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    Being colleagues, Maria and David used to meet at lunchtime

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct. Is it correct to start with "being colleagues" or should it be "as colleagues"?

    Being colleagues, Maria and David used to meet at lunchtime, than at a cafe in the evening, which led to intimate contacts. Soon they were married to each other and found no excitement in visiting those places they went together to before their marriage.

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    Re: Being colleagues, Maria and David used to meet at lunchtime

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct. Is it correct to start with "being colleagues" or should it be "as colleagues"? Either is fine.

    Being colleagues, Maria and David used to meet at lunchtime, then at a cafe in the evening, which led to intimate contacts. Soon they were married and found no excitement in visiting those places they went to before their marriage.
    You might rephrase "intimate contacts." It's not very natural.

    Also, married couples usually enjoy returning to the old spots they frequented when they were dating. So that needs explaining. Why didn't they like to?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Being colleagues, Maria and David used to meet at lunchtime

    I guess you could replace intimate contacts with sex.

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    Re: Being colleagues, Maria and David used to meet at lunchtime

    ... or intimacy.

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    Re: Being colleagues, Maria and David used to meet at lunchtime

    Even if you choose not to use "intimacy" or "sex", "intimate contacts​" doesn't work. You can use "intimate contact" (uncountable noun).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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