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Would you please take a look at these sentences and correct my grammar and punctuation? I am not sure if my sentence nr 3. sounds natural.
1. John sat on a bench in a park reading a newspaper when a piercing scream almost jolted him out of his seat.
2. The old professor had become absent-mindedly lately and would often turn up in his class with two different shoes.
3. The young man dived into the river. His lithe, bronzed body flew swiftly through the air before disappearing under the green surface and appearing again with a smile on his face.
"Invading armies have no rights." Noam Chomsky
I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.