English as a Second Language/English Grammar

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Hi Amy,

I saw this line on the Russian website someone asked to translate from English to Russian: "he forget me to do it all" and you know what? They did it (translated), but for me - it doesn't make sense. Can you tell me, please, what I don't understand in this line? I believe it is just bad grammar, that's all!

Thank you, Amy!

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Alex,

hi again!

'he forget me to do it all' makes no sense to me whatsoever. Those websites used for translating sentences/paragraphs have limitations. They may be ok - to some extent - for translating individual words, but when it comes to more complex structures, your chances of getting some gibberish increase.

So, unfortunately I cannot tell you what is it YOU don't understand in that phrase, but it's not a case of bad grammar. I also don't know Russian so I can't help you even if you were to provide me with the original Russian text :(

Please let me know if I can help you any further.

Best,

Amy  

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I can answer question about grammar, spelling, syntax, idioms, reading and/or writing that pertain to English as a Second Language. I am knowledgeable about both TOEFL and IELTS.

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I'm a certified ESL teacher with 12 years of experience teaching K-12 and adults.

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BSc MEd TESL post grad program for k-12 TESL post grad program for adult ed

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