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    Out of the blue

    Out of the blue, he appeared at our doorstep. After many years of prolonged absence, we greeted him with boundless affection. Flabbergasted by the repetitive hugs and kisses that rained on him, he was speechless and spellbound. Oh! How we missed this "Goliath of Wits", for without which our lives would have been stale and lifeless!

    Any error??

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    #2

    Re: Out of the blue

    I'll start: there is one question mark too many.

    Please post your sentences in the Editing & Writing Topics forum in future.

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    Re: Out of the blue

    The American writer Mark Twain said "Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very'; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be." The same can be said of adjectives. Use them sparingly.
    Editor and writer. Not a teacher.

    “Remove the comma, replace the comma, remove the comma, replace the comma...”
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    Re: Out of the blue

    Quote Originally Posted by kuben123 View Post
    Out of the blue, he appeared at our doorstep. After many years of prolonged absence, we greeted him with boundless affection. Flabbergasted by the repetitive hugs and kisses that rained on him, he was speechless and spellbound. Oh! How we missed this "Goliath of Wits", for without which our lives would have been stale and lifeless!
    Perhaps:

    He appeared at our doorstep unexpectedly.

    Most of those sentences make no sense. "After many years of prolonged absence" doesn't really modify anything, although that is its intention. Hugs and kisses do not rain on people. (Apparently, the visitor was surprised at the affection shown to him.) For the last sentence, try:

    Oh, how we had missed him....

    Quote Originally Posted by kuben123 View Post
    Are there any errors?



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    Re: Out of the blue

    When out of the blue after many years of absence he appeared at our doorstep, we greeted him with boundless affection. Flabbergasted by the hugs and kisses rained upon him, he was speechless and spellbound. Oh! how we missed this "Goliath of Wits,"without whom our lives would have been stale and lifeless!

    This looks right?

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    Re: Out of the blue

    Quote Originally Posted by kuben123 View Post
    When, out of the blue and after many years of absence, he appeared at our doorstep, we greeted him with boundless affection. Flabbergasted by the hugs and kisses rained upon him, he was speechless and spellbound. Oh! how we missed this "Goliath of Wits", without whom our lives would have been stale and lifeless!

    Does this looks look right?
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Out of the blue

    Once again, kuben, you have posted a question in this forum and in another. Please don't do this - it wastes the time of people who respond in one thread only to find it has already been answered in another.

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    Re: Out of the blue

    One last time.

    Quote Originally Posted by kuben123 View Post
    When out of the blue after many years of absence, he appeared at our doorstep, we greeted him with boundless affection.
    OK.

    Quote Originally Posted by kuben123 View Post
    Flabbergasted by the hugs and kisses rained upon him, he was speechless and spellbound.
    So he was surprised by the affection shown to him? Were they strangers to each other? Since it is much more likely that they knew each other well, that sentence makes no sense. Why would he be flabbergasted? Or did you just want to use that word?



    Quote Originally Posted by kuben123 View Post
    Oh! how we had missed this "Goliath of Wits", without whom our lives had been stale and lifeless.
    Kuben123, you are too stubborn. When somebody says something makes no sense there is a reason for it.

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