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    is saying "to get the how and the why they work" correct?

    Hello everybody,

    I'm currentlly writing an english document and I'm doubting some of the phrases I came up with, so I tought to ask for help.

    I wrote "I have always loved to pick things apart to get the how and the why they work" but there is something that I can't quite put the finger on that doesn't sound right to me.
    So the big question is, is it correct? If it isn't, how can I write it?

    Thank you in advance for the help,
    Regards

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    Re: is saying "to get the how and the why they work" correct?

    Welcome to the forum, Sunsea.

    "I have always loved to take things apart to find out how and why they work".

    Always capitalise 'English'.


    Last edited by Rover_KE; 02-Sep-2014 at 18:37.

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    Re: is saying "to get the how and the why they work" correct?

    Will do, thank you for the help!
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 02-Sep-2014 at 22:01. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote

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    Re: is saying "to get the how and the why they work" correct?

    You will see things like "I want to know the how and the why of it".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: is saying "to get the how and the why they work" correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunsea View Post
    Will do, thank you for the help!
    You're welcome, but there is no need to write a new post just to say "Thank you" or to quote our replies back to us. It makes us think there is new information or a follow-up question and we spend time opening the thread. Simply click on the "Thank" button at the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful.

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