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    Default It's been 45 years since the US dropped an atomic bomb in each of Japan's two ...

    Hello.

    It's been 45 years since the US dropped an atomic bomb in each of Japan's two cities: Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
    Is this sentence grammatically correct? Are there any other ways of saying the same thing?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.

    It's been 45 years since the US dropped an atomic bomb in each of Japan's two cities: Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
    Is this sentence grammatically correct? Are there any other ways of saying the same thing?

    Thank you.
    It's grammatically correct, but the phrase "in each of Japan's two cities" makes it sound like these are the only two cities in Japan. Here's how I would rewrite it:

    It's been 45 years since the US dropped an atomic bomb on two of Japan's major cities: Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    Also, use "on" instead of "in" because from the sky, the cities, on the ground, are surfaces - on for surfaces - in for closed areas or areas with boundaries of some sort.


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    Default Re: It's been 45 years since the US dropped an atomic bomb in each of Japan's two ...

    It's been 45 years since the US dropped an atomic bomb on two of Japan's major cities: Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    Can I change Japan's into Japanese?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    It's been 45 years since the US dropped an atomic bomb on two of Japan's major cities: Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    Can I change Japan's into Japanese?
    You can use "Japanese" in place of "Japan" if you rephrase it.

    It's been 45 years since the US dropped an atomic bomb on two major Japanese cities: Hiroshima and Nagasaki.



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    Default Re: It's been 45 years since the US dropped an atomic bomb in each of Japan's two ...

    It's been 45 years since the US dropped an atomic bomb on two major Japanese cities: Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    The US dropped two bombs on Japan, so wouldn't it be correct to say "... on each of two major Japanese cities ..."?

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    Default Re: It's been 45 years since the US dropped an atomic bomb in each of Japan's two ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    It's been 45 years since the US dropped an atomic bomb on two major Japanese cities: Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    The US dropped two bombs on Japan, so wouldn't it be correct to say "... on each of two major Japanese cities ..."?
    Yes, you could phrase it that way, but the phrase "on each of two major Japanese cities" sounds a bit circuitous, and, perhaps, not really very natural.

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