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"Living in an English environment and not able to listen and speak English well is like fish without water. " Is this sentence clear in meaning? Any suggestions? Thank you very much.

asked Jan 14 '14 at 02:28 AQ New member

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Using parallelism with a simile--keep using the gerund format you began with:

fishing- without water

 

Further, you did not correctly establish your conditional clause AND you didn't use a parallel gerund for the condition:

not being- able to listen and....

link comment edited Jan 14 '14 at 03:40 Aaron Prejean Expert

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