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    #1

    A stree sign lines

    What happened in the underlined? I know what "street sign" is, but not "street sign lines".

    -Smoky night.
    ...some of the street lights have been smashed. We walk along the sidewalk, which sparkles with broken glass. There are empty cartons everywhere. A street sign lines crumpled in the gutter. I grab hold of Mama...
    Last edited by keannu; 01-Dec-2013 at 08:37.

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    Re: A stree sign lines

    not a teacher

    It's a mistake. It should be "A street sign lies crumpled in the gutter".
    I've found the original text by Eve Bunting, which confirms this.

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    #3

    Re: A stree sign lines

    Keannu, what's happened to your concentration? In the first paragraph of your post, you mis-spelled "sign" twice and "happened" once.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: A stree sign lines

    My second baby daughter's birth yesterday kept me distracted!

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    #5

    Re: A stree sign lines

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    My second baby daughter's birth yesterday kept me distracted!
    Congratulations!

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    #6

    Re: A stree sign lines

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    My second baby daughter's birth yesterday kept me distracted!
    In that case, congratulations! But what on earth are you doing on the forum?! Whilst your dedication to English study is impressive, for goodness' sake, take a few days away from it to enjoy the new arrival!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: A stree sign lines

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Whilst your dedication to English study is impressive, for goodness' sake, take a few days away from it to enjoy the new arrival!
    Don't make keannu get his priorities mixed up, ems. It is refreshing to see that there are still some people who realise that English grammar is more imprortant than trivia such as births of children, wars, flood, famine, plague, etc.

    Congratulations, keannu. Now, back to work!
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 02-Dec-2013 at 10:21. Reason: Fixing typo

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