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    Home is a thought

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    I wonder which sentence below is grammatically correct,

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    Home is a thought, tears you apart, scatters you to - distant places.

    2.
    Home is a thought that tears you apart then scatters you to - distant places.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Home is a thought

    Quote Originally Posted by iamtime View Post
    Hi,

    I wonder which sentence below is grammatically correct,

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    Home is a thought, tears you apart, scatters you to - distant places.

    2.
    Home is a thought that tears you apart then scatters you to - distant places.

    Thanks.
    Hi,

    I am not a teacher, but I will give my opinion.

    #1 is not a grammatically correct sentence, but could be part of a poem or lyrics to a song

    #2 is correct except for the use of to. One cannot scatter something to somewhere. A better choice would be

    Home is a thought that tears you apart then scatters you across distant places.

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    Re: Home is a thought

    Quote Originally Posted by luschen View Post
    #2 is correct except for the use of to. One cannot scatter something to somewhere.
    I'm curious about this. Why not? You cannot scatter to some specific location but "scatter to distant places" is plausible enough. Or "scatter to far away lands"... also seems okay to me.
    "Scatter to the four winds" = scatter in all four directions...


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    Re: Home is a thought

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    I'm curious about this. Why not? You cannot scatter to some specific location but "scatter to distant places" is plausible enough. Or "scatter to far away lands"... also seems okay to me.
    "Scatter to the four winds" = scatter in all four directions...

    Thanks so much, freezeframe!

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    Re: Home is a thought

    Quote Originally Posted by luschen View Post
    Hi,

    I am not a teacher, but I will give my opinion.

    #1 is not a grammatically correct sentence, but could be part of a poem or lyrics to a song

    #2 is correct except for the use of to. One cannot scatter something to somewhere. A better choice would be

    Home is a thought that tears you apart then scatters you across distant places.
    Thanks for your opinion, luschen

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    Re: Home is a thought

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    I'm curious about this. Why not? You cannot scatter to some specific location but "scatter to distant places" is plausible enough. Or "scatter to far away lands"... also seems okay to me.
    "Scatter to the four winds" = scatter in all four directions...

    I agree the preposition sounds plausible here.

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    Re: Home is a thought

    I too agree with Freezeframe, thank you for correcting me.

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