You set up a marquee in front of your house or on your roof to organise a function.

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You set up a marquee in front of your house or on your roof to organise a function.

Please check my sentence.
 

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It's grammatical, but I'm not sure how you intend to use it.
 

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Are you giving us choices again without writing separate sentences (the choices being "in front of your home" and "on your roof")? If not, the only way this sentence works is in response to the question "What would I need to set up in order to organise a function at home?"
 

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Are you giving us choices again without writing separate sentences (the choices being "in front of your home" and "on your roof")? If not, the only way this sentence works is in response to the question "What would I need to set up in order to organise a function at home?"

No, I wasn't giving you choices.
 

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Are you giving us choices again without writing separate sentences (the choices being "in front of your home" and "on your roof")? If not, the only way this sentence works is in response to the question "What would I need to set up in order to organise a function at home?"

But in India it happens. It can be a simple statement as well.
 

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I'm not sure how you intend to use it.
Tufguy, I meant can you tell us who might say such a sentence and why would they say it?
Also, is the verb "set up" meant to be in the past simple or the present simple?
 

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I don't see how putting a sign on your roof organizes anything.
 

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Tufguy, I meant can you tell us who might say such a sentence and why would they say it?
Also, is the verb "set up" meant to be in the past simple or the present simple?

A person whose son or daughter is getting married. At least three or four days or a week Before the day of marriage a few rituals are performed. All the guests arrive at least three or four days before marriage and everyone has fun. So, a marquee has to be set up in order to perform all the rituals and if you are not getting married at a hotel then another marquee is set up for the marriage (for example in a farm house).

That "set up" was in present tense.
 

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Well, there's a BrE use I didn't know about. In AmE, a "marquee" is the sign on a theater telling you what movie or play is showing.
 

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A person whose son or daughter is getting married might say that. At least three or four days or a week before the day of the wedding, [STRIKE]marriage[/STRIKE] a few rituals are performed. All the guests arrive [STRIKE]at least three or four days before marriage[/STRIKE] and everyone has fun. So, a marquee has to be set up in order to perform all the rituals, and if you are not getting married at a hotel, then another marquee is set up for the wedding, [STRIKE]marriage ([/STRIKE] for example, [STRIKE]in[/STRIKE] at a farmhouse.

In the original sentence, change "to organise" to "for" and consider using "some rituals before a/the wedding" instead of "a function".
 

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In the original sentence, change "to organise" to "for" and consider using "some rituals before a/the wedding" instead of "a function".

You set up a marquee in front of your house or on your roof for a wedding.
 

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That one is okay.
 
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