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    #1

    Because of a long-lasting groin injury

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    Because of a long-lasting groin injury, which kept him out of game for months, Bob contemplates ending his professional football career.

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    Re: Because of a long-lasting groin injury

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Because of a long-lasting groin injury which kept him out of game for months, Bob contemplates ending his professional football career.
    Can you spot the mistakes in the highlighted parts?

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    #3

    Re: Because of a long-lasting groin injury

    I think it should be:

    "out of the game"
    "Bob is contemplating ending his..."

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    #4

    Re: Because of a long-lasting groin injury

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I think it should be:

    "out of the game"
    "Bob is contemplating ending his..."
    Right. Now that contemplate is in the present continuous, the verb before it should be in the present perfect. Also, the first comma doesn't work.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Because of a long-lasting groin injury

    I'd probably call it a "long-standing groin injury" if he's had it for years and sometimes it causes him to miss games. If it's a one-off injury that is causing a problem for a long time, I wouldn't use anything before "groin injury". Saying it has kept him out of the game for months suffices.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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