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    Maria asked her husband

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct. I am not sure about the form I have used in my second sentence, "praying she would never wear," is grammatically correct.

    Maria asked her husband if her new dress suited her well. Out of politeness, he replied that it suited her great, praying she would never wear it in his company.

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    Re: Maria asked her husband

    Yes, they're OK. Note that in BrE, we wouldn't use "it suited her great" but I think it's OK in AmE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Maria asked her husband

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes, they're OK. Note that in BrE, we wouldn't use "it suited her great" but I think it's OK in AmE.
    It's casual usage in AmE. This being reported speech, we infer that the husband was not fastidious in his language.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Maria asked her husband

    Would it be OK if I write like this?

    Out of politeness, he replied that it suited her fine.

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    Re: Maria asked her husband

    Yes, that's fine.

    Ask "Would this be OK?"
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