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    Check My Sentence Plz

    After a few days, Lesseps talked about making copy of Whistler in the hotel


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    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    After a few days, Lesseps talked about making a copy of the Whistler in the hotel
    That is assuming that "Whistler" means a painting by the artist of that name.

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    Re: Check My Sentence Plz

    Yes and does this sentence mean he would do it in the hotel or not? I meant he talked about it in the hotel, not intend to do it in the hotel


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    That is not clear from this sentence. He could intend to do the copy in the hotel or to borrow the painting to copy it elsewhere.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    Yes and does this sentence mean he would do it in the hotel or not? I meant he talked about it in the hotel, not intend to do it in the hotel
    ok..we can make a small change liek this.
    "After a few days, Lesseps talked, in the hotel, about making a copy of the Whistler"
    It sounds better?

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    Re: Check My Sentence Plz

    Much clearer.

    Originally, there were three possible meanings:
    He was talking in the hotel.
    He was going to do some painting in the hotel.
    He was going to copy something he saw hanging in the hotel.

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    Re: Check My Sentence Plz

    Quote Originally Posted by SOON View Post
    ok..we can make a small change liek this.
    "After a few days, Lesseps talked, in the hotel, about making a copy of the Whistler"
    It sounds better?
    Yes this is better

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    Re: Check My Sentence Plz

    I don't find that very natural. It's important for the sentence that we know WHERE he said this?

    After a few days, while at the hotel, Lessaps talked about...

    (When I read the first one, I thought the painting was hanging in the hotel.)


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    Re: Check My Sentence Plz

    All the versions seem to me to carry uncertainties.

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