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robin lee

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Is this sentence correct?

Watching the videos you sent make me feel I was there in Bangkok watching the live show of the tiger performance with you and family.
 

Tarheel

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Is this sentence correct?

Watching the videos you sent made me feel as if I was there in Bangkok watching the live show of the tiger performance with you and your family.

Yes, it is now.
 

Charlie Bernstein

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Tarheel's changes are good. You might also say:

Watching the videos you sent makes me feel I was there in Bangkok watching the live show of the tiger performance with you and the family.
 

Rover_KE

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I don't like two watchings in the same sentence. You could change the second to 'at' or 'enjoying'.
 

emsr2d2

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Of course there is nothing really wrong with "you and family". It's understood that it's referring to the other person's family.

It doesn't work in BrE.
 

emsr2d2

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"You and family" is the part that doesn't work. That's why I quoted that response. I can't explain in detail why it doesn't work - I can only say that except when one is using the uncountable generic term "family", we usually make it clear whose family we're referring to, even if it seems perfectly clear from the context.
 
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