Reply Sun 4 Oct, 2015 07:36 am
Do you think that the following sentences are correct? If you think so, please tell the correct ones.

1) He will not tell you anything about your being callous.

2) We have the idea about the thinking of the students.

3) There is a good tradition about the cooking of the girls.

4) Nobody shows audacity before his personality.

5) There is a playground before our house.

6) We became defeated before the demand of time.

7) We were deprived before the independence of Bangladesh.

8) I must test before trusting anyone.

9) You must think before starting the work.

10) I don't allow anybody before your entering the room.

11) They leave before our waiting.

12) You will come to me before borrowing money from him.

13) He will phone me before coming from abroad.

Thanks in advance.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sun 4 Oct, 2015 08:50 am
@Nousher Ahmed,
Nousher Ahmed wrote:

1) He will not tell you anything about your being callous.

Correction: This is quite acceptable. Also as an alternative, I'd say it this way,
"He will not tell you anything about your callousness."

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2) We have the idea about the thinking of the students.

Correction: Unclear what is meant here. I can guess and suggest this, "We have an idea as to how the students think."

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3) There is a good tradition about the cooking of the girls.

Correction: Though this is not meant to be funny but it sounds like the girls are being cooked. This is a classic misplaced modifier. My suggestion is, " There is a good tradition as to how well the girls can cook."

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4) Nobody shows audacity before his personality.

Correction: meaning is unclear. I can only guess and suggest this,"Nobody before now has shown audaciousness in their personality."

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5) There is a playground before our house.

Correction: No correction needed but I might add this for slightly more clarity,
"There is a playground on our street before our house.

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6) We became defeated before the demand of time
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Correction: the meaning is unclear to me so I suggest this alternative: "As time passed, we were defeated."

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7) We were deprived before the independence of Bangladesh
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Correction: Fine as it is. An alternative also might be, "We were deprived before Bangladesh was granted independence."

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8) I must test before trusting anyone.

Correction: There's nothing wrong with your sentence as it is. For slightly more clarity, I'd say, "I must test their loyalty (or dependability) before trusting anyone."

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9) You must think before starting the work.

Correction: None needed. This is acceptable as is.

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10) I don't allow anybody before your entering the room.

Correction: I didn't allow anybody entry before you entered the room.

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11) They leave before our waiting.

Correction:
This is very unclear. I'm guessing but I'd say, "They left before we started waiting for them."

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12) You will come to me before borrowing money from him.

Correction:
See me first before borrowing money from him.

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13) He will phone me before coming from abroad.

Correction:
He will phone me before he comes abroad.

dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 4 Oct, 2015 09:37 am
@Ragman,
Wow Rag gotta hand it to ya
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Paaskynen
 
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Reply Sun 4 Oct, 2015 11:42 am
@Ragman,
Thanks Ragman for having more patience than I.
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Nousher Ahmed
 
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Reply Sun 4 Oct, 2015 12:38 pm
@Ragman,
You are really great.
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