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    Question Three Sentences (about pots)

    Hello! I made three sentences for myself. I wonder which sentences are grammatically correct or wrong. I think all of them are correct, but #2 sounds better for me.


    Here're my analysis.


    Number 1 contains three independent sentences. This might not sound concise.


    Number 2 contains two independent sentences. "the other was made of iron" was the adverbial of the later sentence.


    Number 3 contains one independent sentence. The adverbial is "one made of china and the other made of iron".

    Am I right? Could I have your opinions about them? Thanks!

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    #1 There were two pots in a king’s kitchen. One was made of china, and the other was made of iron.

    #2 There were two pots in a king’s kitchen; One was made of china, the other made of iron.

    #3 There were two pots in a king’s kitchen, one made of china and the other made of iron.

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    Default Re: Three Sentences (about pots)

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello! I made three sentences for myself. I wonder which sentences are grammatically correct or wrong. I think all of them are correct, but #2 sounds better for me.


    Here're my analysis.


    Number 1 contains three independent sentences. This might not sound concise.


    Number 2 contains two independent sentences. "the other was made of iron" was the adverbial of the later sentence.


    Number 3 contains one independent sentence. The adverbial is "one made of china and the other made of iron".

    Am I right? Could I have your opinions about them? Thanks!

    **************************************

    #1 There were two pots in a king’s kitchen. One was made of china, and the other was made of iron.

    #2 There were two pots in a king’s kitchen; One was made of china, the other made of iron.

    #3 There were two pots in a king’s kitchen, one made of china and the other made of iron.

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    I would like to use the thrid sentence with little moderation as follows:
    There were two pots in a King's kitchen, one made of china and the other of iron.

    The semicolon is used as a conjunction in second sentence, but since the matter is relavant a coma would do(which you have done in the third sentence). Also the first sentence is more descriptive. Grammar would be checked by Anglika.

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    Default Re: Three Sentences (about pots)

    Hi SUDHKAMP,

    Thank you for your reply.

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    Default Re: Three Sentences (about pots)

    Suggestions are in red.

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello! I made three sentences for myself. I want to know which sentences are grammatically correct. I think all of them are correct, but #2 sounds better for me.

    Here's my analysis.


    Number 1 contains three independent clauses. This might not sound concise.


    Number 2 contains two independent clauses. "the other was made of iron" is the adverbial of the latter sentence.


    Number 3 contains one independent clauses. The adverbial is "one made of china and the other made of iron".

    Am I right? Could I have your opinions about them? Thanks!

    **************************************

    #1 There were two pots in a king’s kitchen. One was made of china, and the other was made of iron.

    #2 There were two pots in a king’s kitchen; One was made of china, the other made of iron.

    #3 There were two pots in a king’s kitchen, one made of china and the other made of iron.

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    The sentences are okay. (SUDHKAMP's suggestion is a good one.)


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    Default Re: Three Sentences (about pots)

    Hello RonBee,

    Thank you very much for your answer and corrections.

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