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    Dear Teachers,

    could you please check the following for mistakes for me


    (The ship is still being held by the authority and did not sail
    from the port yet.

    there still be some legal cases against the ship owner and
    the lawers names that are taking on the case are :

    AND I MENTIONED THIER NAMES


    many thanks

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    The ship is still being held by the authority and has not yet sailed from the port .

    there are still some legal cases (lawsuits???- if they are suing for money, I'd use suits) against the ship owner and the names of the lawers' in these actions are as follows:


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    Quote Originally Posted by koko
    Dear Teachers,

    could you please check the following for mistakes for me


    (The ship is still being held by the authority and did not sail
    from the port yet.

    there still be some legal cases against the ship owner and
    the lawers names that are taking on the case are :

    AND I MENTIONED THIER NAMES


    many thanks


    In the first sentence, "authority" should be "authorities", at least in American English. The second issue of the first sentence is a matter of style more than grammar. You have a compound verb made up of "is being held" and "did (not) sail". From the standpoint of parallelism, that could be improved. One could add a subject to the second clause and/or a different conjunction.

    The ship is still being held by the authorities; therefore, it did not sail
    from the port yet.

    There are some pending legal cases involving the ship owner. The names of the lawyers handling the case are:

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