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    #1

    I had a bad night

    Would you please correct the mistakes in my sentences?

    I had a bad night. I slept on a bare floor with my jacket rolled-up as a pillow. I got up and felt pain moving like electric current through my body.

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    Re: I had a bad night

    It might be helpful in the future if you could tell us what you think are the mistakes. We can then help you understand the passage or grammar better. Thanks.

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    Re: I had a bad night

    rolled up
    (a) pain
    (use the article if you want to make out the pain was an individual feeling instead of a constant pain)
    like an electric current

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    #4

    Re: I had a bad night

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I slept on a bare floor
    Why the indefinite article?

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    #5

    Re: I had a bad night

    Delete the hyphen in 'rolled-up'.

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    #6

    Re: I had a bad night

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Delete the hyphen in 'rolled-up'.
    You should hyphenate compound adjectives that precede the noun they modify: a rolled-up jacket. Don't hyphenate phrasal verbs.
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