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    Default spend..doing/do....doing

    Your spend too much time watching TV and do too much time surfing the Internet, too.


    Is it a good sentence? Please.

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    Default Re: spend..doing/do....doing

    No. Stick to 'spend'.

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    Default Re: spend..doing/do....doing

    As an NES but not a teacher, "do" doesn't work for me, "your" should read "you're", "spend" should read "spending" - and there's "too much" repetition!

    If I were to treat "Your" as "You" then "spend" would be OK.

    I would have personally said "You're spending too much time watching TV and surfing the internet too".

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    Default Re: spend..doing/do....doing

    We don't "do" surfing the net. We just "surf the net".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: spend..doing/do....doing

    sorry, I mean ' You spend too much time watching TV and spend (do) too much time surfing the Internet,too.'

    So, it's bad to use 'do", right?

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    Default Re: spend..doing/do....doing

    Yes — it's bad.

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    Default Re: spend..doing/do....doing

    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    As an NES but not a teacher, ......
    I would have personally said "You're spending too much time watching TV and surfing the internet too".
    On a second look, maybe I should have said " .... both watching TV and ..." to clarify that you were spending too much time on both.

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