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    After three broken marriages

    Would you please correct the mistakes in my sentence?

    After three broken marriages, John stayed away from women, became introvert, and started to breed horses.

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    Re: After three broken marriages

    Introvert is a noun. You either need to insert an indefinite article before 'introvert', or use the adjective form 'introverted'
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    Re: After three broken marriages

    Yes. I'd also say "after three failed marriages."
    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: After three broken marriages

    So would I- you have broken homes and failed marriages.

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