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    full moon

    Hi everybody out there.

    After looking at some forty written exams I simply can't make up my mind
    whether

    "Every full- moon night , he frightened the tourists"
    would sound as awkward to you as it does to me ?
    Or am I just ready for a nice Easter break?


    I guess you'll all be swamped by tons of work
    but I'd really appreciate it if somebody could help me out on this.

    thanks in advance.

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    Re: full moon

    I'm not a professional teacher, but I would say that "night" is redundant here. Simply, "every full moon he frightened the tourists" sounds perfectly natural.

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    Re: full moon

    'every night of the full moon, he frightened the tourists'

    I prefer:
    'every night of the full moon he would appear, frightening the tourists' - said/read in a low, spooky voice!

    I don't think either of these is too much of a mouthful.
    Last edited by David L.; 19-Mar-2008 at 03:34.

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    Re: full moon

    Hi beascarpetta,

    There is the original source of the discussing problem. I don’t see what you’re worrying about. Athena is situated nearer to my door than yours. Oh, excuse me, just now I found out that you were horrified not by that odd person frightening the tourists but by the miserable writer which has written that awkward sentence (a writer from Canada - a NES).

    A Full Moon Night in Athens - Athens, Greece

    By: W. Ruth Kozak

    [You can read the full text here: http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/04...ns-greece.html The author complained about the length of the text reproduced here.]


    Regards.

    V.
    Last edited by Tdol; 21-Jul-2008 at 17:44. Reason: To comply with the author's copyright request

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    Re: full moon

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    I donít see what youíre worrying about. Athena is situated nearer to my door than yours.
    Dear Vil ,
    Thank you so much both for coming to my rescue and your lovely sense of humour.
    I really liked that text you enclosed (but I have to confess I didn't know it existed , shame on me Obviously , one needs to broaden one's horizon and one will have to spend more time reading than chatting the time away at this site.
    I do hope you are well,
    thanks again,
    beascarpetta

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