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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    #1

    His land was planted with taste

    His land was planted with taste with big palms and a myriad of other small and beautiful tropcal plants.

    Where can I put the bold phrase in the sentence above?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: His land was planted with taste

    "tastefully".

    Edit: Sorry, I thought the question was "What can I put instead of the bold phrase?" I misread it.

    Why do you think that "with taste" is in the wrong place?

    That sentence contains one of my biggest bugbears - "a myriad of". I know it's in some dictionaries etc but it was drummed into me as a child that it's simply "myriad + noun", so "... and myriad beautiful, small tropical plants."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: His land was planted with taste

    ems's 'tastefully' works better. It avoids the initial problem for the reader of thinking that taste had been planted.

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    #4

    Re: His land was planted with taste

    I would probably change the word order too, to "His land was tastefully planted ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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