Corrections for Ilze
Hi there! It was lovely to read about Latvia, thank you so much for your post. Please, do tell us more! You gave us so many interesting tidbits about life in Latvia, not least in the paragraph where you spoke about money-for-information. I’m always worried about publicising that kind of information though; you never know who’s reading! Please be careful. Big hugs.
On that note, I would love to tell you about how we were reported to the local town Mayor in China last week, but much along the same lines I think it’s best if I don’t! Clearly, our errors were borne of circumstance, were not committed intentionally, and we will never repeat them.
OK, here are some English corrections (as requested!):
“Average week salary in Latvia is about 75 Latvian Lats, it is about £ 85”
- use ‘that’ for this kind of sentence: ‘The average weekly salary in Latvia is about 75 Latvian Lats - that’s about £85.’
“I like compare my country with a wonderland”
- After ‘like’, use EITHER the infinitive (‘to do’ something) OR the gerund (‘doing’ something) OR a noun. Also, it would be more appropriate to use 'I'd like...' here. With this advice in mind, could you correct this sentence for me?
Overall, your written self-expression in English is of a very high level, and you must receive many compliments on your command of English, so I won’t bore you with another compliment. ;-)
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