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Are these sentences correct? What do they mean?

Only by doing so can separate the men from the boys.

In ancient times, once hands were laid on people and they were prayed for, the demons would come out of them.

Today, through the injustice expressed in this case, the supreme court will judge afterwards.
Today, the supreme court will judge through the injustice expressed in this case.

I have finished the work of building the house accompanied with patience.

If they have grammar mistakes, some help is appreciated!
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Hi,

I've made some corrections and comments. If there are some particular parts you don't understand, please tell us what they are.

Only doing so can separate the men from the boys.

In ancient times, once hands were laid on people and they were prayed for, the demons would come out of them. A little awkward, but OK.

Today, through the injustice expressed in this case, the supreme court will judge afterwards.
Today, the supreme court will judge through the injustice expressed in this case. You need to say both of these another way. The meaning is not clear.

I have patiently finished the work of building the house.


Best wishes, Clive
can I say them this way:

I have finished the building of the house with patience?

Today, after the criminal expressed his evil deeds, the court will judge.
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Hi,

can I say them this way:

I have finished the building of the house with patience? Yes. But my suggestion was better.

Today, after the criminal expressed his evil deeds, the court will judge.You need to say 'expresses' or 'has expressed'

Best wishes, Clive
Can I say this way:
In ancient times, once laying hands and praying for people, the demons would come out of them.

and what does this sentence mean?
In ancient times, once laying hands and praying for people, the demons would come out of them.


Nope. It's not the demons who are laying on hands and praying, which this construction implies. (I had tried to respond to this but the server ate my response, so I gave up.)

The problem is the passive and not identifying the people who are afflicted by the demons in the first place. If I may suggest something more like:

In ancient times, people afflicted by demons would be treated by the laying on of hands and prayer, and the demons would come out of them.
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So then, what does this mean:

In ancient times, once hands were laid on people and they were prayed for, the demons would come out of them.

In ancient times, once people had hands laid on them and they were prayed for, the demons would come out of them.

which is better?
Hi,

I was really hoping you would help me with this sentence.

>> I was running as fast as I had ever run. <<

I wasn't sure if I should write run or ran ... I was hoping you could help with that ...

Thanks.
Nora
AnonymousHi,

I was really hoping you would help me with this sentence.

>> I was running as fast as I had ever run. <<

I wasn't sure if I should write run or ran ... I was hoping you could help with that ...

Thanks.
Nora

Nora, in the future, please start a new thread when you have a question that is unrelated to what was being discussed.

Use "run" - the participle. I had run.
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