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    The village suffered frequently from heavy flooding

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    The village suffered frequently from heavy flooding that many believed someone had cast a spell on it.

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    Re: The village suffered frequently from heavy flooding

    It reads as if the heavy flooding had cast a spell on the village. You could fix this by inserting so before "frequently".
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    Re: The village suffered frequently from heavy flooding

    Maybe I should use "curse" instead, like this:

    The villagers suffered so frequently from heavy flooding that many believed someone had put a curse on it.

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    Re: The village suffered frequently from heavy flooding

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Maybe I should use "curse" instead, like this:

    The villagers suffered so frequently from heavy flooding that many believed someone had put a curse on it.
    That's not good.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 09-Sep-2017 at 16:45. Reason: See Teechar's following post. I missed the resurrected error from post #1.
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    Re: The village suffered frequently from heavy flooding

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    The villagers suffered so frequently from heavy flooding that many believed someone had put a curse on it.
    I think that needs another rewrite. In that sentence, the only thing "it" can refer to is "heavy flooding"!

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    Re: The village suffered frequently from heavy flooding

    Would this version be better?

    Heavy flooding hit so frequently the village that many believed someone had put a curse on it.

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    Re: The village suffered frequently from heavy flooding

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Heavy flooding hit so frequently The village got (heavily) flooded so frequently that many believed someone had put a curse on it.
    Try that.

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    Re: The village suffered frequently from heavy flooding

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Would this version be better?

    Heavy flooding hit so frequently the village that many believed someone had put a curse on it.
    This would be okay if you put the adverbial phrase after the noun.
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    Re: The village suffered frequently from heavy flooding

    GoesStation,
    Do you mean like this:

    Heavy flooding hit the village so frequently that many believed someone had put a curse on it.

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    Re: The village suffered frequently from heavy flooding

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    GoesStation,
    Do you mean like this:

    Heavy flooding hit the village so frequently that many believed someone had put a curse on it.
    Yes, exactly.
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