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    1. Critics say had the commandos arrived within the few hours if not minutes, it would have saved many more innocent lives.

    how about.. more innocent lives had would been saved (is this correct)

    2. Indeed, before NSG commandos arrived from Delhi, the Marine Commando from the Navy had took the control of situation as they swung into action within few minutes, which led to save many lives

    3. I am planning to welcome the New Year by offering the pray at the stroke of mid-night for all the brave policemen and innocent people, who lost their lives to the on slaughter of terrorists.

    4. Some suggested that the best way to celebrate the New Year is to sing national anthem rather than dancing to the tunes of film numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by new2grammar View Post
    1. Critics say had the commandos arrived within the few hours if not minutes, it would have saved many more innocent lives.

    how about.. more innocent lives had would been saved (is this correct)
    Possibily:
    Critics say that had the commandos arrived within a few hours they could have saved more lives.

    or

    Critics say that had the commandos arrived sooner they could have saved more lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by new2grammar View Post
    2. Indeed, before NSG commandos arrived from Delhi, the Marine Commando from the Navy had took the control of situation as they swung into action within few minutes, which led to save many lives
    Indeed, before NSG commandos arrived from Delhi the Marine Commando from the Navy had taken control of the situation, as they swung into action within a few minutes. That led to many lives being saved.
    Within a few minutes of what?


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    Quote Originally Posted by new2grammar View Post
    3. I am planning to welcome the New Year by offering the pray at the stroke of mid-night for all the brave policemen and innocent people, who lost their lives to the on slaughter of terrorists.
    I am planning to welcome the New Year by offering a prayer at the stroke of midnight for all the people who were killed by the terrorists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by new2grammar View Post
    4. Some suggested that the best way to celebrate the New Year is to sing national anthem rather than dancing to the tunes of film numbers.
    Some have suggested that the best way to celebrate the new year would be to sing the national anthem rather than dance to songs from movie musicals.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Indeed, before NSG commandos arrived from Delhi the Marine Commando from the Navy had taken control of the situation, as they swung into action within a few minutes. That led to many lives being saved.
    Within a few minutes of what?

    instead of 'qwithin a few minutes' using 'immediately' would be correct word

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    took / taken , what difference it makes to the meaning of the sentence

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    Default Re: Kindly check for grammar

    The phrase "within a few minutes" is generally used this way:
    Within a few minutes of A happening, B happened.

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    B happened within a few minutes of A happening.
    Immediately:
    B happened immediatly after A.

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