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Please correct my following paragraph.
(1) The water tank constructed on the top of the XXX hill has been completed a few weeks ago and inhabitants of the area are getting water (I mean through pipe) from it at their homes. Their tanks were seen filled with water. However, water was also seen being wasted and flowing on the roads. They should turn over off the tap (I don't know the correct English of that thingy installed in the tank) installed in the tanks.
(2) The XXX weather has been pleasant-light rain accompanied by thundering and lightning.
Many thanks in advance.
Thank you very much, Grumpy, :)
I would like to ask something so at to avoid mistakes in future.
1) Why did you use '"was" not "has been"? Do we have to use past tense when we use "ago"?
2) Can I use "receive" instead of "getting water"?
3) Can one use "houses" instead of "homes" here?
4) If I use "on the roads" instead of "on to the roads", does it still make sense?
5) The Dadyal weather or The Dadyal's weather?
Thank you very much.
- The Dadyal weather has been pleasant.
- Dadyal's weather has been pleasant.
To confirm it in my head, I substituted London:
- The London weather has been pleasant.
- London's weather has been pleasant.
Personally, I would say "The weather in Dadyal ..."
Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.
I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....