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    Went into a prison

    Please would you correct my sentence. I am wondering if the sentence is all right as it is. or maybe I need the conjunction "as" in front of " petty" and "a gang leader".

    He went into a prison petty criminal and came out a gang leader.
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    Re: Went into a prison

    Try this:

    He went into prison a petty criminal and came out a gang leader.

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    #3

    Re: Went into a prison

    He entered prison would also work, and sounds better to me for some reason.

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    Re: Went into a prison

    To make it very clear that he was serving a sentence rather than simply entering a prison building, I would say "He went to prison a petty criminal and came out a gang leader."

    That is not to say that "went into" is wrong but "to go to prison/went to prison" is a standard construction meaning "to serve a prison sentence".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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