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    If her father

    Please would you correct my mistakes in the following sentences.

    1. If her father had been alive, he would have criticized her for marrying the old man for his money.
    2. Because of the lack of financial support the magazine has ceased publication after two years.

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    Re: If her father

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Please would you correct my mistakes in the following sentences.

    1. If her father had been alive, he would have criticized her for marrying the old man for his money. Perfect
    2. Because of the lack of financial support the magazine has ceased publication after two years.
    At the very least, 2 needs a comma after "financial support." The "has ceased" works only immediately after the decision. If it happened a couple years ago, use "ceased."

    I prefer a different word order: After [only] two years, the magazine has ceased publication due to [I prefer this to "because"] a lack of finanical support.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: If her father

    Does the rule about using "due to" only after a linking verb still exist?

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    Re: If her father

    I never knew that rule.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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