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    Someone threw an empty bottle

    Would you please take a look at my sentence and correct the mistakes?

    Someone threw an empty bottle at the table with the sailors, and soon a mass brawl started.

    I am wondering if it is correct to say "the table with the sailors," or do I need to write "the table where the sailors sat" ?

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    Re: Someone threw an empty bottle

    I'd use "at the sailors' table". It's neater. The reader would not assume that the sailors owned the table, simply that that was where they were sitting at the time.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Someone threw an empty bottle

    It also eliminates the (unlikely) ambiguity that the sailors were thrown at the table along with the bottle.

    But hey, we could be talking about some kind of story with superheros or other godlike beings strong enough to throw sailors.
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