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    I'd like to know if I've used all grammatical structures properly:
    What is unacceptable is to do what you donít want and donít need to Ė in this way you lose your valuable spare time youíll never return back and will probably regret about it for long.
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    Default Re: Is this sentence grammatically correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMax View Post
    I'd like to know if I've used all grammatical structures properly:
    What is unacceptable is to do what you donít want and donít need to Ė in this way you lose your valuable spare time youíll never return back and will probably regret about it for long.
    Thanks,
    Max.
    What is unacceptable is to do what you donít want and donít need to do Ė in this way you lose your valuable spare time, youíll never get it back and will probably regret it for a long time.

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    Default Re: Is this sentence grammatically correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What is unacceptable is to do what you donít want and donít need to do Ė in this way you lose your valuable spare time, youíll never get it back and will probably regret it for a long time.
    Thank you for the fast response, but I wanted to use (and meant) the structure like [which] you'll never..., so that will probably... refers to the main part of the sentence. Can I use this form, or it's undesirable or requires additional punctuation? How would it sound correctly in this case?
    Last edited by BlackMax; 15-Dec-2010 at 20:28. Reason: grammar

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    Default Re: Is this sentence grammatically correct?

    ... you'll lose valuable spare time that you'll never get back...

    Is that what you mean?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Is this sentence grammatically correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    ... you'll lose valuable spare time that you'll never get back...

    Is that what you mean?
    Yes, it is.

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