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    light

    Hi there,
    Can you proofread the following sentences?

    1. There were 20 candles on my birthday cake.
    2. All the lights were turned on.

    Thanks
    pete

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    Re: light

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,
    Can you proofread the following sentences?

    1. There were 20 candles on my birthday cake.
    2. All the lights were turned on.

    Thanks
    pete
    I find nothing wrong with your two sentences. I think they are grammatically correct and meaningful.

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    Re: light

    Agreed.

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    Re: light

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,
    Can you proofread the following sentences?

    1. There were 20 candles on my birthday cake.
    2. All the lights were turned on.

    If the second sentence refers to your birthday cake, you should say 'All the candles were lit.'
    Thanks
    pete
    2006

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