Maria pressed her ear to the door

Bassim

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I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

Maria pressed her ear to the door the better to hear what her husband was saying on the telephone.
 

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Add a comma after 'door'.
 

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Instead of "the better to hear" you could use "to better hear". Yours is fine though.
 

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Don't you say "press against the door"?
 

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Both are okay.
 
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