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    People go on demonstrations

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    People go on demonstrations in support of, in protest at, or against something, but Bob has different thoughts on his mind. Women who shout, cheer and carry placards and banners turn him on.

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    Re: People go on demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    People go on demonstrations in support of, in protest at, or to protest against, something, but Bob has different thoughts on his mind. Women who shout, cheer and carry placards and banners turn him on.
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    Re: People go on demonstrations

    teechar,
    Thank you for your help.
    I just would like to say that "Oxford Collocations Dictionary had this example for "in protest at": "demonstrations in protest at the arrests."

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    Re: People go on demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    teechar,
    Thank you for your help.
    I just would like to say that "Oxford Collocations Dictionary had this example for "in protest at": "demonstrations in protest at the arrests."
    I have no idea what this phrase is supposed to mean. It does not look natural to me.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: People go on demonstrations

    I would use "in protest of". "At" doesn't sound natural to me.

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    Re: People go on demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post

    People go on demonstrations in support of, in protest at, or against something, but Bob has different thoughts on his mind. Women who shout, cheer and carry placards and banners turn him on.
    That sounds quite natural to me.

    But why such women turn him on is a bit of puzzle.

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