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    proper grammar

    How do I fix this sentence:
    The purpose of the microscope was invented to allow people to see tiny things.

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    Re: proper grammar

    The subject is "The purpose of the microscope."

    The verb is "was invented."

    Do you think "purposes" are "invented"?

    Either choose a different phrase for your subject and keep "was invented" OR keep "The purpose of the microscope" and choose a different verb phrase.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: proper grammar

    Remove "The purpose of".

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