Before ceasing its operations



Anyone can help me with this sentence? It refers to a web page that does not exist anymore....


"Before ceasing its operations, the process was still free"

See example:

Before ceasing its operations, the process was still free.
asked Apr 06 '13 at 17:48 Josep New member

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To ask a question, you would write "can anyone help me?"  When you say "anyone can help me," it is a statement. 


You intend for the pronoun of your sentence to refer to the company or the website.  But the way you have it written, it is refering to the process.  The word "still" means that something has happened in the past, and it continues to happen right now.  Since the operations have ceased, the process can't still be free. 


Before the company ceased operations, its process was free.


The sentence may still need more clarity unless the surrounding sentences explain what you mean by the process. 

link comment answered Apr 06 '13 at 17:55 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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