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    Default will lose you?

    I'm begging you to leave that group that will lose you and come, as soon as possible, to my place.

    Do you think this sentence makes sense? It's a letter.

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    Default Re: will lose you?

    Quote Originally Posted by attitude2010 View Post
    I'm begging you to leave that group that will lose you and come, as soon as possible, to my place.

    Do you think this sentence makes sense? It's a letter.
    What do you mean by "lose"?

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    Default Re: will lose you?

    Instead of 'lose you' do you mean 'let you go'?

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    Default Re: will lose you?

    "To cause to be damned," probably.

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    Default Re: will lose you?

    Yes Birdeen...I'm trying to say that that group will cause damage to that person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by attitude2010 View Post
    Yes Birdeen...I'm trying to say that that group will cause damage to that person.
    I thought so, but unfortunately we don't use the verb "lose" this way in English. We can say, "I'm lost," in the passive, but we cannot say that something has "lost" us. I don't know why; this is a bit strange. You could say that the group will lead that person astray, if that's what you mean of course.

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    Default Re: will lose you?

    Also will lead/get you into trouble.

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    Default Re: will lose you?

    Quote Originally Posted by attitude2010 View Post
    I'm begging you to leave that group that will lose you, and come as soon as possible to my place.

    Do you think this sentence makes sense? It's a letter.
    Also, I'd put a comma after 'lose you' (or whatever you decide upon), as above.
    You've left open that the group is going to lose your friend and come to your place. You could sacrifice the remaining two commas, since "come as soon as possible to my place" is a short and easily understandable phrase.

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