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savvinka
Russian Federation

Help!
 
Dear friends,
I need your opinion. Is this sentence correct?

Oscar Wilde was an Irish playwright and novelist, who along with the plays, poems
and short stories wrote remarkable fairy tales.
Olga

1 Jul 2013      



douglas
United States

I would change "the" to "his" and I am a little unsure about the commas.
 
hmmm... It could also be taken that the plays, poems and short stories wrote fairy tales too, but I don ´t  think it is bad enough to warrant change.
 
I think I would do it like this:
 
"Oscar Wilde was an Irish playwright and novelist who, along with his plays, poems
and short stories, wrote remarkable fairy tales."

1 Jul 2013     



Enid Stella
South Africa

Looks fine to me. I wouldn ´t change it. (for ´the ´ plays etc. it is implied that he wrote them - the plays, poems and short stories - that he wrote - ........)

1 Jul 2013     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Miss out ´the ´ and put a comma after short stories.
I prefer ´as well as ´ to ´along with ´.
 
And I prefer this, although as Douglas points out, the original word order is OK.
 
´OW was an Irish playwright and novelist, who wrote remarkable fairy tales as well as plays, poems and short stories. ´
 
However, the original emphasises that he wrote remarkable fairy tales, and maybe that is what you want.  

1 Jul 2013     



yanogator
United States

I agree with Lynne. If you want to keep the word order, I think "in addition to" works better than "along with" or "as well as".
 
OW was an Irish playwright and novelist who, in addition to plays, poems and short stories, wrote remarkable fairy tales.
 
Bruce

1 Jul 2013