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    Before their sending lanterns into the sky, they wrote their wishes on those lanterns.
    ..... I want to know why the sentence is right, because the grammar is quite strange to me.

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    Hello Jean Heloise - welcome to the forum.
    Yours is an odd sentence, I agree.
    And I do not think that it is "right", as you say.

    "Before sending their lanterns into the sky, they wrote wishes on them" is a much better sentence.
    Just because something is written does not make it correct.

    John



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    This is one of our selection in our junior high school exam.
    I thought that it was really weird and I chose the sentence as the wrong answer.(we were choosing the wrong usage)
    But our teacher said that the sentence is right.
    so I really don't know what in the name of earth is he doing
    and thanks for your help

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    Re: question

    What was the answer your teacher said was wrong? It's possible the answer key was wrong.
    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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