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    Bob lived rather uneventful life

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    Bob lived rather uneventful life, spending his time between his home and his grey office.

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    Re: Bob lived rather uneventful life

    Not a teacher.

    You need the indefinite article, "… a rather uneventful life…".

    "… spending his time between his home and his grey office."
    You can delete the second "his" to avoid the repetition.

    Other possibilities.
    "Bob lived a rather uneventful life, dividing his time between home and his grey office."
    "Bob lived a rather uneventful life, spending his time at home and at his grey office."
    Last edited by JMurray; 12-Aug-2017 at 12:02.

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    Re: Bob lived rather uneventful life

    It reads like he usually went to his gray office but occasionally went to the purple one. I'd use an unambiguous adjective to describe the office.
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    Re: Bob lived rather uneventful life

    GoesStation,
    I am wondering what you mean with an unambiguous adjective.
    Should I write instead "his small office" or "his cramped office"?

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    Re: Bob lived rather uneventful life

    Those would work. The trouble with gray is that it can mean dull, lifeless or it can be a nondescript color. I think you intended the former meaning, but the reader might understand the latter.
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    Re: Bob lived rather uneventful life

    Note: BE grey=AE gray

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    Re: Bob lived rather uneventful life

    My predictive keyboard said gray, but I think "grey" is also okay in American English.
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