tense and words


Any error with the following sentences?


This morning, I decided to have a run, when I looked at the sunshine through the window of my bedroom. Why not? I ran through the wood and ran in the park.

asked Oct 31 '13 at 14:42 Qiaoshang New member

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There should not be a comma after run, but the sentence still needs a bit of tweaking.  I would change "when I looked at" to "after I saw".  Your decision to go for a run was a result of seeing the sunshine.  Using after shows that cause & effect.  When gives less of a connection between the two.  They just happened at the same time. 


In the US, we refer to the forest as the woods (plural). 

link edited Oct 31 '13 at 17:45 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

Many thanks for the explanations!

QiaoshangOct 31 '13 at 18:08

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