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    up to a maximum

    Teacher, are these sentences OK?

    The orthopaedic surgeon's assistant told my friend that her appointment next Monday will take up to a maximum of three hours but she did not tell her what the minimum hours it will take.

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    Re: up to a maximum

    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    Teacher, are these sentences OK?

    The orthopaedic surgeon's assistant told my friend that her appointment next Monday will take up to a maximum of three hours but she did not tell her what the minimum hours it would take would be.
    That's a complicated sentence, as far as grammatical structure goes. Above is one correct sentence. Below are some alternatives:
    " ... but she did not tell her what would be the minimum hours it would take."
    " ... but she did not tell her the minimum hours it would take."
    " ... but she did not tell her what would be the minimum."
    " ... but she did not mention a minimum."

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