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    Felt like dirt

    Would you please correct my mistakes in the following sentence? I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    Whenever Anna went to Social Welfare Office to beg for help, she felt like dirt being flushed down a sink.

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    Re: Felt like dirt

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Would you please correct my mistakes in the following sentence? I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    Whenever Anna went to the Social Welfare Office to beg for help, she felt like dirt being flushed down a sink.
    Vivid! You did well. One question: is "Social Welfare Office a proper name? If it's not, don't capitalize it.
    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.

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    Re: Felt like dirt

    Also note that if the office's name is "Social Welfare", you should write Social Welfare office.
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    Re: Felt like dirt

    Whether it's capitalised or not, it needs an article before it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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