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    The prisoner escaped by sawing

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

    The prisoner escaped by sawing off the bars with a small saw and then climbing down the rope. His disappearance was detected not before the late morning, when the chase began

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    Re: The prisoner escaped by sawing

    It's more natural to say he "sawed through the bars". I'd use "a rope". I'd say "His disappearance was only detected late in the morning ..." or even "His disappearance was only detected at 11.30am ...".
    "Not before the late morning" is unnatural there.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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