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    Default Dear sir / madam ,

    is the sentence grammatical wise correct ?
    " had it not been for you , today i would be leading a plain life " !

    thankyou !

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    Default Re: Dear sir / madam ,

    Quote Originally Posted by vkrn View Post
    ​Is the this sentence grammatically wise correct?

    "Had it not been for you, today I would be leading a plain life"?

    Thank you!
    Welcome to the forum.

    First, note the amendments I have made to your post in red. Remember the rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    - End every sentence with a single appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Do not put a space after an opening quotation mark.
    - Do not put a space after a closing quotation mark.

    The answer to your question is that grammatically, "Were it not for you" would have been better, to go with "I would be living ...". If you want to use "Had it not been for you" then end it with "I would have been living ..." Note that the word "plain" does not really fit the context. Perhaps you would be leading a boring life or a dull life.

    Please make your thread titles more relevant. The thread title should include all or part of the words you are querying. A good title for this would have been "Had it not been for you".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Dear sir / madam ,

    Thank you :)

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    Default Re: Dear sir / madam ,

    vkrn, instead of sending your thanks in a separate message, just click the Like button, please.

    The reason is that it is flagged as a new post, so we think you might have a follow-up question or something to add. Those of us with slow internet connections and/or old computers have to waste valuable time waiting for it to appear.

    Thank you.

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