Monika | 1 Mar 08:20 2009
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one sentence

Hi guys,

Please take a look at the sentence below and say whether it's correct 
or not. If it doesn't sound natural, please help me to improve it. 
Thank you!

Originally the company provided complex freight transportation 
services, but since 1998 when the Group EQUUS joined, the strategy of 
its development has been connected with the specialist transport.

Cheers,
Monika

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Ann English | 1 Mar 09:50 2009
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Re: one sentence


On 1/03/2009, at 8:20 PM, Monika wrote:

> If it doesn't sound natural, please help me to improve it.
> Thank you!
>
> Originally the company provided complex freight transportation
> services, but since 1998 when the Group EQUUS joined, the strategy of
> its development has been connected with the specialist transport.

Is "transportation" different from transport?  Probably not.  For  
clarity, use the simple word.

Is a "transport(ation) service"  different from transport?  Probably.   
Such a service could be providing documents, arranging transport, and  
keeping track of where the goods are.   For clarity, say what you  
mean.  You have probably done this in a previous paragraph.  If you  
have not done so already, do it here.

Is a "complex" service different from a service?  Probably not.  For  
clarity, leave out  the extra word.  In every case, avoid adjective- 
noun pairs like "complex freight" when you actually mean "complex  
services".

Avoid nouns used as adjectives.  Instead of "freight transportation  
services" say "help with transport of freight across Customs  
borders" [or some more exact phrase.]

It's not clear whether the company stopped providing services in  
1998.  The word "but" is too strong. In every case, avoid "but".  As a  
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Imran Haider Naqvi | 1 Mar 10:00 2009

RE: one sentence

Hay Friends,

If any one is having a list of Tenses mean Present, Past, and Future in
details and the use of all twelve then please sent me at my email. I will be
thankful to you.

Regards,

Imran

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On 1/03/2009, at 8:20 PM, Monika wrote:

> If it doesn't sound natural, please help me to improve it.
> Thank you!
>
> Originally the company provided complex freight transportation
> services, but since 1998 when the Group EQUUS joined, the strategy of
> its development has been connected with the specialist transport.

Is "transportation" different from transport? Probably not. For 
clarity, use the simple word.

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Ann English | 2 Mar 09:39 2009
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Verb tenses (Was Re: one sentence)


On 1/03/2009, at 10:00 PM, Imran Haider Naqvi wrote:

> Hey Friends,
>
>
>
> If any one is having a list of Tenses mean Present, Past, and Future  
> in
> details and the use of all twelve then please sent me at my email. I  
> will be
> thankful to you.
>

Dear Imran

Some people use different names.  For example, person A might say  
"progressive" and person B might say "continuous".  Person A might say  
"pluperfect" and person B might say "past perfect".  These are all  
adjectives.  Some people might use them as nouns, and talk about "the  
continuous" or "the pluperfect".

I can think of these ways of using verbs.

a	Simple			"I wear clothes"
b	Past			"I wore school uniform"
c	Progressive with BE	"I am wearing a yellow T-shirt"
d	"Will" used for future	"I will wear a hat tomorrow"
e	Past progressive	"I was wearing only a towel"
f	Future progressive	"I will be wearing black at the funeral"
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Cynthia Van Slogteren | 4 Mar 20:26 2009
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Fwd: one sentence

Oops. I forgot this would kick back if I didn't use my charter email.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Cynthia Van Slogteren <cynvans <at> gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 6:48 AM
Subject: Re: [EngFor] one sentence
To: EngFor <at> yahoogroups.com

Imran,

Here's a very clear explanation of English tenses and their uses, (although
it doesn't include the subjunctive):

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/tenses

I'm sure a search will reveal others.

I hope you won't mind if I make some suggestions in your post below:

Thanks.

Your friend,
Cynthia
Listowner

On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 1:00 AM, Imran Haider Naqvi <imran_gcc <at> masaood.com>wrote:

>   >Hay Friends,
>

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anchie_la_yu | 4 Mar 23:30 2009
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verbs in a passage, need help

Dear all,

I need help with the following

The following verbs should be put in the correct place and in a correct form:

READ, ARRIVE, SIT, GET REMEMBER, MEAN, SHAKE, OCCUPY, HURRY, STEP

Gina STEPPED down from the train and put her suitcase on the platform. People WERE HURRYING everywhere.
Porters WERE OCCUPIED with passengers. A young woman WAS SITTING on a bench READING  an English magazine.
Gina went up to her. "Excuse me", she said. "Can you tell me how TO GET to the circus?" "What DO YOU MEAN? What
circus?", the young woman asked. Gina SHOOK her head. "I'm sorry. I HAVE JUST ARRIVED from Italy to attend a
language school. It's near the circus. Oh, I REMEMBER now. It's Oxford Circus."

