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    Peter went into politics

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    Peter went into politics with the idea of helping people and making the world a better place, but instead he encountered backstabbing, mudslinging, blackmailing, lies and manipulation. He was ashamed of his naivety.

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    Re: Peter went into politics

    They sound OK to me. He must have been very naive indeed!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Peter went into politics

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    He was ashamed of his naivety.
    As well he should.

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    Re: Peter went into politics

    Put a comma after "instead".

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    Re: Peter went into politics

    I'd put one before it as well.
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    Re: Peter went into politics

    I think there are enough commas as is.

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    Re: Peter went into politics

    I have only seen the spelling "naïveté" in writing with or without the accents. Maybe "naivety" is a British spelling?

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    Re: Peter went into politics

    No - naivety is pretty universal. [link]

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