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    Juliam is offline Newbie
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    What's wrong with this sentence?

    While Charlies parents were pleased with his grades, they still found a plethora of picky things; to nag and torture their only son with.

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    Boadicea is offline Junior Member
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    Re: Whats wrong in this sentence?

    The possessive 's (genitive) is missing in 'Charlies parents'.

    It should be Charlie's parents

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    Re: What's wrong with this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Juliam View Post
    While Charlies parents were pleased with his grades, they still found a plethora of picky things; to nag and torture their only son with.
    It's his parents that were picky, not the things they nagged him about. Try:
    Although Charlie's parents were pleased with his grades, they still found many things to nag and torture their only son about.

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