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    Is the last sentence correct in its expression? Thanks T_T

    Mid-Autumn Festival is a festival that the Chinese celebrate. Behind it is a beautiful legend. ( Is this sentence making sense? ) Thanks very much! T_T

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    Is the last sentence correct in its expression?

    That's not bad, but you should revise it a little. For one thing, you need the definite article in the first sentence, thus:

    • The Mid-Autumn Festival is a festival that the Chinese celebrate. Behind it is a beautiful legend.


    To make it more idiomatic you might want to change it a bit more, thus:

    • The Mid-Autumn Festival is a festival that the Chinese celebrate. Behind it is a beautiful story. It is the legend of....


    Or perhaps:

    • The Mid-Autumn Festival is a festival that the Chinese celebrate. Behind it is a legend that has enchanted Chinese people for centuries.


    Or:

    • The Mid-Autumn Festival is a festival that the Chinese celebrate. Behind it is a story that has enchanted Chinese people for centuries.


    I prefer story to legend. It (story) is the more generic word. However, legend is okay there, I am quite sure.

    Did I overdo it? :wink:

    :D

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    No, Ronbee! Many thanks for the choices given above. ^O^

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    What is the legend?

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