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    #1

    Post may select the questions that feels comfortable to answer.

    "Please take a look at the inquiries listed below, and may select the questions that feels comfortable to answer. "

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    my intention for the sentence above is that it will be great if they could answer all the inquiries listed,

    but I don't want to be rude or give them too much pressure, so I want to tell them that they could pick the questions

    to whichever they feel confident/ comfortable answering.

    could you check if the sentence sounds right?

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    #2

    Re: may select the questions that feels comfortable to answer.

    not a teacher

    A sentence should start with a capital letter.

    A question that feels comfortable - a question cannot feel, a person can feel

    It is better to break a long sentence into shorter ones.

    Who 'may select the questions'? Who is 'they'?

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    Re: may select the questions that feels comfortable to answer.

    Thank you so much for your reply.

    Could I change my sentenct to

    " Please take a look at the inquiries listed below, and answer the questions as much as you feel comfortable (doing so/with)."

    would this sentence makes sense?

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    #4

    Re: may select the questions that feels comfortable to answer.

    not a teacher

    Feel free to answer the questions that you are comfortable with, as many as you can.

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    #5

    Re: may select the questions that feels comfortable to answer.

    "Please take a look at the inquiries listed below and answer as many questions as you feel comfortable with."

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    #6

    Re: may select the questions that feels comfortable to answer.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "Please take a look at the inquiries listed below and answer as many questions as you feel comfortable with."
    I think there is a slight difference between answering as many questions as you feel comfortable with and

    answering questions that you feel comfortable with, as many as you can.

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    #7

    Re: may select the questions that feels comfortable to answer.

    And what would that difference be? I think the phraseology in the second is clumsy.

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    #8

    Re: may select the questions that feels comfortable to answer.

    not a teacher

    I think 'being comfortable with the number of questions answered is slightly different from
    'being comfortable with answering the questions'.

    P.S.

    This might sound better:

    Please take a look at the inquiries listed below and answer as many questions as you can, that you are comfortable with.
    Last edited by tedmc; 07-Oct-2014 at 07:52.

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    #9

    Re: may select the questions that feels comfortable to answer.

    Where did "the number of questions" come from?

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    #10

    Re: may select the questions that feels comfortable to answer.

    answer as many questions as you feel comfortable with - isn't this referring to the number of questions?

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