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    #1

    disturb

    Please check out the following sentences. Which is acceptable?

    (1) Keep your voice down, or lest you will disturb others.
    (2) Keep your voice down, lest you should interference other people.
    (3) Keep your voice down, or you will bother others.

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    #2

    Re: disturb

    *Not a teacher

    (1) Keep your voice down, or lest you will disturb others. - wrong, lest is followed either by should + vb (1st form) (BrE) or vb (1st form) (AmE). No comma and "or".
    (1) Keep your voice down lest you disturb others.


    (2) Keep your voice down lest you should interference other people.
    - OK without comma. And interfere instead of interference. However, I find "interfere" strange, I wouldn't use it in this context.
    (2) Keep your voice down lest you should interfere other people.

    (3) Keep your voice down, or you will bother others.- OK without comma
    (3) Keep your voice down or you will bother others.


    The first one and the last one are acceptable to me.
    Last edited by SirGod; 19-May-2011 at 05:58.

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