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    is this sentence correct

    Could you please if this senetence sounds natural in English:

    "Will you have enough will power to get up earlier than you need to because you planned so the day before ?"

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    Re: is this sentence correct

    The sentence is fine. However, I would prefer the present tense to be used to give it a sense of immediacy:

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    you have enough will power to get up earlier than you need to because you planned so the day before ?

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    Re: is this sentence correct

    Quote Originally Posted by snade17 View Post
    Could you please if this senetence sounds natural in English:

    "Will you have enough will power to get up earlier than you need to because you planned to do so the day before ?"
    A bit confusing what day it is. You're going to get up earlier on Friday because you planned to do so Thursday, for example? Or just some hypothetical day in the future?
    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 sentence correct

    What about this:

    "Do you have enough will power to get up earlier than you need to because you planned so the previous day?"

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    #5

    Re: is this sentence correct

    ... planned to do so...

    My highlighting in the quoted material didn't come through.
    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 sentence correct

    Yes, I see. Thank you very much!

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