David was so obsessed with computer games

Bassim

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I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct. I am concerned with the beginning of the second sentence, "he was not to see". I am not sure if this form is correct.

David was so obsessed with computer games that his parents had to send him to a rehabilitation centre in the countryside. There, he was not to see any computer during his stay for about three weeks.
 

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I wouldn't use "was not to see". Unless there's some reason for using the future there, stick with the past.

There, he was not allowed access to a computer for/during his three-week stay.
 

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You can also write "he would not​ see...." This casts his "not seeing" into the future from the past.
 

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I wouldn't use "was not to see". Unless there's some reason for using the future there, stick with the past.

There, he was not allowed access to a computer for/during his three-week stay.
Emsr:
Shouldn't we say?
There, he was not allowed to access to a computer for/during his three-week stay.
 

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Emsr2d2:
Shouldn't we say (no question mark here) "There, he was not allowed to access [STRIKE]to[/STRIKE] a computer for/during his three-week stay"?

Both my version and yours (with my corrections above) are fine. In mine, "access" is a noun. In yours, it's a verb.
 
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