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Please let me know whether the opening of this sentence is gramatically correct.


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His mother having been dead for years, Jeebleh feels it is time for him to build a proper grave for her and to "locate his mother's story in the context of the bigger national narrative" .
asked Oct 09 '11 at 17:10 Walter Anastazievsky New member

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The opening to your sentence is clear and gramatically correct.  It is a very literary style.

link comment answered Oct 10 '11 at 19:42 Kimberly Expert

Walter - 


While the beginning of the sentence is ok, the rest of it doesn't flow well. How about considering:


"Jeebleh feels it is time to build a proper grave for his long-deceased mother, and include her story in the broader national context."


If this is what you intended to communicate.


link comment edited Oct 10 '11 at 22:24 Shaila Fernandes Expert

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