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    A white villa stood

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    A white villa stood amid the grove of pine trees, its windows adorned with the boxes of flowers.

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    Re: A white villa stood

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    its windows adorned with the boxes of flowers.
    I'll let you comment, Bassim.

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    Re: A white villa stood

    teechar,

    I wish I could give you the right answer, but unfortunately, I am not sure if I can. I believed it should be "the" because of "of flowers", but now understand the article is unnecessary because the boxes are not specific.

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    Re: A white villa stood

    It's not just unnecessary. It's wrong unless, as usual, these boxes have already been mentioned.

    The same goes for grove. Unless a previous sentence set the scene in a pasture interrupted by patches of pine trees, the definite article before it is wrong.
    I am not a teacher.

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