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    Is my sentence correct?

    Regardless of how low the level the writer is at is, he is asked to write someting and can't stop within 5 or 10 minutes, Which is called freewriting.

    Dear teacher,

    I am trying to explain what freewriting (a means of teaching critrial thinking) is to a friend. Could you please tell me whether the part in dark red is grammartically correct or understandable? Many thanks.


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    Re: Is my sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by LQZ View Post
    Regardless of how low the level the writer is at is, he is asked to write someting and can't stop within 5 or 10 minutes, Which is called freewriting.

    Dear teacher,

    I am trying to explain what freewriting (a means of teaching critrial thinking) is to a friend. Could you please tell me whether the part in dark red is grammartically correct or understandable? Many thanks.


    LQZ
    I would delete "....is at is" or at a minimum, "at is".

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    Re: Is my sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    I would delete "....is at is" or at a minimum, "at is".
    Thanks, billmcd.

    But I am still confused. Does "regradless of how low the level the writer" work for you, if I remove "is at is"? Could you please explain further?

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    Re: Is my sentence correct?

    1) Regardless of how low the level the writer is at is, he is asked to write someting and can't stop within 5 or 10 minutes, which is called freewriting.

    [(relative pronoun)........] The brackets show you a relative clause. You have a zero relative clause.

    2) Regardless of how low the level [(that) the writer is at] is, he is asked to write something and can't stop for 5 or 10 minutes, which is called freewriting.

    3) Regardless of how low the level is [(that) the writer is at], he is asked to write something and can't stop for 5 or 10 minutes, which is called freewriting.

    4) Regardless of how low the level of the writer is, he is asked to write something and can't stop for 5 or 10 minutes, which is called freewriting.

    5) Regardless of how low the writer's level is, he is asked to write something and can't stop for 5 or 10 minutes, which is called freewriting.

    1) 2) 3) 4) and 5) are all ok. I prefer to use 'for' not 'within' but 'within is not wrong. I would write 4).

    You wrote 'someting'. That is the Irish way of saying 'something'. But even they still write it 'something' !!! Haha!

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    Re: Is my sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedroski View Post
    1) Regardless of how low the level the writer is at is, he is asked to write someting and can't stop within 5 or 10 minutes, which is called freewriting.

    [(relative pronoun)........] The brackets show you a relative clause. You have a zero relative clause.

    2) Regardless of how low the level [(that) the writer is at] is, he is asked to write something and can't stop for 5 or 10 minutes, which is called freewriting.

    3) Regardless of how low the level is [(that) the writer is at], he is asked to write something and can't stop for 5 or 10 minutes, which is called freewriting.

    4) Regardless of how low the level of the writer is, he is asked to write something and can't stop for 5 or 10 minutes, which is called freewriting.

    5) Regardless of how low the writer's level is, he is asked to write something and can't stop for 5 or 10 minutes, which is called freewriting.

    1) 2) 3) 4) and 5) are all ok. I prefer to use 'for' not 'within' but 'within is not wrong. I would write 4).

    You wrote 'someting'. That is the Irish way of saying 'something'. But even they still write it 'something' !!! Haha!
    Thank you so much. I do appreciate your help.

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