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    When David married

    Would you please help me with my sentence and correct my grammar and punctuation? Do I need the word "both" in my sentence?

    When David married he could not have imagined that ten years later both he and his wife would talk in their mobile phones for hours instead of talking to each other.

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    Re: When David married

    It's optional. I prefer to include it.

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    Re: When David married

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    both he and his wife would talk in their mobile phones
    I'd use on their mobile phones.

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    Re: When David married

    I missed that.

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    #5

    Re: When David married

    Perhaps:

    When David married Lisa, he could not have imagined that ten years later he and his wife would talk to each other using their mobile phones instead of talking to each other in person.

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    Re: When David married

    Tarheel,
    Your sentence means something different than mine. The meaning of my sentence is that David and his wife do not talk to each other as before. They use their mobile phones to talk to other people.

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    Re: When David married

    Bassim, thank you for your explanation. Perhaps:

    When David married Lisa, he could not have imagined that ten years later they would still be together, but when they would go out to a restaurant, instead of talking to each other they would text other people on their mobile phones.

    You could use "talk to" there, but I think "text" is more likely.

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