Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: May 2011
    • Posts: 269

    to be published

    The essence of the magazine is to be published every month; otherwise, it loses its meaning if it comes out every two months.

    Is my sentence correct?

    Thank you for your reply.

  1. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,221

    Re: to be published

    I don't understand your use if the word "essence" here. In the second part of the sentence, use "otherwise" and drop the if-phrase or keep the if-phrase and delete "otherwise."
    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.

Similar Threads

  1. ''that we published''
    By jctgf in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16-Dec-2008, 01:20
  2. To publish or to have published
    By Abusaad in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 16-Dec-2004, 10:51
  3. When did using English first published?
    By Latoof in forum Comments & Suggestions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-Nov-2004, 10:54
  4. published in vs pulished on
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Aug-2003, 22:22


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts