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Amybal
Posted: Monday, October 1, 2018 11:37:46 PM
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Hi, do you see anything grammatically wrong in these sentence?

Short summary
On the Greek island of Kalokairi, 20-year-old bride-to-be Sophie has just one wish to make her wedding perfect: to have her father walk her down the aisle. Now she just has to find out who he is.

Long sumamry
20-year-old Sophie is getting married on the Greek Islaes, but not knowing who her father is, she steals the diary of her single mother Donna and proceeds to track down and invite the three possible candidates to her wedding. Unfortunately, Sam Carmichael, Harry Bright and adventurer Bill Anderson all show up for the wedding at the same time. Mayhem and ABBA singalongs ensue.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 2:32:48 AM

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Just a spelling/typing mistake - "isles" not "islaes".

Are you sure you mean 'mayhem'? I've not seen the film, but it doesn't sound like a horror movie.

mayhem n
1. (Law) law the wilful and unlawful infliction of injury upon a person, esp (formerly) the injuring or removing of a limb rendering him less capable of defending himself against attack
2. any violent destruction or confusion

Collins English Dictionary


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Hope123
Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 3:24:23 AM

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The past is to be respected/acknowledged, not worshipped. It is in our future we will find our greatness. Pierre Trudeau
Amybal
Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 3:30:02 AM
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Are you sure you mean 'mayhem'? I've not seen the film, but it doesn't sound like a horror movie.

That makes sense, this is a rom-com movie. I've decided to omit the last line "Mayhem and ABBA singalongs ensue".

Let us go with:

20-year-old Sophie is getting married on the Greek Isles, but not knowing who her father is, she steals the diary of her single mother Donna and proceeds to track down and invite the three possible candidates to her wedding. Unfortunately, Sam Carmichael, Harry Bright and adventurer Bill Anderson all show up for the wedding at the same time.

Another one more question: Is there a word "a' before?

A 20-year-old bride-to-be Sophie..
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 5:26:21 AM

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It works OK with the 'A' or without it.

A minor difference in construction is all, really.

"20-year-old bride-to-be Sophie has just . . ." is like a single noun-phrase. It is one description of the girl. "Bride to be" and "20-year-old" both act as adjectival phrases describing Sophie.

"a 20-year-old bride-to-be, Sophie, has just . . ." is two parallel noun-phrases. "a 20-year-old" acts as an adjectival phrase modifying the NOUN "a bride-to-be", then there is the separate noun 'Sophie'.

It makes no real difference to the meaning.

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The words 'farce' or 'confusion' would work in that last sentence.

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
ozok
Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 1:26:53 PM
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Quote:
...Sophie is getting married on the Greek Isles...


Is Sophia getting married on more than one Greeek island?

Since isles is plural, better is 'Sophie is getting married on a Greek isle/island...'


'Isle' is a good word, but I hear 'a Greek island' usually.


just sayin'
Amybal
Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 10:11:18 PM
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Thank you ozok and Drag0nspeaker.

It works OK with the 'A' or without it.
I understood, how it works now.

hi ozok: I'm good with a Greek "island"

Thanks once again.
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