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    Word order

    Hello,
    I will be grateful for any comments on the sentece below. I am struggling with the order of the information given (time, place...) and it just does not seem right to me:

    "According to the author, during winter in south-eastern Poland, wild boar stayed mainly in beech-hornbeam stands where they had the opportunity to feed on beech-mast crop."

    Thanks for any suggesttions!

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    Re: Word order

    The plural of 'boar' can be either 'boar' or 'boars'. This is fine:

    '...in south-eastern Poland, * wild boar stayed mainly in * beech-hornbeam stands...'

    We'd only need 'the' where I have put asterisks if we are talking about a previously mentioned group of boar staying in previously-mentioned stands.

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