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    Moira usually puts off cleaning

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    Moira usually puts off cleaning her home until a thick layer of dust covers everything.

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    Re: Moira usually puts off cleaning

    You could change the first word to "emsr2d2" and the sentence would still be both grammatically correct and true.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Moira usually puts off cleaning

    I didn't bother much about cleaning until I went to the military and did my compulsory service, which was a year. I came home another man. I had hardly put my bag down, when I grabbed a vacuum cleaner and began to do the whole home. I even reordered the clothes in the wardrobes and put them in the straight line. My two aunts stared at me in amazement and told me, "Happy is she who'll marry to you!"

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    Re: Moira usually puts off cleaning

    A straight line.
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    Re: Moira usually puts off cleaning

    I would omit the comma before 'when'.
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    Re: Moira usually puts off cleaning

    And the happy woman will simply marry you with no intervening preposition.
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    Re: Moira usually puts off cleaning

    I would use 'lasted a year' instead of 'was a year'.
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    Re: Moira usually puts off cleaning

    You should feel free to come to my house and clean. I'm like Moira and emsr2d2.
    I don't care where you put the commas, as long as you enjoy vacuuming.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Moira usually puts off cleaning

    I think inversion can be used to add emphasis.
    Not until a thick layer of dust covers everything will Moira bother to clean her home.
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