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Re: Please help !

Postby KRR » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:29 pm

The Alternative Story wrote:Hi KRR,

Answer (1) is definitely wrong, in fact, that is a mistake commonly
made by students.

The answer can be both (2) or (3). For (3), the 'going to bed'
becomes a noun (a gerund), hence it is accepted so you
either have a gerund ('ing' form) or you need to use
the past perfect tense to differentiate the timing. (one action
happened before another)

Examples of gerunds:

- I enjoy dancing (Dancing is the name of the activity, it is a
gerund)

- I looked forward to meeting you. (Meeting is the name of
the activity, it is a gerund)

TAS


Thank you very much TAS for your effort, your explanations have been so clear.

KRR

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Postby The Alternative Story » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:14 am

Hi KRR,

No problem, glad to be of help. :D

TAS

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Synthesis

Postby KRR » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:26 pm

Hi TAS,

Another S&T question

I am older than she is. She is bigger than I am.

(1)Even though _______________________________________

Should the answer be
Even though I am older than she is, she is bigger than me.

Is it correct?

(2)Gorillas are killed by poachers for their meat.

Poachers__________________________________________


Thank you very much.

KRR

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Re: Synthesis

Postby The Alternative Story » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:02 pm

KRR wrote:Hi TAS,

Another S&T question

I am older than she is. She is bigger than I am.

(1)Even though _______________________________________

Should the answer be
Even though I am older than she is, she is bigger than me.

Is it correct?

(2)Gorillas are killed by poachers for their meat.

Poachers__________________________________________


Thank you very much.

KRR


Hi KRR,

Your first answer is correct.

For the second one, the sentence needs to be changed
to an active one:

Poachers kill gorillas for their meat.

TAS

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Postby deardear07 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:39 pm

recently, my girl's teacher commented that while her reading improved significantly, her creative writing still needs improvement...

do i read it as 'as long as she reads more stories and their plots, she should be able to pick up creative writing?'

Im really struggling to read all the 80pages of this thread...can someone help me?

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Re: Synthesis

Postby KRR » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:30 pm

The Alternative Story wrote:
KRR wrote:Hi TAS,

Another S&T question

I am older than she is. She is bigger than I am.

(1)Even though _______________________________________

Should the answer be
Even though I am older than she is, she is bigger than me.

Is it correct?

(2)Gorillas are killed by poachers for their meat.

Poachers__________________________________________


Thank you very much.

KRR


Hi KRR,

Your first answer is correct.

For the second one, the sentence needs to be changed
to an active one:

Poachers kill gorillas for their meat.

TAS


Thank you very much TAS.

KRR

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Postby gentlesheep » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:59 am

Hi, all
I need referral details for my son's class at TAS East branch today. Please PM me asap. Thanks!

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Postby jkids » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:13 pm

my kid's in k2 now. i look at his creative writings's sch work and get a shock. the standard is like the p3's standard during my times. so i wonder how kids at this age can manage to write this standard?

i realise he has problems with creative writing. even his teacher said others have no problem writing except him. this makes me worry coz he's behind others. so far, his creative writing sch work are always assisted by teacher. it doesnt help when he has a impatient teacher. he told me he would sometimes cry in class wen he cannot do. at times he doesnt want to go sch due to this reason too.

he has problems forming proper sentences. he can score 100% for his weekly spelling, but when it comes to writing a sentence, he still have problems with his spellings. i heard reading more story books to him may help? but that means i have to forgo going through other types of exercises/subjects with him? i have about 1.5 hours each day going through his sch work and other exercises.

should i enrol him for creative writings or?

what advise could you give me?

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Postby ctrlaltdel » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:57 pm

gentlesheep wrote:Hi, all
I need referral details for my son's class at TAS East branch today. Please PM me asap. Thanks!


Pm you !

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Postby elkniwt » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:10 am

Hi TAS,

Pls help in the following S&T qns :

1. Michael will not play basketball with us. He has to fetch his sister from school.
Unless _______________________________________________

My dd's answer is
Unless Michael has to fetch his sister, he will play basketball with us.

The answer given in the answer key is
Unless Michael does not have to fetch his sister from school, he will play basketball with us.

2. Drivers will not be able to see well at night. There are no lights along the roads.
Unless _________________________________________________

My dd's answer is
Unless there are no lights along the road, drivers will be able to see well at night.

Answer key :
Unless there are lights along the road, drivers will not be able to see well at night.

For Q2, the answer key sounds more logical but how to explain it to a child. She has problems with unless.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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