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    Are these 6 sentences gramatically correct ???



    please let me know what is wrong with this high lighted part???


    The story “Guests of the Nation”, by Frank O’Connor, depicts the difficulties faced by soldiers, English and Irish, in the middle of a war. The story starts with two English prisoners, Hawkins and Belcher, captured by a small group of Irish rebels. During captivity, the prisoners and the Irish soldiers live together as if they are not part of the war. They are all staying in a house owned by an old woman. The narrator, Bonaparte, and his comrade, Noble, become good friends with the two English prisoners. Jeremiah Donavan, the third Irish man, avoids their company and rigorously performs his duty. The action of the story moves forward when one evening Donavan tells Bonaparte that the Englishmen are not just prisoners but also hostages, and that they will be executed if the English harm the Irish prisoners. For Bonaparte, this news was worse than a shock because by then he had developed affection for his English friends. The story reaches its climax when the English executes their Irish prisoners. In response, Donovan orders his comrades to prepare Hawkins and Belcher for execution. At this moment, a big argument takes place concerning allegiance to one’s country and to one’s friends. The denouement takes place with the execution of Hawkins and Belcher. In the end, Bonaparte and Noble consider this execution to be against their ideas of humanity and friendship.
    Last edited by jamalbajwa; 10-Jun-2007 at 22:19.


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    Re: is theis summary correct (gramatically)

    Quote Originally Posted by jamalbajwa View Post
    are these underlined sentences correct? (punctuation wise and grammatically) and can you plz proff read this summary and edit it for errors!( i would really appreciate it)



    The story “Guests of the Nation”, by Frank O’Connor, depicts the difficulties faced by soldiers, English and Irish, in the middle of a war. The story starts with two English prisoners, Hawkins and Belcher, captured by a small group of Irish rebels. During captivity, the prisoners and the Irish soldiers live together as if they are not part of the war. They are all staying in a house owned by an old woman. The narrator, Bonaparte, and his comrade, Noble, become good friends with the two English prisoners. Jeremiah Donavan, the third Irish man, avoids their company and rigorously performs his duty. The action of the story moves forward when one evening Donavan tells Bonaparte that the Englishmen are not just prisoners but also hostages, and that they will be executed if the English harm the Irish prisoners. For Bonaparte, this news was worse than a shock because by then he had developed affection for his English friends. The story reaches its climax when the English executes their Irish prisoners. In response, Donovan orders his comrades to prepare Hawkins and Belcher for execution. At this moment, a big argument takes place concerning allegiance to one’s country and to one’s friends. The denouement takes place with the execution of Hawkins and Belcher. In the end, Bonaparte and Noble consider this execution to be against their ideas of humanity and friendship.
    Apart from the one highlighted error, you have done a really good job in this.


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    Smile Re: is theis summary correct (gramatically)

    i tried to understand the high lighted error but i was unable to do so. Will u plz let me know whats wrong with it:??


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    Re: is theis summary correct (gramatically)


    do u think this sentence is correct??? instead of that old one

    The action of the story moves forward when, on a particular evening, Donavan tells Bonaparte that the Englishmen are not just prisoners but also hostages, and that they will be executed if the English harm the Irish prisoners

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Apart from the one highlighted error, you have done a really good job in this.


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    Angry One sentence correction!!!

    THANK YOU Anglika problem solved
    Last edited by Red5; 23-Nov-2008 at 17:59.


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    Re: Are these 6 sentences gramatically correct ???

    The English execute the Irish prisoners.

    Your replacement sentence is fine, but really "one evening" does not need changing.


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    Re: Are these 6 sentences gramatically correct ???

    jamalbajwa,
    useful tip:

    Start your sentences with capital letters, do not use net-abbreviations (plz, u), and use apostrophe when needed!

    All the best!


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    Re: Are these 6 sentences gramatically correct ???



    thank you very much for helping me out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    The English execute the Irish prisoners.

    Your replacement sentence is fine, but really "one evening" does not need changing.

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