The construction of a motorway

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I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

The construction of a motorway in the countryside has met resistance from environmentalists, landowners and villagers. They argue that the damages to natural life and environment will be irreparable.
 

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I agree with 'the damage' and 'the environment', but 'has met (with or without 'with') is fine in BE.
 

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In my post, I asked someone to correct my mistakes, not to give me links to a dictionary. I do not understand why do you bother to answer my post when you are neither a native speaker nor a teacher of English. I am looking for help from someone who really can help me, and not from someone who only confuses me with his answers.
 
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I do not understand why do you bother to answer my post when you are neither a native speaker nor a teacher of English.
Sorry to bother you again, but I think the second 'do' should be omitted because a noun clause rather than a question should be used there.
 

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I would use damages as a plural for court orders to pay compensation. Here, I would use it uncountably.

Actually, Matthew is a native speaker- he was not born one, but he is indistinguishable to us, from us and by us. It is a question of technique in his replying here, not knowledge.
 

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As Matthews's native language is given as Chinese in his profile, Bassim's belief that he is not a native speaker of English is not unreasonable.

It's not, but I was putting across a different view. Bassim is another learner who is hitting that limit. Most of the suggestions I make are teensie improvements or alternatives rather than corrections. It is very difficult to achieve this sort of level in a foreign language, so I would offer thumbs-up to both. :up:
 
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