C1 Advanced Problems

CAE Error Correction Exercises 4

See if you can correct these mistakes (the solutions are below)

Mistakes

20 millions of euros

they can propose themselves

I was used to go fishing near my house

the horses that are breeded for running

these three cultures were used to eat meat

don't have time to think to other things

they were ahead other cultures

the army shooted to them

where they can grow up their children

 

Solutions

20 million euros

they can promote/offer themselves

Propose (not with a person)

I used to go fishing near my house in the past - not anymore

Used to + infinitive means something you did in the past but you don't do this thing anymore. There are some other expressions which look similar but have different meanings, so be careful!

the horses that are bred for running

these three cultures used to eat meat

Or: these three cultures were used to eating meat

I don't have time to think about other things

they were ahead of other cultures

the army shot them

where they can grow  raise/bring up their children. You cannot grow up another person. I explain this in the following video:

Mistakes

Germany who beat on Sweden

They had a lot of lucky

push them to favourite Juventus in the match

I was used to play football every day in the past

we were used to play football since 4 o'clock till 8 o'clock

you can't be too much technical

the tendence as parents is to...

one of the examples I can do is....

he has power since 15 years

you can feel yourself like being in a North African country

 

Solutions

Germany who beat Sweden

They had a lot of luck

push them to favour Juventus in the match

I used to play football every day in the past

we were used to playing football from 4 o'clock till 8 o'clock

you can't be too technical

Much + nouns

the tendency as parents is to...

one of the examples that I can give is...

he has had power/control since 15 years ago

Since x years ago Or: for x years

you can feel like being in a North African country

 

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