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    Smile replying the question

    I have an email asking me if I wish to sell my stuff.

    How can I reply to him so that he knows that I bought the stuff for my own use, but since he asked about it, I may consider selling it if he can offer me a good price, if not I will just keep it for my own use.

    I either sell or keep it, it depends on the price.

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    Last edited by goodstudent; 11-Jan-2012 at 01:28. Reason: edit typo error, add details

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    Re: replying the question

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    I have an email asking me if I wish to see my stuff.

    How can I reply to him so that he knows that I bought the stuff for my own use, but since he asked about it, I may consider selling it if he can offer me a good price, if not I will just keep it for my own use.

    Thanks
    Your title should read "Replying to a question".

    In your first sentence, did you mean "asking me if I wish to sell my stuff", not "see my stuff"?

    Asking you if you want to see your own belongings seems a little odd.

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    Re: replying the question

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Your title should read "Replying to a question".

    In your first sentence, did you mean "asking me if I wish to sell my stuff", not "see my stuff"?

    Asking you if you want to see your own belongings seems a little odd.
    My bad, typo error, it should be "asking me if I wish to sell my stuff"

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    Re: replying the question

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    I bought the stuff for my own use, but since he you asked about it, I may consider selling it if he you can offer me a good price, if not I will just keep it for my own use.
    [nat]

    You just did!

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    #5

    Re: replying the question

    Or simply: What are you offering?
    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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    #6

    Re: replying the question

    A) I may or may not sell it, it depends.

    B) I may or may not sell it, it depends. What are you offering?

    Is there anything wrong with the above sentences?

    What is the meaning of "it depends"?

    Is it ok to end a sentence with "it depends"?

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    Re: replying the question

    When you add "..., it depends" with a comma, you've created a comma splice. That joins two independent clauses improperly with a comma.

    "It depends" means "It depends on what you offer me" in this case.
    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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    Re: replying the question

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    When you add "..., it depends" with a comma, you've created a comma splice. That joins two independent clauses improperly with a comma.

    "It depends" means "It depends on what you offer me" in this case.
    So that means sentence A and B are in wrong english? Any way to make it correct?

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    Re: replying the question

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    So that means sentence A and B are in wrong English? Any way to make it correct?
    A) I may or may not sell it. It depends.

    B) I may or may not sell it. It depends on what you are offering?

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