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    In the previous centuries

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    In the previous centuries, many expeditions went into the unknown with great expectations only to meet a grim fate.

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    Re: In the previous centuries

    It's OK.

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    Re: In the previous centuries

    If you're counting back from now, I'd use In previous centuries.

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    Re: In the previous centuries

    The Antarctic expeditions come to mind.

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    Re: In the previous centuries

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

    In the previous centuries, many expeditions went into the unknown with great expectations only to meet a grim fate.
    The first definite article is only justified if you've already been discussing specific centuries.
    I am not a teacher.

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