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    #1

    to establish its presence

    Hi Dear Teachers
    please help with the following sentence:

    "Defining what I am talking about can always come later, but that wonít be necessary to establish its presence."

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    Re: to establish its presence

    Quote Originally Posted by jaleel2007 View Post
    Hi Dear Teachers Unnecessary (and neither word should be capitalised)

    Please help with the following sentence:

    "Defining what I am talking about can always come later, but that wonít be necessary to establish its presence."
    See my corrections above in red.

    Where did you find that sentence? It's important to quote your source.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: to establish its presence

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    See my corrections above in red.

    Where did you find that sentence? It's important to quote your source.
    Thank you for first correcting my sentence (when somebody correct any sentence I learn mach more) and second for replay.
    That was whole of a sentence. It come from a book "define definition" a logical book. is there something wrong with it? I think the writer is not an Englishman, maybe.

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    Re: to establish its presence

    Quote Originally Posted by jaleel2007 View Post
    Thank you for first correcting my sentence (when somebody corrects any sentence I learn mach much more) and second for your/the replay reply.

    That was whole of a sentence It come came from a the book "Define Definition", a logical book. Is there something wrong with it? I think the writer is not an Englishman, native English speaker. maybe.
    It's a rather odd sentence without any context. What does the "it" in "its presence" refer to? If it simply refers to "what I am talking about", we would need to know what the person is talking about to be certain if the sentence is correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: to establish its presence

    It is going to be like this, whole the chapter. It can be about anything, like logic, god,...
    This is the beginning of the chapter.
    "If there is something there that I can point to, then I don’t need to define what I am talking about. Defining what I am talking about can always come later, but that won’t be necessary to establish its presence."

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    Re: to establish its presence

    Quote Originally Posted by jaleel2007 View Post
    It is going to be like this, The whole the chapter is like this. It can be about anything, like logic, god, etc.

    This is the beginning of the chapter:

    "If there is something there that I can point to, then I donít need to define what I am talking about. Defining what I am talking about can always come later, but that wonít be necessary to establish its presence."
    Now we have the whole quote, it's much clearer.

    If there is a physical object, I can point to it. I don't need to define it. I can define it later but I don't need to do that simply to prove that it exists. I can do that by pointing to it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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