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    ...still not sprouted/ where we are suffering from...

    The seeds that we have sown still have not sprouted; it is just like the current dry spell, where we are suffering from a poor harvest of the five grains.

    The above is from a Nichiren Shu magazine.

    1. Shouldn't it be have still not sprouted?
    2. Is "where" OK? Or should it be "during which"?

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    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 02-Jun-2016 at 07:12.

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    Re: ...still not sprouted/ where we are suffering from...

    Looks good to me!
    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: ...still not sprouted/ where we are suffering from...

    Putting 'still' before the auxiliary give a more emphatic, impatient feel to the sentence.

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