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    Is this sentence correct ?

    Hi all,

    Is this sentence correct :


    Studying hard, John cancels meeting with his girlfriend, with his girlfriend feeling embarrassed because her parents her parents always know that he will do anything to see her

    Many thanks

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    Re: Is this sentence correct ?

    To all respectful teachers,

    Would you kindly mind answering this question ?

    Many thanks

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    #3

    Re: Is this sentence correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by duiter View Post
    Hi all,

    Is this sentence correct :


    Studying hard, John cancels meeting with his girlfriend, with his girlfriend feeling embarrassed because her parents her parents always know that he will do anything to see her

    Many thanks
    It is not.

    Assuming you do want the present tense (and I don't know that you really do)
    Because he is studying hard, John cancels his date with his girlfriend, leaving her embarrassed because -- And here, I don't understand the cause of the embarrassment or what her parents have to do with it. -- because she has always told her parents that he will do anything to spend time with her. -- Is that right?
    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 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    It is not.

    Assuming you do want the present tense (and I don't know that you really do)
    Because he is studying hard, John cancels his date with his girlfriend, leaving her embarrassed because -- And here, I don't understand the cause of the embarrassment or what her parents have to do with it. -- because she has always told her parents that he will do anything to spend time with her. -- Is that right?
    I think duiter might be trying to say that she's embarrassed in front of her parents, because she has always told them that he would cancel anything to spend time with her.

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    Hi Barb_D,

    bhaisahab correctly convey what I mean

    He will always meet her ( because he has said to her that he will always available to meet her anytime ) even though it means that he cancel his study

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    Re: Is this sentence correct ?

    Barb_D

    the main question is whether this sentence correct regardless the meaning

    Studying hard, John cancels meeting with his girlfriend, with his girlfriend feeling embarrassed because ................

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    Re: Is this sentence correct ?

    So my suggestion of "because she has always told her parents that he will do anything to spend time with her." still applies.

    (I never told my parents anything about my college boyfriends. The less they knew, the better. No chance of getting embarrassed in situations like this.)
    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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