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    Bassim is offline VIP Member
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    Maria pressed her ear to the door

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    Maria pressed her ear to the door the better to hear what her husband was saying on the telephone.

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    Re: Maria pressed her ear to the door

    Add a comma after 'door'.

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    Re: Maria pressed her ear to the door

    Instead of "the better to hear" you could use "to better hear". Yours is fine though.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Maria pressed her ear to the door

    Don't you say "press against the door"?
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Maria pressed her ear to the door

    Both are okay.

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