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    stony garden path

    Are these sentences OK?

    I'm constructing a stony garden path. Stone after stone gets rammed into the soil. Afterwards, the surface gets covered with wet sand to fill the gaps.

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    Re: stony garden path

    Yes, well done.

    The way you've phrased the second sentence made me laugh out loud -- it's accurate but doesn't really match the tone of the other two. Can you guess why?

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    Re: stony garden path

    They're grammatically correct but not very natural. Write I'm building a stone garden path.... Afterwards I cover the surface with wet sand....
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: stony garden path

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Yes, well done.

    The way you've phrased the second sentence made me laugh out loud -- it's accurate but doesn't really match the tone of the other two. Can you guess why?
    I'm not quite sure. Maybe "rammed" sounds like careless work?

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    Re: stony garden path

    Quote Originally Posted by AirbusA321 View Post
    I'm not quite sure. Maybe "rammed" sounds like careless work?
    I agree. Also, the phrase stone after stone makes it sound like an unending, unrelenting, tedious task.

    (Also, the sentence reminds me of the German hardmetal band Rammstein, but that's probably just me. )

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