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Can you please tell me if the following sentence is grammatical?
Politicians usually make a promise to be elected but when they are elected they don't radeem what they made a promise.
Last edited by ercantuncer; 12-Jan-2015 at 15:11.
I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....
Is it possible to say 'Politicians usually make promises for being elected,but when they are elected they don't redeem the promises they made'
I don't like "redeem these promises" at all. People either "keep" their promises or they "renege" on them.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
I have not heard of 'redeem a promise'. To redeem is to get something back.
You can also say 'they do not live up to their promises' or 'they do not honour their promises'.
not a teacher
What do you think about 'for being elected' in my sentence?.Is it correct?
No. As Grumpy suggested, say 'to get elected'.
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Please note that a better title would have been Politicians usually make a promise...
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