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    Martin followed his wife in the street

    I am wondering if my sentences sound natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    Martin followed his wife in the street and was furious when he saw her entering a plastic surgeon's office. He had already paid for her five operations and didn't wish to pay for any more.

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    Re: Martin followed his wife in the street

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentences sound natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    Martin followed his wife in down/up/along the street and was furious when he saw her entering a plastic surgeon's office. He had already paid for her five operations and didn't wish want to pay for any more.
    See above. I'd be more inclined to use "plastic surgeon's clinic" or "plastic surgery clinic" unless the plastic surgeon in question has an office in a different location from the clinic.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Martin followed his wife in the street

    I find 'her five operations' acceptable. It suggests to me 'the five operations that she had had' in a way that just 'her five operations' doesn't.

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    Re: Martin followed his wife in the street

    Fair point. I just thought that the situation made it pretty clear that he had paid for five operations for his wife (rather than for anyone else) without specifically stating it.
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    Re: Martin followed his wife in the street

    You could use the five operations she'd (already) had.

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