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    Bassim is offline VIP Member
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    Martin went to a cheap, shabby restaurant

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct. I believe my second sentence doesn't sound natural, but I was unable to improve it.

    Martin went to a cheap, shabby restaurant to eat, but to his surprise both food and wine were excellent. He chatted with the owner, who told Martin that everyone who ate once in his restaurant would usually come again.

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    Re: Martin went to a cheap, shabby restaurant

    Add "the" before "food". You can use "he" in place of Martin in the second sentence and delete "once".

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    Re: Martin went to a cheap, shabby restaurant

    ... the food and the wine were both excellent. He chatted with the owner, who said that people who had eaten one meal in his restaurant usually came again.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Martin went to a cheap, shabby restaurant

    Or came back.

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