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Hi, my friends! I'd like to think you are waiting for one more test. Today is Day of Knowledge in my country, the beginning of the academic year. So, here I am with your new task. This test is almost the same as previous. And you know what to do, don't you? You have to correct all the mistakes in each sentence. 

  1. She had looked forward for him to come.
  2. I didn’t see his coming and scared with his voice.
  3. He stopped to study so that he would earn for living.
  4. She forgot plugging off the iron and must return home.
  5. He was pondering why did she leave him.
  6. It looked like the rain would be soon.
  7. He thought what would he do if he couldn’t find any job.
  8. She wanted to know who present was it.
  9. Cats usually don’t eat what like people.
  10. It was the snow heavily and I decided don’t drive.

The deadlive is September 11.

Good luck and have a great weekend!

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Comment by Diah on September 25, 2017 at 16:33

why can't I be able to see the mistakes? Poor me... Can you please tell the details of the correct answers so I can understand it Ms. Tanya? Well, if you don't mind :)

Comment by Tanya on September 16, 2017 at 13:18

Sorry, I haven't corrected one mistake. Here are the answers again.

  1. She was looking forward to his coming.
  2. I didn’t see him come and was scared by his voice.
  3. He stopped studying to earn for his living.
  4. She forgot to plug off the iron and had to return home.
  5. He was pondering over why she had left him.
  6. It looked like (it was) going to rain soon.
  7. He thought what he would do if he was not able to find any job.
  8. She wanted to know whose present it was.
  9. Cats don’t usually eat what people like.
  10. It was snowing heavily and I decided not to drive.
Comment by Teresa on September 15, 2017 at 8:04

Tanya, thank you & waiting for your new test.

Comment by Roman on September 13, 2017 at 15:13

Thank you, Tanya! I am sorry, i did not take any new attempts. But i will try to participate more if you will post next one. I should be more focused on learning...

Comment by Tanya on September 13, 2017 at 13:34

Hi, my friends. Sorry for some delay. Here are the correct sentences at last.

  1. She was looking forward for his coming.
  2. I didn’t see him come and was scared by his voice.
  3. He stopped studying to earn for his living.
  4. She forgot to plug off the iron and had to return home.
  5. He was pondering over why she had left him.
  6. It looked like (it was) going to rain soon.
  7. He thought what he would do if he was not able to find any job.
  8. She wanted to know whose present it was.
  9. Cats don’t usually eat what people like.
  10. It was snowing heavily and I decided not to drive.

You can ask me your questions as always.

Comment by Lone Wolf on September 7, 2017 at 14:13

Dear Teacher Tanya

        Thank you very much for the explanation.
        It’s very clear and cannot explain the term better!
        I hadn’t known the structure (No.2); always thought a present participle is needed there!!
        Also, I was not sure if we can omit the “it was” in No.4.

        Thank you once again!

Kind Regards

Comment by Tanya on September 6, 2017 at 15:16

Dear Wolf, I am always happy to hear your questions and to answer them.

1. Your sentence is correct but you have a question. Sure, "We are looking forward to..." sounds more natural. When we say/write it, we mean that we waiting for the reply/response/reaction.

2. You see, this sentence means that a man came home without being noticed and started speaking. His voice scared a woman. So, the present participle doesn't sound right. It must be "him come". Let me explain. All -ing forms define a process. In this sentence the process was over. He was already in. Let me give you an example:

I saw him locking the door.

It means that I saw a person who was turning a key in the lock.

I saw him lock the door.

It means that I saw that a person locked the door and went away. Do you feel the difference?

3 is correct now.

4. Meaning my incorrect sentence, your answer is right. But we never know if it starts raining or not. So, "going to" is the best choice. I would say "It looked like (it was) going to rain". You know, we often omit some words in spoken English.

Thanks for participating and asking such smart questions. Always happy to see you on my tests and other activities.

Comment by Lone Wolf on September 6, 2017 at 14:37

Dear Teacher Tanya,

       Thank you for the reply. Here is my second attempt,    

  1. She was looking forward to his coming.
  2. I didn’t see him coming and was scared by his voice.
  3. He stopped studying to earn for his living.
  4. It looked like raining soon.

(What about this sentence?,  “It looked like it was going to rain soon”)

Also, please, I have a question,

Which is better usage?

  1. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
  2. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you in Advance. :)

Comment by Tanya on September 4, 2017 at 10:37

Hi, dear Eman. It is a very good try! However, let me make a few remarks.

1. There may be the simple past tense but the progressive tense is more logical.

2.  This sentence means that a man had entered without being noticed and started speaking. So, the present participle is incorrect.

3. It is not bad but there is no sense to use "so that" clause here.

4. Wrong tense.

5. Rwong tense again.

6. Not bad, but it may be better.

7. We don't use CAN in the future tenses.

8. Your sentence is correct but in mine was WHO. I mean she didn't know who gave her the present.

9 and 10 are correct.

Will you try again, please?

Comment by Eman on September 3, 2017 at 20:00
1-She looked forward to his coming/arrival.
2-I didn't see him coming and got scared of his voice.
3-He stopped studying so that he could earn for living.
4- She forgot to plug off the iron and returned home.
5- He was pondering over why she left him.
6-It looked like it would rain soon.
7- He thought what he would do if he couldn't find any job.
8- She wanted to know what present it was.
9- Usually,cats don't eat what people like.
10- It was snowing heavily and I decided not to drive.

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