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    #1

    Include?

    Hi,

    Can you say:

    "Ask your cousins if you could hang out with their friends, I'll sure they'll include you to their friends"

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: Include?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    Hi,

    Can you say:

    "Ask your cousins if you could hang out with their friends. I'll sure they'll include you to their friends."

    Thanks
    This sounds like you want to hang out with the friends (only) and not the cousins. Is that what you meant?

    Note the two periods. I tried to make them big, bold, and pink.
    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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    #3

    Re: Include?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    Hi,

    Can you say:

    "Ask your cousins if you could hang out with their friends, I'll I'm sure they'll include you to their friends"

    Thanks
    I agree with Barb D. It sounds as if you only want to hang out with your cousins' friends. I would say "Ask your cousins if you can/could hang out with them and their friends. I'm sure they'll include you."
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 13-Nov-2011 at 08:25.

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    Re: Include?

    Thanks for cathing the "I'm" vs. "I'll." I was too distracted by the comma splice.
    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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