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    #1

    would you invert this sentence???

    "The leading UK organisation for naturists, is not only encouraging its members to swim naked wherever they want, but is also promising to defend them in court if they are arreste by the police."

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    "Not only has the leading UK organisation for naturists been encouraging its members to swim naked wherever they want, but it's also promising to defend them in court if they are arrested by the police.

    Is the second sentece OK?

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    #2

    Re: would you invert this sentence???

    I am not a teacher.

    The second sentence is better. The first needs no commas, and it makes the reader wait too long for the contrast.

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    Re: would you invert this sentence???

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolfootluke View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    The second sentence is better. The first needs no commas, and it makes the reader wait too long for the contrast.
    Is OK when I mixed a present perfect progressive with present progressive in one sentence?

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    #4

    Re: would you invert this sentence???

    Sure, if that's what you mean. The encouraging has been ongoing, and you only mention it because you want to make the point that they have recently promised.

    By the way, do not use contractions in formal writing. I'd like to see "it is also promising...."

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    #5

    Re: would you invert this sentence???

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolfootluke View Post
    Sure, if that's what you mean. The encouraging has been ongoing, and you only mention it because you want to make the point that they have recently promised.

    By the way, do not use contractions in formal writing. I'd like to see "it is also promising...."
    You got it right. Than you a lot!!!

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