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    Default Get on?

    Hi,

    Can you say:

    "After explaining you the math exercise, can you get on with your studying"?

    Thanks

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    No. The second half is fine, but not the first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    No. The second half is fine, but not the first.
    Could you correct the first half please, not sure what's wrong

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    Default Re: Get on?

    Much like many other speakers of continental European languages "explain me" works in your language, but not in English. Try again.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Much like many other speakers of continental European languages "explain me" works in your language, but not in English. Try again.
    After showing you the math exercise?

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    Default Re: Get on?

    Apart from the 'explain me' that ems pointed out, you have a dangling participle there. 'After explaining that question to your brother, can you get on with your homework?' is OK. Your use of the participle is not.

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