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    Are these sentences correct?


    Could you tell me please if these sentences are correct?

    1.“Calm down, I will check on the house, honey.

    2.A rest in pleasant surroundings with your friends and some calming medics is/are a highly effective treatment.

    3.I want to invite them to go on vacation together.
    4.We have a nice holiday cottage in the woods.
    5.A problem cropped up at the office.

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    For the first sentence, I'd put a full stop/period after, "Calm down....." and then start as a new sentence.

    For the second sentence, 'A rest IS.....'.

    The other sentences are fine.

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Two other comments:

    With "calming medics." To me, a medic is the person in the armed forces who takes care of the wounded. A calming medic might be nice if you're a soldier who has just received a grievous injury, as he assures you in a calm voice that you will be okay. I'm pretty sure that is not the image you had in mind. I don't know if "medics" have another meaning in other dialects of English, but this sentence won't work in American English.

    "To go on vacation together." This isn't logical to me. If they go something together, it doesn't (necessarily) include you, so you can't invite them. You can encourage them to go on vacation together, or you can invite them to go on vacation with you, but the combination doesn't work.
    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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