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    #1

    If you ever...

    Which one is correct?

    1. If you ever doubt the wisdom of your decision tell me about it.
    2.He might doubt the wisdom of his decision.

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    #2

    Re: If you ever...

    Quote Originally Posted by englishlearner77 View Post
    Which one is correct?

    1. If you ever doubt the wisdom of your decision tell me about it.
    2.He might doubt the wisdom of his decision.
    They're both grammatical. The first doesn't sound natural.

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    #3

    Re: If you ever...

    So, you think that better choice will be the second?

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    #4

    Re: If you ever...

    As long as you didn't want them to mean the same, yes. The second is a naturally better sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: If you ever...

    And are there any differences between them?

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    #6

    Re: If you ever...

    Quote Originally Posted by englishlearner77 View Post
    And are there any differences between them?
    YES. they mean completely different things.


    1. If you ever doubt the wisdom of your decision tell me about it.
    2.He might doubt the wisdom of his decision.

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    #7

    Re: If you ever...

    Quote Originally Posted by englishlearner77 View Post
    Which one is correct?

    1. If you ever doubt the wisdom of your decision tell me about it.
    2.He might doubt the wisdom of his decision.
    **Not a teacher**
    "Sensibility" or "prudence" might also work in place of "wisdom", I think.

    The first sentence could use a comma after "decision".

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    Re: If you ever...

    Sensibility does not work.

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    Re: If you ever...

    Quote Originally Posted by englishlearner77 View Post
    And are there any differences between them?
    How can they possibly mean the same when you have 'you' and 'I' in the first sentence and 'he' in the second, and the second says says nothing about telling anyone about anything?
    I'm genuinely interested in your answer because we get this question occasionally. What is your understanding of two sentences meaning the same thing?

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    Re: If you ever...

    "In any differences" I mean not pronouns there are used but grammatical part. (gramatical structure).

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