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    Unfortunately, my friend won't be able to accompany me to the wedding, because she ha

    Unfortunately, my friend won't be able to accompany me to the wedding, because she has to stay in Chicago for school. I've asked a few other friends and am still waiting for their reply. Could you tell me when's the latest I can give you their information? I'm thinking, we might just go to Hawaii together, but only I will attend the wedding.

    Is this short paragraph okay?

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    Re: Unfortunately, my friend won't be able to accompany me to the wedding, because sh

    Yes
    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: Unfortunately, my friend won't be able to accompany me to the wedding, because sh

    1. There is no need for a comma after 'wedding' and 'together'.

    2. Could you tell me when the latest is I can give you the information?

    Not a teacher

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    Re: Unfortunately, my friend won't be able to accompany me to the wedding, because sh

    The comma after "together" is used because it separates two independent clauses. It is perfectly natural there.

    Your second sentence is not very natural.

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    Re: Unfortunately, my friend won't be able to accompany me to the wedding, because sh

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Unfortunately, my friend won't be able to accompany me to the wedding, because she has to stay in Chicago for school. I've asked a few other friends and am still waiting for their reply. Could you tell me when's the latest I can give you their information? I'm thinking, we might just go to Hawaii together, but only I will attend the wedding.
    That's okay, but more natural (I think) would be:

    I am thinking that maybe we could go to Hawaii together but I will attend the wedding by myself.

    Hm.

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    Re: Unfortunately, my friend won't be able to accompany me to the wedding, because sh

    "When do you need to know by?"

    (By the way, I'd be more than happy to accompany you to Hawaii for your friend's wedding. )
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Unfortunately, my friend won't be able to accompany me to the wedding, because sh

    Are you a male or female?

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    Re: Unfortunately, my friend won't be able to accompany me to the wedding, because sh

    Does it matter?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Unfortunately, my friend won't be able to accompany me to the wedding, because sh

    Yes, because I'd rather have the opposite sex as my date to the wedding.

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    Re: Unfortunately, my friend won't be able to accompany me to the wedding, because sh

    At the risk of this thread heading off in a completely different direction to its original purpose, why do you say that? Why do you have to take a "date" to the wedding at all? Can you not just take a friend?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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