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    #1

    Peter was the only one in the school

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    Peter was the only one in the school who wore a cowboy hat and cowboy boots. Many girls had a crush on him and swarmed around him as if he were a rock star.

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    #2

    Re: Peter was the only one in the school

    The second sentence means many girls had a crush on him and many girls swarmed around him. Although that's logical, I think you mean that the girls who had a crush on him were the ones who swarmed around him. You need a semicolon or two sentences to express that thought.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 05-Jun-2017 at 19:41. Reason: Fix a typo.
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    #3

    Re: Peter was the only one in the school

    I don't agree. I think the original is fine as it is. I took it to mean that the girls who had a crush on him were the ones who swarmed around him.

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