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    Bob was unfortunate

    I am wondering if my sentences sound natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    Bob was unfortunate with his neighbours. To the right and left of his flat lived two concert pianists, who would play their instruments about five hours every day.

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    Re: Bob was unfortunate

    I'd say:

    Bob was unlucky with his neighbours. A concert pianist lived on either side of his flat and they both practised for about five hours every day.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-Aug-2016 at 10:20. Reason: Corrected tense error. Thanks, Roman55.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Bob was unfortunate

    emsr,
    I am wondering if I turned your second sentence in the past, what would be the best version.

    1. A concert pianist lived on either side of his flat and they both used to practice for about five hours every day
    2. A concert pianist lived on either side of his flat and they both would practice for about five hours every day.
    3. A concert pianist lived on either side of his flat and they both practiced for about five hours every day.

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