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    Is this correct

    Are these sentences grammatically correct ?

    #1 - I am not sure if the word "did" is required at the end of it. It sounds very awkward to me.

    It enabled him to kiss her as no other position did.

    or would it be better as:

    It enabled him to kiss her like no other position.

    #2 - I am wondering if it's necessary to have an explanation phrase such as "that drew her back," or would the sentence work fine without it.

    She now realized that it wasn’t an affinity for Italy that drew her back; it was the special bond with the man who lived there.

    Thanks, Eden

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    Re: Is this correct

    Oh! You are talking about love and falling in it! There I can help you...
    However, I need a part of the text to see the context to answer you question. I need to analize it and determine what "it" refers to and so on and so forth

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    Re: Is this correct

    Quote Originally Posted by Leandro-Z View Post
    Oh! You are talking about love and falling in it! There I can help you...
    However, I need a part of the text to see the context to answer you question. I need to analize it and determine what "it" refers to and so on and so forth
    Possibly. You're the lover. But you probably mean 'analyze' it, and not 'analize'.
    Last edited by Raymott; 16-Oct-2010 at 07:40.

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    Re: Is this correct

    Quote Originally Posted by eden baylee View Post
    Are these sentences grammatically correct ?

    #1 - I am not sure if the word "did" is required at the end of it. It sounds very awkward to me.

    It enabled him to kiss her as no other position did.

    or would it be better as:

    It enabled him to kiss her like no other position.

    #2 - I am wondering if it's necessary to have an explanation phrase such as "that drew her back," or would the sentence work fine without it.

    She now realized that it wasn’t an affinity for Italy that drew her back; it was the special bond with the man who lived there.

    Thanks, Eden
    1. "It enabled him to kiss her like no other position" suggests that she is a position, and that something allowed him to kiss her like no other.
    I'd change it to something like, "This position was the only one which allowed him to kiss her."

    2. Yes, it's necessary.


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    Re: Is this correct

    Raymott and Leandro - Thanks for your responses, and yes - this is a story about love, though the full sentence is a little too risqué to post here.

    New to this forum, so I hope you both know I appreciate your input.

    Eden

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