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    His working colleages

    Please would you take a look at these sentences and correct them.

    1. His working colleagues did not like him, nor did his boss, and therefore, he decided to leave the company.
    2. Nobody helped the injured old man, not passersby, drivers, street sweepers or the police.

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    Re: His working colleages

    Quote Originally Posted by userdownload2012 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    The first sentence is true .
    but i am not sure about the second one .
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    for second sentence , I think we can use following sentence instead of yours :
    2 - Nobody helped the injured old man , not only passerby also drivers , street sweepers and the police .
    userdownload2012, please remember that we don't put a space before a full stop, comma, colon etc. Always capitalise the word "I".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: His working colleages

    Now I do not understand which sentence is correct and which is wrong. Please could a teacher correct my mistakes.

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    Re: His working colleages

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Please would you take a look at these sentences and correct them.

    1. His working colleagues did not like him, nor did his boss, and therefore, he decided to leave the company.
    2. Nobody helped the injured old man, not passersby, drivers, street sweepers or the police.
    I find #1 long and messy. I would say "His [work] colleagues did not like him and nor did his boss. As a result/Consequently, he decided to leave the company."

    #2 is better but needs some punctuation alterations: "Nobody helped the injured old man - not passers-by, drivers, street sweepers or police".
    I find myself inclined to use "nor" rather than "or" at the end but can't decide. Other BrE speakers?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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