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    Smile Would you mind correcting this sentence, please?

    Hello!. How is it going?


    E.X. I hope you all (will/have to) pay the same price,
    THE SAME PRICE (that) they pay (=do/have to)


    My questions:



    1.- I repeated, as you can see, the definite article+adjective+noun "the same price". I did it
    cause I want to emphasize. We can do it in Spanish after a comma. Is that
    grammatically correct in English?

    2.- I hesitate about if I should use a simple future or that "have to".
    Are both of them correct?

    3.- Can I omit that "that" in the sentence?

    4.- Can I replace the last "pay" for "do" or should I use "have to"
    , that is to say, "the same price that they have to"?
    I do it for not repeating "pay" again. By the way, If I
    use "pay" again, would it be right? I donīt know if English people tend to use the auxiliar do, have...


    I think my sentence should be like this:

    I hope you all have to pay the same price,
    the same price they pay.

    But, I hesitate.

    Thank you very much!

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    Default Re: Would you mind correcting this sentence, please?

    1 You can
    2 Both are fine
    3 Yes
    4 Yes, though you can repeat pay; after all, you are trying to emphasise it.

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    Default Re: Would you mind correcting this sentence, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    1 You can
    2 Both are fine
    3 Yes
    4 Yes, though you can repeat pay; after all, you are trying to emphasise it.

    Hello, Tdol, how are you? Thanks a lot for all your replies!

    Well, I was thinking yesterday about my sentence. I thought
    of the "HIGH and LOW prices" of the goods in a supermarket. Can I use the first adjective with the fixed expresion "pay the price" in my sentence?
    It would be like this:


    E.X. I hope youīll all pay the price as well,
    the high price they pay.

    2.- Iīve used the adverb "as well" as well in my sentence . Is that fine? I know
    I donīt need it, but my question about it is:

    Am I really padding
    my sentence out for the sake of it? I mean,
    Is superfluous using that adverb here?


    Thanks again and again!

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    Default Re: Would you mind correcting this sentence, please?

    Pay the price = be punished for what you've done, so i wouldn't use it. There's no need for 'as well' if you keep same, shich works better because of the possibility of confusing 'pay the price'.

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