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Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 10:09pm.


1. He was based on mountains and rivers, so he painted a lot of beautiful pictures.

2. He was based on the scenery, so he could paint many pictures containing mountains.

(Are they correct sentences?)



English - Writeacher, Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 10:23pm
The use of "based on" is causing problems. Here are better ways to phrase these sentences:

1. He had sketched many mountains and rivers, so his paintings were quite beautiful.

2. He frequently sketched scenery, so he could paint mountains well.

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Thank you.
1. He was based on mountains and rivers.

2. His picture was based on mountains and rivers.

(Are both expressions grammatical?)

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    #1. No, sorry. You need to be crystal clear on the meaning of "based."
    http://www.answers.com/based

    Based on his sketches, his paintings of mountains and rivers are glorious.

    #2 is fine.

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