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    Question How to construct this sentence properly? Any competent advise, pleace?

    Below is a sentence Iíve spotted in a brochure for tourists:

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    Discounts apply for groups of 15 or more whole have pre-booked.
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    At first glance, itís pretty clear what is the meaning, however I think something is quite wrong with this sentence as it is.

    I have no in-depth knowledge of intricacies of the English and
    will be very grateful if someone with such knowledge tell me how the sentence in question should be constructed and spelled properly.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: How to construct this sentence properly? Any competent advise, pleace?

    Change "whole" to "who."

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    Default Re: How to construct this sentence properly? Any competent advise, pleace?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Change "whole" to "who."
    So simple - but I didn't spot it.

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    Default Re: How to construct this sentence properly? Any competent advise, pleace?

    "Please" is spelled with an "s." And you want "advice." "Advise" is a verb. "Advice" is a noun.

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    Default Re: How to construct this sentence properly? Any competent advise, pleace?


    Quote Originally Posted by MarianeM View Post
    At first glance, itís pretty clear what is the meaning, however I think something is quite wrong with this sentence as it is.
    Thank you, SoothingDave.
    Question: Does the word 'however' over here require commas on both sides?

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    Default Re: How to construct this sentence properly? Any competent advise, pleace?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post



    Thank you, SoothingDave.
    Question: Does the word 'however' over here require commas on both sides?
    Yes. Or make it two sentences with the second starting with "However,".

    "What the meaning is" is more natural, too.

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