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A person comes running puts his hands on the wall and crosses three wall in succession in upside down position.

Please check my sentence.
 

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Is that person a gymnast?
 

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Before we start on the content, can you see where there should be at least one comma in your post?
 

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I would say "runs" instead of "comes running". Perhaps:

The person runs toward the things then vaults over them three in succession.

(I can't remember what they're called right now.)
 

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Before we start on the content, can you see where there should be at least one comma in your post?

A person runs towards the wall and puts his hands on the wall and crosses three wall in succession in upside down position (while touching them with his hands).
 

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A person runs towards the wall and puts his hands on the wall and crosses three wall in succession in upside down position (while touching them with his hands).

Ems asked you to find a place for at least one comma. I'd like you also to consider whether a noun that follows a number greater than one is singular or plural.
 

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A person runs towards the wall and puts his hands on the wall and crosses three wall in succession in upside down position (while touching them with his hands).

So where is the comma I suggested that you add?
 

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If it's a runner, then maybe you are talking about hurdles. Perhaps:

The runner jumps over one hurdle after another until he/she reaches the finish line.

(If they have to be walls then I am not sure what you are talking about.)
 
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Aha! We are talking about an obstacle course. Like in basic training. (Army, marines, etc.) But for civilians.
 

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The parkour videos I've seen use objects found in urban environments as props for various gymnastic leaps and flips. Such videos are best avoided by parents and other relatives of susceptible teenage boys -- they're terrifying (to me, at least).
 

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I find it absolutely incredible to watch.
 

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Tufguy, a person climbs a wall. Or jumps over it. Or runs into it. (Ouch!)
 

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In the case of parkour/freerunning, they might also vault over it, spring over it, somersault over it, leap over it, fly over it, hurdle it as well as simply jumping over it. I imagine there are a lot of technical terms used by people who take part in it.
 

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Well, a bird can fly over a wall. As for me, I would rather use the gate.
 

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A person comes running puts his hands on the wall and crosses three wall in succession in upside down position.

Please check my sentence.

A freerunner somersaults over three walls in quick succession.

Well, a bird can fly over a wall. As for me, I would rather use the gate.

You won't be taking up parkour any time soon then, I guess!
 

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My first exposure to parkour was a video of an unhelmeted teenage boy performing extreme moves on rooftops and concrete terraces. One false move could have killed him or changed his life forever. I couldn't help admiring his skill, but I did not admire his judgment.
 

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So where is the comma I suggested that you add?

A person runs towards the wall and puts his hands on the wall, crosses three walls in succession in upside down position (while touching them with his hands).
 
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