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    About gods... again...

    What is wrong with this sentence? I mean grammar, lexis and everything else. Since that day when two brothers set foot on the Earth, an internecine war has never ceased. (It is again about gods and mythology)

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    Re: About gods... again...

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    What is wrong with this sentence? I mean grammar, lexis and everything else. Since that day when two brothers set foot on the Earth, an internecine war has never ceased. (It is again about gods and mythology)
    Are you sure there's something wrong with it?

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    Re: About gods... again...

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Are you sure there's something wrong with it?
    I'm glad you said that. I've read it a few times this afternoon and just figured I was tired and was missing something so I didn't respond.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: About gods... again...

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    The sentence sounds ok. The "the" before "Earth" isn't necessary, though. I'm not sure exactly what war they are referring to in the second part. The war between God and Satan? Warfare in general among mankind? If they're going for the latter, they should remove the "an" before "internecine".

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    #5

    Re: About gods... again...

    I just want to know if I'm the only person who had to look up "internecine."
    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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    Re: About gods... again...

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Are you sure there's something wrong with it?
    I just got confused with times - one action preceded the other one in the past... Wanted to make sure.

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    Re: About gods... again...

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I just want to know if I'm the only person who had to look up "internecine."
    I used it for the first time Just wanted to choose something not worn out. I believe it is a British one. I will never be sure whether some words are British or American

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    Re: About gods... again...

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
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    The sentence sounds ok. The "the" before "Earth" isn't necessary, though. I'm not sure exactly what war they are referring to in the second part. The war between God and Satan? Warfare in general among mankind? If they're going for the latter, they should remove the "an" before "internecine".
    Between God and Satan.

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    #9

    Re: About gods... again...

    I see nothing wrong with it at all.

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    #10

    Re: About gods... again...

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    I used it for the first time Just wanted to choose something not worn out. I believe it is a British one. I will never be sure whether some words are British or American
    It's not a matter of being a British or American word, it is simply an unusual word.

    I have only seen it used in the context of fighting inside of religious groups, so had assumed the word had a religious connotation.

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