Which of the following would be the correct way to write this sentence?1. In reality, the war is nothing like a game and Perry does not realize that the war is not a matter of necessarily winning...
I really don't particularly like either of these choices. But of the two, I would prefer the first. The second of these choices is really a bit of a run-on. It has too many ideas.
If I were writing this (going only on what you've said, because I have no idea what you're talking about here) I would say it like this
In reality, the war is nothing like a game. Although Perry doesn't realize it, war is about staying alive and not about winning or losing.
Perry thinks that war is about winning or losing -- sort of like it's a game. He is wrong because, in reality, war is about staying alive.
I hope that helps.
I agree with the previous post. I do not like these sentences at all. They are actually pretty poorly constructed. But if you need to know which one is correct, then I would say that the first one is correct.
The second sentence is a run on sentence. "It is about staying alive" is a complete sentence and you would need some sort of connecting conjunction. Without a connecting conjunction, you would need a period or a semicolon. A comma makes it a run on.
The first sentence is inelegant, especially with the two usage of "not," but it is fine grammatically.