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    Based on a true story...

    Hi teechr, can you please check the following sentences? Thank you.

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    1. Based on a true story, it is about a team of choral speakers from St John school and the team's journey that filled with various struggles and challenges to win the competition.

    2. Based on a true story of Erin Gruwell, an English teacher at St John school who is determined to set up a choral speaking team with various struggles and challenges to win the competition.

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    This inspiring tale is based on story of Erin Gruwell, a determined English teacher, and her students from St. Paul a school which has low English proficiency and academic performance. However, the teacher found her way to teach the students to read and write the language and even forms a choral speaking team and prepares them for a district level competition. The journey that the team goes through to win the competition is full of struggle and challenges.

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    Re: Based on a true story...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaya87 View Post


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    1. Based on a true story, it the movie/play/novel is about a team group of choral speakers from St John's School and the team's journey that filled with various struggles and challenges they face on their way to winning the competition.

    2. The movie/play is based on the true story of Erin Gruwell, an English teacher at St John's School, who is determined to set up a choral speaking team group, with despite various struggles and challenges, to win the competition.

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    This inspiring tale is based on the story of Erin Gruwell, a determined English teacher, and her students from St. Paul [I thought it was St John's.], a school which has low English proficiency and academic performance. However, the teacher found Grunwell finds her way to teaching the students to read and write the language and even forms a choral speaking team group and prepares them for a district-level competition. The journey that they team go through to winning the competition is full of struggle and challenges.
    If you don't want your last sentence to focus on the negatives, change it to, e.g.,
    They go on to win that competition, against all odds.

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    Re: Based on a true story...

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    itthe movie/play/novel is about a team group .
    Hi teechr, question: If a movie plot takes place below the poster, do I still need to mention "the movie/play/novel"?

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    Re: Based on a true story...

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Based on a true story.../ based on the true story
    I can see that in the first sentence you didn't change "a" to "the" which is "Based on a true story". So, it supposed to be "Based on a or Based on the"?

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    Re: Based on a true story...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaya87 View Post
    Hi teechr, question: If a movie plot takes place below the poster, do I still need to mention "the movie/play/novel"?
    You need something other than "it". Try "story" too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaya87 View Post
    I can see that in the first sentence you didn't change "a" to "the" which is "Based on a true story". So, it supposed to be "Based on a or Based on the"?
    It is correct as I've written it. In the first, we use "a" because we are talking about some (unspecified) story. In the second, we use "the" because we are talking about a particular story-- that of Erin Gruwell.

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