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    #1

    "(is) multiplied back to you"?

    We really hope that (that) your continuing/continuous kindness (is) multiplied back to you.

    Does that sentence work?

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    #2

    Re: "(is) multiplied back to you"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    We really hope that (that) your continuing/continuous kindness (is) multiplied back to you.

    Does that sentence work?
    I understand it, but it's not how most people would say it. Try something like:

    - We really hope that your kindness comes back to you many times over.

    - Your continued kindness deserves to be returned time and again.

    - May your kindness be returned to you a hundredfold.
    [That one is very ornate, formal, and old-fashioned.]
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: "(is) multiplied back to you"?

    'We hope your kindness is reciprocated.'

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    Re: "(is) multiplied back to you"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Does that sentence work?
    As a general approach, lengthy formulations like this don't really work in English. This sort of expression rarely sounds natural in English, because we don't thank people quite this effusively.

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