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    A woman who wanted to take a selfie

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    A woman who wanted to take a selfie was so clumsy that she tumbled backwards into the river, and would have probably drowned had it not been for passersby who came to her rescue.

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    Re: A woman who wanted to take a selfie

    It should be "a passerby". Also I would divide this sentence into two sentences. First one ends at river. The second starts with "she would have...." There is too much information for one sentence.

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    #3

    Re: A woman who wanted to take a selfie

    andrewg927

    It is not the singular but plural "passersby".

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    Re: A woman who wanted to take a selfie

    Also I would divide this sentence into two sentences.
    I would, too, and I'd relocate "probably" to the position immediately following the subject of the second sentence.

    She probably would have drowned had she not been rescued by passersby.

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    #5

    Re: A woman who wanted to take a selfie

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    andrewg927

    It is not the singular but plural "passersby".
    Sorry. I didn't see the s tucked in there.

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