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    Labor Day

    Please correct my errors and give some advices about writing this paragraph.


    Labor Day is a national holiday in many countries. It is celebrated on different days in different countries. In Canada and America Labour day holiday is on the first Monday of September. Many years ago in Toronto union workers got together in a parade to reduce their weekly work hours . In 1882 a parade was held in New York city on September fifth. On that day New York workers demanded for an eight- hour work shift. Later on this idea spread in other states in USA. Finally, in 1892 congress voted it a national holiday. In America" Labor Day" is also a celebration of end of summer session. Now a days it is a celebration of a holiday. Labor Day Celebration shows a great respect to working class people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkl View Post
    Labor Day

    Please correct my errors and give some advices about writing this paragraph.


    Labor Day is a national holiday in many countries. It is celebrated on different days in different countries. In Canada and America Labour day holiday is on the first Monday of September. Many years ago in Toronto union workers got together in a parade to reduce their weekly work hours . In 1882 a parade was held in New York city on September fifth. On that day New York workers demanded for an eight- hour work shift. Later on this idea spread in other states in USA. Finally, in 1892 congress voted it a national holiday. In America" Labor Day" is also a celebration of end of summer session. Now a days it is a celebration of a holiday. Labor Day Celebration shows a great respect to working class people.
    Workers had a demonstration to demand reduced work hours. Parades are held to celebrate things not to protest them.

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    When you siad "Parades are held to celebrate things not to protest them" did you mean that I need to make some corrections in my writing. I am not sure which sentences sound inppropiate in my paragraph.

    Please help me to understandt it litttle bit more.

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkl View Post
    When you siad "Parades are held to celebrate things not to protest them" did you mean that I need to make some corrections in my writing. I am not sure which sentences sound inppropiate in my paragraph.

    Please help me to understandt it litttle bit more.

    Thank you.
    Your use of the word parade is inappropriate. You should use demonstration.

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    I replaced "parade" with demonstraion in the following senteces. Hope they sound okay. Thank you for the correction.

    Many years ago in Toronto union workers had a demonstration to reduce their weekly work hours . On September fifth in 1882 a demonstration was held in New York city too. On that day New York workers demanded for an eight- hour work shift.

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