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    Daniellll is offline Member
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    Is this sentence correct?
    "when he was ill, his children didn't allow their mother to see him because he would have died"

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    I'm not sure if I understand the sentence. Do you mean that the mother's visit would have caused his death?

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    Default Re: correcting a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniellll View Post
    Is this sentence correct?
    "when he was ill, his children didn't allow their mother to see him because he would have died"
    It should begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop.

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    Default Re: correcting a sentence

    yes exactly. this is what I mean by the sentence

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniellll View Post
    Yes exactly. This is what I mean by the sentence.
    How would seeing the mother cause him to die?

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    Default Re: correcting a sentence

    I was referring to Tolstoy's death. When he was on his death bed in the train station, his sons didn't allow Tolstoy's wife to see him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniellll View Post
    I was referring to Tolstoy's death. When he was on his death bed in the train station, his sons didn't allow Tolstoy's wife to see him.
    In that case you need to say that they didn't allow her to see him because he was dying.

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