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    disjointed his writ when


    Are my two sentences idiomatic? Will native speakers use them?

    1) He disjointed his wrist when he fell.
    2) This (The Grand Canal) met a pressing need by linking the Yangtze Valley, which had become the economic center of the country, with the North, which remained the political center.

    1) is okay but formal. I don't remember the source of 2) but I'm sure there are not from reliable sources. I think the 2) is okay too.

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    Re: disjointed his writ when

    For the first one, change 'disjointed' to 'dislocated'. Aside from that, it's common enough given the relatively uncommon need to use it. It's not particularly formal.

    #2 is okay if 'the' is part of the official name. If not, then 'the' shouldn't be capitalized.
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