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    A tourist walked accidentally into the set

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    A tourist walked accidentally into the set and made the film director furious. He cursed her and threatened to beat her up, but the poor woman, not understanding what all the fuss was about, shrugged her shoulders and walked on.

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    Re: A tourist walked accidentally into the set

    I would say "onto" not "on to".

    Also, I would put the adverb "accidentally" before walked where it makes more sense to me.


    "A tourist accidentally walked onto the set."

    Here the feeling is that the tourist actually entered the set.

    "A tourist accidentally walked on to the set."

    To me, this makes "walk on" a phrasal verb, and "to the set" was the tourist's destination. She doesn't actually have to enter the set at that point in time.

    A tourist accidentally walked onto the set and made the film director furious.
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    Re: A tourist walked accidentally into the set

    The word order is unnatural. The tourist "accidentally walked" not "walked accidentally". And once you have said "The tourist accidentally walked onto the set" you do not need "film" to modify director. "The director" is amply sufficient.

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