The villagers banded together

Bassim

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I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

The villagers banded together and laid asphalt in the main street.
 

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If the reason for them coming together was to lay asphalt, I'd say "The villagers banded together to lay asphalt ...". In BrE, we'd say "to tarmac the main street". However, "tarmac" means very different things in BrE and AmE. Also, we don't really refer to "villagers" any more in the UK, even for people who live in a village!
 

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Could I write like this:

The residents of the village banded together to tarmac the main street.
 

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In BrE, yes, but bear in mind that that would only be possible if the people of the village own the main street privately. If not, laying tarmac (and all other remedial work) on public streets is the responsibility of the local council and/or the Department of Transport. I'm not 100% sure, but I think tarmacking a public road yourself might be a criminal offence!
 

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Could I write like this:...

That's the question you'd ask if you were trying to write while standing on your head. You meant to ask whether you could say it like that.

If you were standing on your head when you wrote that, I'm afraid I couldn't see you through the internet. :)
 
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