thanks everyone for participating!

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Comment by bet on May 21, 2017 at 13:20
Thanks...dear professor.
Comment by Danny Clark on May 21, 2017 at 12:17

Yes, dear Bet, COMe/Go are used correctly

Comment by bet on May 21, 2017 at 8:27

Let me try with come and go!

I will go to a party this evening. I will talk to the host when I come to the party? is it?

Comment by bet on May 21, 2017 at 8:24

You are not less then me in terms of mercy!

Comment by Danny Clark on May 20, 2017 at 14:42

Dear Bet, you are merciless! I will surely tell about my mistakes speaking Russian and I believe they will be even funnier than yours! But I did learn all vocabulary related to shopping, restaurants ans calling cabs.

Now, about your question. You know, we are in Florida now. So, we will go on vacation to Europe. We will move from here to some other place. But I will be able to find out if my Russian is good enough only after we come to Kiev as I hope to be able to speak Russian there.

Comment by bet on May 20, 2017 at 14:20
I am sure it is going to be the nightmares to them who will hear you....lol
Anyway why when we come to kiev why not when we go to kiev, yes I can revall I asked the same question a few days ago
Comment by Danny Clark on May 20, 2017 at 14:11

Onee, dear, "Masha and the Bear". Masha is a Russian version of Marie, Mary. It is a lady's name. That animation is really great! I like it so much!

As to my dramatic/confusing/crazy mistakes in Russian, I don't have any doubts I make a lot, but I have a lot of doubts what I say! Hahahah! We often try to speak Russian at home and when Tanya explains my mistakes, I roll on the floor laughing! So, let's see what I will say in Kiev as we are going on vacation in a few weeks

Comment by Onee-chan on May 20, 2017 at 13:55

Wow, Russian. I remember the movie Marsha and the Bear. Its language is so unique to hear. 

Huffff,,, If I have time to learn a little. LOL....

Please remember that you can tell your nightmare here, Sir. :)))

Comment by Danny Clark on May 20, 2017 at 13:48

Onee, hahaha! Yes, that sentence is about me as my mom  was French and I have been bilingual since birth. I say "was French" as my mom passed away about 10 years ago.

As to other languages, I speak good French, some Spanish, some Vietnamese and I have been learning Russian (my wife's first language) for about a year. I am sure of my French as I lived in Paris for a year or so. As to my Russian, I will find it out when we come to Kiev! This summer I will try to speak myself there and let's see what I may say! Hahaha! It will be my next nightmare!

Comment by Onee-chan on May 20, 2017 at 13:36

Ah, yes. he has been living. :D

Thank you,,, Now I know that it tells yourself, isn't it? :))

Btw, don't you learn Teacher Tanya's native language? :))) So, how many languages you master? hihihi...

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