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    There was a procession that was passing by a house. The owner of the house didn't let

    1) There was a procession that was passing by a house. The owner of the house didn't let them pass by.

    2) There was a procession that was passing by in front of the house. The owner of the house didn't let the procession pass by.

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: There was a procession that was passing by a house. The owner of the house didn't

    Use "but" to join those two sentences, and consider changing the start of the first to: "A procession was trying/about/going to pass by a house."

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    Re: There was a procession that was passing by a house. The owner of the house didn't

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Use "but" to join those two sentences, and consider changing the start of the first to: "A procession was trying/about/going to pass by a house."

    1) A procession that was trying to pass by a house but the owner of the house didn't let them pass by.

    How about second sentence?

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    Re: There was a procession that was passing by a house. The owner of the house didn't

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Delete 'that' as teechar did.
    1) A procession was trying to pass by a house but the owner of the house didn't let them pass by.

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    Re: There was a procession that was passing by a house. The owner of the house didn't

    A comma is missing.

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    Re: There was a procession that was passing by a house. The owner of the house didn't

    There's no need to repeat "pass by". Also, you started with "A procession" but then used "them" at the end. Can you see the problem there?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: There was a procession that was passing by a house. The owner of the house didn't

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    There's no need to repeat "pass by". Also, you started with "A procession" but then used "them" at the end. Can you see the problem there?
    1) A procession was trying to pass by a house but, the owner of the house didn't let that procession pass by (it sounds weird if I don't use "pass by").

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    Re: There was a procession that was passing by a house. The owner of the house didn't

    I don't think that's where teechar thought you should put the comma (I wouldn't use one at all). There is nothing weird about the sentence without the repetition of "pass by". Please write it again. Don't use "that procession". What is the third person singular pronoun that we keep telling you to use when you have already established the noun that you're referring to?
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    Re: There was a procession that was passing by a house. The owner of the house didn't

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I don't think that's where teechar thought you should put the comma (I wouldn't use one at all). There is nothing weird about the sentence without the repetition of "pass by". Please write it again. Don't use "that procession". What is the third person singular pronoun that we keep telling you to use when you have already established the noun that you're referring to?
    A procession was trying to pass by a house, but the owner of the house didn't let that it pass.

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    Re: There was a procession that was passing by a house. The owner of the house didn't

    Remove "that" and the second "pass".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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