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  1. Senior Member
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    #1

    I would be sentenced based on the total amount...

    I read a story book and found a sentence I want to rewrite. Is the following possible?


    Original: I would be sentenced based on the total amount of drugs involved in the operation, not on my small role in it.


    My version: I would be eaten vegetable based on keeping fit in operation, not on my small role in it.
    Not a teacher

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    #2

    Re: I would be sentenced based on the total amount...

    Forget about this one. It's beyond your ability right now.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: I would be sentenced based on the total amount...

    And please stop writing "I read a story book". I have corrected it in multiple threads. You either read a story or you read a book. "Story books" are for little children.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: I would be sentenced based on the total amount...

    Forget about this one. It's beyond your ability right now.
    ... and it's beyond my ability to make any sense of it.

    And please stop writing "I read a story book".
    ... and when you quote a sentence from a book, you must tell us the title and author of the book.

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    #5

    Re: I would be sentenced based on the total amount...

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    My version: I would be eaten vegetable based on keeping fit in operation, not on my small role in it.
    Your role in eating vegetables is total rather than small.

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