Moira usually puts off cleaning

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I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

Moira usually puts off cleaning her home until a thick layer of dust covers everything.
 

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You could change the first word to "emsr2d2" and the sentence would still be both grammatically correct and true. ;-)
 

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I didn't bother much about cleaning until I went to the military and did my compulsory service, which was a year. I came home another man. I had hardly put my bag down, when I grabbed a vacuum cleaner and began to do the whole home. I even reordered the clothes in the wardrobes and put them in the straight line. My two aunts stared at me in amazement and told me, "Happy is she who'll marry to you!"
 

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A straight line. :)
 

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I would omit the comma before 'when'.
 

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And the happy woman will simply marry you with no intervening preposition.
 

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I would use 'lasted a year' instead of 'was a year'.
 

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You should feel free to come to my house and clean. I'm like Moira and emsr2d2.
I don't care where you put the commas, as long as you enjoy vacuuming.
 

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I think inversion can be used to add emphasis.
Not until a thick layer of dust covers everything will Moira bother to clean her home.
 

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The only thing I tidy up is other people's writing!
 
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