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    Smile Does this sentence sound nature? "You don't have to waste your money upon travelling"

    Hello everyone,

    Does this sentence sound natural?

    It's about fast food - I think it's one of it's advantages.

    "In addition to the time, saved to an already busy life, you don't have to waste your money upon travelling to the supermarket so as to purchase ingredients to be then cooked for long. Therefore, it assists people with cutting back on costly fuel and energy"
    Last edited by saloom2; 11-May-2013 at 17:26.
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    Default Re: Does this sentence sound nature? "You don't have to waste your money upon travell

    No. Use "on" or nothing instead of "upon".

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    Default Re: Does this sentence sound nature? "You don't have to waste your money upon travell

    I think on has the same meaning as upon, but upon is more formal, isn't it?
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    Default Re: Does this sentence sound nature? "You don't have to waste your money upon travell

    No.

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    Default Re: Does this sentence sound nature? "You don't have to waste your money upon travell

    Does this sentence sound natureal?
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    Default Re: Does this sentence sound nature? "You don't have to waste your money upon travell

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    Hello everyone,

    Does this sentence sound natural?

    It's about fast food - I think it's one of it's its advantages.

    "In addition to the time (no comma required) saved to in an already busy life, you don't have to waste your money upon travelling to the supermarket so as to purchase ingredients which then have to be then cooked for a long time. Therefore, it assists people with cutting back on costly fuel and energy."
    Please see my corrections. Your title should read "natural", not "nature". As the others have said, "upon" is wrong. I wouldn't use anything at all there.

    Don't waste your time worrying about things you can't change.
    He wasted his time carrying all those boxes up the stairs.

    Note that "so as to" was unnecessary in your piece. It's not grammatically wrong, it's just very unnatural here.

    Be careful with "it's" and "its".
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 11-May-2013 at 21:56.
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    Default Re: Does this sentence sound nature? "You don't have to waste your money upon travell

    So, when is so as to usually used?
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    Default Re: Does this sentence sound nature? "You don't have to waste your money upon travell

    I would consider it to have a rather more formal usage.
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