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    Does this sentence make sense?

    Great forum!

    Always eager to learn the english language.

    Can anyone tell me if this sentence makes sense? Does it sound right?

    Albert Einstein would never let his kids watch this film. I would do the same too.
    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: Does this sentence make sense?

    Hello friend, this sentence is incomplete. It is a sentence "fragment" rather than a complete sentence.


    You have a few options for fixing it, and you can use the one that seems most useful for your situation:


    Always eager to learn the English language, my brother carries a Spanish-English dictionary with him everywhere he goes. ----- The sentence structure here is a little bit complicated, so it might be confusing for someone who's just starting to learn English.


    Here is a simpler solution:


    My friends and I are always eager to learn the English language.

    ***I'll include an attachment with more English language tips. : )

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    Re: Does this sentence make sense?

    You grew up speaking Italian in Costa Rica?

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    Re: Does this sentence make sense?

    I am not a teacher.

    The OP's asking about, 'Albert Einstein would never let his kids watch this film. I would do the same too.'

    Here's my answer.
    There are two sentences and not one.
    The first sentence is OK.
    The second sentence doesn't follow logically from the first, even if the meaning can be guessed. You would only say, 'I would do the same too' if the first sentence was about something that Einstein allowed, not something he didn't. The logical second sentence is, 'I wouldn't either' or 'Neither would I'.

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    Re: Does this sentence make sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Document View Post
    Hello friend, this sentence is incomplete. It is a sentence "fragment" rather than a complete sentence.


    You have a few options for fixing it, and you can use the one that seems most useful for your situation:


    Always eager to learn the English language, my brother carries a Spanish-English dictionary with him everywhere he goes. ----- The sentence structure here is a little bit complicated, so it might be confusing for someone who's just starting to learn English.


    Here is a simpler solution:


    My friends and I are always eager to learn the English language.

    ***I'll include an attachment with more English language tips. : )
    Thanks, i appreciate your reply!

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    You grew up speaking Italian in Costa Rica?
    Homeschool'd. Long story, lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    The OP's asking about, 'Albert Einstein would never let his kids watch this film. I would do the same too.'

    Here's my answer.
    There are two sentences and not one.
    The first sentence is OK.
    The second sentence doesn't follow logically from the first, even if the meaning can be guessed. You would only say, 'I would do the same too' if the first sentence was about something that Einstein allowed, not something he didn't. The logical second sentence is, 'I wouldn't either' or 'Neither would I'.
    Exactly the answer I was looking for! Thank you!

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    Re: Does this sentence make sense?

    Hey guys, it's me again.

    Even my mother enjoys watching it as well. Who would've known?
    Does the context used on the bold text make sense?

    Again, thank you guy guys for the help! I appreciate it!

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    Re: Does this sentence make sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by learningguy View Post
    Albert Einstein would never let his kids watch this film. I would do the same too.
    This means that Eintein had the opportunity to let his kids watch, and didn't allow them to.

    If this film did not exist in his life time, I would suggest "Albert Einstein would not have allowed his kids to watch this film."

    Neither would I. This suggests a conditional. If I had kids, I wouldn't let them watch it now either. If I had had kids when the film was being shown, I would not have let them watch it then. If you do have kids now and preventing them from watching it is within your power, then "Neither will I." or "I won't either."
    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: Does this sentence make sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by learningguy View Post
    Hey guys, it's me again.

    Even my mother enjoys watching it as well. Who would've known?
    Does the context used in the bold text make sense?
    Please ask this unrelated question in a eparate thread, with a relevant title, such as Who would've known?

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