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    Bassim is offline VIP Member
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    When the supervisor waked into the workshop

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    When the supervisor walked into the workshop, a deadly silence fell over the workers. They were bracing themselves for one of his fits of rage he was frequently prone to have.

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    Re: When the supervisor waked into the workshop

    Either one of his fits of rage or one of the fits of rage he was prone to is possible. You can't use his and the fits of rage together.
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    Re: When the supervisor waked into the workshop

    GoesStation,

    You have written "either one of his fits of rage or one of the fits..."
    But I have written "one of his fits of rage" in my sentence.
    You've probably wanted to write "either one of fits of rage"?

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    Re: When the supervisor waked into the workshop

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Either one of his fits of rage or one of the fits of rage he was prone to is possible. You can't use his and the fits of rage together.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    You have written "either one of his fits of rage or one of the fits..."
    But I have written "one of his fits of rage" in my sentence.
    You've probably wanted to write "either one of fits of rage"?
    No, that would be ungrammatical. Here are the two possibilities I had in mind:
    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    When the supervisor walked into the workshop, a deadly silence fell over the workers. They were bracing themselves for one of his fits of rage.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    When the supervisor walked into the workshop, a deadly silence fell over the workers. They were bracing themselves for one of the fits of rage he was prone to.
    I am not a teacher.

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