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    It galled Marco that his neighbour

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    It galled Marco that his neighbour never cut the branches that hung over Marco's side of the fence, so Marco had to climb up the ladder and cut the branches himself.

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    Re: It galled Marco that his neighbour

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    It galled Marco that his neighbour never cut the branches that hung over Marco's side of the fence, so Marco had to climb A ladder and cut the branches himself.
    Perhaps "grew" would be better than "hung" there.

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    Re: It galled Marco that his neighbour

    "Hung" works OK for me there. It's a common problem for people with adjoining gardens. The branches of trees or parts of bushes grow long and then hang over their neighbour's fence or wall. The person who owns that garden is allowed to cut back the parts of the plant which overhang their garden, but they're not allowed to venture any further over the fence or wall to touch any part of the plant that is actually within the confines of the plant owner's garden.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: It galled Marco that his neighbour

    Three Marcos are too many in one sentence. Say his for the second one and he for the third. It's plain that the pronouns refer to Marco and not to the
    neighbour.

    '... climb a ladder...'

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