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    " I think my sister had better give her worn-out clothes to poor people LIKE / AS I do WITH/TO/IN RELATION TO mine ".

    Could you help me correct my sentence ?

    Thank you.

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    Replace had better with should. Try: "My sister should give her worn out clothes to poor people, as I do with mine."

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    What was wrong with had better?

    You'd better be careful how you answer ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dduck
    What was wrong with had better?

    You'd better be careful how you answer ;)
    It ("had better") seems to me more like a command than a suggestion or something in the way of advice. (Thanks for giving me an example.)

    (Perhaps others will offer some comments on this one.)

    :wink:

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    I think the answer is 'as I do'. For the preposition, I wouldn't use that phrase at all, but would say 'with mine' and get rid of 'relation'.

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