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    Re: Please correct my grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe2008 View Post
    Hi RonBee,

    No, I do not agree with you. I just feel 'invite trouble' is so strange, and try to find out the correct word but not make progress. I only want to learn more !

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    Feel free to disagree. However, while "invite trouble" might seem strange to you, it fits in that sentence quite well. On the other hand, I am not sure that "fear of trouble" is even English. (If it is it does not, I think, mean what you think it means.)

    If you are learning you are making progress.

    Please do not space before end marks (.), (?), or (!).


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    Re: Business letter - problem with shipment (2)

    Try:

    Please take immediate action. Not putting the protection on the floor can cause problems, even though their floor is clean.

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    #13

    Re: Please correct my grammar

    Hi Manas,

    Yes, seems this is more natual to use 'avoid'.

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me.

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    #14

    Re: Please correct my grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe2008 View Post
    Hi Manas,

    Yes, seems this is more natual to use 'avoid'.

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me.

    Regards
    Zoe
    I'm sorry, but Manas's advice is not good. (At best he is a learner just like you.) For example, the following is not an English sentence:
    Please take immediate action and do not avoid to put the protection on the floor, even though their floor is clean.
    Please listen to me or Soup or Anglika (there are others), because we know what we are talking about. I will only tell you something is right if I am sure it is right. Here is a better sentence:
    Please take immediate action and put the protection on the floor even if the floor is clean.

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    #15

    Re: Business letter - problem with shipment (2)

    susiedqq also gives good advice (as in this thread). Also riverkid and David L. (There are others.)


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    #16

    Re: Please correct my grammar

    Hi Ronbee,

    Your message note and thank you for you care.

    I appreciate with Manas help, even that is not the perfect one. Also appreciate with you, Soup and most for Anglika.

    Regards,
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    Last edited by Zoe2008; 18-Jun-2008 at 17:18.

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    #17

    Re: Please correct my grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Manas Ranjan Mallick View Post
    You can use get into trouble instead of invite trouble.
    Well, both phrases are English, but not the kind of language you would expect to see/hear in business; Kids get in trouble from their parents, and the phrase invite trouble can express a strong emotional or physical threat.

    Avoid doesn't really work either in the context provided:
    Please take immediate action and do not avoid to put the protection on the floor, even though their floor is clean
    Try,
    ... do not fail to put protective sheeting on the floor ...

    ... do not forget to ...

    ... do not leave the base of the containers unprotected ...

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    #18

    Re: Please correct my grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Well, both phrases are English, but not the kind of language you would expect to see/hear in business; Kids get in trouble from their parents, and the phrase invite trouble can express a strong emotional or physical threat.

    Avoid doesn't really work either in the context provided:
    Please take immediate action and do not avoid to put the protection on the floor, even though their floor is clean
    Try,
    ... do not fail to put protective sheeting on the floor ...

    ... do not forget to ...

    ... do not leave the base of the containers unprotected ...
    I like Do not forget to... or Make sure to....


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