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    Sentence

    Well, she has grown up and she'd just as soon as not tell him to go to the devil if he meddled in her affairs.

    Well, she has grown up and she'd just as soon as tell him to go to the devil if he meddled in her affairs.

    I think the first sentence wrong while the second correct. Right? Please.


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    Re: Sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    Well, she has grown up and she'd just as soon as not tell him to go to the devil if he meddled in her affairs.

    Well, she has grown up and she'd just as soon as tell him to go to the devil if he meddled in her affairs.

    I think the first sentence wrong while the second correct. Right? Please.
    Neither is correct.

    Well, she has grown up and she'd just as soon as tell him to go to the devil if he meddled in her affairs.

    The other sentence does not make any sense to me.

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    Re: Sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    Well, she has grown up and she'd just as soon as not tell him to go to the devil if he meddled in her affairs.

    Well, she has grown up and she'd just as soon as tell him to go to the devil if he meddled in her affairs.

    I think the first sentence wrong while the second correct. Right? Please.
    You really need a comparison with "just as soon", that is, "just as soon as what"?
    She would just as soon tell him to go to the devil as request him politely not to do it. The (corrected) sentence is right if the other choice has already been given:
    A: Shouldn't she ask him not to meddle in her affairs?
    B: She'd just as soon tell him to go to the devil.


    So if you wanted to say all this in one sentence:
    Well, she has grown up and, rather than speak politely to him, she'd just as soon tell him to go to the devil if he meddled in her affairs.
    Last edited by Raymott; 16-Jul-2009 at 04:16.

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