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    Default Is there any redundancy here?

    Could you please tell me if there is any redundancy or mistake in the following sentence?

    If there is no more question, let thank the speaker once again.

    I suppose that "once" is redundant, what do you think?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Is there any redundancy here?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Could you please tell me if there is any redundancy or mistake in the following sentence?

    If there is no more question, let thank the speaker once again.

    I suppose that "once" is redundant, what do you think?

    Thank you.

    If there is no more question, let thank the speaker once again.

    Whether 'once' is redundant or not is a matter of taste, personally I would keep it. The problem with your sentence is more serious than that. It should read: If there are no more questions, let's thank the speaker once again.

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    Default Re: Is there any redundancy here?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If there is no more question, let thank the speaker once again.

    Whether 'once' is redundant or not is a matter of taste, personally I would keep it. The problem with your sentence is more serious than that. It should read: If there are no more questions, let's thank the speaker once again.
    Thank you. Could you explain a bit what was wrong with "If there is no more question" in my first sentence?

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    Default Re: Is there any redundancy here?

    It WAS already pointed out :-

    If there ARE no more questions ........

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    Default Re: Is there any redundancy here?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Thank you. Could you explain a bit what was wrong with "If there is no more question" in my first sentence?
    I don't know offhand if there is a grammatical reason, but it is certainly not the form that is commonly used. Instead, we say:
    Are there any questions?

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    Does anybody have a question?

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    If there are no more questions....

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