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    Resurrected

    This sentence just popped up in my mind, and I wondering if it sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    Anna's father had been dead for more than 20 years, but when he saw someone who looked like him on the street, he thought he had been resurrected.

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    Re: Resurrected

    Anna is a female name.

    "when he saw..." therefore means 'when Anna's father saw...'

    We generally do not expect to read about a dead person walking on the street and thinking about people who look like himself.

    No, it does not sound natural.
    Last edited by J&K Tutoring; 08-Sep-2015 at 15:21.

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    Re: Resurrected

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    I wrote wrongly.
    It should be
    Anna's father had been dead for more than 20 year, but when she saw someone who looked like him on the street, she thought he had been resurrected.

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    Anna's father had been dead for more than 20 years, but when she saw someone who looked like him on the street, she thought he had been resurrected.

    That's better!

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    Re: Resurrected

    How about 'Anna's father had been dead for over two decades, but when she saw someone resembling him on the street, she thought he had risen from the dead.'?

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    Re: Resurrected

    The thread topic is 'resurrected'. An elegant sentence has been formulated.

    There's no need to dumb it down.

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