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    Bassim is offline VIP Member
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    Michael had been playing the violin

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    Michael had been playing the violin in a string quartet for five years before embarking on a soloist career.

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    Re: Michael had been playing the violin

    Yes.
    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: Michael had been playing the violin

    I'd say solo career. For me, a soloist is someone performing a solo.
    I am not a teacher

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