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    it will easy or easier?

    I always believe, if we can write correctly then it will be easy to speak fluently

    I always believe, if we can write correctly then it will be easier to speak fluently

    Are both sentences correct?

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    Re: it will easy or easier?

    Quote Originally Posted by jayan12 View Post
    I always believe, if we can write correctly then it will be easy to speak fluently

    I always believe, if we can write correctly then it will be easier to speak fluently

    Are both sentences correct?

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    Hi jayan12,

    ",,, if we can write correctly[,] then it will be easier to speak fluently." -definitely is preferred here. Since you are comparing two levels of writing competence (i.e., correctly vs. incorrectly) the comparative is called for. Also, please note the inserted comma is also preferred here (some might argue required here) since the sentence inverts the two clauses "normal" positioning:
    It will be easier to speak fluently (end of clause one - an independent clause) if we can write correctly (end of clause two - a dependent clause). (-no comma required)
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    Re: it will easy or easier?

    Quote Originally Posted by jayan12 View Post
    I've always believed that if we can write correctly then it will be easy to speak fluently.

    I've always believed that if we can write correctly then it will be easier to speak fluently.

    Are both sentences correct?

    They are now!

    Thanks in advance.
    You're welcome!

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    Re: it will easy or easier?

    Hi jayan12,

    Charlie's point is well taken here. I made the mistake of isolating the subsequent clauses from the beginning of your sentence: "I always believe ..."

    While "I always believe ..." is not entirely incorrect, "I have always believed ..." appears to be just what you are trying to express: i.e., an axiom that you have always held as your guide.
    Last edited by Monticello; 26-Feb-2009 at 01:02.

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