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    an always true story

    i have read this structure (an always true story), is it grammatically correct? is it used in a literary style?

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    Re: an always true story

    mahafad, welcome to Using English.

    Please note these important points.
    1. Capital letters are an important part of English. We expect you to try your best with capital letters. Every sentence starts with a capital letter. The pronoun "I" is always capitalized.
    2. Sentences end with a period or full stop. You cannot run many sentences to together and connect them wth comms.
    3. Punctuation is also important. To show you are talking about a specific sentence, use quotation marks, not parentheses.

    I have corrected your question below this. We will expect you to do your best in future posts.
    Quote Originally Posted by mahafahad View Post
    I have read the structure "an always true story." Is it grammatically correct? Is it used in a literary style?
    * In the US, the period goes inside the quotation marks. In the UK, put it outside for a fragment.

    To answer your question "an always-true story" could be grammatically correct but whether it makes sense or not depends on the context.

    The structure itself is sound.
    It's a somewhat-true version of the facts adapted as a novel.
    She went with her then-fiance (now husband) Michael.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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