I am trying to write in active voice with past tense. what is wrong with this sentence?

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The planning board recommended to ban new billboards and remove existing ones in a unanimous vote last night.

asked Nov 01 '12 at 18:39 Susan Martin New member

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There's nothing wrong with this. I would move the last phrase to the beginning of the sentence to place it closer to 'board'.

 

In a unanimous vote last night, the planning board recommended to ban new billboards and remove existing ones.

link comment answered Nov 01 '12 at 20:48 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow
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I would make another change, in addition to Lewis's suggestion.

 

In a unanimous vote last night, the planning board recommended the ban of new billboards and the removal of existing ones.  

link comment answered Nov 01 '12 at 20:51 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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