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Need help with some sentences from essay.

Postby keysy » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:44 pm

Greetings!
I have some grammar problems with some sentences.
Please help to correct them.
Here there are:

Francis Drake have been one of the most famous of English sailors and pirates.
Once a small flit of 6 English ships were attacked by Spanish ships in the Atlantic Ocean.
Four of the English ships was burned and only 2 one of which has been commanded by Drake, came back to England.
Drake demanded that the king of Spain should pay him for the lose ships.
Of course, the king of Spain has refused to pay.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Need help with some sentences from essay.

Postby EnglishFix » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:53 pm

Francis Drake was one of the most famous English sailors and pirates.
Once a small fleet of six English ships were attacked by Spanish ships in the Atlantic Ocean.
Four of the English ships were burned and only two, one of which was commanded by Drake, came back to England.
Drake demanded that the king of Spain should pay him for the lost ships.
Of course, the king of Spain refused to pay.
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Re: Need help with some sentences from essay.

Postby solzen » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:21 pm

Once a small fleet of six English ships was attacked by Spanish ships in the Atlantic Ocean.

Fleet is singular, so "a small fleet...was", not "a small fleet...were."
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