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    One sentence I need help with please.

    Hi guys and gals,
    Please could you help me with the following issue.

    "If you’ve been out running and found that you’re under or close to the times well done. You’re clearly on the right track."

    Was brought up as incorrect because the first sentence doesn't have a main clause. I have edited it and come up with this solution.

    "If you’ve been out running and found that you’re under or close to the times well done, you’re clearly on the right track. "

    Where the main clause was missing, I have changed the sentence to include one by bringing the next sentence in. It has made "you’re clearly on the right track" the main clause and the previous sentence is now the subordinate clause in the new one.

    Is that a correct sentence, and is my understanding of the edit correct?

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    Re: One sentence I need help with please.

    Quote Originally Posted by 30098392 View Post
    Hi guys and gals,
    Please could you help me with the following issue.

    "If you’ve been out running and found that you’re under or close to the times well done. You’re clearly on the right track."

    Was brought up as incorrect because the first sentence doesn't have a main clause. I have edited it and come up with this solution.

    "If you’ve been out running and found that you’re under or close to the times well done, you’re clearly on the right track. "

    Where the main clause was missing, I have changed the sentence to include one by bringing the next sentence in. It has made "you’re clearly on the right track" the main clause and the previous sentence is now the subordinate clause in the new one.

    Is that a correct sentence, and is my understanding of the edit correct?
    It needs a comma after "times".

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