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    #1

    Ted smashed the pills of the hallucinogen

    Hello.

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?

    "Ted entered quickly to the kitchen. He smashed the pills of the hallucinogen. Then he took it and mixed with beer in a glass."

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Nikitus; 24-Mar-2017 at 13:46.

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    #2

    Re: Ted smashed the pills of the hallucinogen

    Swap the order of "entered" and "quickly".
    Remove "to".
    "The pills of the hallucinogen" isn't natural. Try "the hallucinogenic pills".
    Turn sentences 2 and 3 into one sentence.
    You said "pills" but then said "Then he took it". They don't agree.
    You need another word between "mixed" and "with".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Ted smashed the pills of the hallucinogen

    I think crushed works better than smashed.

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    #4

    Re: Ted smashed the pills of the hallucinogen

    "Ted quickly entered the kitchen. He smashed the the hallucinogen pills, then he took the pills and mixed them with beer in a glass."

    Are the sentences grammatically correct?

    Thanks.

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    #5

    Re: Ted smashed the pills of the hallucinogen

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    "Ted quickly entered the kitchen. He smashed crushed the the hallucinogenic pills, then he took the pills and mixed them with beer in a glass."

    Are the sentences grammatically correct?

    Thanks.
    See above. You can shorten the second sentence considerably to "He crushed the hallucinogenic pills then mixed them with beer [in a glass]".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 25-Mar-2017 at 08:26.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Ted smashed the pills of the hallucinogen

    There is still a double 'the' before 'hallucinogenic'.
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