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    watching videos

    Is this sentence correct?

    Watching the videos you sent make me feel I was there in Bangkok watching the live show of the tiger performance with you and family.

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    Re: watching videos

    Quote Originally Posted by robin lee View Post
    Is this sentence correct?

    Watching the videos you sent made me feel as if I was there in Bangkok watching the live show of the tiger performance with you and your family.
    Yes, it is now.

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    Re: watching videos

    Tarheel's changes are good. You might also say:

    Watching the videos you sent makes me feel I was there in Bangkok watching the live show of the tiger performance with you and the family.
    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: watching videos

    I don't like two watchings in the same sentence. You could change the second to 'at' or 'enjoying'.

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    Re: watching videos

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertJ View Post
    Of course there is nothing really wrong with "you and family". It's understood that it's referring to the other person's family.
    It doesn't work in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: watching videos

    "You and family" is the part that doesn't work. That's why I quoted that response. I can't explain in detail why it doesn't work - I can only say that except when one is using the uncountable generic term "family", we usually make it clear whose family we're referring to, even if it seems perfectly clear from the context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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