Sentence Correction

by kamrul
(Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Is following sentence correct?

Roni's mother absolutely hated nicknames and always calls her by her full name.

I think this is wrong. Please let me know

2.Only after they had completed an exhaustive study_______________ how to adapt the technology to the needs of the company.

which of the following is correct in the gaps

a) did they begin to understand
b) they did begin to understand.

I guess a is correct.

3. Is the following sentence correct?

Whenever I can't spend time with my friend, I always speak to him on the phone.

I think this is correct.

Comments for Sentence Correction

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Sep 03, 2011
by: Ola Zur

1. I actually see no problem with this sentence.

2. (a) makes much more sense here.

Here is why:

Verbs such as do, did, is, was, have, had and so forth can be used in the following structure, where the subject and verb change order and the adverb is moved to the beginning:

Adverb + verb + subject

Examples: (the first verb is underlined)

Not only was he late, he also did not apologize!

Under no circumstances did she imagine something like this happening.

Never have they looked so worried.

3. Seems fine to me.

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Aug 20, 2011

I believe that in the first sentence the past tense of hated is not very good. In an isolated sentence hates would be better. Though in context the sentence could be fine as it is.

2. I would go for "A" though I am not sure why
3. It seems fine.

Have a nice day
Zdenek Rotrekl

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