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    Ten months after I had fallen ill my friend paid me a visit.

    Ten months after I had fallen ill my friend paid me a visit.

    Could you please check my sentence?

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    Re: Ten months after I had fallen ill my friend paid me a visit.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Ten months after I had fallen ill, my friend paid me a visit.

    Could you please check my sentence?
    See above. You need a comma. Also, without surrounding context I can't see why you used the past perfect. The natural standalone sentence would be "Ten months after I fell ill, my friend paid me a visit."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Ten months after I had fallen ill my friend paid me a visit.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See above. You need a comma. Also, without surrounding context I can't see why you used the past perfect. The natural standalone sentence would be "Ten months after I fell ill, my friend paid me a visit."
    My friend paid me a visit, ten months after I fell ill. Is this sentence correct as well?

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    Re: Ten months after I had fallen ill my friend paid me a visit.

    It's OK though the comma isn't necessary. The sentence flows better without it as a simple statement of fact. The comma suggests a slight pause on the part of the speaker.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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