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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    #1

    members of aristocracy

    Hello.
    Does the sentence below sound good to you? I don't think it's correct at all.

    Members of aristocracy used to be owners of huge industrial companies and do almost nothing but having business meetings.

    Can you correct it if it's wrong?

    Thanks.
    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: members of aristocracy

    Is it your own sentence? If not, where did you encounter it?

  2. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    #3

    Re: members of aristocracy

    A friend of mine wrote it and asked me to check the grammar.
    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: members of aristocracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.
    Does the sentence below sound good to you? I don't think it's correct at all.

    Members of aristocracy used to be owners of huge industrial companies and do almost nothing but having business meetings.

    Can you correct it if it's wrong?

    Thanks.
    Members of the aristocracy used to own huge industrial companies ... (that's the first half done).

    For the second half, it's not clear what is meant. Either "... and they did almost nothing but have business meetings" (when they were business owners) or "... but now they do almost nothing but have business meetings" (now).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: members of aristocracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    A friend of mine wrote it and asked me to check the grammar.
    He should become a member and ask us instead.

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    #6

    Re: members of aristocracy

    You could just say "aristocrats."

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