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    Umbrellas got mixed

    "Two friends went to a temple with their umbrellas. They put them outside the temple. When they left for home from temple their umbrellas got mixed. First friend took home the second friend's umbrella and second friend took home the first friend's umbrella".

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    Re: Umbrellas got mixed

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "Two friends went to a temple with their umbrellas. They put them outside the temple. When they left for home from temple their umbrellas got mixed up. The first friend took home the second friend's umbrella, and the second friend took home the first friend's umbrella".
    Not bad! Very natural. Use commas to separate compound sentences - that is, a sentence made of more than one complete sentence.
    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: Umbrellas got mixed

    What about:
    They got their umbrellas mixed up and took each other's umbrella by mistake.
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    Re: Umbrellas got mixed

    Oh, that's good! Or even: "took each other's by mistake."
    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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