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    Is there something wrong with this sentence?

    Children were observed as they slowly grasped-- or, as the case might be encountered -- concepts that adults take for granted, as they refused, for instance, to concede that quantity is unchanged as water pours from a short stout glass into a tall thin one.

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    Re: Is there something wrong with this sentence?

    It's a run on. Put a period after "granted." Also, you need a comma after "be."

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    Re: Is there something wrong with this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It's a run on. Put a period after "granted." Also, you need a comma after "be."
    Thank you. It makes more sense now. It's from my textbook.



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