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    Smile My parents discovered the source of the awful smell

    My parents discovered the source of the awful smell that was coming from the basement.


    Does the bolded part in the above sound right? Is it better to reword it as "the stuff that gave off the awful smell?' If not, how would you reword it? Thanks.

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    Default Re: My parents discovered the source of the awful smell

    Your original sentence is just fine.

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    Default Re: My parents discovered the source of the awful smell

    Thanks, Anglika.
    Got it.

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    Default Re: My parents discovered the source of the awful smell

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    My parents discovered the source of the awful smell that was coming from the basement.


    Does the bolded part in the above sound right? Is it better to reword it as "the stuff that gave off the awful smell?' If not, how would you reword it? Thanks.
    Angli,

    Nicely done!

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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    Default Re: My parents discovered the source of the awful smell

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Angli,

    Nicely done!

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    Thanks, Amigos4.
    Do you imply that the original sampe doesn't read good?

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    Default Re: My parents discovered the source of the awful smell

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Amigos4.
    Do you imply that the original sampe doesn't read good?
    Angli,

    I was complimenting you on your original sentence. It was perfect! I was also echoing Anglika's sentiments when he stated: 'Your original sentence is just fine.'

    Here is a friendly reminder: 'Do you imply that the original sampe doesn't read good? should be written as: Do you imply that the original sample doesn't read well? (The verb 'doesn't read' needs an adverb (well) rather than the adjective (good).)

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: My parents discovered the source of the awful smell

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Angli,

    I was complimenting you on your original sentence. It was perfect! I was also echoing Anglika's sentiments when he stated: 'Your original sentence is just fine.'

    Here is a friendly reminder: 'Do you imply that the original sampe doesn't read good? should be written as: Do you imply that the original sample doesn't read well? (The verb 'doesn't read' needs an adverb (well) rather than the adjective (good).)

    Cheers,
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    Thanks, Amigos, for the reply and correction.

    Now I have more chances to improve myself if you point out my mistakes.

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    Default Re: My parents discovered the source of the awful smell

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Amigos, for the reply and correction.

    Now I have more chances to improve myself if you point out my mistakes.
    Angli,

    I, too, am thankful when my mistakes are pointed out to me. Last week I was corrected when I used the word 'amend' when I should have used 'emend'. We are never too old to learn something new!

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: My parents discovered the source of the awful smell

    Angliholic,

    Agreed that your sentence is fine.
    However,you could emphasise the awfulness by using "stench" instead of "smell".
    Or if this is a humorous story, use "pong".

    Buggles

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