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Is this sentence correct?



Jehanne18
France

Is this sentence correct?
 
Hello everyone!
 
I have some difficulties with this sentence: 

During  my  captivity in England, Owuoald, my illegitimate son by a Scottish woman, was  born.

Please, could tell me if it sounds ok or if it should be transformed.
 
In a whole sentence, I must say that my character has been in prison in England and that while he was there, he had an illegitimate son with a Scottish woman...
 
Thanks a lot in advance!

30 Mar 2016      



ldeloresmoore
China

This sentence does exactly what you are wanting it to do. Well done

30 Mar 2016     



mouad.wise
Morocco

It sounds right. you only need to omit the last comma.

30 Mar 2016     



yanogator
United States

No, it is correct as it is. The commas around "my illegitimate son by a Scottish woman" are necessary.
 
Bruce 

30 Mar 2016     



redcamarocruiser
United States

Bruce is right.

30 Mar 2016     



fafa salmi
Tunisia

I think it s right.
 

30 Mar 2016     



gharbi2009
Tunisia

Don t you think the preposition should be "with" and not "by"?

30 Mar 2016     



ohermann
Czech Republic

The sentence is correct, but the font of the sentence is too large, I think.

30 Mar 2016     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Agree with everybody - the sentence is fine - if large!
And by does make it sound like the pairing of a couple of horses

30 Mar 2016     



yanogator
United States

In the US, we use both "by" and "with", somewhat depending on the nature of the relationship afterwards.
 
Bruce 

30 Mar 2016     



Jehanne18
France

Thank you everyone for your help! Very useful indeed!

31 Mar 2016