May's mistakes

I've been looking through the comments from last month and I've collected together some of the mistakes. Correct the following sentences:

A.

  1. I had a nice holiday but I didn't enjoy so much this year.
  2. Not only he plays rugby but he also runs marathons.
  3. The match was called off for the bad weather.
  4. He's got the same car that me.
  5. I went for a walk by my old neighbourhood.
  6. What a surprise! I didn't wait for see you here.
  7. I like listening to songs in English for learn new expressions.
  8. Hiking to the top of the hill is worthy. The views are fantastic.
  9. It wasn't so bad day in the end.
  10. I can't listen the radio. Can you turn it up?
B.
  1. The travel took 8 hours. It would have been quicker by train.
  2. What is the best form to improve your English?
  3. I don't mind to watch the programme again.
  4. They told us don't make a noise.
  5. I think it is a good news that they are getting married.
  6. I love Italy. I think is a wonderful country and the food is the best in the world.
  7. She thanked me to be there for her when she needed me.
  8. Can I make you a question?
  9. How about to finish this tomorrow? I'm tired.
  10. I got a fine for passing the speed limit.

C.
  1. I usually go to the job by underground.
  2. It's a song which reminds when I was a child.
  3. I did a lot of mistakes when I was growing up.
  4. For most, the Spanish are people very friendly.
  5. I've had another jobs apart from teaching.
  6. Have you read this e-mails? They are very rude.
  7. Was it very necessary to phone me at midnight?
  8. You must to go and see the exhibition before it ends.
  9. Who did win the World Cup in 1990?
  10. I don't want that I am noticed.

Comments

José said…
Hi Graham,

A.
1. I was on nice holiday but I didn't enjoy so much this year.
2. Not only he plays rugby but also runs marathons.
3. The match was called off due the bad weather.
4. He's got the same car as me.
5. I went for a walk on my old neighbourhood.
6. What a surprise! I didn't wait to see you here.
7. I like listen to English songs to learn new expressions.
8. Hiking at the top of the hill is worthy. The views are fantastic.
9. It wasn't so bad day at the end.
10. I can't listen to the radio. Can you turn it up?
B.
1. The trip took 8 hours. It would have been quicker by train.
2. What’s the best way to improve your English?
3. I don't mind watching the programme again.
4. They told us that we didn’t make a noise.
5. I think it’s good news that they are getting married.
6. I love Italy. I think it’s a wonderful country and its food is the best in the world.
7. She thanked me for being there for her when she needed me.
8. Can I ask you any question?
9. How about finishing this tomorrow? I'm tired.
10. I got a speeding fine.

C.
1. I usually go to work by underground.
2. It's a song that reminds me when I was a child.
3. I made a lot of mistakes when I was growing up.
4. For most, Spanish people are very friendly.
5. I've had other jobs apart from teaching.
6. Have you read these e-mails? They are very rude.
7. Was it very necessary to phone me in the midnight?
8. You must go and see the exhibition before it ends.
9. Who won the World Cup in 1990?
10. I don't want to be noticed.

See you.
Graham said…
Hi José,

Spotting mistakes is a tough exercise. After a second glance at it, you don't seem to have done such a bad job in the end.


A.

1. I had a nice holiday but I didn't enjoy myself so much this year. (enjoy + object /verbING / reflexive prounoun eg. myself)

2. Not only does he play rugby but he also runs marathons.
See:
http://madteachergraham2.blogspot.com.es/2014/04/inversion-of-negative-adverbials.html

3. The match was called off due to / because of the bad weather. (due to / because of + noun)

5. I went for a walk around my old neighbourhood.

6. What a surprise! I didn't expect to see you here.
See:
http://madteachergraham2.blogspot.com.es/2012/04/wait-v-expect-v-hope-v-look-forward-to.html

7. I like listening to English songs to learn new expressions.
See:
http://madteachergraham2.blogspot.com.es/2012/02/infinitive-of-purpose-why.html

8. Hiking to the top of the hill is worth it. The views are fantastic. (to be worth + object/verbING. Look up "worthy")

9. It wasn't such a bad day in the end.
See:
http://madteachergraham2.blogspot.com.es/search/label/so%2Fsuch
and
http://madteachergraham2.blogspot.com.es/2009/11/in-end-v-at-end.html

10. I can't hear the radio. Can you turn it up?
See:
http://madteachergraham2.blogspot.com.es/2012/11/listen-v-hear.html



B.
1. The journey took 8 hours. It would have been quicker by train.
See:
http://madteachergraham2.blogspot.com.es/2009/10/travel-v-trip-v-journey.html

4. They told us not to make a noise.
"Don't make a noise."
to tell sb (not) to do stg = instructions/orders

8. Can I ask you a question?

10. I got a fine for going over the speed limit.



C.

2. It's a song which reminds me of my childhood / when I was a child.

4. For most, the Spanish / Spanish people are very friendly.

7. Was it absolutely necessary to phone me at midnight?
See:
http://madteachergraham2.blogspot.com.es/2011/02/absolutely-fabulous-extreme-adjectives.html


Well done!