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  • one year ago

Can someone please edit this sentence for me?

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  1. shelby1290
    • one year ago
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    Atticus explains to his children that Mrs. Dubose was a lonely old woman who was fighting to numb the pain for many years; rather than a disgusting morphine addict.

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    what do you need it edited into?

  3. shelby1290
    • one year ago
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    I just wanted it to be checked over because i wasn't sure if i needed to put a ; between years and rather

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I think that you should actually just put a comma there instead of a semi colon! but I could be wrong!

  5. shelby1290
    • one year ago
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    hmm i see do you know when you're supposed to use a ;

  6. shelby1290
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    it's to separate different ideas right?

  7. anonymous
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    Semi colons are to be used in between two separate clauses. It is supposed to be used when both of the sentences can stand alone individually and you could use a period instead. :)

  8. shelby1290
    • one year ago
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    i initially put it there to show that Mrs. dubose being a helpless old lady and a morphine addict where different things

  9. shelby1290
    • one year ago
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    * were

  10. shelby1290
    • one year ago
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    okay i see, so a comma would be better then, right? Atticus explains to his children that Mrs. Dubose was a lonely old woman who was fighting to numb the pain for many years, rather than a disgusting morphine addict.

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yes I see, I still think that a comma would fit better in this situation. :)

  12. shelby1290
    • one year ago
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    ^ like that?

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yes that works fine! great job

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    welcome to os rose

  15. shelby1290
    • one year ago
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    thank you for the clarification! @rosepetaling

  16. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thanks! @danish071996 and anytime @shelby1290

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