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hirashin

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Dear native English speakers,
Would you please help me with some sentences?
Which would be used among the following sentences?
1a) My son will become a college student next year.
1b) My son will become a college student in the next year.
1c) My son will become a college student the coming year.
1d) My son will become a college student in the coming year.

2a) The rock band from England is popular among teenagers.
2b) The rock band is popular among teenagers from England.

3a) My father cooks us breakfast on Sunday morning.
3b) My father prepares us breakfast on Sunday morning.
3c) My father makes us breakfast on Sunday morning.
3d) My father fixes us breakfast on Sunday morning.

4a) I found her advice very useful.
4b) I found her advice very helpful.
4c) Her advice proved to be very useful/helpful.
4d) Her advice turned out to be very useful/helpful.

5a) Lisa raised a hand and answered the question.
5b) Lisa raised her hand and answered the question.

Thanks in advance.

Hirashin
 

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Dear native English speakers,
Would you please help me with some sentences?
Which would be used among the following sentences?
1a) My son will become a college student next year.
1b) My son will become a college student in the next year.
1c) My son will become a college student the coming year.
1d) My son will become a college student in the coming year.

2a) The rock band from England is popular among teenagers.
2b) The rock band is popular among teenagers from England.

3a) My father cooks us breakfast on Sunday morning.
3b) My father prepares us breakfast on Sunday morning.
3c) My father makes us breakfast on Sunday morning.
3d) My father fixes us breakfast on Sunday morning.

4a) I found her advice very useful.
4b) I found her advice very helpful.
4c) Her advice proved to be very useful/helpful.
4d) Her advice turned out to be very useful/helpful.

5a) Lisa raised a hand and answered the question.
5b) Lisa raised her hand and answered the question.

Thanks in advance.

Hirashin
kinda odd to use "on Sunday" in a sentence in #3. It sounds wrong
 

hirashin

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Thanks for the help, Tala.
kinda odd to use "on Sunday" in a sentence in #3. It sounds wrong
How would you correct the sentences then?

Hirashin
 

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Thanks for the help, Tala.


How would you correct the sentences then?

Hirashin
there is also no way to tell if the verb is
past tense: it already happened (ex: fixed or fixes)
present tense: it's happening (ex: fixing)
future tense: it's about to happen (ex: will be fixing)

"on sunday" that is future tense but "fixes" is past tense

past tense: My father fixed us breakfast this Sunday morning.
present tense: My father is fixing us breakfast this Sunday morning.
future tense: My father will be fixing us breakfast on Sunday morning.

it goes for all verb
 

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1a) My son will become a college student next year.
1b) My son will become a college student in the next year.
1c) My son will become a college student the coming year.
1d) My son will become a college student in the coming year.

Within this group, I don't like (c), and would suggest that a student change/correct it. The others are fine, but the nuance differs.

In (a), the listener might expect/conclude that it will happen at the typical time (April here, Sept. in the US).

(b) and (d) seem to have the feeling of "sometime in the next/coming year," but exactly when is more uncertain. In these, "in" is comparable in meaning to "during".

With the right stress, these three could also be used in contrast to answer the question: "Your son started college this year?"

Again, this is nuance, or possibility,
 

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2a) The rock band from England is popular among teenagers.
2b) The rock band is popular among teenagers from England.

Both are fine, but note that "from England" is modifying different things.
 

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4a) I found her advice very useful.
4b) I found her advice very helpful.
4c) Her advice proved to be very useful/helpful.
4d) Her advice turned out to be very useful/helpful.

All these seem to be fine.
 

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3a) My father cooks us breakfast on Sunday morning.
3b) My father prepares us breakfast on Sunday morning.
3c) My father makes us breakfast on Sunday morning.
3d) My father fixes us breakfast on Sunday morning.

(b) should be "...prepares breakfast for us..." I'd understand this, and wouldn't comment if someone said it, but I'd fix it on a student paper.

The others are fine as is, or could as easily occur in "for us" versions.
 

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5a) Lisa raised a hand and answered the question.
5b) Lisa raised her hand and answered the question.

Both are fine, I'd normally use (b).
 

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Thanks for the help, Tala.


How would you correct the sentences then?

Hirashin
I checked with someone who has better understanding and she said all of them is acceptable as a sentence
 

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Thank you for the help, johnnyG. I appreciate it.
I checked with someone who has better understanding and she said all of them is acceptable as a sentence
Oh, really. Thanks, Tala.
 
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