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    The newspaper describes the suburb

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. I am not sure if I should use a comma after "keg."

    The newspaper describes the suburb as a powder keg where the police have lost control over the situation.

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    Re: The newspaper describes the suburb

    Yes, it's fine.
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    Re: The newspaper describes the suburb

    I'd change "over" to "of". Although we say "to have control over something", for some reason we tend to say "to lose control of something".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The newspaper describes the suburb

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'd change "over" to "of". Although we say "to have control over something", for some reason we tend to say "to lose control of something".
    I missed that. I concur.
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    #5

    Re: The newspaper describes the suburb

    A comma wouldn't be wrong. I'd probably use one.

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    #6

    Re: The newspaper describes the suburb

    I would use a comma in the above.

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    Re: The newspaper describes the suburb

    There are other possibilities like portrays the suburb.

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