I started this thread to clear off any grammar mistakes that I would come across as I read through the book.
Kindly help me through the journey of this book:)
Doubt#1: Sure I am that this day we are masters of our fate, that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength; that its pangs and toils are not beyond my endurance. What does the reflexive pronoun 'its' referring to? the punctuation ';' acts as 'and' right?
its "=" of our fate
Doubt#2: I heard through the grapevine that his grandfather had been a prominent senator and his father a highly respected judge of the Federal Court. If a grammar purist looked at the bolded part, would he object to anything that is missing in specific? I feel that the part has got no verb.. fine because there is no punctuation ',' before and. However, I feel after 'his father' there should be a ','.. What do you say?
and his father had been a highly respected judge
the red part is ellipted correctly. Punctuation is okay.
Doubt#3: It was obvious that he came from money and that there were enormous expectations weighing on his Armani-clad shoulders. Should the bolded parts be in past perfect because of the past tense presence at the start of the sentence? Also whatdoes Armani-clad shoulders mean?
No, correctly chosen are the tenses. Armani clad? "Covered in a cloth" with an Armani badge?
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