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    Cool Help me with this sentence

    Is that correct If I say "
    Think about Bill Gates, Warren Buffett,why they are widely well-known? It's money make them famous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyuting View Post
    Is that correct If I say "
    Think about Bill Gates, Warren Buffett,Why they are widely well-known? It's money that makes them famous.
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    Either well-known or widely known (no hyphen with a work that ends in -ly).
    that makes them, or that has made them.

    You don't think a little company called Microsoft might have made Bill Gates a well-known name?
    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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    Haha, you do think it's a little company? I mean Microsoft.

    You are right. Microsoft has made Bill Gates well-known. But you can't neglect that It's Microsoft that made Bill Gates became the most wealthy person in the world. This title also made him famous. Right?



    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Either well-known or widely known (no hyphen with a work that ends in -ly).
    that makes them, or that has made them.

    You don't think a little company called Microsoft might have made Bill Gates a well-known name?

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    By the way, why did you use "W" in capital after the comma?
    Thank you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Either well-known or widely known (no hyphen with a work that ends in -ly).
    that makes them, or that has made them.

    You don't think a little company called Microsoft might have made Bill Gates a well-known name?

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    Default Re: Help me with this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by heyuting View Post
    Is that it correct If if I say:

    "Think about Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. Why they areare theywidely well-known? It's money
    which makes them famous."

    Please see my amendments to your grammar, punctuation and spacing. I agree with Barb that they are not famous because they are rich.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Apr-2012 at 18:27. Reason: Something very odd happened to the formatting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyuting View Post
    By the way, why did you use "W" in capital after the comma?
    Thank you.
    The comma should be a full stop.

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    When I read it on my phone, I thought it was a full stop.

    If Bill Gates chose to pay himself only a modest salary and put everything else into his charitable foundation, he would still be famous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    When I read it on my phone, I thought it was a full stop.

    If Bill Gates chose to pay himself only a modest salary and put everything else into his charitable foundation, he would still be famous.
    And if Apple didn't exist, he would probably still be famous too.

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    I like this. But the bad thing is Steve's gone.

    The new ipad doesn't make me very excited
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    And if Apple didn't exist, he would probably still be famous too.

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    It's true. He is a guy who can be successful, no matter whatever he does.
    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    When I read it on my phone, I thought it was a full stop.

    If Bill Gates chose to pay himself only a modest salary and put everything else into his charitable foundation, he would still be famous.

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