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Topic: Grammar
Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:00:06 AM
These things occur to me: 1) the titles should all be in italics; 2) "ghosts, demons and vengeful spirits", without "the" at the beginning and without the comma; 3) maybe "haunt in turn" is better than "take turn to haunt".
There may be more corrections required.
Topic: Ist das richtig?
Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:41:48 AM
Ich bin keine Muttersprachlerin, trotzdem glaube ich, es wäre besser so:

Letzte Woche habe ich Deutsch sehr fleißig gelernt, damit ich es besser sprechen kann, wenn wir uns das nächste Mal unterhalten.
Topic: bounded to the steps
Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 9:57:33 AM
Bounded towards the steps.
Topic: The side effects
Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 9:55:26 AM
Because they are talking about the side effects of a particular drug in the first clause, while in the second they are talking about side effects in general (the team know how to manage side effects in general, not only those of that particular drug).
Topic: Can you do bridge?
Posted: Friday, June 1, 2018 6:08:31 AM
A. Can you do a bridge?
Topic: Find and correct a mistake
Posted: Friday, June 1, 2018 6:06:50 AM
You don't say "can be going to"; if you want to express a possibility, you use "may" or "might".
Topic: Are pleased
Posted: Friday, June 1, 2018 6:03:24 AM
It is not passive. "Pleased" is an adjective, meaning "glad".
I cannot think of an example of "pleased" used as a past participle. Can someone help?
Topic: Is the title correctly punctuated?
Posted: Friday, June 1, 2018 3:39:45 AM
Koh Elaine, what you have asked about is called printing style, not punctuation.

This said, I think that you are right - you can use either inverted commas (quotation marks) or italics, not both.
Topic: Inversion
Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:44:21 AM
Disgusting as the food looked, it was actually quite tasty.
Topic: Are the questions correct?
Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 4:52:11 AM
Hi David, it's always pleasant to talk to you :)
Yes, that last one is certainly correct.
As you know, I am no native speaker, so I am not always 100% sure of my comments - but, in this case, I am fairly sure that a tense consistency is missing in c).

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