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  1. Nikitus's Avatar
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    #1

    Hi kids. Before the play start I must confess something

    Hello.

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?

    "Hi kids. Before the play start I must confess something.

    In the video you saw a few weeks ago, I was making fun of a young man who had a crush on me. I lied to you and then tried to fix it, but finally I made a bigger mistake. With the help of a group of good hearted people the truth finally became clear.

    Kids, don`t make the same mistake as I did. The truth will set you free."

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Hi kids. Before the play start I must confess something

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    Hello.

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?

    "Hi kids. Before the play start​s, I must confess something.

    In the video you saw a few weeks ago, I was making fun of a young man who had a crush on me. I lied to you and then tried to fix it (no comma here) but, finally in the end, I made a bigger mistake. With the help of a group of good-hearted people, the truth finally became clear.

    Kids, don't make the same mistake as I did. The truth will set you free."

    Thanks.
    See above for my suggested changes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Hi kids. Before the play start I must confess something

    "... tried to fix it, but in the end..."

    I think the comma placement is fine.
    Translator, editor and TESOL certificate holder, but not a teacher. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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    #4

    Re: Hi kids. Before the play start I must confess something

    The truth won't always set you free, for example if you've killed someone.

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