need more clarification


the Grammarly program keeps saying that I should write ...and watched his son receive strike after the strike of lightning. I think it is incorrect but I am not certain. thanks Bradley

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Something must have gone through Vader's head as he stood by and watched his son receive strike after strike of lighting.
asked Jan 28 '13 at 18:42 Johnsons 1994 New member

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I agree.  Adding the article before the second strike makes no sense to me.  It is software.  It doesn't understand context, or it is interpreting the structure in a different way.  You might want to change the end to strike after strike from the lightning. 

link comment edited Jan 28 '13 at 19:00 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

I totally agree with Patty that the is unnecessary after strike after. But I much prefer the original strike after strike of lightning to her suggested strike after strike from the lightning; to me, the description loses a lot of its violent, visual potency with the addition of this preposition and article, neither of which is grammatically required.

link comment answered Jan 28 '13 at 22:53 Shawn Mooney Expert

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