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Amybal
Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:32:21 PM
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Hi, is there anything wrong in these sentences?

Short summary
Unable to get her writing published, author Lee Israel forges letters from deceased authors and playwrights and sells them.

Long summary
Lee Israel is a frustrated, hard-drinking author who can barely afford to pay her rent or bills in 1990s New York. Desperate for money, Israel soon hatches a scheme to forge letters by famous writers and sell them to bookstores and collectors. When the dealers start to catch on, Lee recruits a dubious friend to help her continue her self-destructive cycle of trickery and deceit.
FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:46:58 PM

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Amybal wrote:
Hi, is there anything wrong in these sentences?
Well done. It looks very good to me.

Short summary
Unable to get her writing published, author Lee Israel forges letters from deceased authors and playwrights and sells them.

Long summary
Lee Israel is a frustrated, hard-drinking author who can barely afford to pay her rent or bills in 1990s New York. Desperate for money, Israel soon hatches a scheme to forge letters by famous writers and sell them to bookstores and collectors. When the dealers start to catch on, Lee recruits a dubious friend to help her continue her self-destructive cycle of trickery and deceit.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
Amybal
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:22:57 AM
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Thank you FounDit.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:04:58 PM

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Hi Amybal.
I agree that they both sound great - but I have a question.

The word "dubious" has two meanings - which one is it?

Lee recruits a dubious friend - Lee recruits a friend who has doubts about helping . . .

Lee recruits a dubious friend - Lee recruits an untrustworthy friend of questionable character . . .

It doesn't really affect your summary - I'm just curious.

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