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Please help me if I'm wrong "I thought my life is unfortunate untill i know i have a clean water to drink, Have a food to eat, have a music to listen, have a books to read, have a problem to solve and have a full body parts " Can I say that?🙏🙏🤝 and i also want someone to practice english with me🤧🙏
Nov 6, 2021 12:36 AM
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Hello, as Pablo Wang wrote, you use the word "a" a lot. We use "a" or "an" when we talk about one specific thing as in singular. For example in your sentence, the part with "have a problem to solve" is correct, because the problem is only one. But in the other cases you're talking about the so called collective nouns. These are nouns that appear to be singular, but they talk about many things. For example "food" is in the singular form, there is no "foods", that's wrong. But into the category of food go many things. So it is not one specific thing and because of that, you can't use "a" in front of it. Just "have food to eat". 2) In the first part you used past tense: "thought" which is is correct, but you need to continue to talk about the past, so instead of "my life is unfortunate", it should be "my life was unfortunate". Because that's what you thought in the past. 3)Last small thing is, that the word "realize" fits way better into the sentence instead of "know". So: "until I realized I have..." This makes the change between your past thoughts and your current thought clearer. I hope this helped!
Nov 6, 2021 10:25 AM
Hi, I'm wondering why are u using 'a' in every sentences. I think you can't use 'a' and 'books' in the same time? Maybe it's more good if you use them like 'clean water', ' food', 'music', 'books' and 'a full body'. And by the way, according to context, maybe you should delete ' have a problem to slove'? I can't understand why people will feel lucky if they have problems with something? Or I you want to say ' have purposes to achieve'. Hope it's useful.
Nov 6, 2021 9:17 AM
Hi
Nov 6, 2021 12:51 AM