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    Re: Do you feel anything wrong in this sentence?

    Right! Not grammatically wrong, but not natural. Your replies make it clear to me now! Thanks!

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    #12

    Re: Do you feel anything wrong in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by roseriver1012 View Post
    Right! Not grammatically wrong, but not natural. Your replies make it clear to me now! Thanks!

    It wasn't a terrible sentence. I have written worse.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    not a teacher
    The word 'maybe' is wrongly used.
    I agree.


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    Post Re: Do you feel anything wrong in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    I think this will be closer to the meaning meant:

    "All in all, maybe going to the west brings more benefits."
    I agree.

    In the case of Maybe:
    Maybe is an adverb and it should be put at the front of the clause, because it modifies the whole clause following it.

    In the case of May:
    May is a modal verb. It should be put ahead of "bring" in the case of your sentence.


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    #15

    Re: Do you feel anything wrong in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by kl004535 View Post
    I agree.

    In the case of Maybe:
    Maybe is an adverb and it should be put at the front of the clause, because it modifies the whole clause following it.

    In the case of May:
    May is a modal verb. It should be put ahead of "bring" in the case of your sentence.
    I would agree that it sounds more natural to place "maybe" at the front of the clause. However, it loses the emphasis on "going to the West." I would leave it where it is. Better yet, I would replace it with "perhaps."

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    #16

    Re: Do you feel anything wrong in this sentence?

    All in all, going to the west maybe brings more benefits
    It is correct. You can place a content disjunct between any two adjecent constituents that are immediately dominated by the S node. See below:




    Maybe (1.), all in all, going to the west...
    All in all, maybe (2.), going to the west brings more benefits.
    All in all, going to the west maybe (3.) brings more benefits.
    All in all, going to the west brings more benefits maybe (4.).

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