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Hi, this topic is for people who would like to read stories before they are posted.
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>>> Very good at the English language
>>> Proficient in Spelling
>>> Good at English Grammar
>>> Have a lot of time. At times, the stories would be very long, so you have to have a lot of patience.


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. . . Seriously, I'm online a lot and I read pretty fast.
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Proof-read this for me please:

A children and her mother decided to go to the park to have some fun. The child was very yong and still liked to play silly games. Such was peek - a - boo and tag and twirl in the merry-go-round. It worries her mother to much that she feel like she cant go and stop watching her child for even a secnd. After having fun, the child went back to her mother and cries for a cone of ice cream. Her mother bought her some, but unfortunately, they're ice creams was so soft it slips down the bottom of the cone.

Put the corrections beside the error in red and in a parenthesis.
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Proof-read this for me please:

Many things go on in Unseen University and, regrettably teaching had to be one of them. The faculty had long ago confronted this fact and had perfected various devices for avoiding it.
But this was perfectly all right cause, to be fair the students had to..........
And therefore education at the University mostly worked by the age-old method of putting a lot of young people in the vicinity of a lot of books and hoped that something would pass from one to the other while the actual young people putted themselves in the vicinity of inns and taverns for exactly the same reason.

Put the correction next to the errors and please make them red and enclosed in a parenthesis.
Posted 3/20/10 , edited 3/20/10


A children(child) and her mother decided to go to the park to have some fun. The child was very yong(young) and still liked to play silly games.(omit period; lowercase "s" in such) Such was(as) peek - a - boo(omit spaces) and tag and twirl in the merry-go-round. It worries(worried) her mother (What exactly worried her?) to(so) much that(omit "that") she feel(felt) like she cant(couldn't) go and(omit "go and") stop watching her child for even a secnd (second). After having fun, the child went back to her mother and cries(cried) for a cone of ice cream ("for an ice cream cone" would be more concise). Her mother bought her some(one) , but unfortunately,(omit "unfortunately,") they're(the) ice creams(cream) was so soft it slips(slipped; or perhaps "slid") down the bottom(side?) of the cone.


Ah, I hope I didn't overlook anything...
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Lol, you actually didn't overlook anything, in fact, you found even the things that I did not intend to be wrong. Like, the unfortunately part, and the bottom part almost to the end.
I have to say you have a keen eye, but unless the grammar of spelling is wrong, don't change the word, kay?

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I understand. Thank you ; 3;
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Xxgorgeous_princessxX wrote:



Proof-read this for me please:


Many things go(went) on in Unseen University and,(I'd take out this comma but it's a style not correctness issue--you can have both and some might prefer that) regrettably(,) teaching had to be one of them. The faculty had long ago confronted this fact and had perfected various devices for avoiding it.
But this was perfectly all right (be)cause, to be fair(,) the students had to..........(had to what? This sentence needs finishing)
And therefore education at the University mostly worked by the age-old method of putting a lot of young people in the vicinity of a lot of books and hoped(ing) that something would pass from one to the other(I'd put a "," here to improve flow although it's not strictly needed) while the actual young people putted(just "put") themselves in the vicinity of inns and taverns for exactly the same reason.


Unseen University, huh? I have a feeling I could look over my bookshelves and find this bit, although there's so much Discworld it would take a bit of looking.

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PurpleLibraryGuy wrote:


Xxgorgeous_princessxX wrote:



Proof-read this for me please:


Many things go(went) on in Unseen University and,(I'd take out this comma but it's a style not correctness issue--you can have both and some might prefer that) regrettably(,) teaching had to be one of them. The faculty had long ago confronted this fact and had perfected various devices for avoiding it.
But this was perfectly all right (be)cause, to be fair(,) the students had to..........(had to what? This sentence needs finishing)
And therefore education at the University mostly worked by the age-old method of putting a lot of young people in the vicinity of a lot of books and hoped(ing) that something would pass from one to the other(I'd put a "," here to improve flow although it's not strictly needed) while the actual young people putted(just "put") themselves in the vicinity of inns and taverns for exactly the same reason.


Unseen University, huh? I have a feeling I could look over my bookshelves and find this bit, although there's so much Discworld it would take a bit of looking.




The first proof-reading sample for the first person who applied was made up by me, but i was like, i don't want to make another essay, so i just took one from the internet. LOL

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fatetestarossaharlaown wrote:

Name: yumiko
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you know what? I'm not going to hassle myself to make up something for you to proof-read like i did with the first two sign-ups.
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