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Dear guru, please check if there is any mistak in the following sentences: They had been enjoying these lands for many generations. But since they became internal refugees since 1971, they were unable to work to obtain settlement. .....

or should I write "were unable to work to have settlement granted" instead of "obtain settlement"?

Please suggest any other alternative clause to make the sentences more clear.
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They had enjoyed these lands for many generations, but since they became internal refugees in 1971, they have been unable to work to obtain settlement rights.
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Dear Mister Micawber,

Thanks a lot.