Help with grammar in PS

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aten2080
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Help with grammar in PS

Postby aten2080 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:47 pm

Hey guys, need some help with grammar in my PS.
Is it:

During this period, I was unable to acknowledge the positive effects my city had had on me.

OR

During this period, I was unable to acknowledge the positive effects my city had on me.

Thanks!

subtle
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Re: Help with grammar in PS

Postby subtle » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:23 pm

I was unable to acknowledge the positive effects my city had on me.


OR

I had been unable to acknowledge the positive effects my city had had on me.


Those are the two options that are grammatically correct, though I prefer the first. It's less clunky.

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ScrabbleChamp
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Re: Help with grammar in PS

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:25 pm

I don't know the rest of the PS, but if you can use the previous poster's first sentance you'd be fine. If at all possible, change "my city" to "the city" if it is clear which city you are referencing.

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GirlStop
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Re: Help with grammar in PS

Postby GirlStop » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:35 pm

ScrabbleChamp wrote:I don't know the rest of the PS, but if you can use the previous poster's first sentance you'd be fine. If at all possible, change "my city" to "the city" if it is clear which city you are referencing.


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