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    #1

    Father Adam had failed his driving test

    Have I made any mistakes?

    "Father" in these sentences is a priest.

    Father Adam had failed his driving test many times. The seventh time, he went to the church, clasped his hands together, looked up and said, "My God why have you abandoned me?"
    "Because you can't drive," answered a cleaning woman, who happened to clean the church at that moment, and knew from previous occasions that Father struggled to pass the test.

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    #2

    Re: Father Adam had failed his driving test

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    The seventh time,
    That's unclear. Try "After/before his seventh attempt".

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    answered a cleaning woman,
    Consider "the cleaning lady", especially if there's just who cleans in that church.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    who happened to be (cleaning) in the church at that moment, and knew from previous occasions was aware that Father Adam struggled was struggling to pass the test.

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    #3

    Re: Father Adam had failed his driving test

    I'll repeat my sentences after teechar's suggestion as an exercise.

    After his seventh attempt, he went to the church, clasped his hands together, looked up and said, "My God, why have you abandoned me?"
    "Because you can't drive," answered the cleaning lady, who happened to be cleaning in the church at that moment, and was aware that Father Adam was struggling to pass the test.

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