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    The shipwrecked on the uninhabited island

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    The shipwrecked on the uninhabited island lit the large fires, hoping to be seen by some aircraft.

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    Re: The shipwrecked on the uninhabited island

    Add "people/survivors/sailors" after "shipwrecked". I'd change "hoping to be seen" to "hoping it would be seen". They're hoping the fire will be seen, leading to their rescue.
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    Re: The shipwrecked on the uninhabited island

    I would say large fires rather than the large fires as they're not specific.

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    Re: The shipwrecked on the uninhabited island

    So would I. I missed that. I missed the fact that it was plural too, so my ending would be "hoping they would be seen ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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