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    Hi dear experts,
    Could you tell if this sentence is grammatically correct and does it sound OK in English? The context is I am constantly short of money. Here is the sentence:

    "You will have to forget about our decision to meet in Sofia, should I not come to measure up to your high living standards."

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    Quote Originally Posted by snade17 View Post
    Hi dear experts,
    Could you tell if this sentence is grammatically correct and does it sound OK in English? The context is I am constantly short of money. Here is the sentence:

    "You will have to forget about our decision to meet in Sofia, should I not come to measure up to your high living standards."
    No it isn't. This sentence has two thoughts so it should be two sentences. I also think the second half is not written very well.

    You will have to forget about our decision to meet in Sofia. I do not measure up to your high living standards.

    I suppose the two sentences could be combined on second thought.

    You will have to forget about our decision to meet in Sofia because I do not measure up to your high living standards.



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    Thank you very much for your quick and clear explanation. Is the following possible?
    "You will have to forget about our decision to meet in Sofia unless I come to measure up to your high living standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snade17 View Post
    Thank you very much for your quick and clear explanation. Is the following possible?
    "You will have to forget about our decision to meet in Sofia unless I come to measure up to your high living standards.
    Grammatically it is fine....logically it doesn't sound too good though.

    this makes more sense.

    "You will have to forget about our decision to meet in Sofia unless you think I measure up to your high living standards."

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    I got it. Thank you very much!

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