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nightdream
Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:56:26 PM

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1) The boys ran in while she was boiling

2) The boys got to know that the king had been looking for them and hid under a skirt of the king’s washerwoman. The king had looked for the boys for a long time but could not find.

3) They had slept for a long time and when they got up they saw three heroes on the top of the hill.

4) If someone wanted to make the beverage stronger he should boil it shorter, it became stronger but its volume was less. And on the contrary if someone wanted to make it softer he should boil it longer and its volume was more.

5) Run up to the poplar that you see in the distance and run back competing with each other.
FounDit
Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:28:58 PM

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nightdream wrote:
1) The boys ran in while she was boiling This one needs a full stop at the end. But is she boiling, or is she boiling water? The sentence gives the idea she is in the pot and is being boiled.

2) The boys got to know ("learned" is better) that the king had been looking for them and hid under the skirt of the king’s washerwoman Not just any skirt, but THE one she was wearing.. The king had looked for the boys for a long time but could not find (could not find - what? Them? A duck? a chair? You have to say what he could not find..

3) They had slept for a long time, and when they got up ("when they awoke" would be better) they saw three heroes on the top of the hill.

4) If someone wanted to make the beverage stronger he should boil it shorter, it became stronger but its volume was less. And on the contrary if someone wanted to make it softer he should boil it longer and its volume was more. I think you have this backwards. To make tea or coffee stronger, you boil it more/longer, reducing its volume. To make it weaker, you boil it less, leaving the volume greater.

5) Run up to the poplar tree that you see in the distance and run back. (end it here) competing with each other.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
nightdream
Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:45:06 AM

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FounDit wrote:
nightdream wrote:
1) The boys ran in while she was boiling This one needs a full stop at the end. But is she boiling, or is she boiling water? The sentence gives the idea she is in the pot and is being boiled.

2) The boys got to know ("learned" is better) that the king had been looking for them and hid under the skirt of the king’s washerwoman Not just any skirt, but THE one she was wearing.. The king had looked for the boys for a long time but could not find (could not find - what? Them? A duck? a chair? You have to say what he could not find..

3) They had slept for a long time, and when they got up ("when they awoke" would be better) they saw three heroes on the top of the hill.

4) If someone wanted to make the beverage stronger he should boil it shorter, it became stronger but its volume was less. And on the contrary if someone wanted to make it softer he should boil it longer and its volume was more. I think you have this backwards. To make tea or coffee stronger, you boil it more/longer, reducing its volume. To make it weaker, you boil it less, leaving the volume greater.

5) Run up to the poplar tree that you see in the distance and run back. (end it here) competing with each other.



Thank you. But what is about volume - "more" or "greater"? What of the words does fit more? And what is the difference between Learn and Get to know?
FounDit
Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 2:12:32 PM

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nightdream wrote:
FounDit wrote:
nightdream wrote:
1) The boys ran in while she was boiling This one needs a full stop at the end. But is she boiling, or is she boiling water? The sentence gives the idea she is in the pot and is being boiled.

2) The boys got to know ("learned" is better) that the king had been looking for them and hid under the skirt of the king’s washerwoman Not just any skirt, but THE one she was wearing.. The king had looked for the boys for a long time but could not find (could not find - what? Them? A duck? a chair? You have to say what he could not find..

3) They had slept for a long time, and when they got up ("when they awoke" would be better) they saw three heroes on the top of the hill.

4) If someone wanted to make the beverage stronger he should boil it shorter, it became stronger but its volume was less. And on the contrary if someone wanted to make it softer he should boil it longer and its volume was more. I think you have this backwards. To make tea or coffee stronger, you boil it more/longer, reducing its volume. To make it weaker, you boil it less, leaving the volume greater.

5) Run up to the poplar tree that you see in the distance and run back. (end it here) competing with each other.



Thank you. But what is about volume - "more" or "greater"? What of the words does fit more? And what is the difference between Learn and Get to know?


If the volume is "more" or "greater", then there is more of it. For example, if you boil tea in a pot of water, you begin with a certain amount, or volume, or water. If you allow the water to boil for a long time, the tea becomes stronger as the volume/amount of water boils away/is evaporated. When speaking of volume, the word "greater" and "less" is usually used, but you can also speak of "more" volume in ordinary speech.

In your sentence, the boys gained information that the king had been looking for them. This could be as easy as someone telling them about it. This is something they "learned". They gained knowledge, or came to understand something about the king.

When you "get/got to know" something, this means a certain amount of time has been used up while you are becoming aware of something. It would not take a long time to "get to know" the king is looking for them, but they could "learn" it in just a minute or two.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
nightdream
Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 2:43:46 PM

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And what is about soft/weak beverages? What of the words does fit?

FounDit wrote:
nightdream wrote:
FounDit wrote:
nightdream wrote:
1) The boys ran in while she was boiling This one needs a full stop at the end. But is she boiling, or is she boiling water? The sentence gives the idea she is in the pot and is being boiled.

2) The boys got to know ("learned" is better) that the king had been looking for them and hid under the skirt of the king’s washerwoman Not just any skirt, but THE one she was wearing.. The king had looked for the boys for a long time but could not find (could not find - what? Them? A duck? a chair? You have to say what he could not find..

3) They had slept for a long time, and when they got up ("when they awoke" would be better) they saw three heroes on the top of the hill.

4) If someone wanted to make the beverage stronger he should boil it shorter, it became stronger but its volume was less. And on the contrary if someone wanted to make it softer he should boil it longer and its volume was more. I think you have this backwards. To make tea or coffee stronger, you boil it more/longer, reducing its volume. To make it weaker, you boil it less, leaving the volume greater.

5) Run up to the poplar tree that you see in the distance and run back. (end it here) competing with each other.



Thank you. But what is about volume - "more" or "greater"? What of the words does fit more? And what is the difference between Learn and Get to know?


If the volume is "more" or "greater", then there is more of it. For example, if you boil tea in a pot of water, you begin with a certain amount, or volume, or water. If you allow the water to boil for a long time, the tea becomes stronger as the volume/amount of water boils away/is evaporated. When speaking of volume, the word "greater" and "less" is usually used, but you can also speak of "more" volume in ordinary speech.

In your sentence, the boys gained information that the king had been looking for them. This could be as easy as someone telling them about it. This is something they "learned". They gained knowledge, or came to understand something about the king.

When you "get/got to know" something, this means a certain amount of time has been used up while you are becoming aware of something. It would not take a long time to "get to know" the king is looking for them, but they could "learn" it in just a minute or two.
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