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    In the living room, Cliff works with Jess adjusting the lights

    Hello

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?

    "In the living room, Cliff works with Jess adjusting the lights, looking for the precise angles. Carl and Sue works at the guest room placing and adjusting the smoke equipment."

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    Re: In the living room, Cliff works with Jess adjusting the lights

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    Hello.

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?

    "In the living room, Cliff works with Jess​, adjusting the lights, looking for the precise angles. Carl and Sue works work at in the guest room, placing and adjusting the smoke equipment alarms."

    Thanks.
    See above.

    Even though you correctly used "in" with "living room", you the inexplicably used "at" with "guest room". There is no such thing as "smoke equipment". We have smoke/heat alarms.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: In the living room, Cliff works with Jess adjusting the lights

    They are called smoke/heat detectors, which trigger alarms when activated.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: In the living room, Cliff works with Jess adjusting the lights

    Dear emsr2d2 and tedmc

    First of all, thanks for your help.


    I was thinking in a equipment that is used in theatrical plays or in music shows.

    Can be called "smoke machine"?

    Thanks.

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    Re: In the living room, Cliff works with Jess adjusting the lights

    Yes, if it's a machine which pumps out "smoke" (it's not really smoke but I don't know what it is), then it's a "smoke machine".
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    Re: In the living room, Cliff works with Jess adjusting the lights

    I think I've seen them called "fog" machines, not "smoke" machines.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: In the living room, Cliff works with Jess adjusting the lights

    The smoke effect used on a stage is produced using dry ice, which is frozen carbon monoxide.
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    Re: In the living room, Cliff works with Jess adjusting the lights

    I thought dry ice was liquid nitrogen - like the stuff doctors use to burn out a verruca.
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