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Do You Understand This English Sentence?

Do You Understand This English Sentence?

Date: Oct 08 2018

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作者: englishteacher24/7

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La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

Janet- Great! I’ll test the waters at the company to see how receptive they are. I want to have everything arranged before I contact you.


Ms. Charlotte- Okay.


I had to split the comment so the forum would accept it :D It worked after all! 

06:10 PM Jul 21 2019 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

Hi, Mr. Alston,


Ms. Charlotte- I’m interested in buying the company. I may have to do  everything we can with our company to make it stand, but I think they’ll give it a try. Connect me with the powers to be so we can discuss it.


06:09 PM Jul 21 2019 |

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thank you so much 🌹🙏

05:57 AM Jul 21 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Fatemeh- That’s a very good paraphrase. I would revise your last sentence to: “I want to have a complete preparation..” You are a tenacious student!


Bora- A very good paraphrase. In the second sentence I suggest you revise it to “chances are, they will approve it.” Also, “figure out their mindset” is preferable to “figure out their understanding.” The rest is very good and I am happy to see how far you have come.

09:05 PM Jul 20 2019 |

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hi Mr. Alston


Ms. Charlotte. I am into buying the company.I will do whatever it takes,but they will try their chance.keep in touch and we can discuss


Janet. Great. I want to figure out their understanding. After I am done with my works I will keep in touch with you.


inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Thank you very much 🙏
Ms. Charlotte: I’m interested in buying the company. I may have to work very hard with our company to make(succeed) it, but I think they’ll try it. Connect me with the powers to be so we can discuss it.
Janet: I’ll carefully try to find out about other feelings or plans at the company to see how receptive they are. I want to be complete preparation before I contact you.
Ms. Charlotte: Okay.

05:41 AM Jul 16 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Hello Fatemeh, thanks for your feedback.


Your paraphrase is good. Keep in mind that the goal is to persuade the company to purchase Janet’s company, not multiple goals. The key is to understand the phrases “swing it” and “give it a go” then apply it to the objective.


“It” means the goal is singular. Please re-submit your paraphrase, you’re almost there!

02:59 AM Jul 15 2019 |

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Thank you very much for your new lesson 🙏
My answer:
Ms. Charlotte: I’m interested in buying the company. I may have to work very hard with our company to change it, but I think they’ll try to achieve the goals. Connect me with the powers to be so we can discuss it.
Janet: I’ll carefully try to find out about other feelings or plans at the company to see how receptive they are. I want to be complete preparation before I contact you.
Ms. Charlotte: Okay.

04:45 AM Jul 13 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Lesson # 23 “Reading between the lines:”


Ms. Charlotte- I’m interested in buying the company. I may have to move heaven and earth with our company to swing it, but I think they’ll give it a go. Hook me up with the powers to be so we can discuss it.


Janet- Great! I’ll put some feelers out at the company to see how receptive they are. I want to have all of my ducks in a row before I contact you.


Ms. Charlotte- Okay.


Question: Can you paraphrase this dialogue?

10:41 AM Jul 10 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Lesson #22 Explanation:


Overheard= To hear something without the knowledge of the speaker.


Strapped= Being desperate.


Going under= Failing financially.


On their last leg= Being in a bad condition where something will fail soon.


Getting something for a song= Getting something very cheaply.


Bora & Fatemeh, thank you for your splendid feedback and support.


Next lesson is coming soon.

09:32 AM Jul 05 2019 |

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Thank you very much for your kind words, I improved because of your teaching. Thanks a lot 🙏

06:10 AM Jul 02 2019 |

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hello Mr.Alston


Thank you so much for your encouragement.I love your lessons.

07:11 PM Jul 01 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Fatemeh, you’re welcome. Your paraphrase is totally accurate. You have improved so much in learning English as spoken. Congratulations, continue improving.


Bora- Your paraphrase is correct and your ability to communicate your understanding is improving. Your use of the phrase “getting the company on the cheap” is good because it accurately paraphrases the “get the company for a song.” Continue your improvement.


Bioerol- Hello and welcome to the forum. Feel free to join in.

10:15 AM Jun 30 2019 |

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hi Mr. Alston


in my oppinion


Ms.Charlotte: I’ve heard you. Your company has a hadr time,what will they do ,what are their plans?


Janet: They are about to burst up. You can get the company on the cheap


Best regards

Bioerol

Bioerol

Turkey

hi


12:46 PM Jun 24 2019 |

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Thank you very much for your new lesson 🙏
My answer:
Ms. Charlotte: I overheard parts of your story about the company. How without funds are they to continue in business. Are they going to fail?
Janet: They are close to fail, just before the complete stop. You can get the company for much less money than its real value.

englishteacher24/7

United States

Lesson # 22 Reading between the lines:


Ms. Charlotte is a rich lady who sat at the next table in the restaurant.


Ms. Charlotte- I overheard parts of your story about the company. How strapped are they to continue in business. Are they going under?


Janet- They’re on their last leg before the bottom drops out. You can get the company for a song.


Question: Can you paraphrase this dialogue?

10:21 AM Jun 22 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Bora, you’re welcome. Thanks for your email, I’m fine. Next lesson will be coming soon.


You are an excellent student!

05:49 AM Jun 21 2019 |

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hello Mr. Alston


Thank you for your encouragement.

05:43 AM Jun 13 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Explanation of pop quiz:


In Sentence A, the comma separates Donna from the rest of the sentence. Another person is calling Donna’s name and apologizing for missing the meeting. 


In Sentence B, another person is saying Donna is sorry for missing the meeting.


Sally, you are correct on both. Welcome back, I missed you.


Bora, you were correct on understanding about commas. Keep learning and growing. 

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