seek for

  1. We are seeking for human rights.
  2. In war torn country, people are seeking for peace.
    Are these sentences correct?

A learner’s try

  1. We are seeking human rights.
  2. In a torn-by-war country, people are seeking peace.
  3. In a country torn by war, people are seeking peace.
  4. In a country torn by war, people seek peace.
  5. People who live in the hell of war usually dream about peace.
  6. People who watch war reports on their TV screens think about how the used weapons sophisticated are.
  1. We are seeking human rights.
  2. In a war-torn country, people are seeking peace.
  1. OK.
  2. ‘torn=by war’ is not the usual expression in this sentence. It would either have to be ‘in a war-torn country…’ or ‘In a country torn apart by war…’
  3. …torn apart by…
  4. …torn apart by…
  5. OK
  6. "… how the used weapons sophisticated are’ is completely the wrong word order.
    People who watch reports of war on TV may think about how sophisticated the weapons are.

Thank Coach

‘Thanks’, not ‘thank’, and I’m not a coach, I’m a person. That mode of address is usually only used of someone who coaches a sport.

Sorry, I saw “Language Coach” written under your nick, actually between your nick and your avatar. I wasn’t conscious it wasn’t written by you.
Now I’ve noticed “I’m a communicator” is written under my nick.
It is given by the software program regarding the number of the messages posted.

Please replace the word given with a more suited one.

In addition, this about “thank” isn’t clear to me.

Thank you
Thank Steve
Thank you Steve
Thanks Steve

Which of these four are correct?


‘Language coach’ is not allocated according to the number of messages posted. I cannot change it.

If you are speaking to Steve, then:
thanks, Steve
is correct.
If you asking someone to say thank you to Steve, then
Thank Steve
is correct (as a command)

Thank you.
Thank you, Steve.
Thanks, Steve.

Can I also say,

  1. Please thank Steve.
  2. Please thank Steve in my name.
  3. Please thank Steve for me.
  4. Please thank Steve on my behalf.
  5. Would you thank Steve.
  6. Wouldn’t you thank Steve for me, would you.

I am interested in knowing polite formal way which I can write in a formal letter.
Should I’ve used “?” in 5 and 6?
Anyhow, which of these six could be correct, if any?

Thanks, Beeesneees

2 sounds forced.
6 is incorrect and you possibly mean, “You wouldn’t thank Steve for me, would you?” It sounds a little wishy-washy and grovelly though – as if you are half expecting the person to refuse.

The others are all OK.
6 definitely needs a question mark, with 5 it is dependent on the circumstances as to whether this is a true question or not, but if there were any doubt, then the general rule of thumb would be to use one.

4 is possibly the most suited to a polite formal statement.