We are an Italian independent art group and we want to adopt one of Mr. George's books into a screenplay, And we want to make a film based on that. What should we do to get Mr. George's permission?

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    You want to adapt it, not adopt it! – Kate Bunting Apr 27 '20 at 19:52
  • Don't capitalise 'short film'. – Michael Harvey Apr 27 '20 at 19:54
  • Also, it's "grammatically". "Grammarly" is the name of a website/app – Kevin Apr 27 '20 at 20:16

The grammar isn't wrong, but some words that shouldn't be are capitalized within sentences. I think the word "adapt" might fit better than "adopt". The first sentence is a little rambling with three independent clauses. I suggest some changes:
We are an Italian independent art group, and we want to adapt one of Mr. McDonagh's plays into a screenplay to make a short film. What should we do to get Mr. McDonagh's permission?

  • ... into a screenplay for a short film? – Michael Harvey Apr 28 '20 at 5:57
  • @MichaelHarvey That works grammatically, but it leaves open the possibility that the screenplay is the endpoint. – Jack O'Flaherty Apr 28 '20 at 6:46
  • it's a possibility, but I don't think it would be the majority interpretation. – Michael Harvey Apr 28 '20 at 7:04

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