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    So many people were attracted

    Hi,
    Could you tell me if the sentence is correct.
    "So many people were attracted by the Presidential visit that all trafic came to a standstill."
    Thanks.

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    Re: So many people were attracted

    Quote Originally Posted by mylevt View Post
    Hi,
    Could you tell me if the sentence is correct.
    "So many people were attracted by the Presidential visit that all trafic came to a standstill."
    Thanks.
    The following sentences are correct:
    "So many people were attracted by the presidential visit that all trafic came to a standstill."
    "So many people were attracted by President Kennedy's visit that all trafic came to a standstill."

    Cheers,
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    Exclamation Re: So many people were attracted

    Quote Originally Posted by mylevt View Post
    Hi,
    Could you tell me if the sentence is correct.
    "So many people were attracted by the Presidential visit that all traffic came to a standstill."
    Thanks.
    Grammatically it is ok, but I would prefer like this:
    The Presidential visit attracted so many people that all traffic came to a standstill.

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    Smile Re: So many people were attracted

    Hi
    I think your sentence is correct. And using 'so many people' in the beginnng of the sentence may mean that there is a stress used in the sentence.

    take care

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    Re: So many people were attracted

    Quote Originally Posted by mylevt View Post
    Hi,
    Could you tell me if the sentence is correct.
    "So many people were attracted by the Presidential visit that all trafic came to a standstill."
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    All you need to do is spell "traffic" correctly, and it's a perfectly good sentence.

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    Re: So many people were attracted

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    All you need to do is spell "traffic" correctly, and it's a perfectly good sentence.
    Thanks, Ray! I overlooked the misspelling of traffic! Nice catch!

    Cheers,
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