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Thread poster: Smith Park

Smith Park  Identity Verified
South Korea
Local time: 19:24
Member (2005)
English to Korean
Jun 9, 2008

Hi, Everybody,

I have some texts which needs your explanation.
There are 2 word, talking and along.
Please take a look at these paragraphs bellow.

1.
"Why do you want to take your kitten to school?" asked Mother.
Pat said that all the children were talking their pets to school.
They were going to have a pet show.

2.
Tom is on a big boat. Tom's mother and father are on the boat too.
They are going for along boat ride.
They will be on the water for days.

I think the talking and along should be replaced with
taking and a long respectively?
Can you help me to find out what is correct?

Thanks in advance.
Smith Park
Seoul, Korea

[Edited at 2008-06-09 08:29]

[Edited at 2008-06-09 08:30]

[Edited at 2008-06-09 08:46]


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Catherine Reay  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 11:54
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Spanish to English
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correct Jun 9, 2008

Hello,

Yes, you are right, they should use "taking" and "a long".

Regards,
Katy


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Smith Park  Identity Verified
South Korea
Local time: 19:24
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English to Korean
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Thanks. Jun 9, 2008

Many thanks.

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Margreet Logmans  Identity Verified
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Another correction Jun 9, 2008

'They will bo on the water for days.'
=
'they will BE on the the water for days'


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Smith Park  Identity Verified
South Korea
Local time: 19:24
Member (2005)
English to Korean
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Thanks Jun 9, 2008

Yes, you are right. I edited it.
Thanks.


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Ruth Wöhlk  Identity Verified
Germany
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firebug Jun 9, 2008

You are right, the firebug stroke again, no doubt.

Greetings

Ruth


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magic magic
China
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I'm curious to know how the problems happened Jun 10, 2008

firstly, you are right.

I'm curious to know how the problems happened

for some translation tools or what?


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James (Jim) Davis  Identity Verified
Seychelles
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spell checkers getting it wrong Jun 12, 2008

I think

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