A white villa stood

Bassim

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I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

A white villa stood amid the grove of pine trees, its windows adorned with the boxes of flowers.
 

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teechar,

I wish I could give you the right answer, but unfortunately, I am not sure if I can. I believed it should be "the" because of "of flowers", but now understand the article is unnecessary because the boxes are not specific.
 

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It's not just unnecessary. It's wrong unless, as usual, these boxes have already been mentioned.

The same goes for grove. Unless a previous sentence set the scene in a pasture interrupted by patches of pine trees, the definite article before it is wrong.
 
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