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    The British people layed railway tracks in India.

    The British people layed thousands of Kilometers of railway tracks but Indians didn't lay an inch of railway tracks afterwards.

    Please check.

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    Re: The British people layed railway tracks in India.

    "The British people" refers to the entire population of Britain. I'm pretty sure that's not the case for your story. There is no reason to capitalise "kilometres" (BrE spelling). You used "afterwards" but it doesn't refer to anything. You need to at least suggest when those kilometres of track were laid (note spelling).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The British people layed railway tracks in India.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "The British people" refers to the entire population of Britain. I'm pretty sure that's not the case for your story. There is no reason to capitalise "kilometres" (BrE spelling). You used "afterwards" but it doesn't refer to anything. You need to at least suggest when those kilometres of track were laid (note spelling).
    The British government laid thousands of kilometres of railway tracks during the period they ruled India but Indians didn't lay an inch of railway tracks afterwards.

    If we want to use "Afterwards" then we have to mention a period as well. Otherwise it is fine Am I correct?

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    Re: The British people layed railway tracks in India.

    Not a teacher.

    If it's already in context with the rest of the writing leading up to this sentence, you could just say "The British" and drop 'people' or 'government' entirely. Likewise, with the 2nd use of the term railways tracks, it's already within the sentence, I think you could just write "... didn't lay an inch of track afterwards."

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    Re: The British people layed railway tracks in India.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Phillips View Post
    Not a teacher.

    If it's already in context with the rest of the writing leading up to this sentence, you could just say "The British" and drop 'people' or 'government' entirely. Likewise, with the 2nd use of the term railways tracks, it's already within the sentence, I think you could just write "... didn't lay an inch of track afterwards."
    How about the period or time? Did I mention it correctly?

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    Re: The British people layed railway tracks in India.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    How about the period or time? Did I mention it correctly?
    Yes, you described it correctly.
    I am not a teacher.

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