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    Which is better, #1 or #2 ?

    (1) It's my duty to be ready to help other people.

    (2) It's my duty to help other people who are in need.

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    Re: sentence correction

    I think the second is better. because in the first sentence, it is likely to be: Being ready to help others is my duty.

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    Re: sentence correction

    Quote Originally Posted by contiluo View Post
    Which is better, #1 or #2 ?

    (1) It's my duty to be ready to help other people.

    (2) It's my duty to help other people who are in need.
    They are both fine.

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    I am also confused by the following sentences, is it acceptable?

    An instant later, the poor old beggar transformed into a wealthy man with a crown and a bag of jewels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by contiluo View Post
    I am also confused by the following sentences, is it acceptable?

    An instant later, the poor old beggar transformed into a wealthy man with a crown and a bag of jewels.
    Yes, it is fine. I am guessing the previous sentence was something like, "The man wished to be rich."

    "An instant later" means he became rich very quickly after wishing - instantly.

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    #6

    Re: sentence correction

    Quote Originally Posted by contiluo View Post
    Which is better, #1 or #2 ?

    (1) It's my duty to be ready to help other people.

    (2) It's my duty to help other people who are in need.
    (not a teacher)
    Both are okay to me.
    But I prefer (2) to (1):
    It's my duty(obligation) to help other people in need.

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    Re: sentence correction

    If you say 'other people who are in need' it does sound as if you too are in need.

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