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    #1

    pardon the noise while

    1) Pardon the noise while we are renovating the store.

    Does 'while we are renovating the store' postmodify 'noise'?

    Does '1 correspond to:
    1a) While we are renovating the store, pardon the noise.
    or to:
    1b) Pardon the noise that exists while we are renovating the store.


    Gratefully,
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    #2

    Re: pardon the noise while

    I don't find much difference between 1a and 1b.

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    #3

    Re: pardon the noise while

    I would use 1b, though, because it gets the apology in first.

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    #4

    Re: pardon the noise while

    Do they really sound natural? I don't frequently come across the word "pardon" except for the phrase "beg you pardon".
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: pardon the noise while

    I would naturally use:

    "Would you please pardon the noise while we are renovating the store."

    Or end with "renovate the store." but without the "are".
    Last edited by Eckaslike; 23-Sep-2015 at 17:31.

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    #6

    Re: pardon the noise while

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Do they really sound natural? I don't frequently come across the word "pardon" except for the phrase "I beg your pardon".
    Yes, Boris—they're natural enough.

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    #7

    Re: pardon the noise while

    There is nothing wrong with "pardon" in this context although, in BrE, "Please excuse the noise ..." would be more common.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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