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  1. B45
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    I really hope the next tie I see you, you'll have a job and your life together. You

    I really hope the next time I see you, you'll have a job and your life together. You are a better man than that/this.

    Is the first sentence okay? Should I end with that or this?
    Last edited by B45; 16-Jun-2014 at 13:25.

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    Re: I really hope the next tie I see you, you'll have a job and your life together.

    Use "this". It is clear from the rest of the sentence that right now, the person doesn't have a job and doesn't have their life together, so "this" (the current situation) is what he is better than. If you say "that", it sounds as if he/she is better than having a job and a together life.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I really hope the next tie I see you, you'll have a job and your life together.

    I don't like the lack of parallelism with the use of "have" at the beginning. I would rephrase it as: "I really hope the next time I see you, you'll be employed and have your life together."

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