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    Is this sentence grammatically correct?

    Please, would you tell me if this sentence is grammatically correct:

    He has been watching all these years his friend making money by selling his paintings to the rich, and he has decided to become a painter himself.

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    Re: Is this sentence grammatically correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Please, would you tell me if this sentence is grammatically correct:

    He has been watching all these years his friend making money by selling his paintings to the rich, and he has decided to become a painter himself.
    Yes, it's grammatical. But I would prefer it with commas before and after "all these years". Others may disagree.

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    Re: Is this sentence grammatically correct?

    I don't disagree, but would suggest moving "all these years" to after "to the rich" as a more natural word order, even more so than setting it off with commas.
    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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