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    By the time the mountaineers

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    By the time the mountaineers arrived on the top, the clouds dispersed, and they had a splendid vista of the countryside.

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    Re: By the time the mountaineers

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    By the time the mountaineers arrived on reached the top, the clouds had dispersed, and they had a splendid vista of the countryside.
    Alternatively:
    By the time the climbers reached the summit, the clouds had dispersed, and they had a splendid vista of the (surrounding) countryside.

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    Re: By the time the mountaineers

    I'd use "... they had a splendid view of the countryside". Although "vista" isn't wrong, it's certainly unlikely there in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: By the time the mountaineers

    I think vista is wrong. A splendid vista could open up as they rounded the curve, but it's a generic thing, not something which can be qualified.
    I am not a teacher.

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