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    Arrow correct my sentence

    now human beings have nothing to do while they can do a number of things.
    is there any mistake in this sentence. pls correct me

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    I would say "while they could do many things", but that's just maybe a personal opinion. There's nothing grammatically wrong in your sentence. I simply feel that it "sounds" better the other way.

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    'though' might be better than 'while', IMO.

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    I would maybe change it slightly,

    Now humans have the ability to do a number of things, but have little to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    'though' might be better than 'while', IMO.
    thank you very much mr. tdol.
    but what is meant by imo? sorry for this silly question

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    Hello, Akbar!
    It means In My Humble Opinion.

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    IMO- In My Opinion
    IMHO- In My Humble Opinion
    IMNSHO- In My Not So Humble Opinion

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    Oh! Sorry for the "humble" !

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