Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Portugal

    • Join Date: Aug 2016
    • Posts: 103
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Is the following sentence grammatical?

    Hello, teachers,

    This following sentence is grammatical?

    In the old days, if the rich had bought slaves, they would treat them as animals.

    Thanks so much!

  1. teechar's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Iraq
      • Current Location:
      • Iraq

    • Join Date: Feb 2015
    • Posts: 2,342
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: the following sentence is grammatical?

    Quote Originally Posted by MOYEEA LEE View Post
    Hello, teachers,

    Is This the following sentence is grammatical?
    Thanks so much!
    1- I question your conditional construction as well as the need for it in that sentence.
    2- I believe "slave owners" or "slave masters" would work better than "the rich."

    Consider saying,
    In the old days, many/most slave owners mistreated their slaves.
    In the old days, many slave masters treated their slaves very badly.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 21,464
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: the following sentence is grammatical?

    Please study my correction to your thread title and teechar's correction to the question in your post.

    We don't just make a statement and put a question mark at the end (except in one or two special cases).

Similar Threads

  1. [Grammar] Is this sentence grammatical?
    By cubezero3 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 24-Dec-2015, 13:02
  2. [Grammar] Is this sentence grammatical?
    By ercantuncer in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 14-Jan-2015, 12:22
  3. Which sentence is grammatical?
    By hoangkha in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21-Sep-2012, 11:50
  4. is this sentence grammatical?
    By runbabyrun in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29-Oct-2010, 02:20
  5. [Grammar] Is this sentence grammatical?
    By enydia in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17-Sep-2008, 14:26

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •