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    Derive pleasure

    Would you please correct my grammar and punctuation in the following sentences?

    1. John's neighbours seemed to derive pleasure watching him quarrel with his wife in their garden.
    2. Peter lived in constant penury since he was born. But thanks to the money he had received as an inheritance, his material circumstances changed considerably.
    3. Because of his recklessness. the driver has almost caused a tragic accident.

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    Re: Derive pleasure

    1. You need "from" after "derive pleasure".

    2. Peter had lived ...
    - remove the full stop and don't capitalise "but".
    - ... thanks to the money he received ...

    3. Change "Because of" to "By".
    - Change the first full stop to a comma.
    - ... the driver almost caused ...
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 06-Mar-2016 at 19:28.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Derive pleasure

    If that's a full stop after 'recklessness', it should be a comma'.

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