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    Question A few sentences

    Hi: could you point out my mistakes, please?

    My wife and I are going to drink some coffee. They recently opened this Blenz coffee house, so we're going to test it. I hope it is better than the other kinds of coffe I have drank here. In fact, I prefer not to drink coffee rather than to drink it, but sometimes I do it without any explainable reason.

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    Default Re: A few sentences

    coffe I have drank- coffee I have drunk
    I prefer not to drink coffee rather than to drink it- I'd delete the 'rather than' part as it seems unnecessary to me.

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    Default Re: A few sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    coffe I have drank- coffee I have drunk
    I prefer not to drink coffee rather than to drink it- I'd delete the 'rather than' part as it seems unnecessary to me.
    Thanks, tdol. "I prefer not to drink coffee to drink it" -- it looks awkward to me. Is it really fine?

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    Default Re: A few sentences

    No- simply, ' I prefer not to drink coffee, but sometimes...'. I see no need for the alternative.

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