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    Check the tense

    I wish I was a Selfish Giant;then winter prevailed on my house only all year long and I would not have to suffer from the heat of the summer.


    Check the underlined part. Is it ok?

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    Re: Check the tense

    I would say 'then winter would prevail' and remove 'only'.

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    Re: Check the tense

    Ok, but what about the underlined part? is the tense ok and compatible with the rest of the sentence.

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    Re: Check the tense

    The underlined part will be compatible with the rest of the sentence if you make TDol's suggested changes.

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    Re: Check the tense

    Ok thank you...

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    Re: Check the tense

    I would suggest "I wish I were a selfish giant..."

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    Re: Check the tense

    I would question a person's ability to change the climate merely by being a giant.

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    Re: Check the tense

    This is in connection with the fairy tale "The selfish giant" by Oscar Wilde. I wrote the sentence to make a joke, not a serious one.

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    Re: Check the tense

    They might act as a windbreak.

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