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    #1

    Sentences

    Hi!

    I am French, I have a lot of questions :)

    To begin with, is this sentence are correct ?

    "With the passing of time ( I mean hours ) , the atmosphere evolve in the wrong way."

    " there are four characters. There are christian , parents (john and diana) and his sister: carine",

    "At the end, because he made things, his sister intervened. She jabs Christian under the table.
    That's how the situation appeased."

    Thank you very much!

    Sorry for my english, it's not perfect : (
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    Hello Martin, welcome to the forum.

    The atmosphere evolves.

    You need to watch your spacing before/after commas. No space before, one space after.

    In your second sentence, you just stopped capitalizing. You need to capitalize the first word of every sentence and all proper nouns (like names of people).

    Are John and Diana the parents of Christian and Carine?

    At the end of what? Do you mean "in the end," like "this is how the situation ended up?"

    Situations do not "appease." That is the wrong word, or you need to change the subject. One person can appease another person.

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    Re: Sentences

    Hi!

    Yes, John and Diana are the parents of Christian and Carine.

    I corrected my sentences:
    "There are four characters: Christian, and his parents parents, John and Diana. But I noticed that there are also his sister: Carine. "

    " That's how, Carine succeed to calm the situation"

    Sorry for my english, it's not perfect :(

    Thank you for your help!



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    #4

    Re: Sentences

    I'm not a teacher.

    I think you shouldn't have made the second sentence (But I noticed that there are also his sister: Carine.). Just name them in one sentence. Because you said that "there are four characters" before.

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    Re: Sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by martin255 View Post
    Hi!

    I am French. I have a lot of questions​. :) If you want to use an emoticon, click on and choose one from the list.

    To begin with, is this sentence are are these sentences correct?

    "With the passing of time (I mean hours), the atmosphere evolve in the wrong way."

    "There are four characters. There are Christian, parents (John and Diana) and his sister (no colon here) Carine".

    "At the end, because he made things, his sister intervened. She jabs Christian under the table. That's how the situation appeased."

    Thank you very much!

    Sorry for my English, it's not perfect. : (
    Please see my corrections above for how your first post should have looked in terms of capitalisation, spacing and punctuation. Here is a list of the most important rules to follow in written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital latter.
    - End every sentence with a single appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    - Always capitalise proper nouns (French, English, Microsoft, Italy, Shakespeare, Mitterrand).
    - Do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Don't put a space after an opening bracket or before a closing bracket.

    As far as I know, apart from the capitalisation of "I", those rules are mostly the same in French (except when using a nationality as an adjective).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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