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Friday, 11 May 2007

Today is Friday

Hello there,

Hi, teacher Alex, today is Friday, It’s true, I am not kidding you, I am under oath to say:’ It is Friday today, nothing but truth.’

Friday is also the name of a cat, on Friday today, I wonder that is there a Cat’s Day in the world? Tell me if you know, please.

Many readers have written their homework by commenting on teacher’s blog. They have studied so hard, and as a student blogger, I am an official student on the table, I should study harder, and move on and on. Originally, I plan to write a new topic, but I change my mind now, I would like to do my homework.

Teacher Alex wanted me to correct the following two sentences which I wrote on my blog before:
1. ‘There were some westerners taught English in urban cities like Taipei.’
2. ‘And there were no foreigners except priests taught English in my hometown

My corrections are:
1. There were some westerners who taught English in urban cities which it like Taipei.
2. And there were no foreigners except priests who taught English in my hometown.

Some readers has done the homework on the comments of teacher blog which I would like to quote, I hope that you don’t mind, because I thought that it is good to put students homework together, then, to compare and find out what kinds of mistake the student could make?

The homework which was done by readers is below:

1) posted by Paco from Spain
The correct sentences would be: 1.- There were some westerners who taught English in urban cities like Taipei. 2.- there were no foreigner except priests who taught English in my hometown. See you.

2) posted by Sevinç from Türkiye
The correct sentences would be: 1.- There were some westerners who taught English in urban cities like Taipei. or; we can make reduction that is; change (who taught) to "teaching" There were some westerners teaching English in urban cities like Taipei. 2.- there were no foreigner except priests who taught English in my hometown. or; we can make reduction that is; change(who taught) to "teaching" there were no foreigner except priests teaching English in my hometown. both are correct and their meaning is the same. have a nice day

3) posted by Katy from Iran
As for the sentences, I would say " There were some westerners who taught English ..." and "There were no foreigners except for priests who taught English...". Here comes another question and I would be so thankful for you answer; What if the second verb is a passive one? Shall we use the connectives like which, who, that...? For example this sentence "there were some foreigners considered as English teachers". Do we have to change it to " There were some foreigners who were considered as English teachers.?" I am eagerly waiting for your instructive answer. Katy/ Iran

4) posted by Olga from Moscow
There are my answer to your question: 2.There were some westerners who taught English in urban cities like Taipei. And there were no foreigners except priests who taught English in my hometown.

5) posted by Jameel from Jordan
Now,I would like to try correcting the two sentences of James. 1. There were some Westerners [who] taught English in some cities like Taipei. 2. There were no foreigners except priests [teaching] English in my hometown.

Maybe I cannot post reader’s photo, but I can post their words of comment by quoting.

After ten days since May 1, I have learnt the usage of clause, present perfect simple/continuous, and conjunction. It’s quite amazing to learn English like this way.

May 13, Sunday, is Mother’s Day in Taiwan which is set on the second Sunday of May. As I know, Like Teacher’s Day, many countries celebrate Mother’s day on different days of the year, you know why? Tell me if you do.

At the first beginning,not like Mother's Day and Teacher's Day, I thought that my birthday should be on the same day in the whole countries of the world, but, after my second thought, oops, that is not very right! Duh……..

Love always,
Think twice before you do.
James Zhih-Cheng Wu


Comments

Hallelujah for those priests, for they planted a seed in young James, though of what kind they were unaware at the time! (No disrespect intended)

I think, James, you are a very intelligent person. Your opinions about the world are good and you are an open-minded person. Tell us about your religion.

Hi James. I've made a mistake. I have celebrated the mother's day on the last sunday. What can I do? I'll celebrate for twice next sunday. How pitiful! :) Not at all. Good night, James, although it's morning there.

Hi James! In Brazil we also celebrate Mothers´Day on the second Sunday of May. So tomorrow, I´m going to buy my mother´s pressie. Hmmm... It would be a marathon, but I´m ready for this! Best wishes, Ana Paula.

Hello there .I suppose that the mother 's day or father's day appear to lean on king's or queen's birthday . It is vital day for people in Thailand who usually pay their respect to King or Queen. Nevertheless the important days in each countries have many different definitions no matter what. So long!! < Wisarut S >

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