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    The hobo searched inside the scattered photos

    Hello.

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?

    "The hobo searched inside the scattered photos he had on the floor, choosing the one he considered appropriate to give to Tim. At that precise moment, he understood many things about his hobo's extravagant behavior."

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    Re: The hobo searched inside the scattered photos

    It's grammatical. For better syntax, say "his extravagant hobo behavior."
    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: The hobo searched inside the scattered photos

    The phrase "his hobo" seems rather strange to me.

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    Re: The hobo searched inside the scattered photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    Hello.

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?

    "The hobo searched inside the scattered photos he had on the floor,
    I don't like the opening at all. How does one search "inside" photos? I'd say "The hobo searched through the photos that were scattered on the floor ..." or "The hobo searched through the photos he had scattered on the floor ..." (if he were responsible for the scattering).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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