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    Is this a correct sentence?

    If you are suffering from urinary tract infections or bladder infections, like I once did, you are not alone.

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    Re: Is this a correct sentence?

    No, not really.

    If you are suffering, it's going on right now. You would have one infection, not the plural. It sounds like you, along with the reader, are experiencing this right now.

    Better would be:
    If you have ever suffered from a urinary tract or bladder infection, you are not alone.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Is this a correct sentence?

    I think the sentence would be okay, as the infections could be recurring.
    But "or bladder infections" is redundant, because the bladder is part of the urinary tract.

    Although as part of the ad, it probably is smart to include the word 'bladder'.
    Last edited by 2006; 08-Dec-2009 at 02:24. Reason: correct careless error

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