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    some grammar questions

    Hello,

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    I remember a party I went to when I was a yung girl. It had celebrated the birthday of my grandfather.
    How do I change the underlined sentence and why? Can you explan the error to me?
    Thank you

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    It celebrated the birthday....

    It didn't happen before anything alse,so there's no need for the past perfect.

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    Re: some grammar questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Snow Lau
    I remember a party I went to when I was a young girl. It had celebrated the birthday of my grandfather.

    How do I change the underlined sentence and why? Can you explain the error to me?
    In addition,

    It (i.e., the party) was in celebration of my grandfather's birthday.

    All the best, :D

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    Re: some grammar questions

    Hi, is it possible to say

    It was the celebration of my grandfather's birthday.
    We had a celebretory drink there.

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    Re: some grammar questions

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    Hi, is it possible to say

    It was the celebration of my grandfather's birthday.
    We had a celebretory celebratory drink there.
    Both are fine.

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    Re: some grammar questions

    thou good lass

    In addition I would like to ask the same as in my previous post for these few sentences below

    During the celebration, the granddad made some problems as always actually.
    After we all toasted him and to each others as well and got our drinks, he run and jumped into, rounded and a one metre deep and four metres wide and made of inflated rubber sides, the basin but by way of making a whirl what caused a lot of the water to have been splashed outside. So the fireworks, which were located near by and ready for use, got wet and we had to take new ones. The granddad always makes such pranks as though he were 15 and not 79. Even though a lot of the water was splashed out we had to bring a glass of the same for the grandmother and the chair as well. My poor grandma remembers all his birthdays well. Too well, I would say.
    Let me tell you that three years ago, when we also were celebrating one of his birthdays, after a while, we realised that he had just disappeared. We tried to find him in the house, then shouting but nothing's helped to find the granddad. Then we were going away the yard trying to find him in both the garden and the orchard thinking that he might have gone there to bring either some vegetable or fruit to us. But he wasn't there. When we got back and as we stood in front of the house asking ourselves what to do, he made a shout from the top of the roof. Of course we all got frozen with the moment.
    But the granddad told us calmly that we now all were so nice for being ready to hear his poem which he has just written


    neither me on the roof
    nor the rest of the world
    nor the fruit on branches
    nor the birds in trees
    nor the paintings on the walls
    nor a poet in the heaven
    could collect the words
    to tell well how happy I am.

    When he got down the yard he complained about our shouting when we were trying to find him. He said he couldn't have concentrated enough to write nicer lines what, as he said, was his intention. He also warned us about what could the people all around tell if they've heard such an uproar we were making.
    And he apologized to the grandma of course.
    Last edited by e2e4; 28-Jul-2008 at 23:13.

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