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  1. Hiya Raymond's Avatar
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    #1

    On no account

    On no account are you allowed to drive the car alone.
    You on no account are allowed to drive the car alone.
    You are allowed to drive the car alone on no account.

    Are they all correct? Which is more common?

    Thanks!

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    #2
    They are all grammatically sound but only the first sounds natural to me.

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    Re: On no account

    Am I wrong in supposing you'd be more likely to hear "Forget about driving the car alone"?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: On no account

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiya Raymond View Post
    ...You on no account are allowed to drive the car alone....
    ***Neither a native-speaker nor a teacher***

    Hello,

    I think the sentence is missing two commas;

    You, on no account, are allowed to drive the car alone.

    I hope the teachers on the forums clarify this.

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