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    help me correct 2 sentences about my father

    Hello everyone. I am about to make a presentation about my dad and I am writing down a few sentences which I am not sure it is correct or not. So please can you correct it for me if necessary? Thanks in advance. The parts which have me confused are written in red :)

    Being born into a socially lower-class family in the middle of the war, my father was allowed to become a blue-collar worker at a very young age. Later in his old age, he always recall with pride and tells me that these experience had equipped him with sufficient skills to survive in time of dearth.

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    Re: help me correct 2 sentences about my father

    Quote Originally Posted by -hell_boy- View Post

    Being born into a socially lower-class family in the middle of the war, my father was allowed to become a blue-collar worker at a very young age. Later in his old age, he always recall with pride and tells me that these experience had equipped him with sufficient skills to survive in time of dearth.
    I'm going to keep as close to your wording as possible.
    My father was born into a working-class family in the middle of the war and became a blue-collar worker at a very young age. Later, in his old age, he would recall these experiences with pride, and tell me that they had equipped him with the skills he needed to survive in hard times.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 10-Aug-2015 at 13:46. Reason: Typo
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: help me correct 2 sentences about my father

    thanks so much for helping me :)

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    Re: help me correct 2 sentences about my father

    and could anyone kindly tell me whether I am right or wrong if I change the latter sentence to this: Later, in his old age, he would recall these experiences with pride, telling me that they had equipped him with the skills he needed to survive in hard times.

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    Re: help me correct 2 sentences about my father

    That's OK.

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