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    David was a well-built man

    Would you please correct the mistakes in my sentences?

    David was a well-built and healthy man. When someone asked him how come he was so strong, he told him he was not raised on junk food and energy drinks, but on his mother's food.

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    Re: David was a well-built man

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Would you please correct the mistakes in my sentences?

    David was a well-built and healthy man. When someone asked why he was so strong, he told him he wasn't raised on junk food and energy drinks, but on his mother's home cooking.
    "His mother's food" made it sound like he was eating off her plate. Yuck!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: David was a well-built man

    I'd use "home-cooked food" or "homemade food".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: David was a well-built man

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'd use "home-cooked food" or "homemade food".
    "Home cooking" might be an Americanism.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: David was a well-built man

    That works in BrE too.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: David was a well-built man

    His mother's cooking would also work.

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