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    Correct Sentence?

    Is the following a correct sentence?

    The property is well maintained on both the interior and exterior.

    Thank you for your help.


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    Re: Correct Sentence?

    Hi cleung

    I'd add a hyphen and also say the sentence sounds a little bit awkward. I don't feel terribly comfortable with the combination of "on" and "interior".


    Here's an alternative:
    Both the interior and exterior of the property are well-maintained.

    Amy


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    #3

    Re: Correct Sentence?

    Both the interior and exterior property are well-maintained

    right?


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    Re: Correct Sentence?

    Hi waterlou

    I think it depends on exactly what cleung means by "property". As I see it, "property" could be a piece of land or it could be a building. If it's simply a piece of land, I might also go for leaving out the words "of the" (as an additional alternative).

    If it's a piece of land with a building on it and clueng is referring to the interior and exterior of the building, then I would not be willing to omit "of the".

    Property can also have other meanings...
    Maybe cleung should tell us what kind of "property" is under discussion. :)

    Amy
    Last edited by Philly; 09-Jun-2006 at 14:43.


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    Re: Correct Sentence?

    Dear Amy and Waterluo,

    Thank you both for your help! You are correct - "property" can be either a raw land or a building. I'm sorry for not being clear earlier. But in this particular case, I was actually referring to a building, not a piece of land. (An empty lot wouldn't have exterior or interior, would it?)

    Like Amy, I read the sentence and felt it sounded a bit awkward, and that's why I posted it and asked for advice. Thanks again.

    Cleung

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