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The teacher told his student he would bring them to visit the zoo after the exam.

 

The teacher told his student he will bring them to visit the zoo after the exam.

 

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asked Feb 15 '13 at 23:57 Boon Huat Tan New member

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 'Will' carries a stronger meaning than 'would' and turns this into a promise. 'Would' implies some condition, and it sounds like the exam is a definate thing. You should change 'bring' to 'take', however. Simply put, 'take' means to move something from here to there. 'Bring' means to move something from there to here. He's going to take the students from here (the school) to there (the zoo).

Students should have an 's' on the end.

 

 The teacher told his students he will take them to visit the zoo after the exam.

link comment edited Feb 16 '13 at 01:27 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow
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I pretty much agree with Lewis, but using will instead of would is only correct if the visit to the zoo is still in the future at the time the statement is made.  If the visit to the zoo has already occurred in the past, then would should be used.  This is one of the rules/conventions about tense change in indirect speech.

link comment answered Feb 16 '13 at 10:56 Shawn Mooney Expert
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Can you correct the grammer for this paragraph?

 

(this is not a school work, these are my own words)

 

 

As long as we have had tabloids, we have had tabloid scandals, (The New York Times, July 19 2011). Just about anyone can produce a neutral, favorable, or unfavorable impression toward a person, place or thing, depending on the language used. Many tabloid newspapers (I will not be naming any) are known for their exaggerated descriptions and stories. Tabloid newspapers are an example of inaccurate stories. For example a tabloid newspaper could make San Diego appear like Hawaii or it could destroy it by describing it to being like something it isn’t. Tabloid writers furthermore try to persuade readers that their stories are true, when in reality they are relating to the fact but not purely unfolding the authenticity. In my opinion, tabloids could be used for time pass (simply just for fun). And if there is a certain topic which seems really attractive then I think, it should be researched in depth from various resources so that the actual story comes forward, and not just believe on a simply overstated piece of writing.

link comment answered Feb 16 '13 at 03:27 maria New member

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