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    #1

    a risk doing it and ...

    Are these sentences correct:
    1-You took a risk doing it, and doing it so rapidly.
    2-You took a risk doing it, and especially doing it so rapidly.

    I suppose they mean:
    Doing it was a risk and doing it so rapidly was an even bigger risk.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: a risk doing it and ...

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct:
    1-You took a risk doing it, and doing it so rapidly.
    2-You took a risk doing it, and especially doing it so rapidly.

    I suppose they mean:
    Doing it was a risk and doing it so rapidly was an even bigger risk.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    Both sentences are natural, and yes, they both mean what you think.

    However the only changes I would make is removing the 'and', 'doing' and 'it' so it reads: 'You took a risk doing it, especially so rapidly.' It has a better flow in my opinion. I also believe sentence number two is the more natural way to say it.
    Last edited by HanibalII; 06-May-2013 at 13:37.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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