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    Adjective "mouldy"

    Here are some sentences I have written as an exercise to see if "mouldy" and "moulder" could be used in them. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1. The old painter spent his last days sustaining himself on stale, mouldy bread, living in a dilapidated, mouldy room.
    2. A few old, mouldy buildings lay abandoned for years, before the municipality had decided to demolish them and build new homes.
    3. Anna felt her life was mouldering away in a little town.
    4. Once John was a well-known writer, but today his books mouldered in the cellars of libraries.

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    Re: Adjective "mouldy"

    They sound okay to me. Most people on this forum would probably encourage a comma after "once."

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    Re: Adjective "mouldy"

    Sentence 2 - before the municipality had decided..
    I think the past sentence is more appropriate.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Adjective "mouldy"

    I think the fourth sentence needs to use "moulder" instead of "mouldered", because you have used the word "today", which is now.

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    Re: Adjective "mouldy"

    Bassim, I expect you know that 'moulder' is a verb.

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    Re: Adjective "mouldy"

    Rover,
    Of course, I know that moulder is a verb, and mouldy an adjective. I am doing these exercises to see if I can use these words properly in different kinds of sentences. Whenever I see a word for the first time or if I cannot remember it and see it again, I write it down in my notebook, and than I try to write some sentences using those words. When I am not sure if my sentences are correct, or do not sound natural, I am asking you on this forum. So thank you again, all of you, for your contribution and help.

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