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    alpacinoutd is offline Key Member
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    He looked at his watch. 15 minutes had passed.

    He got life for killing his daughter. The first day in prison seemed surreal. He looked at his watch. 15 minutes had passed. Great. 15 minutes down, an eternity left.

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    Re: He looked at his watch. 15 minutes had passed.

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    He got life for killing his daughter. The first day in prison seemed surreal. He looked at his watch. Fifteen minutes had passed. Great. Fifteen minutes down, an eternity left.

    Or: an eternity to go.
    It's good.

    We usually spell out single-word numbers (even the ones with an article in front of them, like a hundred), and sentences always begin with capital letters.
    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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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: He looked at his watch. 15 minutes had passed.

    How about was surreal?

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