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    Post Please make this sentence right

    I want to make a simple and clear sentence but I don't know how to say it.
    "please put your favorite first and put less favorite next, and least favorite in the end"
    This is too long right? So I made other sentence.
    "Please arrange them according to your preference"
    "Please put them in order of your preference"

    Is this right? Please change it into a right sentence!!
    Thank you

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    Re: Please make this sentence right

    List your first, second, and third choices in that order.
    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: Please make this sentence right

    Thanks for your reply!
    But I wonder, are the sentences I made wrong?

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    Re: Please make this sentence right

    The sentences you made would be correct if they ended with full stops (periods).




    Please note that a better title would have been in order of/according to your preference.

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    Re: Please make this sentence right

    I am not a teacher.

    I would say, "Please put them in order of preference." without the "your".

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    Re: Please make this sentence right

    Is it clear from context what "them" is?
    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: Please make this sentence right

    Quote Originally Posted by maroncream View Post
    But I wonder, are the sentences I made wrong?
    Your original sentence was not just too long, it was grammatically wrong - "please put your favorite first and put less favorite next, and least favorite in the end", particularly the part I have underlined.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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