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    Question House prices have not fallen this year.

    Hi.
    Suppose that these three sentences are false and I'm going to correct them. Are my sentences correct?

    sentence 1: House prices have fallen dramatically this year.
    [my sentence:] house prices have not fallen this year. but they have grown this year.

    sentence 2: The price of petrol has risen in the last three months.
    [my sentence:] the price of petrol has not risen in the last three months, but it has remained stable.

    sentence 2: Food prices have remained stable in recent months.
    [my sentence:] Food prices have not remained stable, but it has grown slightly.

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    Re: gramatically correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by pmnSam View Post
    Hi.
    Suppose that these three sentences are false and I'm going to correct them. Are my sentences correct?

    sentence 1: House prices have fallen dramatically this year.
    [my sentence:] house prices have not fallen this year. but they have grown this year.
    I would say "House prices have risen dramatically this year."

    sentence 2: The price of petrol has risen in the last three months.
    [my sentence:] the price of petrol has not risen in the last three months, but it has remained stable.
    I'd use "The price of petrol has remained the same/risen in the last three months."

    sentence 2: Food prices have remained stable in recent months.
    [my sentence:] Food prices have not remained stable, but it has grown slightly.
    I' say "Food prices have risen/fallen in recent months." Note that your "it" should have been "they" because it refers to "prices".
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: House prices have not fallen this year.

    Please note that I have changed your thread title.

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