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(An English grammar question) Are the following sentences grammatically correct?

(An English grammar question) Are the following sentences grammatically correct? Topic: grammar homework
July 20, 2019 / By Joel
Question: I was trying to help a younger friend doing his English grammar homework. We both are not that fluent in English especially in grammar. The exercise was to link (conjugate or whatever they call it) the following two phrases: People pollute ocean and rivers. Fish and other sea creatures die. using each of the following: because - So - causes - due to - results in - therfor - if - because of - results from - as a result Here is my solution: Fish and other sea creatures die because people pollute ocean and rivers. People pollute ocean and rivers, so, fish and other sea creatures die. Polluting of ocean and rivers by people causes fish and other sea creatures to die. Fish and other sea creatures die due to people's polluting of ocean and rivers. People's polluting of ocean and rivers results in dying of fish and other sea creatures. If people pollute ocean and rivers, fish and other sea creatures will die. People pollute ocean and rivers, therefor, fish and other sea creatures die. Fish and other sea creatures die because of people's polluting of ocean and rivers. Dying of fish and other sea creatures results from people's pollution of ocean and rivers. Fish and other sea creatures die as a result of people's polluting of ocean and rivers.‏ ------------------------ Is it correct or not?? any comments?? Thanks in advance! :) BTW, should we use "polluting" o r "pollution" in those sentences?? also, "death" or "dying"??
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Grier Grier | 6 days ago
All are good except for the THEREFORE sentence. It should be either "People pollute ocean and rivers AND thereforE fish and ....." (ie use a conjunction because 'therefore' is not a stand-alone conjunction though it's very often misused as such) or "People pollute oceans and rivers; therefore fish and ...." (ie use a semi colon, ditto) The distinction between polluting and pullution is such a fine one I'd say either would do, though generally I'd say "people polluting the oceanS and rivers" (people pollating ocean and rivers) or "people's pollution of ocean and rivers" I wonder why, in the original assignment, it's ocean singular and rivers plural? Surely you pollute "ocean and river" alike, or "the oceans and [the] rivers" ?
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Grier Originally Answered: Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?
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Dusty Dusty
Most of these are gramatically correct. However remember that you do not need commas (,) before or after the conjuction. The word therefore has an 'e' on the end :) People's polluting of ocean and rivers results in dying of fish and other sea creatures. With this sentence, instead of dying you should say, 'results in the death of...' in order for it to be understandable and to flow well. Dying of fish and other sea creatures results from people's pollution of ocean and rivers. You should use the word, 'death' instead of dying here. Polluting of ocean and rivers by people causes fish and other sea creatures to die. instead of 'cause' you should consider just using 'cause'. Due to you saying, 'polluting OF oceans and rivers' it is acceptable to use the word: People's. However if you were saying 'polluting oceans and rivers' then you would have to use the word: People. For someone who is not strong with english, you've done nicely. I hope this has helped you :)
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Buck Buck
All good. The two homonyms are interchangeable. Only a few of those sentences actually read smoothly, but they are all correct. Peace. =D
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Buck Originally Answered: Are these sentences grammatically correct?
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