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    #1

    Do I need "I think"?

    Hi,

    Which sentence is better?

    Sentence1:
    Since I have a good academic background in accounting, I think I should be successfully in the accounting career.

    Sentence2:
    Since I have a good academic background in accounting, I should be successfully in the accounting career.


    Thanks

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    Re: Do I need "I think"?

    Not a teacher.
    According to me, sentence 1 is better than sentence 2 but you should replace 'since' with 'because'.

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    #3

    Re: Do I need "I think"?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Which sentence is better?

    Sentence1:
    Since I have a good academic background in accounting, I think I should be successfully in the accounting career.

    Sentence2:
    Since I have a good academic background in accounting, I should be successfully in the accounting career.


    Thanks
    You use "I think" if you aren't sure, or if you don't want to give the impression that you know better than other people.
    In this case, either would do. But I could easily argue with Sentence 2, for example, by saying that you also need the right personality for such a career. It's harder to argue against the fact that you think this.

    "Since" is fine, in its meaning of 'because'.


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    Re: Do I need "I think"?

    Check the corrected sentence.

    "Since I have a good academic background in accounting, I should be successful in the accounting career."

    Disclaimer: I am not a teacher.

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