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    stony path

    How to combine the following four sentences into one sentence? Is the sentence as written below acceptable?

    1. The little girl was barefooted.
    2. The way from her home to another village was stony path.
    3. Walking on the long-suffering stony/macadam path was a toil.
    4. She ran all the way.

    She was barefooted and ran all the way on the long-suffering pavement of stony path.

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    Re: stony path

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    How to combine the following four sentences into one sentence? Is the sentence as written below acceptable?

    1. The little girl was barefooted.
    2. The way from her home to another village was stony path.
    3. Walking on the long-suffering stony/macadam path was a toil.
    4. She ran all the way.

    She was barefooted and ran all the way on the long-suffering pavement of stony path.
    To include all the information that was contained in those four sentences would require making one long sentence - unacceptably long, in my opinion. Your suggested sentence omits the information that the subject is a "little girl", that the stony path goes from her home to another village and that walking on that path was "a toil" (an odd phrase). I have never heard of a "long-suffering" path before. I am also not clear if the point being made is that walking on the path is difficult but running on it is OK, and that's why she ran. It's a very odd exercise.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: stony path

    3. Running/walking on the stony path was hard for the little girl.
    4. The little girl was running all the way because she need to ask somebody for help.

    If it requires making one long sentence, then how about two sentences?

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    Re: stony path

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    3. Running/walking on the stony path was hard for the little girl.
    4. The little girl was running all the way because she need to ask somebody for help.

    If it requires making one long sentence, then how about two sentences?
    I'm confused about what you're trying to do. You started with four sentences containing specific information and said you were trying to make one sentence out of them. Now you have added extra information to sentence 4, changed the meaning of sentence 3, and want to make it into two sentences.

    Is this an exercise you have been given to do or are you making the whole thing up yourself?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: stony path

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post

    Is this an exercise you have been given to do or are you making the whole thing up yourself?
    And if so, why?

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    Re: stony path

    I made the whole thing up myself.

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    Re: stony path

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    How to combine the following four sentences into one sentence? Is the sentence as written below acceptable?

    1. The little girl was barefooted.
    2. The way from her home to another village was stony path.
    3. Walking on the long-suffering stony/macadam path was a toil.
    4. She ran all the way.

    She was barefooted and ran all the way on the long-suffering pavement of stony path.
    OK, let's go back to your first post. You made it all up yourself but I will deal with it as if it were an actual exercise question. If I had to make one sentence of your four, retaining all the information, I would have written this:

    "The little, barefoot girl ran all the way from her home to another village along a long-suffering stony path which was a toil to walk on."

    I think you'll agree it's rather long sentence. I retained your use of "long-suffering" and "toil" even though I don't find either of them very natural.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: stony path

    The sentence corrected by you is very close to what I wanted to express. However, the words "long-suffering" and "toil" are created by myself. Originally, I meant the way from her home to another village was a torture because the pavement of the stony path would hurt her feet. So, how to express the idea in a natural phrase of this sentence?

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