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    #21

    Re: As you open the door of the villa

    Alpa, is the staircase in the picture like the one you saw? (It's beautiful!)
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    #22

    Re: As you open the door of the villa

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Alpa, is the staircase in the picture like the one you saw? (It's beautiful!)

    Yes it was fairly similar to that.

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    #23

    Re: As you open the door of the villa

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Yes it is fairly similar to that.
    There is no need to use past tense unless you think things have changed.
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    #24

    Re: As you open the door of the villa

    Please correct my mistakes.


    As you open the door of the villa, you encounter a spacious living room with a lofty and extensively decorated ceiling. Two chandeliers hang from the ceiling in the main hall giving the place a stylish and sophisticated view. There're a few classic paintings on the walls whose creators are among the most dexterous and talented artists of the twentieth century. The enormous and spotless windows have fine views of a splendid natural scenery. A majestic mirror which contains a gold frame with an intricate and contemporary design stands in the corner. In the center of the room a wide staircase made of polished wood leads to the upper-ground chambers.

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    #25

    Re: As you open the door of the villa

    Quote Originally Posted by NamelessKing View Post
    Please correct my mistakes.


    As you open the door of the villa, you encounter a spacious living room with a lofty and extensively decorated ceiling. Two chandeliers hang from the ceiling in the main hall giving the place a stylish and sophisticated view. There are a few classic paintings on the walls whose creators are among the most dexterous and talented artists of the twentieth century. The enormous and spotless windows have fine views of a splendid natural scenery. A majestic mirror which contains a gold frame with an intricate and contemporary design stands in the corner. In the center of the room a wide staircase made of polished wood leads to the upper-ground chambers.
    Pretty good.
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    #26

    Re: As you open the door of the villa

    "There're" is not a real contraction in my opinion, because it is not easier to say than "there are". (Maybe harder.)
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    #27

    Re: As you open the door of the villa

    Please forgive me for using inversion again: "On the walls are a few classic paintings, whose creators are among the most distinguished artists of the twentieth century."

    All "there is" and "there are" have been removed from the description.
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    #28

    Re: As you open the door of the villa

    How about:

    The walls are adorned with wonderful artwork.
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    #29

    Re: As you open the door of the villa

    Quote Originally Posted by NamelessKing View Post
    A majestic mirror which contains a gold frame with an intricate and contemporary design stands in the corner.
    Inversion again: "In a corner stands a majestic mirror in a gold frame with an intricate, contemporary design."
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    #30

    Re: As you open the door of the villa

    Quote Originally Posted by NamelessKing View Post
    ... a wide staircase made of polished wood leads to the upper-ground chambers upstairs rooms.
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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Dec-2019 at 08:47.

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