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    Children gawped

    Would you please take a look at my sentences and correct my mistakes. I am not sure if they sound natural. Did I punctuate them correctly?

    1.Children gawped at the cattle which after winter for the first time leapt outside from the barn.
    or should I write instead:

    2. Children gawped at the cattle which for the first time leapt outside from the barn, after winter.

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    Re: Children gawped

    Although both sentences get across the meaning, neither is completely natural. The first is OK, definitely the better of the two, but I at least would rephrase it: "Children gawped at the cattle which for the first time after winter leapt outside from the barn," putting "for the first time" before "winter".

    Otherwise, your written English is very good; your punctuation is of a very high standard, apart from the first sentence, which is a question and should have a question mark.

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    Re: Children gawped

    It's "gawk" to me. Maybe an AmE/BrE difference.

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    Re: Children gawped

    "Gawp" is correct in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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