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    expect no return

    Is the following sentence acceptable for native speakers
    When I met troubles, I always look to you for guidance, but you never expect return.

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    Re: expect no return

    Quote Originally Posted by ziawj2 View Post
    Is the following sentence acceptable to native speakers?
    No, it isn't; I don't know what you mean by the part starting with "but".

    When I meet trouble I always look to you for guidance, but you never expect return.
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    Re: expect no return

    Originally Posted by ziawj2
    Is the following sentence acceptable to native speakers?
    No, it isn't; I don't know what you mean by the part starting with "but".

    When I meet trouble I always look to you for guidance, but you never expect return.


    Is it OK to correct it like this:
    When I meet trouble I always look to you for guidance, and you expect nothing in return.

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    Re: expect no return

    Quote Originally Posted by ziawj2 View Post
    Originally Posted by ziawj2
    Is the following sentence acceptable to native speakers?
    No, it isn't; I don't know what you mean by the part starting with "but".

    When I meet trouble I always look to you for guidance, but you never expect return.


    Is it OK to correct it like this:
    When I meet trouble I always look to you for guidance, and you expect nothing in return.
    Yes, it's OK.

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