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    opera performance tours

    At early seventies, he conducted the training classes and led the opera performance tours to east and west coast of America and Canada, UK, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.

    Is the above paragraph grammatical?

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    Re: opera performance tours

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    At In the early seventies, he conducted the training classes and led the opera performance tours to the east and west coasts of America, and to Canada, the UK, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.

    Is the above paragraph grammatical?

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    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: opera performance tours

    Perhaps:

    In his early seventies he conducted the training classes and led the opera performance tours to the east and west coasts of the United States, and Canada, the UK, Australia, Singapore, and Malaysia.

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    Re: opera performance tours

    "At early seventies" has two interpretations. Which one is right here?

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    Re: opera performance tours

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Which one is right here?
    We will see.

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    Re: opera performance tours

    Who is this guy?

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    Re: opera performance tours

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Who is this guy?
    Mr. Li, the musical director of a Chinese performance.

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    Re: opera performance tours

    And what is the answer to our query about what you meant by "At early seventies"? The phrase is incorrect but we don't know whether you were talking about the time when his age was about 72, or if you meant the years 1970-1974.
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    Re: opera performance tours

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    And what is the answer to our query about what you meant by "At early seventies"? The phrase is incorrect but we don't know whether you were talking about the time when his age was about 72, or if you meant the years 1970-1974.
    I meant the years around 1970 to 1974.

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    Re: opera performance tours

    In that case, as you can see, the opening in post #2 is appropriate.
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