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    Weigh

    Hello,

    Is the following sentence correct?:

    I weigh myself five times a day in order to keep my weight under control.

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: Weigh

    Grammatically, yes, but you can skip "in order to" and just use "to."

    From a weight management perspective, it's crazy.
    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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    Re: Weigh

    Hello Barb_D,

    Jajajaja, thank you for the piece of advice.

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    Re: Weigh

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Hello Barb_D,

    Jajajaja, thank you for the piece of advice.
    In English, it's "ha", not "ja".

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