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    #1

    except sign/siigning

    I can only say that if you don't do anything against the law, there is nothing unethical. In this case, your friend is kind and offered you help sincerely. He did not pay anything except sign/signing a contract. To me, that is fine. I will remember his kind act and help him in return in future if I have the opportunity to do so.

    Which word in bold should I use? Is the sentence correct?

    Many thanks.

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    #2

    Re: except sign/siigning

    He did not pay anything except for signing a contract.
    not a teacher

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    #3

    Re: except sign/siigning

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    He did not pay anything except sign/signing a contract.
    What is that sentence supposed to mean?

    Do you mean 'He did not do anything except.......'?


    Many thanks.
    2006

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    #4

    Re: except sign/siigning

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tan Elaine
    He did not pay anything except sign/signing a contract.
    What is that sentence supposed to mean?

    Do you mean 'He did not do anything except.......'?

    Hi 2006

    You are right. I should have typed 'do'.

    He did not do anything except sign/signing a contract.

    With the change of verb, do I use 'sign' or 'signing'?

    Thanks in advance.

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    #5

    Re: except sign/siigning

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Quote:

    He did not do anything except sign a contract.


    Thanks in advance.
    2006

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