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    assignment to

    Which are correct:


    1-I have an assignment to write a better program for this computer.
    2-I have an assignment writing a better program for this computer.

    3-I have an assignment, to write a better program for this computer.
    4-I have an assignment, writing a better program for this computer.
    (The part after the comma could have been added as an afterthought. But I think these sentences could be used to emphasize two things equally.)


    5-The thug had a contract on me to break my kneecaps.
    6-The hitman had a contract on me breaking my kneecaps.

    7-The thug had a contract on me, to break my kneecaps.
    8-The hitman had a contract on me, breaking my kneecaps.

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    Re: assignment to

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    3 or 4

    5

    7

    Note that a hitman is hired to KILL you, not hurt you. A contract is to also to kill you.
    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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