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    #1

    Could this sentence be complete?

    I am not a native speaker even though think I know English pretty well.

    I was wondering if this sentence could possibly be considered complete:


    Are you sure you want to delete the contact list named?

    I found this sentence on the web-site. This is the text of the alert message that pops up when a user want to delete a contact list in this email inbox.
    There is nothing coming after "named"

    I suspect the sentence is wrong and unfinished but I was wondering if someone could confirm this for me.

    Thank you very much

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    Re: Could this sentence be complete?

    Welcome to the forums.

    If the contact list has a name, it's OK, though it would sound better as

    Are you sure you want to delete the named contact list?

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    #3

    Re: Could this sentence be complete?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forums.

    If the contact list has a name, it's OK, though it would sound better as

    Are you sure you want to delete the named contact list?
    Thank you very much for your help!

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    Re: Could this sentence be complete?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sevaseva View Post
    I am not a native speaker even though think I know English pretty well.

    I was wondering if this sentence could possibly be considered complete:


    Are you sure you want to delete the contact list named?

    I found this sentence on the web-site. This is the text of the alert message that pops up when a user want to delete a contact list in this email inbox.
    There is nothing coming after "named"

    I suspect the sentence is wrong and unfinished but I was wondering if someone could confirm this for me.

    Thank you very much
    I would understand the meaning if I had received it in that context, but I don't necessarily like "named". I would prefer "selected" or "chosen".

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    Re: Could this sentence be complete?

    Sevaseva, your thanks are appreciated but there is no need to add a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any post you find helpful. This avoids unnecessary posts being added to threads.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 15-Aug-2013 at 22:10.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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