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    Smile We should do the things such as those that the wise men said.

    We should do the things such as those the wise men said.

    Does this sentence make sense? Is it grammatically correct?

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    Re: We should do the things such as those that the wise men said.

    Where did you find this sentence? Whats the context? Did you write it yourself? If you wrote it yourself, what did you mean to say?


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    Smile Re: We should do the things such as those that the wise men said.

    Quote Originally Posted by rancher247 View Post
    Where did you find this sentence? Whats the context? Did you write it yourself? If you wrote it yourself, what did you mean to say?
    Thanks, rancher, for the feedback.

    I want to know if someone make a sentence like this:

    We should follow the sayings like those the wise men said.

    Does it sound right to you?


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    Re: We should do the things such as those that the wise men said.

    Grammatically it is correct. Whether it actually makes sense is another matter.

    We should follow the instructions of wise men.

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    Re: We should do the things such as those that the wise men said.

    Welcome, piousoul.

    EX: We should do the things such as those the wise men said.

    Quote Originally Posted by piousoul
    Does this sentence make sense?
    It's awkward but I understand what you're trying to say: We should do things such as, for example, the things that wise men have said.
    Quote Originally Posted by piuosoul
    Is it grammatically correct?
    It's structurally grammatical, yes, but it's semantically awkward. Try,

    We should do things the way wise men do them.
    We should do the things that wise men say (we should do).
    We should do what wise men say (we should do).

    All the best.

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