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    tense related

    I have criticized someone last week and likely to criticize more in future. Will the following sentence be alright to express that message:


    So be warned that this is not the last time that you will hear criticism from me. (Expect more criticism from me in future.)

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    Re: tense related

    Quote Originally Posted by sane View Post
    I have criticized someone last week and likely to criticize more in future. Will the following sentence be alright to express that message:


    So be warned that this is not the last time that you will hear criticism from me. (Expect more criticism from me in future.)
    I wouldn't express it that way; it sounds rather stilted. What field of work are you in? Is this an employee?
    White-collar: "Be aware that I'll be appraising your work regularly/frequently in future."
    Blue-collar: "Be careful, [mate]. I'm watching you!"
    Of course, it also depends on the tone of voice you use. And it would also be helpful if you gave some positive advice about how the person could improve.

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    Re: tense related

    My question is not about etiquette, politeness or appropriate behavior. I just want to know if the sentence is grammatically correct. Thank you.

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    Re: tense related

    Quote Originally Posted by sane View Post
    My question is not about etiquette, politeness or appropriate behavior. I just want to know if the sentence is grammatically correct. Thank you.
    Yes, it's grammatical.

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    Re: tense related

    Quote Originally Posted by sane View Post
    My question is not about etiquette, politeness or appropriate behavior. I just want to know if the sentence is grammatically correct.
    Appropriate use of language involves rather more than just grammatical correctness.

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    Re: tense related

    Yes, I fully understand that.

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