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    #1

    Tom showed a land to Tim as being his property.

    Tom showed a land to Tim as being his property. (Tom is just fooling Tim that land doesn't belong to him)

    Please check.

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    #2

    Re: Tom showed a land to Tim as being his property.

    Tom convinced Tim that the land was his.
    Tom fooled Tim into thinking that the land was his.

    Be aware that "his" in that sentence could mean "Tom's" or "Tim's". It's ambiguous.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Tom showed a land to Tim as being his property.

    Tom showed a land to Tim as being his property. - Tom told Tim that the land belonged to him(Tom).

    Tom is just fooling Tim that land doesn't belong to him.
    - Tom told Tim that the land did not belong to him.

    The two statements seem contradictory to me.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: Tom showed a land to Tim as being his property.

    Land is an uncountable noun. You can show someone some land or a piece of land but you can't show them "a land".
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    #5

    Re: Tom showed a land to Tim as being his property.

    In some contexts, "a land" can mean "a country" but it doesn't work in your context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Tom showed a land to Tim as being his property.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In some contexts, "a land" can mean "a country" but it doesn't work in your context.
    Is "as being his property" wrong?

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    #7

    Re: Tom showed a land to Tim as being his property.

    In your sentence in post #3, it is wrong.

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