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    #1

    a steamship was sailing

    A hot summer day of the year of 1919, a steamship was sailing in the cool (or cold?) water of Atlantic Ocean under the colors of Royal Dutch Sea Lines.

    or

    A hot summer day of the year of 1919, a steamship belong to Royal Dutch Sea Lines, was cruising in the cool water of Atlantic Ocean.

    or any other suggestion?
    Last edited by Tinkerbell; 31-May-2012 at 00:04.

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    #2

    Re: Which one is true?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    A hot summer day of the year of 1919, a steamship was sailing in the cool (or cold?) water of Atlantic Ocean under the colors of Royal Dutch Sea Lines.

    or

    A hot summer day of the year of 1919, a steamship belong to Royal Dutch Sea Lines, was cruising in the cool water of Atlantic Ocean.

    or any other suggestion?
    My suggested version is:

    One hot summer's day in 1919, a Royal Dutch Sea Lines steamship was sailing in the freezing waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

    I have underlined the parts which you might want to look at quite closely.

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    Re: Which one is true?

    Thanks emsr2d2 :)

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    #4

    Re: Which one is true?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    Thanks emsr2d2 :)
    You're welcome. Two more points:

    1) I forgot to point out that "Which one is true?" is not correct. Check the definition of "true". It is better worded "Which version is better?" However, as the forum guidelines state, your title should include part of the phrase you are querying so you could have used "A steamship was sailing ..." Even though you're not actually querying that specific phrase, if nothing else, it makes it a lot easier for other members to find your post again quickly by just looking for the title.

    2) There is no need to post a comment to say "Thank you". Your thanks are most welcome but simply clicking the Like button at the bottom of a post which has helped you is sufficient.

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    #5

    Re: Which one is true?

    Sorry, my English is very bad and I'm trying to learn it better. But everytime I make specific errors.

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    #6

    Re: Which one is true?

    I've read lots of books in English and I can understand nicely but my writing is very bad. Do you think If I write a story, I can advance it?

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