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Is the sentence: "His work is often inspired by travel experiences among other cultures" grammatically correct?

It sounds a bit odd to me. Would "experiences from" be better?

Thanks in advance!

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I think there are a number of options here

His work is often inspired by travel experiences among other cultures

As you state this does not quite ring true. I think I might have used in or within instead of among. Your suggestion of from is not, as far as I can see, an improvement on among.

I would almost be inclined to re-write the whole thing as

His work is often inspired by the other cultures he experienced while travelling.

which sounds much neater to me although I would find it hard to explain just exactly why.

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  • Thank you - can "the" be omitted? His work is often inspired by other cultures he experienced while travelling.
    – LeFunk
    Dec 9 '20 at 16:11
  • Yes, you could omit it. I think I would keep it but it is a matter of style rather than grammar.
    – mdewey
    Dec 9 '20 at 16:15
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But isn't it strange altogether to say cultures in this structure? I mean, you travel in countries, not among cultures. As mdewey spotted it, cultures is rather connected to experience than to travelling. I am thinking of expressing it like this:

His work is often inspired by his travels in other countries, through which he experienced other cultures.

I know, this is a rather complicated sentence, so maybe we can simplify it in this way:

His work is often inspired by his experience in other cultures, which he acquired while travelling.

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