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    Which of the two sentences is correct? And why?

    1)The attention draws to the writer`s emotional experience in this article.
    2)The attention is drawn to the writer`s emotional experience in this article.

    By the way, did I ask the correct question?

    Thanks in advance,
    Max.

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    Re: Which of the two sentences is correct? And why?

    #2 is the correct form. Alternatively "This article draws attention to..."

    Yes - your question is fine.

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    Re: Which of the two sentences is correct? And why?

    Thanks!
    The point is that your alternative variant was my first one.

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    Re: Which of the two sentences is correct? And why?

    Look again - it is not precisely your first one.

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    Re: Which of the two sentences is correct? And why?

    I am sorry.
    I expressed myself incorrectly.
    I mean when I translated this text from Russian into English the first sentence which took into my head was "This article draws attention to the writer`s emotional experience."
    Then I started thinking about other variants and I decided to change the word order and so the result was the two sentences in my question.

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    Re: Which of the two sentences is correct? And why?

    Your original translation is the simplest one; option 2 is the alternative. Option 1 is incorrect grammatically.

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    Re: Which of the two sentences is correct? And why?

    Thanks again.

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