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    Question How should I write this sentence? It is for academic writing

    Initially she found it hard studying at home using your book


    OR


    Initially she found hard to study at home using your book

    OR

    Initially she found to study at home using your book hard




    Could you tell me please which of them is correct and which is not ?


    Thank you

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    Re: How should I write this sentence? It is for academic writing

    Quote Originally Posted by Yovo View Post
    Initially she found it hard studying at home using your book

    OR

    Initially she found hard to study at home using your book

    OR

    Initially she found to study at home using your book hard

    Could you tell me please which of them is correct and which is not?


    Thank you.
    Initially, she found it hard studying at home using your book.
    Initially, she found it hard to study at home using your book.
    Initially, she found studying at home using your book hard.

    The first two are the most natural. The third works but many won't like it.

    Don't leave a space before a question mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How should I write this sentence? It is for academic writing

    thank you so much.
    it was really helpful

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    Re: How should I write this sentence? It is for academic writing

    Quote Originally Posted by Yovo View Post
    Thank you so much.
    It was really helpful.
    Remember to follow these important rules of written English at all times:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    - Do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.

    In addition, note that there is no need to write a new post to say "Thank you". Simply click on the "Thank" button in the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful. It saves time for everyone.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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