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    Topsanna Guest

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    Hello,

    I wrote a summary to a newspaper article. I'm not sure about the Grammar, generally the times.

    It would be nice if someone can proof-read my summary and maybe correct it.

    Here is it:

    The article “Huge raging on the Bahamas” is written by Alex Tomlinson. It was published on the 20th September 1989 in the newspaper “The Times” and it is about the most destroying hurricane in a decade which swept towards the Bahamas after it was scything across Puerto Rico.
    At the beginning of the text the author writes that there was devastating damage to Puerto Rica, the worst in 50 years. According to the island’s Governor 30.000 peoples were homeless and therefore he asked President Bush to declare the US dependency a disaster area.
    The author mentions that it was very difficult to keep in contact with rural areas and outlaying islands, because the roads and telephone lines were destroyed.
    The hurricane had done its worst in a town at the eastern end of Puerto Rico named Fajardo, seven hundreds homes had disappeared. Even the capital, San Juan, was absolutely demolished.
    As a result of Hugo the damaged stores were looted until police forces secured the shops. Further the author states that the airports were damaged, so the flights couldn’t start for some time.
    Near the end he gives information what Hugo further did in the territory of Montserrat. There it destroyed the homes and hotels so that 12.000 inhabitants were homeless. Apart from that six people were killed and several others were injured. When Hugo was over troops were sent to help.
    In the end the writer points out that Hugo’s present was not over yet.
    To sum it up the hurricane Hugo left devastating damage to Puerto Rico.



    The red part is, where I'm insecuring. Perhaps it have to be "did" not "had done"...

    Thanks a lot,

    Topsanna

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    “Hugo Raging on the Bahamas” is a newspaper article written by Alex Tomlinson. It was published September 20, 1989 in the The Times and reported about Hugo, the most destructive hurricane in a decade which swept towards the Bahamas after it cut across Puerto Rico. At the beginning of the article, the author writes that there was devastating damage to Puerto Rico, the worst in 50 years. According to the island’s Governor, 30,000 people were homeless and therefore he asked President Bush to declare the US dependency a disaster area.
    The author mentions that it was very difficult to keep in contact with rural areas and outlaying islands, because the roads and telephone lines were destroyed.
    The hurricane did its worst in a town at the eastern end of Puerto Rico named Fajardo, with seven hundred homes disappearing. Even the capital, San Juan, was absolutely demolished.
    As a result of Hugo, the damaged stores were looted until police forces secured the shops. Further the author states that the airports were damaged, so that flights couldn’t start for some time. Near the end he gives information about what Hugo did in the territory of Montserrat. There it destroyed homes and hotels so that 12.000 inhabitants were homeless. Apart from that six people were killed and several others were injured. When Hugo was over, troops were sent to help.
    At the end of the article, the writer points out that Hugo’s presence is not over yet.
    To sum it up, Hurricane Hugo left devastating damage to Puerto Rico.



    The red part is, where I'm insecuring. Perhaps it have to be "did" not "had done"...

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    Topsanna Guest

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    Hi susiedqq,

    many thanks for your help!

    How I think, it have to be did, not had done.

    Good night,

    Topsanna

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