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    #21

    Re: My grammar exercises

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    You are right, Tarheel.
    What about this version:
    The manager of Arsenal blamed the latest defeat on not having enough defenders.
    Yes, that's fine. (It seems unlikely, but grammatically it's perfect.)

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    #22

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    Seven and eight are okay, but they could be better. For nine try:

    Gina stood waiting for her boyfriend for a long time, shifting her weight from one foot to the other and back again.

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    #23

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    Do I really need "and back again."
    What about this sentence:
    Gina stood waiting for her boyfriend for a long time, nervously shifting her weight from one foot to the other.

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    #24

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    For ten try:

    Even those who did not know David felt an aura of self'-confidence radiating from him. People were drawn to him. They felt an instant attraction for him.

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    #25

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Do I really need "and back again."
    What about this sentence:
    Gina stood waiting for her boyfriend for a long time, nervously shifting her weight from one foot to the other.
    That's good.

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    #26

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    For seven try:

    The young girl sat on the bench sobbing. She trembled, and the tears ran down her cheeks.

    For nine say:

    John spoke to his wife as if he were giving orders to his troops.

    In both cases it is really more about nuance than it is about grammar.

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    #27

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    For the number seven I wished to describe the girl's thin shoulders shaking beneath her dress.
    What do you think of the following sentence?

    The young girl sat on a bench sobbing. Her thin shoulders shook beneath her light summer dress.

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    #28

    Re: My grammar exercises

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    For the number seven I wished to describe the girl's thin shoulders shaking beneath her dress.
    What do you think of the following sentence?

    The young girl sat on a bench sobbing. Her thin shoulders shook beneath her light summer dress.
    Very good!

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