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    Exclamation The food plants make is stored in their leaves.

    Hi,
    is the following sentences correct? I have 2 minor questions regarding these sentence:

    "the food plants make is stored in their leaves. It is stored in their roots and stems. And it is stored in their fruits and seeds"

    First. I think it is incorrect and we should edit the sentence in the following way:

    by adding that/which to the sentence: "the food which/that plants make is stored in their leaves." Right?

    Second, I wonder if "And" has been used in te beginning of the sentence to put more emphasis on it. Am I right?

    thanks in advance
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    Re: Make

    Quote Originally Posted by Venus.jam View Post
    Hi,
    Is the following sentence correct?

    "The food plants make is stored in their leaves."

    I think it is incorrect and we should edit the sentence in the following way: by adding "that/which" to the sentence: "The food which/that plants make is stored in their leaves." Right?

    Thanks in advance.
    In this case, I agree with you. It is optional but I think it makes the sentence read better. When I read the first three words, "The food plants", I thought that "food plants" was a single noun - for example, a corn plant, or an apple tree!

    Please note my corrections above. It's important to start every sentence (including complete sentences within quotation marks) with a capital letter and to end every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In this case, I agree with you. It is optional but I think it makes the sentence read better. When I read the first three words, "The food plants", I thought that "food plants" was a single noun - for example, a corn plant, or an apple tree!

    Please note my corrections above. It's important to start every sentence (including complete sentences within quotation marks) with a capital letter and to end every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.



    Thank you very much. I had the same problem reading it. Another way of correcting this sentence came to my mind. What about adding just two commas or two hyphens:

    "The food, plants make, is stored in their leaves."
    or

    "The food-plants make- is stored in their leaves."

    What about the second part of my question. I wonder if "And" has been used in te beginning of the sentence to put more emphasis on it. Am I right? Is it common to start a sentence with a conjunction like "and"?
    Sure. Thank you for your corrections.

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    Re: Make

    Quote Originally Posted by Venus.jam View Post
    Thank you very much. I had the same problem reading it. Another way of correcting this sentence came to my mind. What about adding just two commas or two hyphens?

    "The food, plants make, is stored in their leaves." No. This doesn't work.

    or

    "The food-plants make- is stored in their leaves." No, this doesn't work either.

    What about the second part of my question? I wonder if "and" has been used in the beginning of the sentence to put more emphasis on it. Am I right? Is it common to start a sentence with a conjunction like "and"?

    Sorry, I completely missed the rest of the sentences! There was no reason to separate the words into two sentences. I would write "It is stored in their roots, stems, fruits and seeds".
    However, it is perfectly possible to start a sentence with "and". It just doesn't work here.


    Sure. Thank you for your corrections.
    See my comments above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Make

    Please note that I have changed your thread title.

    The single common word 'Make' was insufficient.

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    Re: Make

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See my comments above.
    Oh, that's alright. I really appreciate your prompt answer.
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