There was a procession that was passing by a house. The owner of the house didn't let

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1) There was a procession that was passing by a house. The owner of the house didn't let them pass by.

2) There was a procession that was passing by in front of the house. The owner of the house didn't let the procession pass by.

Please check my sentences.
 

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Use "but" to join those two sentences, and consider changing the start of the first to: "A procession was trying/about/going to pass by a house."
 

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Use "but" to join those two sentences, and consider changing the start of the first to: "A procession was trying/about/going to pass by a house."


1) A procession that was trying to pass by a house but the owner of the house didn't let them pass by.

How about second sentence?
 

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Delete 'that' as teechar did.

1) A procession was trying to pass by a house but the owner of the house didn't let them pass by.
 

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A comma is missing.
 

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There's no need to repeat "pass by". Also, you started with "A procession" but then used "them" at the end. Can you see the problem there?
 

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There's no need to repeat "pass by". Also, you started with "A procession" but then used "them" at the end. Can you see the problem there?

1) A procession was trying to pass by a house but, the owner of the house didn't let that procession pass by (it sounds weird if I don't use "pass by").
 

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I don't think that's where teechar thought you should put the comma (I wouldn't use one at all). There is nothing weird about the sentence without the repetition of "pass by". Please write it again. Don't use "that procession". What is the third person singular pronoun that we keep telling you to use when you have already established the noun that you're referring to?
 

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I don't think that's where teechar thought you should put the comma (I wouldn't use one at all). There is nothing weird about the sentence without the repetition of "pass by". Please write it again. Don't use "that procession". What is the third person singular pronoun that we keep telling you to use when you have already established the noun that you're referring to?

A procession was trying to pass by a house, but the owner of the house didn't let that it pass.
 

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Remove "that" and the second "pass".
 

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Your version has the same problem as tufguy's ("A procession" at the start but "them" at the end). Also, there is no suggestion that the procession is trying to go through anything.
Let's see if tufguy can come up with one final attempt following my advice in post #11.
 

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There is a difference between "pass by" and "pass/go through".
 

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There is a difference between "pass by" and "pass/go through".
There is, but why would the owner interfere if they were just passing BY his property?
 

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alexpen, we have enough to do explaining stuff to tufguy without other students interfering in his threads.

Please start your own thread rather than introducing follow-up questions to somebody else's.
 

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A procession was trying to pass by a house, but the owner of the house didn't let that it pass.

Remove "that" and the second "pass".

Tufguy, in case you've lost the thread here, read the two posts above and make one more attempt at the sentence.
 

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Remove "that" and the second "pass".

A procession was trying to pass by a house, but the owner of the house didn't let that it.

Where is "that" in my sentence?
 

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It is the penultimate word in the sentence you just posted. Can you see it? It comes between 'let' and 'it'.

A procession was trying to pass by a house, but the owner of the house didn't let it.
 

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Yes, we got there at last. Now, can you answer two questions for me?

1) Can you see why we keep suggesting that you are trying to construct sentences that are too advanced for your level?
2) You keep telling us that you are writing about things that happen in daily life. I don't dispute that, every day, somewhere in the world, a procession is probably trying to go past someone's house but how often, in your entire life, have you had to describe this situation to someone in English?
 
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