how should this be written to that there is no confusion between "to" and "two"

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She is not thinking of the moment when a male monarch turned, and bowing regally in the wind invited her to spin in midair, like two ballet dancers defying gravity.

grammarly - tells me to use the word "to" instead of "two"

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She is not thinking of the moment when a male monarch turned, and bowing regally in the wind invited her to spin in midair, like two ballet dancers defying gravity.
asked May 02 '13 at 12:41 Ron Starbuck New member

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In this case, the Grammarly software has given you some terrible advice.  Of course it should be two, not to.  However, there are some punctuation and other errors that need to be corrected, which obviate the two altogether: She is not thinking of the moment when a male monarch turned and, bowing regally in the wind, invited her to spin in midair like a ballet dancer defying gravity.  The two ballet dancers needs to be changed to singular form because the comparison is to an invitation extended to one person only.  I hope this helps.

link comment edited May 02 '13 at 13:51 Shawn Mooney Expert

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