On Sunday morning, Bea's old friend

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I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

On Sunday morning, Bea's old friend, Linda use to come around for a round of gossip. This is a ritual none of them want to miss. With a few cups of tea and a lot of cakes and pastries, they go meticulously through the events of the passed days, savouring the latest scandals and stories.
 

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On Sunday morning, Bea's old friend Linda used to come around for a round of gossip. This [STRIKE]is[/STRIKE] was a ritual [STRIKE]none[/STRIKE] neither of them wanted to miss. With a few cups of tea and a lot of cakes and pastries, they [STRIKE]go[/STRIKE] would meticulously go through the events of the [STRIKE]passed[/STRIKE] past few days, savouring the latest scandals and stories.
Consider "go over" instead of "go through" in the above.
 

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teechar,
I used the present intentionally, but you turned it into the past. Was the present not OK in my sentences as they were written?
 

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But your use of "used to" suggests the events took place in the past.
 

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teechar,

I made a terrible mistake. I believed that the present of " used to" should be "use to".
I will rewrite my sentence with your corrections.

On Sunday mornings, Bea's old friend Linda comes around for a round of gossip. This is a ritual neither of them wants to miss. With a few cups of tea and a lot of cakes and pastries, they go meticulously over the events of the past few days, savouring the latest scandals and stories.
 

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It would be more natural if it said Linda likes to come over for a round of gossip. This would establish it as a regular activity.
 

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Yes, that's better, as it avoids the inelegant 'come around ​for a round of gossip'.
 
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