The gang of bored and idle youth

Bassim

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I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct. Is it correct to say "idle youth"?

The gang of bored and idle youth set a car on fire. The flames spread over other vehicles, and soon about ten of them were in flames. As the firefighters arrived, the gang pelted them with stones and bottles.
 

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I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct. Is it correct to say "idle youth"?

The gang of bored and idle youths set a car on fire. The flames spread [STRIKE]over[/STRIKE] to other vehicles (comma not necessary here) and soon about ten of them were in flames. As the firefighters arrived, the gang pelted them with stones and bottles.

See above. The youths were probably bored but if they were setting fire to a car, they weren't (at that moment) idle.
 

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emsr2d2,

Thank you for your explanations, which are so useful to me. I apology for asking again. I am only wondering why a comma is not necessary after "vehicles." I am asking just to know in case I ever write similar sentence.
 
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