View Poll Results: If you can call right now and make a pledge, it would be good.

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    Default If you can call right now and make a pledge, it would be good.

    If you can call right now and make a pledge, it would be good.

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    Default Re: If you can call right now and make a pledge, it would be good.

    Here: I am for correct.

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    Default Re: If you can call right now and make a pledge, it would be good.

    Quote Originally Posted by tuangpi
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    It seems that there is some disagreement somewhere else, however.



    can - Of course you can call right now if you want to.

    would - Use this for a polite suggestion.

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    Default Re: If you can call right now and make a pledge, it would be good.

    I've seen this poll in your forum, too, and voted for correct. However, I saw two voters are for incorrect.

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    Default Re: If you can call right now and make a pledge, it would be good.

    Quote Originally Posted by tuangpi
    I've seen this poll in your forum, too, and voted for correct. However, I saw two voters are for incorrect.

    I guess they don't like mixing an imaginary state with a real state.

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    Default Re: If you can call right now and make a pledge, it would be good.

    Quote Originally Posted by X Mode
    I guess they don't like mixing an imaginary state with a real state.
    What means 'they don't like mixing' here? The question is if this is a formal English sentence or not?

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    Default Re: If you can call right now and make a pledge, it would be good.

    Quote Originally Posted by tuangpi
    What means 'they don't like mixing' here? The question is if this is a formal English sentence or not?

    It means "to put together".

    mix - to put together - put together in the same place

    There's no question of formality or informality here.

    It's correct.

    By the way, "What does "_________" mean?"


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    Default Re: If you can call right now and make a pledge, it would be good.

    I know the meaning of 'mix'. I was asking if this sentence is wrong to use, simply because you don't like the sentence structure< personal preference>?


    Get what I wanna mean?

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    Default Re: If you can call right now and make a pledge, it would be good.

    People of a conservative nature in terms of grammar would probably say it's wrong, but many wouldn't, and it's the kind of thing you'll here in speech. Some mixes sound right, others don't.

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    Default Re: If you can call right now and make a pledge, it would be good.

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    People of a conservative nature in terms of grammar would probably say it's wrong, but many wouldn't, and it's the kind of thing you'll here in speech. Some mixes sound right, others don't.

    That sounds good to me.

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