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    Peter jacked up his car

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    Peter jacked up his car to change a wheel, but was unable to unscrew the nuts. When his wife started teasing him for being weak, he threatened to beat her up with the jack.

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    Re: Peter jacked up his car

    Grammatically correct, socially and legally much less so.

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    Re: Peter jacked up his car

    Peter was humiliated when he learned that the lug nuts on his old car had left-hand threads on that side and he had therefore been tightening rather than loosening them. "I wondered what that big L on the end of the stud meant!", he admitted.
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    Re: Peter jacked up his car

    Technically problematic, too. You're supposed to loosen all the nuts while the car is on the ground.

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    Re: Peter jacked up his car

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    socially and legally much less so.
    I would add "morally" to that.

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    Re: Peter jacked up his car

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Peter was humiliated when he learned that the lug nuts on his old car had left-hand threads on that side and he had therefore been tightening rather than loosening them. "I wondered what that big L on the end of the stud meant!", he admitted.
    GoesStation denies ever having humiliated himself in such a manner.
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