単数形か複数形か、わかりやすい例
2016年10月15日 (土) | 編集 |
気がつけば、マーシャ先生の phrasal verb と同様に、みい子のライティング講座も1年以上更新していませんでした。

今日は、ずいぶん間が空きましたが、長男が小4のときにクラスのイベントで川へキャンプに行ったことをつづった日記を復習します。



【学習ノートより】

訂正前:
The river was a very beautiful place with fresh air and trees. All the children really enjoyed swimming and playing there though it was really cold! They also made a raft and chopsticks from bamboos with a knife. They were not used to using the knife, but they tried hard to make them. After playing in the river, we had a barbeque. They were so excited about using the chopsticks they made. After dinner we had a campfire with songs, some games and fireworks. It’s been some time since I had a campfire when I was a child.


よく読まれて、間違いを見つけてみてください。

指摘されたのは2か所ですが、おわかりでしょうか。


訂正後:
The river was a very beautiful place with fresh air and trees. All the children really enjoyed swimming and playing there though it was really cold! They also made a raft and chopsticks from bamboo with knives. They were not used to using knives, but they tried hard to make them. After playing in the river, we had a barbeque. They were so excited about using the chopsticks they made. After dinner we had a campfire with songs, some games and fireworks. It’s been a long time since I had a campfire when I was a child.


knife は、単数形か複数形か迷った部分でした。

でも、ひとりが使うのは1本だけなのだから・・・と単数にしたのですが、間違えてしまいました。


複数形が正しいのは、以下の先生のコメントを読むと納得できますよね。

I wasn’t sure about this, but I changed “knife” to “knives”. If there was only one knife and all of the children used the same knife, then you were correct to write “knife” and I apologize. However, if there were several knives and all the children used different knives, then you should use the plural form as I did. Sounds like fun! I just changed “some time”, because “ a long time” sounds more natural. Also “some time” is more often used in spoken English.



そして、添削の最後にこんなアドバイスが添えてありました。

Ms. Mikeneko
It sounds like you had a good time! I am looking forward to going camping with my son some day.
In your writing the most important grammar points are all correct, however, please be careful about the small details, for example, single/plural and word choice. Overall you are doing a great job. Keep up the good work.



先生のアドバイスどおり、単数・複数形のように細かな部分や、言葉の選択に気をつけようと、その後も英語日記を添削に出し続けました。

添削や英会話には、お金と時間を費やしてきましたが、やってきたことは無駄ではなかったと信じています。



お読みいただいた皆様へ 
1日1回、応援クリックをお願いいたします。


                 

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