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    Grendelís mother goes to Herot to seek revenge the night after Beowulf defeats Grendel.

    Answer: The night after Beowulf defeats Grendel, Grendelís mother goes to Herot to seek revenge.
    Thats my answer but somehow I feel it isnt a correct inversion or switch of the sentence. I feel the comma is used incorrectly but shoul dbe there for clarity or to stop confusion, i dont think a smeicolon is needed since these ar etwo different ideas but putting a period wouldn't work either, any suggestions?

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    Try leaving the comma out and instead of Grendal's just use "her". How does that sound?

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    Sorry! Spelt Grendel wrong!!

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    The comma's OK, but optional. The longer the time phrase, the more likely we are to use a comma, and here it's a fairly long ohrase, so I'd use it. We could replace 'Grendel's' with 'his' (wasn't he male?).

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