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    You agree, I think, that this sentence is correct

    You agree, I think, that this sentene is correct.
    I think you agree that this sentence is correct.

    I think, you agree, that this sentence is correct.

    Which of these options are correct?

    Please help me.

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    Re: You agree, I think, that this sentence is correct

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    You agree, I think, that this sentene is correct.
    I think you agree that this sentence is correct.
    I think, you agree, that this sentence is correct.

    Which of these options are correct?

    Please help me.
    The "you agree" is not incidental to the sentence. You can't remove it and have the sentence still make sense (the way you mean it to).

    When you set a phrase off with commas on either side, you are saying that it can be removed without changing the meaning of the main sentence.

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    Re: You agree, I think, that this sentence is correct

    Thank you Barb_D
    I think, you agree, that this sentence is correct.

    If I set off the phrase "you agree", still it looks fine as, "I think that this sentence is correct". Then, why this sentence is incorrect?

    Please help me.

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    Re: You agree, I think, that this sentence is correct

    Here are my picks:

    [1] You agree, I think, that this sentene is correct.
    => You're not 100% sure if the other person agrees.

    [2] I think you agree that this sentence is correct.
    => You believe the other person agrees, but they may or may not.

    [3] I think, you agree, that this sentence is correct.
    => You know the other person agrees with you; i.e., I think, and I know you agree, that this sentence is correct.

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    Re: You agree, I think, that this sentence is correct

    "I think that this sentence is correct" is just fine - but it doesn't have the same meaning as the other sentences, that say "You agree that this sentence is correct." I though you wanted them all to have the same meaning.

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    Re: You agree, I think, that this sentence is correct

    I agree with Barb's observation that if your intention, user_gary, was to find out whether all three sentences express the same meaning, then, no, none carry the same meaning, especially the last one because its intonation pattern is quite different, which is what Barb noticed, I believe.

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    Re: You agree, I think, that this sentence is correct

    Thank you for saying that better than I did.

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    Re: You agree, I think, that this sentence is correct

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Thank you for saying that better than I did.
    I think, you agree, that all contributions hold truths, no matter how they may be interpreted by others.

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