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Reword in Standard English. Reword in Standard English. It is about Liza, a flower girl, who wish to learn how to speak 'in genteel English'. 1. Liza: My aunt died of influence: so they say. I was told that my aunt past away from influence 2. But it is my believe that they done the old women in. Lord love you. Although I believe that the old woman was murdered. May God have her soul. 3. Why should she died of influenza ? She came through diphteria right enough the year before. Why should she have died of influenza ? As she came through/ had suffered from diphteria the year before. 4.Fairly blue with it, she was. Hadden she suffered enough already. 5.They all thought she was dead; but my father, kept ladling gin down her threat 'til she came to so sudden that she bit the bowl off the spoon. As everyone believed she was gone, father kept ladling gin through her mouth.
Sep 26, 2018 2:06 PM
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I am not sure what you are asking, is this homework that you want correcting? The wording is wrong in the questions also. I have corrected it as follows: Reword in Standard English. It is about Liza, a flower girl, who wishes to learn how to speak 'in genteel English'. 1. Liza: My aunt died of influenza, so they say. I was told that my aunt passed away from influenza. 2. But it is my belief that they done the old women in. Lord love you. Although I believe that the old woman was murdered. May God save her soul. 3. Why should she died of influenza ? She came through diphtheria right enough the year before. Why should she have died of influenza ? As she came through/ recovered from diphtheria the year before. (I don't think this is right. I think this sounds better: "Why should she die of influenza? She had been through diphtheria and recovered well the previous year") 4.Fairly blue with it, she was. She had suffered enough already. (I think this is incorrect. "fairly blue with it" = not happy / had enough. I'd rewrite it like this: "She was extremely tired of suffering") 5.They all thought she was dead; but my father, kept ladling gin down her throat 'til she came to so sudden that she bit the bowl off the spoon. As everyone believed she was gone, father kept ladling gin through her mouth. (yes, but i'd write it like this: "Everyone thought she had died. Nevertheless, my father kept putting gin in her mouth until she woke up all of a sudden and bit on the spoon"). I hope this helps.
September 26, 2018
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