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    Cloudy days, more often, that

    I was answering one of the questions about "mood" and I am not sure "cloudy days" are correct and whether or not "that" is required in sentence #2 and "often" in sentence #3 after "more".

    1. "In cloudy days, we have bad mood more, and we are feeling that we want to be in bed all day."

    2. "When it's cloudy, we are in a bad mood more often, and we feel (that) we want to be in bed all day."

    3. "When it's cloudy, we are in a bad mood more (often), and we feel as if we want to be in bed all day."

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    Re: Cloudy days, more often, that

    In your previous thread, I clearly changed "In sunny days" to "On sunny days". Did you not notice? I can only you assume that you didn't because you have used "In cloudy days" here.

    You are missing at least one comma in each sentence. (There are other errors but fix those first.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Cloudy days, more often, that

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    I was answering one of the questions about "mood" and I am not sure "cloudy days" are is correct and whether or not "that" is required in sentence #2 and "often" in sentence #3 after "more".
    See above. The quoted phrase is a single item of text.

    Which questions are you referring to? Do you mean you were answering a question about mood?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Cloudy days, more often, that

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In your previous thread, I clearly changed "In sunny days" to "On sunny days". Did you not notice? I can only you assume that you didn't because you have used "In cloudy days" here.

    You are missing at least one comma in each sentence. (There are other errors but fix those first.)
    I added them but I am not sure I added them correctly.

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    Re: Cloudy days, more often, that

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    I was answering one of the questions about "mood," and I am not sure "cloudy days" is correct and whether or not "that" is required in sentence #2

    The word that is not required after feeling. It means the same thing with or without it.


    and "often" in sentence #3 after "more".

    In that context, it is necessary to use often after more: We are in a bad mood more often.


    1. "On cloudy days, we're often in a bad mood and want to stay in bed all day."

    2. "When it's cloudy, we are in a bad mood more often, and we want to stay in bed all day."

    3. "When it's cloudy, we are often in a bad mood and want to stay in bed all day."
    Hi, Rachel!

    I've made your sentences more natural.
    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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    Re: Cloudy days, more often, that

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Hi, Rachel!

    I've made your sentences more natural.
    I noticed that you left a comma before "and" in places where it is used with "we". Could you please explain why? I am talking about the comma before "and" in sentence #2 .

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    Re: Cloudy days, more often, that

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    I noticed that you left a comma before "and" in places where it is used with "we". Could you please explain why? I am talking about the comma before "and" in sentence #2 .
    It's not needed.
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    Re: Cloudy days, more often, that

    There is only one comma required in each sentence. In sentence 1, it goes after "days". In sentences 2 and 3, it goes after "cloudy".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Cloudy days, more often, that

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    There is only one comma required in each sentence. In sentence 1, it goes after "days". In sentences 2 and 3, it goes after "cloudy".
    Is it wrong to use "feel like," "feel as if," and "feel as though"?
    "When it's cloudy, we are in a bad mood more often and we feel as if we want to be in bed all day."

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    Re: Cloudy days, more often, that

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    Is it wrong to use "feel like," "feel as if," and "feel as though"?
    "When it's cloudy, we are in a bad mood more often and we feel as if we want to be in bed all day."
    They're all possible before "we want to ...". However, native speakers are more likely to say "... we feel like staying in bed all day".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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