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    Which of the following sentences is better?

    1. If I have a worry, I will tell my mom about it immediately.
    2. If I have something wrong, I will tell my mom about it immediately.
    3. If I have a problem, I will tell my mom about it immediately.

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    Default Re: have a worry

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Which of the following sentences is better?

    1. If I have a worry, I will tell my mom about it immediately. If something worries me/is worrying me,...
    2. If I have something wrong, I will tell my mom about it immediately. If something is wrong, ...
    3. If I have a problem, I will tell my mom about it immediately.

    The third one is okay.
    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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    Default Re: have a worry

    ...not to "nit pick" but with three (>2) choices, "which of these sentences is BEST".

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    Default Re: have a worry

    Quote Originally Posted by poorboy_9 View Post
    ...not to "nit pick" but with three (>2) choices, "which of these sentences is BEST".
    You're a teacher – what's your answer?

    Rover

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