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    Hi:

    "I will see to it that the software is properly installed."
    "I will see to that the software is...."

    Which one of the above is natural?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: see to it

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    Hi:

    "I will see to it that the software is properly installed."
    "I will see to that the software is...."

    Which one of the above is natural?

    Thanks
    The first.

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    I will see to it that...
    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: see to it

    "See to it" = "make sure that something is done".

    We need to order fifty bunches of flowers for the conference hall. Please see to it.
    Can you see to it that the cat gets fed at 11am and 7pm please?
    Did the cat get fed? Yes, it's OK, James saw to it.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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