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    The room was

    Would you please take a look at my sentence and correct my mistakes ? I am not sure if I have used articles correctly.

    The living room was in a mess after the party: the remains of dishes on the table and the carpet, empty bottles, smeared glasses, crumpled napkins, scattered cutlery, candle stumps, an iPhone under a chair, a pair of red knickers on the armchair, and a black high heeled shoe on a book shelf.

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    Re: The room was

    It looks OK to me, though I'd write 'high-heeled'.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 22-Apr-2016 at 18:21. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: The room was

    By "the remains of dishes", do you mean broken crockery or leftover food?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The room was

    I mean leftover food.
    Should I write instead "the leftovers on the table and the carpet..."?

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    Re: The room was

    "Leftovers" suggests food that has been saved on purpose to eat at a later time. I would just say "There was food all over the table and the carpet". I don't particularly like "smeared glasses". I'd say "dirty glasses".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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