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    analysing a sentence

    i want to analyse the following sentence

    As i want to attend an interview in Mumbai i reserved the ticket so that i could travel comfortably


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    Re: analysing a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by latha View Post
    i want to analyse the following sentence

    As i want to attend an interview in Mumbai i reserved the ticket so that i could travel comfortably
    Your sentence does not make sense. There are two reason clauses and they both relate to 'I reserved a ticket' but do not agree.

    As I wanted to learn English, I went to a language school lest I should catch a cold.

    Illogical!

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    Re: analysing a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by latha View Post
    i want to analyse the following sentence

    As i want to attend an interview in Mumbai i reserved the ticket so that i could travel comfortably
    Evidently the speaker reserved the ticket so that he/she could travel comfortably to Mumbai in order to attend an interview there. Presumably the reservation was necessary to ensure that comfortable accommodations (first class?) would be available on the plane/train?


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    Re: analysing a sentence

    I think it is either I reserved the ticket so that i could travel comfortably.,

    or

    As I wanted to travel there, I reserved a ticket.

    I want to attend an interview in Mumbai, so I reserved the ticket so that I could travel comfortably.

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    Re: analysing a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by latha View Post
    i want to analyse the following sentence

    As i want to attend an interview in Mumbai i reserved the ticket so that i could travel comfortably
    I would rephrase it like this "As I want to attend an interview in Mumbai I have reserved a ticket, so that I can travel comfortably."


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    Re: analysing a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I would rephrase it like this "As I want to attend an interview in Mumbai I have reserved a ticket, so that I can travel comfortably."
    I agree that the original sentence needs repair. Badly written.


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    Re: analysing a sentence

    Illogical. The original sentence may sound good English, but it is illogical. The sentence is introduced by an adverbial sub-clause that provides the reason for the reservation of the ticket. The main clause follows and then comes another reason clause that explains a different motive behind the reservation. Why 're-explain'? If there is more than one reason, I would include them conjoined in the same subordinate clause like this:

    As I want to attend an interview in Mumbai and travel there comfortably, I have reserved a ticket.

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