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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    #1

    chain of events / train of events.

    I've learnt new phrases and I'm trying to make good and natural sentences.

    1) You don't understand what a chain/train of events you started when you forgot locking the door. (I heard something like that when I was in the UK, but I don't remeber exactly what I heard)
    2) Now we're not able to stop this chain/train of events because of you.
    3) We're not interested in such a chain/train of events. We've to do anything to avoid/prevent it.

    An extra one:

    Can I replace "a chain of events" with "sequence of events" or "trend of events" in #3?

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Boris Tatarenko; 12-Apr-2014 at 12:14.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #2

    Re: chain of events / train of events.

    It is "chain" of events, not "train" of events.

    1. "Forgot locking the door" probably doesn't work. "Forget" is one of those verbs that create a different meaning when they take a gerund instead of an infinitive. "Forgot locking the door" means the person locked the door but forget doing it. "Forgot to lock the door" means the door was left open. The latter is more likely to fit the context in your sentence.

    2. OK.

    3. I don't think "not interested in" is strong enough to match the end of the sentence.

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    #3

    Re: chain of events / train of events.

    Live and learn.

    When I was writing #3 I drew a parallel between my mother tongue. What would you say?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #4

    Re: chain of events / train of events.

    "We've to do anything to avoid/prevent it."
    You can't say "We've to do ..." You need, "We have to do ..." or "We've got to do ....", "We must do ..."
    Also, 'anything' is not right there. You could use 'something'. "We have to do something to prevent it."

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    #5

    Re: chain of events / train of events.

    For number three, one possibility is "We cannot tolerate that chain of events. We have to do something to prevent it.

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