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    Please polish this paragraph:

    Autumn wind cool, while sweet-scented osmanthus fragrant, China is flooded with moon cakes. Awakening! Autumn Festival is forthcoming once again!

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    >Autumn wind cool, while sweet-scented osmanthus >fragrant, China is flooded with moon cakes. >Awakening! Autumn Festival is forthcoming once again!

    I think your paragraph is refinedly-written. Anyway I will try my best to help you.

    Maybe I don't know about grammar. But why is it possible to have no "verb", and only form as part of a statement for the following:
    - Autumn wind cool, while sweet-scented osmanthus fragrant

    You may consider to delete "once" at the last statement. Meaning is slightly changed, but the statement become a bit concise.

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    You cannot put verbs there. Otherwise, that would be a grammatical error.

    Unless you devided the one sentence into 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    You cannot put verbs there. Otherwise, that would be a grammatical error.

    Unless you devided the one sentence into 3.
    Hi, that is my question..
    I suppose it has to divide one sentence into 3. How come it can take off the verbs andthen to combine into 1 sentence only.

    What is the name of the type of grammar?
    I would like to learn more about it.

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    See:

    Autumn wind, cool; (while) sweet-scented osmanthus, fragrant; China is flooded with moon cakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
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    Autumn wind, cool; (while) sweet-scented osmanthus, fragrant; China is flooded with moon cakes.
    Guess from the structure of this statement.
    Is the following correct:
    I a boy; while you a girl; we can sleep with each other.

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