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  1. Unregistered
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    ball game

    Hi there,

    Are the sentences correct?
    Playing ball games can cultivate friendship because most ball games are playing by groups. Participants can meet more new friends.

    Thanks
    pete

  2. #2

    Re: ball game

    "are playing" is the only error in the sentence. Should be "are played."

    But I find the sentence too long and wordy.
    How about:

    Playing ball games is a good way to meet new friends.

    Brevity, an Anglo virtue.
    edward

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi there,

    Are the sentences correct?
    Playing ball games can cultivate friendship because most ball games are playing by groups. Participants can meet more new friends.

    Thanks
    pete

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    #3

    Re: ball game

    Hi there,
    Is it correct to say it like this?

    Most ball games are usually group games so participants can meet new friends.

    thanks
    pete

  4. #4

    Re: ball game

    Okay, except that you wouldn't use both "most" and "usually."

    Most ball games and group games...
    or
    Ball games are usually group games.

    I don't want to be bitchy, but I think the reader doesn't need to be reminded that ball games are almost always group games. That's pretty obvious. If it were a ball game played by one, he wouldn't be meeting new friends there.

    I'd still prefer the version I suggested above, but yours is good English.

    I love jai alai. I hope you'll get a chance to see it while you're in Spain.

    edward
    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,
    Is it correct to say it like this?

    Most ball games are usually group games so participants can meet new friends.

    thanks
    pete

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