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    Are these three sentence correct? Thanks.

    I have a friend who works as a manager in HSBC. Everyone admires him for he is successful in his business career. But one day, he told me that the only reason he worked in HSBC was high salary.

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    Re: Are these three sentence correct? Thanks.

    Are these three sentences correct? The answer is they could do with a bit of tweaking. But well done for the capital letters and full stops in the right places.

    I have a friend who works as a manager in HSBC. Everyone admires him for he is successful in his business career All good grammatically, but it is a little formal. I might have written it as "Everyone admires him for his successful career" or "He is (widely) admired for..."; I for one, think that using the passive voice is better, as it eliminates the assumption that everyone admires him. . But one day, he told me that the only reason he worked in HSBC was (because of) his high salary.
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    Re: Are these three sentence correct? Thanks.

    Great, thank you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Calis View Post
    Are these three sentences correct? The answer is they could do with a bit of tweaking. But well done for the capital letters and full stops in the right places.



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