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    Is this sentence correct?

    hello all!

    Is this sentence correct ?
    "Avoid fruits that do not lose the game"


    thanks all!

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    #2

    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Welcome to the forum.

    No sentence can be correct without a final punctuation mark.

    In what context do you want to use it?

    Start every sentence with a capital letter.

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    #3

    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Thank You so much!

    context of this sentence: this is for helping people for a video game that if they do not avoid fruits they lose the game.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Jul-2015 at 08:15. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    #4

    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    These two statements are contradictory.

    Quote Originally Posted by learn_english20 View Post
    context of this sentence: this is for helping people for a video game that if they do not avoid fruits they lose the game.
    Here you say that if they don't avoid fruits, they lose - in other words, if they touch or collide with the fruits, they lose.

    Quote Originally Posted by learn_english20 View Post
    "Avoid fruits that do not lose the game"
    Here you are saying that you should avoid fruits which don't lose the game - in other words, you're telling them not to touch the fruits which are safe (do NOT lose the game). This is also saying that they should then touch the 'dangerous' fruits in order to lose the game. Either way, you're telling them how to lose, not how to win.


    Should players avoid all fruit, or are there good fruits and bad fruits, and they should only avoid the 'bad' ones which can make them lose the game?

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    Should players avoid all fruit, or are there good fruits and bad fruits, and they should only avoid the 'bad' ones which can make them lose the game?
    Thank You so much for saying very nice details.

    My purpose: All fruits are bad and if You touch each of them you lose instantly.

    what is the best and most formal form of this purpose?

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    #6

    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Some context about your game would have been very helpful in your original post. Did you really think that all of us understood the rules of your game?

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Then in that case, any of the following would work.

    "Avoid all fruits or you instantly lose the game."
    "Avoid all fruits or you lose the game."
    "Avoid all fruits or lose the game."

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    #8

    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Or more simply, "You will lose the game immediately if you touch any fruit."
    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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    #9

    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Or, "Touch the fruit and you lose."

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Thanks all so so much!
    I found this site very useful with kind members!
    I have many question that ask in forum next time!

    good luck

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