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    letting go my ... to concentrate on my other projects

    "I am letting go my ... to concentrate on my other projects"

    A) Can I say something like the above sentence?

    B) Can I say "I am letting go Project A to concentrate on my other projects"

    C) Can I say "I am letting go my hobbies to concentrate on my other projects"

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    Re: letting go my ... to concentrate on my other projects

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    "I am letting go my ... to concentrate on my other projects"

    A) Can I say something like the above sentence?

    B) Can I say "I am letting go Project A to concentrate on my other projects"

    C) Can I say "I am letting go my hobbies to concentrate on my other projects"

    Thanks.
    I am letting go of Project A [in order] to concentrate on my other projects.
    I am letting Project A go [in order] to concentrate on my other projects.

    I am giving up my hobbies to concentrate on other things.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: letting go my ... to concentrate on my other projects

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    "I am letting go my ... to concentrate on my other projects"

    A) Can I say something like the above sentence?

    B) Can I say "I am letting go Project A to concentrate on my other projects"

    C) Can I say "I am letting go my hobbies to concentrate on my other projects"

    Thanks
    While not grammatically correct, in AmE you would/could hear/read all three expressed in that way.

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    Re: letting go my ... to concentrate on my other projects

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    I am letting go of Project A [in order] to concentrate on my other projects.
    I am letting Project A go [in order] to concentrate on my other projects.

    I am giving up my hobbies to concentrate on other things.
    What does [in order] mean, in bracket [] means what? Is it needed?

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    Re: letting go my ... to concentrate on my other projects

    '...in order' means 'so that I will be able'.

    It is not needed and is in brackets to help you to understand the construction (which didn't seem to work in this case).

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    Re: letting go my ... to concentrate on my other projects

    I put those words in square brackets because those words are optional. They also help other learners to understand the meaning of the sentence if they are not familiar with the construction.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: letting go my ... to concentrate on my other projects

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    I am letting go of Project A [in order] to concentrate on my other projects.
    I am letting Project A go [in order] to concentrate on my other projects.
    Both sentences are correct and have the same meaning?

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    Re: letting go my ... to concentrate on my other projects

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Are both sentences are correct and do they have the same meaning?
    Do you think it is likely that I suggested two incorrect sentences?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: letting go my ... to concentrate on my other projects

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Do you think it is likely that I suggested two incorrect sentences?
    I wanted to say if both sentences are equally commonly used, but my English is not very good and I asked are both sentences correct.

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    Re: letting go my ... to concentrate on my other projects

    "I am letting go of my shop to concentrate on my other projects."

    If I wanted to sell my shop, will the words "letting go" seems to lower down/devalue the shop? Does "letting go" make something sounds like an unwanted thing and the buyer might take the chance to make a low offer?

    Does "letting go" makes someone feels that the price is going to be cheaper than market value?

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