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    The new economic

    I am not sure if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    The new economic crisis brought more homeless, jobless and destitute people, as well as packs of rats which unafraid scurried and squeaked in the streets.

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    Re: The new economic

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am not sure if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    The new economic crisis brought more homeless, jobless and destitute people, as well as packs of rats which, unafraid, scurried and squeaked in the streets.
    See above. Depending on context, "The new economic crisis has brought ..." might be more appropriate. If that were the case, "scurried and squeaked" would become "scurry and squeak".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The new economic

    emsr2d2

    Thank you again for your prompt answer. I am only wondering why is "unafraid" put within the commas. Is it because "unafraid" interrupts the progression or the sentence, or for some other reason?

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    Re: The new economic

    Basically, yes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The new economic

    You could dispense with the commas by changing 'unafraid' to 'fearlessly'.

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    Re: The new economic

    I think there is a silent "being" before "unafraid".
    The new economic crisis brought more homeless, jobless and destitute people, as well as packs of rats which
    , (being) unafraid, scurried and squeaked in the streets.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The new economic

    I see no reason to think of a 'silent' or 'invisible' word in that sentence.

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