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Please help me with my sentences

 
 
Reply Thu 8 Jun, 2017 10:00 am
Could someone please help me by explaining what the grammatical errors are in these sentences? Can you explain in detail grammatically why the sentences are wrong?

I would let you as soon as possible.

We put there our luggage.

On five o'clock I want to eat my tea.

Thank you for the informations.

We have got three children. There are six, eight and eleven years old.



Thanks in advance!
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hightor
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jun, 2017 10:26 am
@GreenPen,
I would let you as soon as possible.

(Not clear — I would let you know as soon as possible. Is that what you mean?)

We put our luggage there..


At five o'clock I want to have my tea.

Thank you for the information.

We have three children. They are six, eight and eleven years old.
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camlok
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jun, 2017 05:56 pm
@GreenPen,
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Could someone please help me by explaining what the grammatical errors are in these sentences? Can you explain in detail grammatically why the sentences are wrong?

There are unnatural word choices and unnatural positioning of certain words. These are likely due to interference from your own first language.

I would let you as soon as possible.

A fuller context would help. If you changed 'would' to 'will' it would be alright. Also, the verb/preposition after 'you' is missing [know/have it/in/out/see. That wouldn't matter if the context was known to the parties involved.

We put there our luggage.

This is possible in English but it isn't a natural word order. Locative 'there' is usually at the end.

On five o'clock I want to eat my tea.

'eat' isn't used for liquids, 'drink' is the verb used.
'on' sounds strange to me, 'at' is the choice for my dialect of English but I can't say for certain whether 'on' is impossible for all English dialects.


Thank you for the informations.

'information' is an uncountable noun, no 's'.

We have got three children. There are six, eight and eleven years old.


Existential 'there' [meaning the 'there' used in English to describe the existence of things/people is not needed after your first sentence, which already has established existence.

If there [existential 'there'] was no first sentence, you could use existential 'there' to say,

There are three children [in our family] six, eight and eleven years old.

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