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beascarpetta

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Hi everybody out there.:-D

After looking at some forty written exams I simply can't make up my mind
whether

"Every full- moon night , he frightened the tourists"
would sound as awkward to you as it does to me ?
Or am I just ready for a nice Easter break?


I guess you'll all be swamped by tons of work
but I'd really appreciate it if somebody could help me out on this.

thanks in advance.
 

stuartnz

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I'm not a professional teacher, but I would say that "night" is redundant here. Simply, "every full moon he frightened the tourists" sounds perfectly natural.
 

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'every night of the full moon, he frightened the tourists'

I prefer:
'every night of the full moon he would appear, frightening the tourists' - said/read in a low, spooky voice!

I don't think either of these is too much of a mouthful.
 
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Hi beascarpetta,

There is the original source of the discussing problem. I don’t see what you’re worrying about. Athena is situated nearer to my door than yours. Oh, excuse me, just now I found out that you were horrified not by that odd person frightening the tourists but by the miserable writer which has written that awkward sentence (a writer from Canada - a NES).

A Full Moon Night in Athens - Athens, Greece

By: W. Ruth Kozak

[You can read the full text here: http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/04-03/a-full-moon-night-in-athens-athens-greece.html The author complained about the length of the text reproduced here.]


Regards.

V.
 
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beascarpetta

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I don’t see what you’re worrying about. Athena is situated nearer to my door than yours.
Dear Vil ,
Thank you so much both for coming to my rescue and your lovely sense of humour.
I really liked that text you enclosed (but I have to confess I didn't know it existed , shame on me :oops: Obviously , one needs to broaden one's horizon ;-) and one will have to spend more time reading than chatting the time away at this site.
I do hope you are well,
thanks again,
beascarpetta
 
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