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    The baby was clinging on the outside of the window

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    A constuction worker Shanmugam who belongs to Chennai currently working in Singapore. He heard 2 years old crying Chinese baby's voice near his working place. The baby was clinging on the outside window in the second floor of the apartment building. He climbs immediately through the external drain pipes and rescued the child.

    The parents of the child expressed their sincere thanks to Shanmugam. News media in Singapore also admired his courageous act. This confirms that Tamils would always show their mercy and human beings wherever they live. Our hats off to him.
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    Re: The baby was clinging on the outside of the window

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    Could you please correct the text below?


    Shanmugam is a construction worker Shanmugam who belongs to from Chennai currently working in Singapore. He heard a 2 years old two-year-old crying Chinese baby's voice crying near his working place. where he was working. The baby was clinging on to the balcony outside a second-floor window in the second floor of the apartment building. He climbs immediately climbed immediately through the external drain pipes and rescued the child.

    The parents of the child expressed their sincere thanks to Shanmugam. News media in Singapore also admired his courageous act. This confirms that Tamils would will always show their mercy and human beings help other people wherever they live. Our Hats off to him.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The baby was clinging on the outside of the window

    Thank you for the corrections. Our hats off to him. Here "our" is redundant?
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    Re: The baby was clinging on the outside of the window

    Quote Originally Posted by Kumar Nadimuthu View Post
    Thank you for the corrections. Our hats off to him. Here, is "our" is redundant?
    Yes, it is redundant. "Hats off to him" is a standard phrase. Note my correction above - note the correct way to construct a question.
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    Re: The baby was clinging on the outside of the window

    It would also be fine to say: "Our hats are off to him" or "My hat's off to him." But Emsr2D2's phrasing is customary.
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