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    Can someone check this sentence, please?

    Hi there

    I am wondering if the following sentence is correct:

    I am wondering if you put forward candidates for jobs, if they aren't already citizens or residents.

    I know it can be rewritten, but I want to know if it is okay just as it is.

    Thanks heaps!

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    Re: Can someone check this sentence, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by LearnerP View Post
    I am wondering if you put forward candidates for jobs, if they aren't already citizens or residents.
    If that's what you want to say, it's fine. I'd drop the comma.

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    Re: Can someone check this sentence, please?

    Thank you. The comma was exactly what I was unsure of!

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    Re: Can someone check this sentence, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by LearnerP View Post
    Thank you. The comma was exactly what I was unsure of!
    aaarrrghhh!

    I said, "I'd drop the comma", not "It would be correct without the comma". I am happy to be quoted when I pontificate about grammar, but my views on punctuation are not to be considered as orthodox.

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    Re: Can someone check this sentence, please?

    Ok. Thank you for your posts. I reall appreciate your feedback

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