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    Default comparisons without repetitions

    Hi, I'd like to know if the following sentence is correct:

    1) In Elizabethan theatres there weren't curtains or scenary , while in modern ones THERE ARE.

    Can I say THERE ARE at the end without repeating curtains or scenery?
    Are there any other mistakes?

    I have quite the same problem with this sentence:

    2) Modern theatres are covered, instead Elizabethan ones were not.

    Can I just say were not withouth repeating covered? Is the use of the comma before instead correct?


    3)Once actors didn't wear period costumes, while now they do.

    Can I say :

    4) Elizabethan theatres were small, circular or octagonal, while nowadays they are of different size and form.

    Can I use the pronoun or should I say theatres?
    Is it correct to say "nowadays theatres are of different size and form"? Could I say

    5) Nowadays there are theatres of different size and form?

    Should I put size and form in the plural forms?

    Thank you.
    Rip.

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    Default Re: comparisons without repetitions

    What about?

    1), 2), 3) & 4) Unlike the modern theaters of today, in Elizabethan times the theatres were small, circluar or octagonal, they weren't covered, they did not have curtains or scenery, and male actors played both male and female roles.

    Note, Ripley, didn't the actors in those days wear period costumes for Julius Caesar?

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    Default Re: comparisons without repetitions

    Thank you for your suggestions, but my problem is to understand if my sentences are grammatically correct; I mean it's not a question of style. I know that they are not very good from that point of view.

    What I need to know if they contain mistakes from a grammatical point of you. What do you think of them .
    That is I need to know if I can just stop after the verb, without completing the sentence...
    About the content... I read that they used simple details to let the audience identify who the characters were, but they diddn't wear period costumes as actors do today. Their costumes were simple, no sophisticated like today.

    Rip.

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