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anchie_la_yu | 4 Mar 23:42 2009
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verbs in a passage, need help part 2

Dear all,

here's another one  with more verbs than blanks. So I have to choose ten out of twelve verbs.

AGREE, LET, INVITE, WRITE, CAN, DECIDE, BE, WORK, HAVE, GO, PASS, REPLY, ENJOY

Dear Carlos, 

Thank you for your letter. I'm sorry I HAVEN'T REPLIED for a long time, but I  HAVE HAD  a lot of work to do
recently. My final exams are in June, you see, and it is very important  that I PASS them. The reason I'M
WRITING is TO INVITE you to come and stay with me for a couple of days in July. My uncle Bobby has a farmhouse in
Scotland which he LETS me stay in during the summer. Two of my English friends HAVE already DECIDED to come,
so if you AGREE  to come too, there WILL BE four of us altogether. I'm sure we ARE GOING to have a good time.

Thanks a lot!!!

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Imran Haider Naqvi | 5 Mar 07:18 2009

RE: one sentence


Dear Cynthia,

Thanks for your reply I got all the explanations of tenses and their uses,

Thanks a lot for your support.

Best Regards,

Imran Haider

Oops. I forgot this would kick back if I didn't use my charter email.

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com>
Date: Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 6:48 AM
Subject: Re: [EngFor] one sentence
To: EngFor <at> yahoogroups. <mailto:EngFor%40yahoogroups.com> com

Imran,

Here's a very clear explanation of English tenses and their uses, (although
it doesn't include the subjunctive):

http://www.ego4u. <http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/tenses>
com/en/cram-up/grammar/tenses

I'm sure a search will reveal others.

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Bill Kelly | 5 Mar 13:31 2009
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Re: verbs in a passage, need help

Perfect

Bill Kelly
Connecticut USA

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anchie_la_yu wrote:
> 
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> I need help with the following
> 
> The following verbs should be put in the correct place and in a correct 
> form:
> 
> READ, ARRIVE, SIT, GET REMEMBER, MEAN, SHAKE, OCCUPY, HURRY, STEP
> 
> Gina STEPPED down from the train and put her suitcase on the platform. 
> People WERE HURRYING everywhere. Porters WERE OCCUPIED with passengers. 
> A young woman WAS SITTING on a bench READING an English magazine. Gina 
> went up to her. "Excuse me", she said. "Can you tell me how TO GET to 
> the circus?" "What DO YOU MEAN? What circus?", the young woman asked. 
> Gina SHOOK her head. "I'm sorry. I HAVE JUST ARRIVED from Italy to 
> attend a language school. It's near the circus. Oh, I REMEMBER now. It's 
> Oxford Circus."

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Bill Kelly | 5 Mar 13:32 2009
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Re: verbs in a passage, need help part 2

Again perfect.

Bill Kelly
Connecticut USA

--

anchie_la_yu wrote:
> 
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> here's another one with more verbs than blanks. So I have to choose ten 
> out of twelve verbs.
> 
> AGREE, LET, INVITE, WRITE, CAN, DECIDE, BE, WORK, HAVE, GO, PASS, REPLY, 
> ENJOY
> 
> Dear Carlos,
> 
> Thank you for your letter. I'm sorry I HAVEN'T REPLIED for a long time, 
> but I HAVE HAD a lot of work to do recently. My final exams are in June, 
> you see, and it is very important that I PASS them. The reason I'M 
> WRITING is TO INVITE you to come and stay with me for a couple of days 
> in July. My uncle Bobby has a farmhouse in Scotland which he LETS me 
> stay in during the summer. Two of my English friends HAVE already 
> DECIDED to come, so if you AGREE to come too, there WILL BE four of us 
> altogether. I'm sure we ARE GOING to have a good time.
> 
> Thanks a lot!!!
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