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    Question Is there any mistake?

    Dear teachers,

    I often doubt myself when i'm writing something. When i was writing the following sentence, i was not sure whether i had made some mistakes.

    “Every time I wanted to use ibooks to open a Pages created huge epub file, it was always nothing happened. ”
    “Every time I wanted to use ibooks to open a huge epub file created by Pages, it was always nothing happened. ”

    Could you please tell me:
    Is there any mistake?
    and which one is better?

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    Re: Is there any mistake?

    The second one is better. I could understand the bold text in the first one but it took more effort; however, I think there's more of a problem at the end of the sentence. Perhaps 'always' is redundant because 'every time' has already expressed this idea. I would probably say...

    "Every time I wanted to use ibooks to open an epub file created by Pages, nothing happened."

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    #3

    Re: Is there any mistake?

    Not sure if I understood the context right, but supposing that "Pages" is the name of a tool by means of which an epub file can be created, I would write it like this:
    - Every time I wanted to use ibooks to open a huge epub file created by Pages, nothing [ever] happened.

    Also, what may be a likely option (although I don't really like the term "Pages-created") is :
    - Every time I wanted to use ibooks to opena a huge, "Pages-created" e-pub file, nothing [ever] happened.

    (Not a native speker, nor an English teacher)
    Last edited by Weaver67; 08-Nov-2013 at 05:26. Reason: typos

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    Re: Is there any mistake?

    Thank you very much! This can help a lot.

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