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    Is this sentence wrong?

    A few of these values will vary based on the method you have selected.

    Is this sentence incorrect?

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    Re: Is this sentence wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamwarrior View Post
    A few of these values will vary based on the method you have selected.

    Is this sentence incorrect?
    I would say "A few of these values will vary depending on the method you have selected".

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    Re: Is this sentence wrong?

    Someone told me that "you have selected" is wrong. (verb in the independent clause is wrong-that was the comment).

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    Re: Is this sentence wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamwarrior View Post
    Someone told me that "you have selected" is wrong. (verb in the independent clause is wrong-that was the comment).
    It depends on the context. If this is part of the instructions for some kind of online work or a database etc, then it's fine. You are warning the user that something will vary depending on the method they have already chosen to use.

    If the method hasn't been chosen yet, then it would be:

    A few of these values will vary depending on the method you choose.

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