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    Question It will do something and do something else?

    which one is correct? please

    "If I click the button, the system will open up an application and allow me to do the change"

    or

    "If I click the button, the system will open up an application and allows me to do the change"

    Thank you!

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    Re: It will do something and do something else?

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_oy View Post
    which one is correct? please

    "If I click the button, the system will open up an application and allow me to do the change"

    or

    "If I click the button, the system will open up an application and allows me to do the change"

    Thank you!
    The first is correct. Although it's not there, the word "will" should be read to be between "and" and "allow".

    ... the system will open up and [will] allow me to make the change.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 25-Jun-2013 at 22:31.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: It will do something and do something else?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The first is correct. Although it's not there, the word "will" should be read to be between "and" and "allow".

    ... the system will open up and [will] allow me to make the change.

    emsR2D2, Thanks for the quick reply,

    Just a little confused,

    Do you mean "If I click the button, the system will open up an application and allow me to do the change" is correct?

    Last edited by emsr2d2; 25-Jun-2013 at 22:31.

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    Re: It will do something and do something else?

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_oy View Post
    emsR2D2, Thanks for the quick reply,

    Just a little confused,

    Do you mean "If I click the button, the system will open up an application and allow me to do the change" is correct?

    I am confused also. I think emsr2d2 meant to say the first (allow) is correct.
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    Re: It will do something and do something else?

    Sorry for any confusion. I did, of course, mean "the first is correct". I have now edited my post and I have also edited both the posts which quoted me so that there is consistency!

    Yes, "If I click the button, the website will open and allow me to make the changes" is correct.

    Note that "make the changes" is much more natural than "do the changes".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: It will do something and do something else?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Sorry for any confusion. I did, of course, mean "the first is correct". I have now edited my post and I have also edited both the posts which quoted me so that there is consistency!

    Yes, "If I click the button, the website will open and allow me to make the changes" is correct.

    Note that "make the changes" is much more natural than "do the changes".
    I agree with "make".

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