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    The Smiths

    Please, check if the following sentence is grammatically correct. Thanks!


    Setting aside the comparison to the Smiths, we can definitely assert that even in relation to other families the situation of the Blats is good.


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    Re: The Smiths

    I think the sentence is grammatically correct. It doesn't sound completely natural to me though. I would never say "My family's situation is good". I would need to know the context though to suggest improvements.

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    Re: The Smiths

    Quote Originally Posted by luschen View Post
    I think the sentence is grammatically correct. It doesn't sound completely natural to me though. I would never say "My family's situation is good". I would need to know the context though to suggest improvements.

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    I'll try to make some emoprovements:

    Setting aside the comparison to the Smiths, we can definitely assert that even in relation to other neighboring families the Blats are an advanced and prosperous family.

    Is it better?


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    Re: The Smiths

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    I would set a couple of the clauses apart. Given that, what is an "advanced family"?
    Maybe "successful and prosperous"?

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    Re: The Smiths

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Yes, "...are a successful and prosperous..." is more understandable.
    Thank you! Would you, please, check also my post:

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...ative-gap.html

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