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    #1

    "But you still work hard and do the best you can"?

    Once again I would like to express my deep sense of gratitude to your act of extraordinary generosity and for taking your time out of your busy schedule to helping me out. But you still work hard and do the best you can.

    Does that line fit there/to be there, please?

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    Re: "But you still work hard and do the best you can"?

    not a teacher

    Once again I would like to express my deep sense of gratitude for your act of extraordinary generosity, and for taking your time out of your busy schedule to helping me out. But you still work hard and do the best you can.

    Once again I would like to express my deep sense of gratitude for your act of extraordinary generosity, and for taking time out of your busy schedule to help me. But you still work hard and do the best you can.

    I have included some corrections and suggestions to make your text more natural.
    The second sentence doesn't seem quite right. Are you trying to say that despite the person taking time to help you, they have still been able to concentrate on their own work and do it well? If so, then there are better ways to express this, although it's a little difficult without knowing more about the circumstances and your relationship to the other person.
    Perhaps you could say something like: And despite all this distraction, you keep doing such a great job.

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    Re: "But you still work hard and do the best you can"?

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    Are you trying to say that despite the person taking time to help you, they have still been able to concentrate on their own work and do it well?
    Yes. Thank you.


    "If so, then there are better ways to express this, although it's a little difficult without knowing more about the circumstances and
    your relationship to the other person."

    She is a teacher.


    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    And despite all this distraction, you keep doing such a great job.



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