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    We need to breath in fresh air where there is no trail of pollution.

    We need to breath in fresh air where there is no trail of pollution.

    Could you please check my sentence?

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    Re: We need to breath in fresh air where there is no trail of pollution.

    You meant "breathe". Other than that, it strikes me as an example of a perfectly correct sentence that does not say what the writer thinks it does. It sounds inadvertently poetical and abstruse.

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    Re: We need to breath in fresh air where there is no trail of pollution.

    You want some word other than trail​ there, Tufguy. Fix the verb and change that word and you can have a good sentence.
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    Re: We need to breath in fresh air where there is no trail of pollution.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    You want some word other than trail​ there, Tufguy. Fix the verb and change that word and you can have a good sentence.
    We need to breathe in fresh air where there is no sign of pollution.

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    Re: We need to breath in fresh air where there is no trail of pollution.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    We need to breathe in fresh air where there is no sign of pollution.
    That's OK.

    Thanks for writing simpler sentences, Tufguy.
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    Re: We need to breath in fresh air where there is no trail of pollution.

    In what context would you use that sentence, tufguy?

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    Re: We need to breath in fresh air where there is no trail of pollution.

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertJ View Post
    You really don't need the "in". Breathing includes inhaling and exhaling. However, it's acceptable as it is.
    I can't guess what the phrase trail of pollution is supposed to mean.
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    Re: We need to breath in fresh air where there is no trail of pollution.

    I suggest that the intent is "no trace of pollution".

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    Re: We need to breath in fresh air where there is no trail of pollution.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I suggest that the intent is "no trace of pollution".
    Yes, you got it.

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    Re: We need to breath in fresh air where there is no trail of pollution.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    In what context would you use that sentence, tufguy?
    While talking to someone about pollution.

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