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    Are these sentences correct.

    Dear all,

    I still have some questions about my translation. Because I doubt that I understood it right.

    Can I say : "She was the lady of the house.(I should not have written mistress).
    I know that the correct sentence is :"He saw a pretty woman through the window, standing by the fire-place. But can I say :"He saw a pretty woman, standing by the fire-place through the window."
    Thank you.

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    Re: Are these sentences correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    I know that the correct sentence is :"He saw a pretty woman through the window, standing by the fire-place. But can I say :"He saw a pretty woman, standing by the fire-place through the window."
    If you say "He saw a pretty woman, standing by the fireplace through the window", it sounds as if the fireplace is through the window, and that you're saying nothing about the location of "him".

    I agree with the previous poster that "Through the window, he saw a pretty woman standing by the fireplace". This makes everyone's location clear.

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